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Location: Upland, IN
Employer: Taylor University School of Social Sciences, Education & Business
Position: Tenure Track Faculty - Public Health
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Contact Name: Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences
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Posted: 12/21/2016
EpiMonitor ID: 2016-2252

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Taylor University is interviewing for a new tenure track faculty position in the Department of Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development beginning in August 2017. Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.


Personal commitment to Christ as Savior and Lord, a Christ-centered, vibrant faith, and passion for the mission and educational philosophy of Taylor University are required. Taylor University is a Christ-centered educational institution, and an evangelical, interdenominational covenant community committed to advancing life-long learning and ministering the redemptive love and truth of Jesus Christ to a world in need.

We seek a faculty member with interdisciplinary expertise and leadership experience in Public Health to help advance our new undergraduate Public Health major.   Expertise in Epidemiology and Biostatistics is required.    Highly desired is experience in Geospatial Analysis to meet needs in each of the three majors offered by the department: Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development.  Experience in Global Health and Environmental Health are desired.  International experience is strongly desired.


The successful candidate will conduct innovative teaching, applied student-centered and service-oriented research, and community engagement with potential for collaboration across disciplines while complementing existing expertise within the department. Teaching responsibilities will typically include Geospatial Analysis, Epidemiology, Global Health and other courses necessary for the Public Health major.  In addition, providing assistance with GIS to other areas of the campus may be expected as time permits.


The Department of Environmental Science, Public Health, and Sustainable Development has a thirty-year history of preparing students with scientific training that promotes environmental stewardship as an integral part of personal wholeness, service to society and world outreach, and Christian worship. Our mission is embodied in the motto “Science leading to stewardship and service.” Public Health and Sustainable Development majors have recently been added to the Environmental Science major with a total of approximately 75 students in the three majors. The department has five full-time faculty positions with additional associated faculty and courses in Biology, Chemistry, Physics/Engineering, Math, Economics, Kinesiology, Sociology, Psychology and Communications. The department is housed in the award-winning 22,000 sq. ft. Randall Environmental Center and is situated on the edge of a 145 acre Arboretum.


Taylor University is an evangelical nondenominational Christian liberal arts university in which all programs are shaped by a Christian worldview and the integration of faith, learning and living within a community of intentional Christian nurture and relationships.

Taylor is distinctive in its commitment to the spiritual and intellectual development of its students as well as of its faculty members. Academic pursuits at Taylor are rigorous, demanding imagination, dedication and integrity from both students and faculty.  As a Christian institution, Taylor University has highly capable, supportive faculty who recognize that all truth has its source in God.  Taylor University carries out its mission and purposes primarily by offering undergraduate programs in its residential campus setting.  The University also offers focused graduate programs that expand and complement curricular and institutional strengths.                                                                                                

The University is located in the small town of Upland, IN, which is 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and 50 miles south of Fort Wayne. The combination of rural location and proximity to metropolitan areas provides numerous benefits.

Start Date

August 2017


Interested candidates should send an application letter, curriculum vita, and a completed application to The application is available at  Material should be addressed to Dr. Bill Toll, Dean of the School of Natural and Applied Sciences.  All materials will remain confidential. Women and members of minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Evaluation of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  Taylor University complies with federal and state guidelines for nondiscrimination in employment.






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