Kansas State University Vice President for Research Office seeks a Curriculum Coordinator for the One Health Kansas Project. One Health Kansas is a project at Kansas State University (K-State) funded by the Kansas Health Foundation to promote awareness and understanding of the essential interconnections among human, animal and environmental health ("One Health"). The two overarching goals of this project are: 1) to build the pipeline of future public health professionals; and, 2) to provide broader and more in-depth education for current and future professionals in order to develop a public health workforce capable of addressing emerging and re-emerging zoonotic diseases.
Activities that will be conducted by One Health Kansas include 1) creating a series of outreach and education programs to be delivered on K-State's Manhattan and Olathe campuses and at partner community college sites, including Dodge City, Johnson County and Kansas City, Kansas; 2) linking current master of public health programs offered by the University of Kansas and K-State and promoting curricular sharing; 3) providing continuing education opportunities for current public health officials to supplement their knowledge of One Health topics.
One Health Kansas will contribute to statewide efforts focused on developing public health education programs for multiple student populations, including: experienced public health professionals who are considering advancing their work careers through attainment of additional education, undergraduate students in process of their academic careers, and students in professional programs who seek combined degrees.
The specific responsibilities of the One Health Kansas Curriculum Coordinator will be to
- Communicate with statewide organizations whose mission is to understand and address public health workforce needs
- Identify needs for preparative and continuing education for public health workforce and stakeholders
- Coordinate course offerings across K-State and other institutions of higher education in Kansas to fill gaps in preparation of the public health workforce
- Take a leadership role in developing and marketing new One Health courses
- Work with faculty to develop the courses
- Work with the Division of Continuing Education to arrange offerings online or face to face at the K-State Manhattan or Olathe campuses
The qualifications for this position are:
- Master's degree in public health related field and/or a more advanced degree in either education or a public health content area
- Experience in program coordination and/or marketing
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a variety of constituencies, including faculty, staff, and students
The One Health Kansas Curriculum Coordinator will report to the One Health Kansas Project Directors, Drs. Lisa Freeman and Beth Montelone and will liaise with Dr. Michael Cates, the Director of the K-State MPH program, and Dr. Kimathi Choma, Director of Undergraduate Public Health Programs. The individual will have an office on the K-State Manhattan campus but will be required to travel to Olathe and other sites as needed to develop and facilitate program offerings. A graduate research assistant will provide support for the position. This appointment will be 0.5-1.0 time with full K-State fringe benefits and will start as soon as a qualified candidate is identified.
Applications should be received by April 1, 2009 to ensure review and should include a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three (3) individuals willing to write a confidential letter of reference upon request to:
Search Committee c/o Caron Boyce
Office of Research & Sponsored Programs
Kansas State University
102 Fairchild Hall
Manhattan KS 66506-0113
Review of applications by the search committee will begin April 1, 2009 and continue until a suitable candidate has been identified..
Kansas State University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking diversity among its staff.
Background checks required.