Adjunct Instructor - Public Health, SUNY College at Old Westbury

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The Department of Public Health at SUNY Old Westbury regularly seeks to hire Adjunct Instructors to teach courses as needed in the department.

We are seeking applicants who can teach the following courses. Most courses are upper division undergraduate courses. Most courses are taught in-person and on campus.

  • Introduction to Public Health
  • Introduction to the Social Determinants of Health
  • Introduction to the US Healthcare System
  • Biostatistics
  • Epidemiology
  • Field Placement
  • Research Methods

In your letter of application, please also include any other courses listed in our catalog that you feel qualified to teach as evidenced by your CV.

SUNY Old Westbury serves large populations of underrepresented, first-generation, and non-traditional students. Candidates with experience working with a similar student body, and a demonstrated commitment to supporting these populations, are strongly encouraged to apply.

Since its foundation in 1965, SUNY Old Westbury has been committed to social justice, diversity, and the empowerment of traditionally underserved populations. The College serves a large proportion of non-traditional students and has earned the prestigious Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from Insight into Diversity magazine for four consecutive years.

Located on a 604-acre campus on Long Island, Nassau County, about 40 miles from New York City, SUNY Old Westbury comprises four Schools (Education, Business, Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies) with total enrollment of 4400 students, of which approximately 2800 are in B.A., B.S., B.F.A. and M.S. programs offered by the School of Arts and Sciences. For more details about the College at Old Westbury, please refer to our website at


Required Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a Master's degree in public health or a complimentary field (e.g., health administration, anthropology, social work, etc.).

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience at the college level.
  • Upper division teaching experience at the college level.
  • Experience teaching a diverse student population.

Application Instructions:

Please submit the following online at:

  1. letter of application, outlining your specific interest in teaching for our program, the courses you are qualified to teach, and the times and modalities in which you are available to teach.
  2. CV,
  3. contact information (name, email address and telephone number) for three (3) references,
  4. a fully completed Old Westbury employment application (available during the online application process).

Please indicate if you are available to teach during the day, evening, or both and if your availability is in-person or remote. Note that we are primarily looking for in-person instructors.

You will be contacted if and when a position becomes available that meets your qualifications. Please note academic departments will not be accepting phone inquiries regarding your CV.

Only applications submitted online will be considered. Candidates who are short-listed for teaching a course will be asked for the following:

  1. one letter of recommendation (signed, on letterhead) and,
  2. transcript of highest degree earned.

VISA sponsorship is not available for this position.

We encourage protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, women and minorities to apply.

Employment in this position will be contingent on the College's verification of credentials and any other information required by federal or state law, and SUNY Old Westbury polices, including the completion of a criminal background check.

Additional Information:

The successful candidate must be authorized to work in the United States.

If you require an accommodation for a disability in order to participate in the selection process, please contact the Office of Human Resources/Affirmative Action located in the Campus Center, Room I-211 or by calling (516) 876-3179.

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The State University of New York at Old Westbury is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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