Tenure-track Assistant or Associate Professor

Job Description

Calvin College is seeking a full-time Tenure-Track Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health to teach in the Public Health Program beginning in August 2018.  The faculty will join the department (Biology, Sociology, Economics, etc.) that best matches their graduate training and research interests.


Faculty members typically teach three course sections in each of the fall and spring semesters as well as a January interim course. They are expected to pursue an active scholarship agenda, to advise undergraduate students, and to serve on college and departmental committees.

Required Experience

Education and Experience

Faculty members are expected to demonstrate excellent teaching ability and a track record of (or strong potential for) scholarly work. All areas of Public Health expertise will be considered. Successful candidates will either have a PhD or other terminal degree in a Public Health related field. CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) certification is also desired.  The department seeks persons who are dedicated to the integration of their Christian faith and Public Health.

Faith and Educational Commitment

  1. Commitment to the educational mission of Calvin College as a Christian liberal arts college affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church.
  2. A commitment to the Christian faith and to the integration of faith, learning, and student development.

Diversity Commitment

Demonstrated awareness and commitment to effectively establishing relationships and positive communication across multiple dimensions of diversity including, but not limited to, race, gender, physical limitations, class, or religious perspectives.

About the Public Health Program

The Public Health Program at Calvin began in 2012. The program is interdisciplinary, requiring courses in public health, epidemiology, statistics, sociology, economics, philosophy, health education or psychology, political science, and a grouping of courses tailored to student interests, all taught within a vigorous liberal arts context (see Students focus their course of study in public health areas spanning the range of domestic, international, clinical, and social science contexts. In recent years, the program graduated 15-20 majors and minors each year. The faculty hired will join a Calvin College Department that best matches their research interests, and participate in offering the Public Health Program with public health faculty from the various disciplines constituting the major. Collaboration with other public health faculty and public health students is strongly encouraged.

Faculty Resources

Calvin has a number of internal funding opportunities to support faculty teaching and research programs.  Resources include course releases, summer research stipends, travel funds, and student research opportunities (for more information see Collaborative research opportunities exist for public health faculty in a variety of contexts at Calvin, including the Clean Water Institute (see:, and faculty engaged in the International Development Studies program (see:

About Calvin College

Calvin College is a top-ranked liberal arts college that equips students to think deeply, to act justly, and to live wholeheartedly as Christ’s agents of renewal in the world. Approximately 4,000 Calvin students study the liberal arts and select from a broad range of majors and professional programs. The college is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, in a thriving metropolitan region of approximately one million people situated equidistant from Chicago and Detroit.

Calvin College seeks faculty members who affirm the Christian faith as expressed by the Reformed confessions and who have academic and personal qualifications for teaching and scholarship. Calvin is building a tradition of diversity and accessibility and welcomes applications from persons whose personal characteristics will further that commitment. Calvin does not discriminate in the employment of individuals on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, disability, sex, or age. Calvin College is an educational agency of the Christian Reformed Church and, in compliance with Title VII and other applicable law, reserves the right to give preference in employment based upon religion. Further specifics are posted on the college website:

Job Location

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States


Please submit a letter of application that addresses the requirements and responsibilities of the position, your full curriculum vita, and a 250-500-word statement explaining how you seek to express your Christian faith in teaching and scholarship to the director of the Public Health Program, Scott Vander Linde—616-526-6477, Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.