Online Instructor in Applied Health Economics

at Jefferson College of Population Health (view profile)
Location Philadelphia, PA
Date Posted May 18, 2017
Category Academia
Job Type Part-time
Job Level Adjunct Faculty


Founded in 2008 as the nation’s first College of Population Health, JCPH offers online graduate certificate and degree programs in applied health economics and outcomes research, population health, health policy, and healthcare quality and safety.

Recent growth in our AHEOR program has created a need for additional adjunct faculty in several areas including health economics, modeling, simulation, methods in outcomes research, and the measurement of subjective outcomes.

Courses are designed so that students spend approximately 10-12 hours per week reading assigned materials, viewing recorded lectures, engaging in online discussions, and completing assignments for each course. Adjunct faculty spend approximately the same amount of time each week engaging with students in discussions, answering questions, and grading assignments (more time may be needed to grade larger assignments).

The courses are taught asynchronously because students log in from around the world. Consequently, there are no set meeting times each week. Instead, students and faculty interact on their own schedules to complete each week’s set of highly structured learning activities.

Educational Requirements: Adjunct faculty should possess at least a master’s degree (doctoral degree preferred), have prior experience teaching graduate courses (executive education, professional development, and continuing education allowed), and have experience or interest in teaching graduate courses asynchronously 100% online.

Qualifications and Experience: Students in the College’s online programs are experienced professionals working in all aspects of healthcare. Their average age is in the mid-40s and most already possess a terminal degree (MD, PharmD, PhD, DPM, etc.). Consequently, faculty teaching in our graduate programs must have extensive experience applying the concepts of his/her chosen field in order to provide illustrative examples, answer detailed questions, and offer expert insight to an already well-educated student body.

Special Instructions: The College runs a regularly scheduled online webinar to help answer questions about becoming an online adjunct faculty member. After prospective faculty complete the webinar, they are engaged in an on-boarding process that includes training on how to operate the Blackboard learning management system, use course authoring tools, shadowing existing faculty, and continuing education support.

Follow this link ( to sign up for an upcoming webinar.

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