Adjunct Professor (Online) - Health Equity & Criminal Justice

Job Locations US-CA-Vallejo
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The Public Health Program mission is to develop outstanding public health professionals who understand that health is a human right and that health inequity must be addressed in collaboration with communities and with an understanding of the historical roots and structural causes of injustice.


We are seeking an adjunct faculty to teach in the Health Equity and Criminal Justice (HECJ) Concentration. Framed within core public health concepts, the HECJ Concentration focuses on the intersection of health and the U.S. justice system and addresses the public health impacts of criminal justice and mass incarceration on individuals, families, and communities. Our specialized curriculum is centered on the criminal justice system, strategies for prevention and reduction of justice involvement, correctional health systems, reentry and recidivism, and social and community impacts of incarceration.


The adjunct faculty in this position will be responsible for teaching Criminal Justice Law and Advocacy, a 3-unit graduate level course for Master of Public Health students in the HECJ Concentration. This is an intensive online 8-week course offered during the summer term (Week of June 1 - July 31, 2024).


Students in this course will be provided with a foundation in constitutional law and civic education while focusing on a wide range of important issues in public health law, regulations, and the factors at play when developing advocacy strategies on issues that intersect public health and the criminal justice system. Students will gain an understanding of seminal and precedent-setting public health law cases that have led to policy reform in incarceration, prevention, correctional health, and reentry health.



The successful applicant will primarily be responsible for:


• Developing and managing syllabus assignments, instructional materials, and exams relative to learning objectives of the course.

• Facilitating class instruction.

• Evaluating student performance through grade entries for assignments, exams, and course completion.


Candidates must adhere to policies and procedures of Touro University California; and perform all responsibilities within the values and professional framework of the mission and vision of the Public Health Program.



Ideal candidates for this position will possess a minimum of 2-3 years of teaching experience and hold an advanced degree, either a master's or doctoral, with a primary focus on public health or a related field such as social and behavioral sciences, demography, economics, law, health promotion, or education. Essential qualifications include the ability to collaborate effectively within a teaching team, fostering a cooperative and supportive environment. Additionally, candidates must demonstrate proficiency in utilizing technology as a teaching tool. While not mandatory, candidates with practical or research experience in the intersection of criminal justice and health equity are highly desirable.


Compensation is determined by experience and rank and ranges from $6500-$7500 for a 45-hour/3-unit credit course.

Maximum Salary

USD $7,500.00/Sem

Minimum Salary

USD $6,500.00/Sem


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