Assistant Professor, Field Study and Capstone Coordinator

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.


The new faculty member will support the Program mission and will incorporate it as the ethos to frame program instruction, service and scholarly activity. Under the supervision of the Program Director of the Public Health Program, the Field Study and Capstone Coordinator (FSCC) will monitor, and evaluate students participating in the Applied Practice Experience (APE) and Capstone Projects.


The coordinator is expected to provide ongoing development and management of field study sites, evaluate and contract the onsite APE preceptors and serve as the PH Program liaison with the APE sites, making sure that all APE course learning objectives and competencies are met, including completion of required hours.


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.


Duties and responsibilities:



Field Study


  • Advises students regarding field study experiences and placements.
  • Ensures that students are academically cleared and qualified for APE
  • Develops required paperwork for APE including updating syllabus.
  • Prepares and updates APE course syllabus
  • Conducts an orientation before the start of APE course
  • Monitors documentation and ensures that students complete all the required APE paperwork before graduation
  • Oversees the development of student APE portfolios
  • Serves as the program liaison for site preceptors, building relationships with preceptors to place interns.
  • Identifies, verifies and secures APE sites and placements.
  • Initiates, prepares and manages contracts/MOUs with preceptors before the start of APE




  • Manages the capstone course and projects in collaboration with students and their primary faculty advisors.
  • Coordinates, mentors and communicates directly with students and prior and throughout the capstone experience.
  • Evaluates and documents using a formative and summative evaluation mechanism for objective assessment of the student’s performance during and completion of the capstone experience.
  • Ensures completion and dissemination capstone projects demonstrating synthesis of in-depth knowledge in the focused area of study.
  • Establishes, communicates, and enforces Capstone policies and procedures.
  • Collaborate and coordinate with students and faculty to evaluate student performance and assigns grades for all Capstone projects.





  • Participates in curriculum development; revising projects as necessary
  • Administers assignments (preparation and grading).
  • Coordinates the MPH program activities, ensuring proper record keeping and documentation.
  • Tracks the submission of required administrative reports and works closely with the Program Director on policy review.
  • Assists the Program Director to ensure the accreditation standards as required by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) are met.
  • Facilitates relationships with CEPH and other relevant offices within the university.
  • Assists with career services workshops and graduation activities as scheduled.


Required Qualifications:


  • Doctoral degree in Public Health, Epidemiology or associated field;
  • Teaching experience and/or work-related experience in the public health sector;
  • Evidence of scholarly research and/or clear trajectory of research/proposed research;
  • Experience working with students/clients/constituents from a variety of backgrounds and identities, including those historically marginalized in the health sciences and demonstrated ability to apply a culturally responsive and flexible approach that is supportive to the diverse needs, including universal access, of our students, faculty, staff, and the public.


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Experience with CEPH accreditation;
  • Evidence of teaching effectiveness, including the ability to effectively create inclusive learning environments with students from diverse and marginalized backgrounds and experiences.
  • Prefer evidence of scholarly research and ongoing research program in public health research exploring public health issues facing historical underrepresented and historically marginalized communities, including collecting, managing, and analyzing technical data; writing finished research and analytic reports; presenting materials in a briefing setting; supporting student research activities in these areas.
  • Teaching and research ability in more than one public health area and/or in other disciplines in the department (health services administration, emergency preparedness, risk management or long term care) or in the college; and
  • Experience with grant activity



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Maximum Salary

USD $134,000.00/Yr.

Minimum Salary

USD $113,000.00/Yr.


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