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Consulting Opportunity Announcement

Community Learning Faculty Consultant

Extended Deadline: September 30, 2019 - 11:59 pm EST

Sponsored by APTR and CDC/Center for Surveillance, Epidemiology, and Laboratory Services (CSELS)

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The Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announce the availability of funds to support a faculty person to serve as a Community Learning Faculty Consultant to support the Academic Partnerships to Improve Health (APIH) Fellowships - ASPPH-CDC and AACN-CDC Public Health Fellowship Programs. This individual will provide a key role in teaching and mentoring fellows and enhancing their community learning experience.

Award Information

Type of Award:  Contract/Subaward supported by award #5 NU36OE000008-03-00
CFDA Number:    93.967
Opportunity Title:  Community Learning Faculty Consultant
Participating Organizations:  Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
 Association for Prevention Teaching and Research
Estimated Total Funding:  $4,000 minimum award 
Percent Federal Funds:  100%
Number of Awards:  1
Application Due Date:     11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2019
Notification of Award:  October 4, 2019; Finalists will be invited for a phone, Skype, or
 in-person interview
Project Completion Date:  June 30, 2020, with possibility for renewal


Opportunity Description

The Community Learning Faculty Consultant will serve as a subject matter expert on community health, the social determinants of health and health equity, provide guidance and suggestions to public health fellows on project formulation, implementation, and evaluation, communication and professionalism, and offer meaningful resources and feedback to the fellows on required reflection exercises. This opportunity works closely with the APTR program manager. Offerings will be tied to the Field Research Guide for reflections, and select elements of the Core Competencies for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPEC). The Consultant will be expected to:

  • Learn about the APIH Fellowship Programs and the Community Learning and Social Medicine rotation project goals.
  • Review and provide feedback to individual Fellows on their drafted goal statements for their CLSM experience (maximum of 15 Fellows).
  • Become familiar with the mission of selected Atlanta, GA community rotation sites; this may involve site visits with the CDC and Emory School of Medicine.
  • Provide an advanced level lecture or workshop about community health and share examples of different obstacles or challenges for different communities and populations and enhance the fellows’ problem-solving skills; this can involve written or group work.
  • Adapt reflections to meet the learning needs and levels of master’s and doctoral prepared public health learners.
  • Provide feedback and/or resources on written work (5 reflections over the year) and community project draft proposals.
  • Mentor fellows on communication issues and provide advice on professionalism and interprofessional practice.
  • Meet and debrief with APTR and CDC program leadership and fellows in Atlanta, GA on a bi-weekly basis.


  1. Faculty employed at U.S. accredited public health and clinical health professions institutions of higher education.
  2. U.S. Citizenship (CDC requirement). Visas and work permits do not qualify.
  3. APTR Membership is not required to apply. However, at the time of award, an individual membership is required throughout the project period.
  4. Hours per week: 2-4
  5. Work location will be remote, but the Consultant will be expected to travel to CDC’s Century Center campus in Atlanta, GA periodically. The “Total Program Funding” amount includes the time and travel for the Consultant and separate travel funds are not provided. Atlanta-based faculty are encouraged to apply.


  1. Expertise in community health, field work, and interdisciplinary communication
  2. Experience teaching master’s and doctoral level public health students or post-graduate public health learners
  3. Ability to work in collaboration with Atlanta-based site supervisors if needed
  4. Ability to provide consistent feedback/guidance to fellows

Application Submission

Online submission form at  must be submitted by 11:59 PM EST on September 30, 2019.

Required Information:

  1. Resume or CV
  2. Biosketch
  3. Statement of Interest
  4. Start date and schedule availability
  5. Letter of recommendation from University personnel on institutional letterhead
  6. Up to two other Appendices (optional). This may include a sample of related work/projects

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Contact Sara Miller, MPH, APTR Program Manager, at


This project is made possible through Cooperative Agreement #5 NU36OE000008-03-00 between the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) and the Centers for Surveillance, Epidemiology and Scientific Services, Division of Scientific Education and Professional Development (DSEPD), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and is subject to federal grant regulations.

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