Health Humanities Program Coordinator

Buffalo, NY

Job Description:

The new Health Humanities Program at D’Youville seeks a Masters or Ph.D. prepared health humanities (narrative medicine, health communication, history of medicine, etc.) scholar. The Health Humanities Program Coordinator will support the implementation and evaluation of the D'Youville Health Humanities program and the associated grant activities funded under a three-year National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) grant. The person in this position will be responsible for assisting with the coordination of speakers and workshops, experiential learning, and advisory board meetings as well as support data collection and reporting. This will involve key project management tasks like tracking of project activities, maintenance of a shared calendar, coordination of events and meetings, and frequent communication with key internal and external partners. Internal partners include participating faculty members and members of the advisory board. External partners include advisory board members and representatives of potential experiential learning placement sites. Types of data used in the evaluation will include institutional data, student data (demographics, grades, degree completion), course outcome assessments, and surveys, as well as longitudinal data on degree completion accessible through resources like the National Student Clearinghouse. This position may also include support of teaching and/or course design. This will be negotiable based on the candidates' areas of expertise and interest.


Minimum of Masters level of preparation in a health humanities or closely related discipline


Applicants will be reviewed on a rolling basis, however preference will be granted to applicants who apply by November 1.

About the Institution:

D’Youville is a highly regarded private college and research institution with a rich history located on the vibrant West Side of Buffalo adjacent to a growing downtown with year-round cultural events and outdoor recreation. While preparing students for the 21st-century, D’Youville excels at helping students reach their career goals as change agents, doing well for themselves and their communities by doing good. Under the leadership of President Lorrie Clemo, the university is moving boldly forward through a dynamic and integrated planning process to strengthen the institution and positively impact the student experience and surrounding community.

Founded in 1908, the Grey Nuns named the college after the Patron Saint Marguerite D’Youville and committed to making it a compassionate place of learning for those from underrepresented populations. That commitment and tradition continue today. D’Youville was the first college in Western New York to offer baccalaureate degree programs for women. With a long Catholic history, D’Youville welcomes students of every culture, background, and faith and is a place where different faith traditions can be openly shared and respected. Coeducational since 1971, D’Youville strives to expand opportunities for diverse learners, including adults, first-generation, low-income, and other students historically underrepresented in higher education. Today, D’Youville features an urban, growing campus community of 3,000 students and offers more than 50 majors in undergraduate, master’s, and doctoral studies including advanced certificates and accelerated learning programs. Featuring degrees in healthcare, business, and the liberal arts, D’Youville encourages students to balance their learning with activities that integrate community service with coursework. D’Youville’s proud graduates have the academic strengths necessary for careers that make a difference and the skills to be leaders for the world. To learn more about D’Youville, please visit