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Assistant Professor – Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Oakland University

Date Posted Nov. 28, 2018
Title Assistant Professor – Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
University Oakland University
Rochester, MI, United States
Department School of Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Aug. 15, 2019
  • Assistant Professor
  • Community Health
    Health Sciences - General

The School of Health Sciences at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan invites qualified persons with an interdisciplinary passion for health sciences, education, research, and community engagement to apply for a full-time, tenure track Assistant Professor appointment, with rank and salary commensurate with experience.

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Department – exploring where life and health interests intersect – prepares students through experiential education for careers and graduate study in a variety of health disciplines. Our current Bachelor of Science and our planned graduate degree programs, are built upon strong foundational knowledge in the natural (biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology) and behavioral sciences (psychology, sociology, anthropology, public and community health, and healthcare ethics). The ideal candidate shows promise to initiate and maintain a successful program of scholarship that is grounded in theory and focuses upon health behavior change and community/service engagement. Relevant areas of specialization may include health education and behavior, health literacy, health disparities, and translational or intervention research in community and clinical settings, and/or with specific clinical populations. The successful candidate will demonstrate foundational teaching strengths in the health sciences, and will value use of diverse and collaborative teaching methodologies (e.g., online, active learning, service-learning, multimodal instruction). Active interest in university service, academic and community program refinement and development is desired. Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The School of Health Sciences serves over 2000 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-professional students through a singular model of advancing community-engaged translational relationships, connecting theory to best practices in four thematic areas. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences – the undergraduate health sciences degree program offers concentrations in nutrition, community engagement, holistic health, and interdisciplinary pre-health professions, while the applied health sciences program offers degree completion opportunities for health specialized associate degree holders. Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences – programs include medical laboratory science, histotechnology, radiologic technology, nuclear medicine, and pre-clinical professions. Human Movement Science – the doctor of physical therapy, and the master of exercise science programs offer post-professional certificates and support undergraduate health sciences program concentrations. Public and Environmental Wellness – comprehensive programs consist of undergraduate wellness and health promotion, undergraduate and graduate environmental health and safety, and the master of public health. Our beautiful platinum LEED-certified campus facilities and broad clinical and community-based opportunities offer an ideal supportive environment for students, faculty, staff and partners to create and enjoy innovative learning, meaningful service, and vibrant research pursuits – in purpose for health.

Minimum requirement is the pursuit or attainment of a terminal academic degree (e.g. PhD, DSc). Candidates who are ABD and nearing completion will be considered if they can demonstrate evidence of completing degree requirements by August 15, 2019.

Application Information: Position begins August 15, 2019. Applications will begin being reviewed December 1, 2018 and will be accepted until the position is filled. Inquiries are encouraged. Contact Melissa Reznar by email Internet:

Candidates will provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

  • Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

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Contact Information

  • Melissa Reznar, Ph.D.
    School of Health Sciences, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
    Oakland University
    433 Meadow Brook Road
    Human Health Building
    Rochester, MI 48309


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