Assistant Professor, Health Education & Promotion, Tenure Track
The Department of Health Science, College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks candidates for a nine-month, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research and seek external research funding. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: health disparities, community health, health behavior theory, health communication, health education/promotion interventions, program planning, program evaluation, research methods, and epidemiology. The selected candidate will be expected to provide professional service to the University, profession, and community; and perform other duties as assigned.
Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree in health education, health promotion, public health or a closely related field at the time of employment. We seek individuals with an ability to engage in research and scholarly activities as evidenced by publication in refereed journals and a focused research plan with potential for external funding. We also seek applicants with teaching experience or demonstrated potential for success in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, with proficiency in one or more of the aforementioned areas. Preference will be given to candidates who have: (a) an established record of research and scholarly activity, (b) previous teaching experience, © previous health education/public health experience, (d) professional association involvement, and (e) a record of community engagement. Public health or health education-related certification is desirable (i.e. CPH, CHES®, MCHES®).
The Department of Health Science is comprised of 19 full-time faculty members whose research and teaching interests span a variety of areas that center on improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, populations, and the environment. The Department is home to over 700 majors enrolled in one of the degree programs in the Department, including the BS in Public Health (concentrations in Health Education and Promotion, and Health Professions); Master of Public Health (concentration in Health Education and Promotion); MA in Health Studies; PhD in Health Education and Promotion; and BS and MS in Athletic Training. The BS in Public Health and the Master of Public Health degrees are in the process of undergoing accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). More information can be found at the Department website: http://health.ches.ua.edu.
Application screening begins on December 3, 2021. In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at https://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/49554: (a) a cover letter (addressing the position description including research interests, teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement to further The University of Alabama’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion), (b) curriculum vitae, and © a list of three professional references including their qualifications (attached as Other Document 2). For further information, contact Dr. Don Chaney at email@example.com or Lori Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org. As part of the screening process, the references may be contacted and transcript(s) of graduate course work may be requested. The position starts August 16, 2022.
The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution (EOE), including an EOE of protected veterans and individuals with disabilities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. The Department of Health Science is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive learning and work environment for our students, faculty, and staff. A diverse University community and inclusive environment are integral for excellence in teaching, research, and service. We are especially committed to increasing representation of those populations that have been historically excluded from participation in U.S. higher education, and strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans.