The Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences has a position available in the Department of Health Behavior and Health Education (HBHE) for an Assistant Professor. The COPH is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, and offers a variety of degrees including Master of Public Health, a Doctor of Public Health in Public Health Leadership and a Doctor of Philosophy in Health Promotion and Prevention Research.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated knowledge and skills in a combination of the following areas: behavior change and/or population-based theories/models; theory-based behavior change interventions; community-based participatory research principles; implementation science; small group and/or individual health education; evidence-based health promotion programs; educational methodology; and the use of emerging technologies in teaching and education.
Candidates must have earned a doctorate (PhD, DrPH, EdD or equivalent terminal degree) in health behavior, health promotion, health education or a related behavioral or social science discipline with a focus on health behavior/education. (CHES/MCHES and/or CPH credential(s) preferred.) Applicants with research interests in rural and global health, human sexuality or sexual health, and/or health disparities/inequities and community-engagement would fit well with identified priority areas for growth within the COPH.
Primary responsibilities include conducting an independent line of research in behavioral or social science; acquiring extramural funding through collaborative research in health promotion and/or disease prevention; teaching graduate level courses; student advising/mentoring; serving on dissertation/graduate committees; curriculum/course development; and providing professional service at the levels of the department, college, university and in the community-at-large.
Interested individuals should email: 1) a current CV, 2) a brief letter outlining their interests, relevant experience and career goals, and 3) three professional letters of reference to: HBHE Faculty Search Committee at HBHE@uams.edu and/or Dr. S. Alexandra Marshall (search committee chair) at firstname.lastname@example.org
UAMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty, and thus, women and members of underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.