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Assistant Professor in Community Health
University of Kansas

Date Posted Sep. 20, 2019
Title Assistant Professor in Community Health
University University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS, United States
Department Health Sport &Exercise Science
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
  • Community Health

Assistant Professor in Community Health
Health Sport &Exercise Science

Position Overview

The Department of Health, Sport, & Exercise Sciences (HSES) at the University of Kansas (KU) is searching for an Assistant Professor in the undergraduate Community Health program and the graduate program in Health Education and the Psychology of Physical Activity. The position requires an earned doctorate with a specialty in community health, health education, psychology of physical activity, or a related field. The position is tenure track (9 months) with a start date in August 2020.

The School of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Kansas, home to the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences, is one of the premier institutions in the preparation of practitioners and leaders in education and related human service fields. The School is committed to leading the way in providing academic excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarly pursuits, and service. The School is ranked 9th among public institutions for its graduate programs by U.S News and World Report.

The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences offers a broad range of programs in exercise science, community health, physical education, and sport management. These programs, at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, prepare practitioners, administrators, researchers, faculty members, and leaders for all levels of education.

The University aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minoritized and marginalized demographic groups. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal and employment opportunities, the University actively encourages applications from members of the underrepresented groups in higher education

The successful candidate must have appropriate work authorization by time of appointment.

Job Description

40% Teaching: Teach and evaluate students in the degree programs of Community Health at the undergraduate level and Health Education and the Psychology of Physical Activity at the graduate level. Advise and mentor undergraduate, masters and doctoral degree students.

40% Research: Pursue a focused line of research inquiry in community health, health education or related field. Seek external funding to support research activities and interests. Develop collaborative relationships with faculty members within and outside of HSES, including various research centers at KU and at the University of Kansas Medical Center campus. Direct student research including projects, theses and dissertations.

20% Service: Contribute to the service mission of the Department of HSES, School of Education and Human Sciences and the University of Kansas.

Required Qualifications

Ph.D., ABD, or equivalent in a health related field with a specialty in health education, community health, epidemiology, health behavior, physical activity, or psychology of physical activity.
Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly ability through publications and grants.
Evidence of ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
Experience working with diverse populations.

Contact Information to Applicants

Trent Herda

Additional Candidate Instruction

Applicants must submit a letter of application documenting qualifications for the position, a letter of intent, current curriculum vitae, and at least three names, mail and email addresses, and telephone numbers of academic references.

Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.
Application review will begin November 1, 2019, and continue as needed until a pool of qualified applicants is collected. For best consideration, please apply by the initial review date.

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