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Assistant / Associate Professor of Public Health Education
University of North Carolina--Greensboro

Date Posted Nov. 12, 2019
Title Assistant / Associate Professor of Public Health Education
University University of North Carolina--Greensboro
Greensboro, NC, United States
Department Public Health Education
Application Deadline Open until filled (we will begin reviewing applications on Nov 18, 2019, but will accept and review applications until filled)
Position Start Date Aug. 1, 2020
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Health Education & Promotion

Position Summary
The Department of Public Health Education (PHE) at UNC Greensboro is excited to invite applications for a Tenure-Track / Tenured faculty position at the Assistant/Associate level. The position will begin August 1, 2020.

We are seeking collaborative and productive scholars to join our dynamic campus and department to: (a) maintain a productive program of research that complements and/or extends departmental strengths, (b) seek external funding appropriate to support their program of research, © teach and mentor in the department’s graduate and undergraduate programs, (d) take a strong role in doctoral student development, including recruiting and mentoring students, and (e) provide service to the department, school, university, and profession,

Our department is composed of an interdisciplinary, community-engaged group of scholars with diverse research interests in health education, health promotion, prevention science, and social justice. Our faculty conduct research on topics such as sexual and reproductive health, global health, health coaching, health equity, worksite wellness, and the prevention or amelioration of substance use, violence, and cardiovascular disease. Our work spans many populations (e.g., adolescents, women, athletes, immigrants, refugees, and workers/employers) and many settings (e.g., communities, schools, health care systems, and worksites). Faculty also hold leadership positions in the Institute to Promote Athlete Health and Wellness and the Center for Women’s Health and Wellness and have collaborators across the School for Health and Human Sciences and across the university, state, and nation. In addition to candidates who could complement our existing strengths, we would particularly welcome candidates who could build our research strengths in chronic disease and obesity prevention or management, health policy, and / or implementation, evaluation, and dissemination of evidence-based interventions.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate must have:

  • A Doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, DrPH, EdD) in Public Health or related field
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity (e.g., peer-reviewed publications, external funding)

Preferred Qualifications
Additional consideration will be given to candidates who also have one or more of the following:

  • A record of external grant support
  • Experience mentoring graduate students
  • Ability to mentor doctoral students in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods
  • Experience with online instruction and / or curriculum development
  • Expertise in intervention research and / or evaluation
  • Expertise in implementation and dissemination research
  • MCHES or CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) certification

UNC Greensboro is a doctoral research-intensive university and a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), with over 20,000 students. Our institution has been ranked among the "Great Colleges to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The university is celebrated for both its strong research and its community engagement in curriculum, outreach, and partnerships. Specifically, UNC Greensboro is one of about 50 institutions to be classified as both a Community-Engaged and a High-Research Activity University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. In 2018, UNC Greensboro was one of only 100 institutions that received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine for demonstrating an exceptional commitment to diversity and inclusion. The university has outstanding campus resources for faculty to excel in both teaching and research, including the Office of Sponsored Programs, Digital ACT Studio, and the University Teaching and Learning Commons.

The Department of Public Health Education, which includes 20 full-time faculty members, is a highly active center of research, teaching, and community engagement. We are committed to social justice, diversity, and inclusivity in all aspects of our work. Members of our department often collaborate with external partners to impact local and global communities. Our faculty have received external funding from private, local, and federal agencies to support their work. Our department offers three public health degree programs in Community Health Education (a PhD program, a CEPH-accredited MPH program, and a campus-based B.S. program). We also offer an online B.S. program in Health Studies, which was ranked #1 best online Public Health Degree in 2018 by the SR Education Group. In addition, we just began offering two post baccalaureate certificates: one in Workplace Wellness and one in Health and Wellness Coaching.

Greensboro, North Carolina’s third-largest city, is a culturally rich community of about 275,000 residents. The city is often described as a "City with a small-town feel." With seven higher education institutions in the immediate area, a large industrial base, and proximity to the Research Triangle, it is an attractive location for dual career families as well as for researchers who want to collaborate with a diverse set of scholars and to reach diverse populations. Greensboro has a rich history in the Civil Rights Movement and has emerged as a favored destination for foreign-born nationals with some 90+ languages represented in the local school system. The city boasts a vibrant downtown, with a mix of shops, restaurants, offices, and museums, and hosts multiple festivals and events. Greensboro has an outstanding park and greenway network with opportunities for walking, hiking, running, kayaking, and road and mountain bicycling. Located about halfway between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Greensboro provides easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains (2 hours to the west) and the Atlantic Ocean (3.5 hours to the east).

  • UNC Greensboro is committed to equality of employment opportunity and does not discriminate against applicants or employees based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin, political affiliation, genetic information, veteran status, disabling condition, or age. Moreover, UNC Greensboro is committed to recruiting and advancing women and racially and ethnically diverse groups at all faculty/staff levels.

    UNC Greensboro is an EOE AA/M/F/D/V employer.

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Contact Information

  • Kelly Rulison
    Public Health Education
    University of North Carolina-Greensboro
    437 Coleman Building
    Greensboro, NC 27412


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