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Instructor of Health Education and Promotion
The University of Alabama

Date Posted Feb. 23, 2024
Title Instructor of Health Education and Promotion
University The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL, United States
Department Department of Health Science
Application Deadline March 18, 2024
Position Start Date August 2024
  • Lecturer/Instructor
  • Health Education & Promotion

The Department of Health Science, within the College of Human Environmental Sciences, at The University of Alabama seeks candidates to serve as an Instructor of Health Education and Promotion. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position. The candidate will also serve as the CEPH Director of Assessment and Accreditation for Public Health. Appointments to the faculty of The University of Alabama are based on the personnel requirements of the University’s academic programs and on the goal of achieving and maintaining excellence in its teaching, research, and service/academic citizenship activities.

The selected candidate will be expected to provide professional service to the University, profession, and community, and perform other duties as assigned. The CEPH Director of Assessment and Accreditation will be responsible for collecting data for all CEPH-accredited Public Health programs to develop reports and accreditation materials, as well as collaborating with others across campus. The CEPH Director of Assessment and Accreditation will spearhead all CEPH accreditation activities and roles in collaboration with program faculty as well as the CEPH Designated Leader. The candidate will teach a 2:2 course load consisting of undergraduate courses (face-to-face and/or online) in one or more of the following areas: environmental health, epidemiology, health communication, health education/promotion interventions, program evaluation, health disparities, and community health.

Applicants must hold an earned master’s degree in health education, health promotion, public health or a closely related field at the time of employment. We seek applicants with teaching experience or demonstrated potential for success in teaching undergraduate courses, with proficiency in one or more of the aforementioned areas. Preference will be given to candidates who have: (a) previous teaching experience, (b) previous health education/public health experience, (c) professional association involvement, (d) a record of community engagement, (e) previous experience with the CEPH accreditation process, and (f) knowledge of higher education assessment or program evaluation. Public health or health education-related certification is desirable (i.e. CPH, CHES®, MCHES®).

The Department of Health Science is comprised of 21 full-time faculty members whose research and teaching interests span a variety of areas that center on improving the health and well-being of individuals, communities, populations, and the environment. The Department is home to over 600 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 MS in Athletic Training. The BS in Public Health and the Master of Public Health degrees are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). More information can be found at the Department website: 

A completed application must be submitted by March 18, 2024. To apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at (a) a cover letter (addressing the position description including teaching experience and any accreditation experience), (b) statement of goals and philosophy in teaching, c) curriculum vitae, and (d) a list of three professional references including their qualifications. For further information, contact Dr. Don Chaney at or Dr. Beth Chaney at 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, 2024.

At the College of Human Environmental Sciences, we empower students to bring about positive change in the world. Our faculty conduct advanced research, provide outreach and prepare a new generation of professionals with a shared goal of improving lives.

CHES brings together a wide range of disciplines which focus on the interaction between individuals, families and the environment. Five distinct departments cover a multitude of human science programs that help individuals across the lifespan improve their mental, physical and financial well-being. We touch people’s lives in the home, at school, in the workplace, at the dinner table, on the athletic field, and in a myriad of other arenas.

The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.

Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" 



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