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  • Assistant Professor, Health Education & Promotion, RCF
    Department of Health Science
    The University of Alabama

    Assistant Professor, Health Education & Promotion, RCF


    The Department of Health Science, College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks candidates to serve as Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion. This is a 9-month, non-tenure track position. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses (face-to-face and/or on-line) 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. The successful candidate will have the ability to engage in research and scholarly activities and mentor undergraduate and graduate students although teaching is the primary focus of this position. We 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) previous teaching experience, (b) previous health education/public health experience, (c) professional association involvement, (d) a record of community engagement, and (e) previous experience with the CEPH accreditation process. 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:

    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, 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. 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”

    “EEO is the Law” Poster Supplement

    Application review will begin immediately and close on May 22, 2022. To apply, candidates must submit the following materials: (a) a cover letter (addressing the position description including teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement to further The University of Alabama’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion), (b) curriculum vitae, and (c) a list of three professional references including their qualifications. For further information, contact Dr. Don Chaney at or Dr. Lori Turner 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, 2022.


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