Assistant Professor of Community Health

Maryland, United States
Competitive Salary
Aug 19, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor of Community Health

The Department of Community Health in the School of Health Sciences is accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Community Health. This is a tenure track position.

Area of Specialization: Public Health Generalist

Primary Job Duties: Teach on campus, online, and hybrid undergraduate and possible graduate courses aligned with the Council on Education for Public Health foundational competencies for public health programs. Participate in curriculum planning, development, and implementation including evaluation of the Community Health program. Serve as a faculty mentor and advisor to students in the Community Health Program. Conduct on-going research in the area of expertise and disseminate findings. Engage in scholarly and interdisciplinary activities including publications, presentations, professional development, and community service. Participate in service activities at University, School, and Program levels. Actively participate in shared governance.

Minimum Qualifications: An earned terminal academic degree (Ph.D., Ed.D, or equivalent) in Health Education, Public Health, Health Promotion, or similar health-related field is required. ABD applicants will be considered for hire at the rank of Instructor, with the requirement that doctoral degree is completed within one year of hire date. Additionally, applicants should be CHES/MCHES or CPH certified. If applicant does not possess a CHES/MCHES or CPH certification, he or she must be eligible to sit for the exam and pass within one-year of hire date.

Preferred Qualifications: Teaching experience at the post-secondary level in health education, health promotion, public health, or similar health-related field. Knowledge of health education core competencies as defined by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) and mastery in roles and responsibilities related to the field. Experience with CEPH-aligned curriculum development.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Evidence of teaching effectiveness at the undergraduate level with knowledge and experience using diverse instructional methods and new technologies including online, hybrid and distance learning. Record of service and experience supporting student led programs/activities. Experience with undergraduate academic advising. Demonstrated ability to develop interdisciplinary research/scholarly activities that support the Community Health program and greater community. Evidence of scholarship productivity, such as, writing grants, conducting research, presenting in professional conferences, publishing in journals, and engaging in professional development.

Applications received by October 1, 2020 will be given first consideration. The position will remain open until filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Appointment will be contingent upon verification of eligibility to work in the U. S .and is expected to begin August 15, 2021. Please visit our website to apply online. See the FAQs of the Online Employment Application System for more information and instructions.  

To be considered an applicant, you must apply online and submit the following: 1) A letter of interest; 2) curriculum vitae; 3) statements of research and teaching interests; 4) unofficial transcripts; 5) the names and contact information of at least three (3) professional references. If you have any questions about the position, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sherry A. Maykrantz at

This position is based in Salisbury, MD, an area with a culturally diverse population with rich cultural experiences. Salisbury University, a member of the University System of Maryland is a regionally accredited four-year comprehensive institution offering 60 distinct graduate and undergraduate programs. Founded in 1925, Salisbury University features a beautiful campus close to ocean beaches and the Chesapeake Bay and 2-3 hours from the metropolitan areas of Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia, and Norfolk. SU is consistently ranked among the nation’s top colleges and ‘best values’ by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and other publications. SU has 416 full-time faculty members serving a student population of approximately 8700.

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