Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Health (Public/Population Health)

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Health (Public/Population Health) Requisition 202000062F Rank Assistant, Associate or Full Professor FLSA status Exempt Hiring Salary

Salary is competitive and commensurate with professional experience and academic preparation.

The position is a tenure track, nine-month position with potential for summer employment.

Position Category Position Type Full-Time Tenure Track College College of Health Sciences Department Dept of Population Health Quicklink http://shsu.peopleadmin.com/postings/24529
Contact Name Dr. Jennifer Didier Title

Search Committee Chair
Professor: Kinesiology
Sam Houston State University, Pox 2176, Huntsville TX 77341-2176

Contact Phone Contact Email jennifer.didier@shsu.edu
Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

• Faculty will work in various aspects of the public health undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty maintains excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service to the department and university. A sustained research agenda with a focused emphasis on grant writing and peer-reviewed publications in appropriate journals will be expected. Teach courses in epidemiology, bio statistics, and public health foundation.
• Faculty provide service to enhance the professional attributes of students (many are first generation).
• SHSU will pursue the Council on Education for Public Health ( CEPH ) accreditation of its BS degree in Public Health; faculty assist in maintaining and ensuring compliance with CEPH standards, guidelines, and assessments.
• Other duties performed as requested.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Earned doctorate required, preferably in Public Health. Doctorates in related disciplines from an accredited university also considered (e.g., Healthcare Administration, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Health Sciences).

Experience Required for the Position

Professional experience in public health field or health management and instructional expertise in institutions of higher education preferred.

Other Requirements for the Position

At the rank of Associate Professor, the successful candidate should:

Demonstrate a record of high quality university teaching, graduate student mentoring, and peer-reviewed, scholarly productivity that is nationally recognized in the field.

At the rank of Full Professor, the successful candidate should:

Demonstrate effective pedagogy to include contributions to curriculum, participation in course development or revisions, innovative use of technologies or teaching strategies, recognition of teaching expertise in the form of awards and/or honors, and implementation of service-learning coursework.

Document a clearly illustrated research line that is evidenced by consistent publications and presentations in a specific topic; scholarship that covers a wider array of topics can be appropriate. The following indicators can also demonstrate the quality of published scholarship: lead authorship on publications; descriptions of the peer-review process; published reviews of the candidate’s work; journal impact factors; acceptance rates; and number of citations.

Show that the overall composite of the candidate’s scholarly activity is substantial, balanced, and shows promise for continued scholarship.

Demonstrate engagement and leadership in service to the department, college, university, profession, and/or community with a sustained record of service and leadership to the university, profession, and community; and mentoring of junior faculty.

Special Instructions Summary

Sam Houston State University, the College of Health Sciences, and the Department of Population Health are committed to increasing diversity in its faculty and student populations while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal. We invite applications for 9 months, full-time, tenure-track faculty at the rank of Assistant/Associate professor. Rank will be determined on qualifications. Candidates must submit online to SHSU Dept. of Human Resources: Letter of application, professional CV, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Statement of Research Experience and Agenda. (Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation will be addressed later at an appropriate time.) Review of applications to begin immediately. Note that applications and required documentation must be submitted online. Position open until filled.

Open Until Filled Yes
EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  2. If your response to the question above was 'Other' please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  4. Statement of Research & Goals
Optional Documents
  1. Letter of Recommendation 1
  2. Letter of Recommendation 2
  3. Letter of Recommendation 3
  4. Transcripts


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