Assistant Professor of Public Health

Connecticut, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Sep 21, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Eastern Connecticut State University, the state’s public liberal arts university serving approximately 5000 students, offers a wide range of undergraduate majors in the arts and sciences and professional studies, as well as selected graduate programs. Located in historic Windham County in the heart of eastern Connecticut, the University is midway between New York City and Boston and only a short drive from Hartford, the state capital.

We invite applications from candidates who have a strong commitment to teaching excellence, creative activity and scholarship, student advisement, university and community service. ECSU is especially interested in faculty with demonstrated innovation and excellence in teaching in a liberal arts curriculum, and sensitivity to diverse populations and perspectives.

Department:  Health Sciences

Position: Assistant Professor of Public Health, Tenure-Track, Starting Fall 2021

Position Description: The Department of Health Sciences is seeking a Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Public Health, whose primary teaching responsibilities will include broad areas of Public and Community Health, Health Disparities, Social Determinants of Health and Health Education; and if needed, Foundations of Health Science courses in the University’s liberal arts core curriculum and/or first year program. It is expected that the individual in this position will also develop courses in area of expertise to expand our Health Sciences major and diversify the courses available to our students. The teaching load for this position is 4 courses per semester. Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to: (1). Excellence in teaching, preferably in liberal arts education setting; (2). Establishing a productive research program that will involve undergraduate students; (3). Academic advising to student success and prepare students’ readiness to graduate programs in discipline; and (4). Providing services to the department, school, university, and community.

Qualifications: Earned Ph.D., Dr. Ph., or equivalent research doctorate degree in a Public Health or related discipline from an accredited institution and must have a broad background in teaching public health courses.  The successful candidate must have demonstrated interest and aptitude for teaching undergraduate students in support of the mission of a public liberal arts institution, understanding of diversity and equity, with evidence of scholarly works and professional service. A.B.D. will be considered with doctoral degree completion date on or before August 2021. One year or more of undergraduate teaching experience in the related courses, preferably in liberal arts education institution is preferred.

Preferred Qualification:  One year or more of undergraduate teaching experience in the related courses, and/or pre-health professional students, preferably in liberal arts education institution; A Master of Public Health from an accredited institution; Practical public health experience.

Respond to: Please send in one combined PDF file a curriculum vitae, a copy of all undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statements of teaching philosophy and research interests, documentation of teaching ability, and the name and contact information for three professional references via email to Dr. Mitchell L. Doucette, Search Chair, (email: Shortlisted candidates will be required to provide official transcripts of all post-secondary education, and three letters of recommendations from professional references. Search will continue until the position is filled.

Eastern Connecticut State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, marital status, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, learning disability or physical disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or criminal record. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: Stacey Close, Vice President for Equity and Diversity, 860-465-5791,

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