Faculty, Global Health

Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Nov 13, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Title

Faculty, Global Health Studies


International and Global Studies


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Work Location

Macon, GA

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Duties will consist of teaching seven undergraduate courses per year including Epidemiology, Introduction to Global Health Studies, and upper-level electives in the candidate's area of specialization. Strong preference will be given to candidates with interdisciplinary training, a background in liberal arts education, and whose scholarship is focused on health issues in Latin America. The successful candidate will be expected to help develop study abroad and/or international service-learning programs, support other departmental programs, encourage undergraduate research, and contribute to the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) Integrative Studies or Great Books programs.


Qualified candidates will hold a doctorate in public health or global health, or in any social science discipline with a concentration/ focus in global health from an accredited college/university. ABD candidates will be considered at the rank of Instructor until a Ph.D. is obtained. Successful candidates must show promise of excellence in teaching/mentoring and evidence of scholarly activity relevant to global health.

The IGS department is located in CLAS and is an interdisciplinary department that houses undergraduate major/minor programs in Global Health Studies and Global Development Studies and minor programs in Anthropology and Asian Studies. IGS serves over 120 students across its programs.

For additional information about Mercer University and the IGS Department, email the search committee chair Dr. Amy Nichols-Belo at Nichols-Belo_A@mercer.edu or consult the following websites:



Mercer University is a private institution distinguished by its commitment to teaching, empowering, and inspiring its students to use their learning to create, discover, and serve. Mercer offers rigorous programs to more than 8,700 students enrolled in twelve divisions that includes the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS), a medical school, and an engineering school, to name a few. The selective, residential, and undergraduate-only CLAS enrolls over 1,900 students. Among the incoming freshmen in 2020, 27% are 1st generation college students, 37% are Pell-eligible, and 49% are Black/African American, Asian, or Hispanic/Latinx. Mercer CLAS hosts a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa and is dedicated to cultivating intellectual curiosity, respectful dialogue and responsible citizenry. It is located in the historic city of Macon, Georgia, which is the educational, medical, cultural, and commercial hub of Middle Georgia, an hour and a half south of Atlanta.

Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching Philosophy, Diversity Statement (attach in "OTHER"), References

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply for the position, submit the brief online application and attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, diversity statement outlining your commitment to promoting diversity, inclusion, and equity in teaching, and reference information. A teaching profile and three recommendation letters will be requested from long-listed candidates. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.