Assistant Professor - Public Health

University of North Carolina, Wilmington
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Dec 15, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Posting Details

Position Title Assistant Professor - Public Health External Link to Posting College CHHS - Dean's Office - 31500 College Dept/School Sch Health & Applied Human Sciences - 31530 Vacancy Number 16F-356 Position Number 542 Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus Brief Summary of Work for this Position

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences within the College Health and Human Services at the University of North Carolina Wilmington ( UNCW ), seeks an outstanding faculty member for an Assistant Professor, 9-month, tenure-track position in the School’s Public Health program beginning in August 2021.

The successful candidate will become one of ten Public Health faculty that serve approximately 350 undergraduate public health majors. The successful candidate will be a Public Health generalist who can teach a variety of undergraduate Public Health courses. Further, the successful candidate will conduct research, publish, write grants, advise students, and provide community engagement and professional service.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Applicants must have the following qualifications:

• Doctoral degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Education, or a closely-related field with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Public Health at the time of employment. Applicants who are ABD for the terminal degree may be considered depending on expected completion date.

• Demonstrated potential to develop a successful research program (publications, presentations, grant activity) in one or more core Public Health disciplines.

• Evidence of successful college teaching experience in a Public Health, Epidemiology, Health Education or closely-related curriculum.

Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience

Preference will be given to candidates who have the following qualifications:

• Demonstrated success in working with diverse populations or students of color.

• Interest in developing and implementing curricula related to culturally diverse populations.

• Successful research program and grant activity with a clear research trajectory in one or more public health disciplines.

• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the school, college, and university.

• Evidence of successful community engagement, including the ability to develop and sustain formal partnerships with relevant health-related agencies.

• Previous public health, health education, clinical and /or epidemiology work experience.

• Experience teaching Epidemiology.

• MPH or MS in Epidemiology.

• Hold CHES, MCHES and/or CPH credentials.

Required Certifications or Licensure Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences ( SHAHS ) has five undergraduate degree programs:

• Public Health
• Exercise Science
• Healthful Living and Fitness Education
• Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management
• Recreation Therapy

The SHAHS also has Master of Science degrees in:
• Athletic Training
• Healthcare Administration
• Gerontology with 4+1 options:
o (Bachelors / Masters) with Public Health / Gerontology
o Recreation Therapy / Gerontology
o Exercise Science / Gerontology

The SHAHS also supports a Masters of Arts in Teaching ( MAT ) and a Masters of Education concentration in Physical Education and Health through the Watson College of Education.

Minors are offered in:
• Gerontology
• Health
• Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management
• Yoga Studies
• Assistance Dog Training

The SHAHS is located in the newly constructed Veterans Hall (

College/School Information

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.

A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to- BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.

The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.

EEO Statement

At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington ( UNCW ), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.

Special Notes to Applicants

Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required.
Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.

Position Type Permanent Job Posting Date 12/15/2020 Job Close Date 01/15/2021 Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents Posting Specific Questions

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