Assistant Professor - Health Sciences

Virginia, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 09, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

James Madison University

College of Health and Behavioral Studies

Department of Health Sciences


The Department of Health Sciences at James Madison University has experienced increased interest in the B.S. in Health Sciences degree. We invite applications from individuals who would like to support this growth by teaching in one or more areas that contribute to our engaging curriculum ( The department and College of Health and Behavioral Studies have a commitment to diversifying our faculty with these positions. Each of the two 10-month instructional faculty positions will be filled as a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor and is scheduled to begin on August 25, 2021. 


Duties and Responsibilities:       


The successful candidate will be expected to teach assigned undergraduate courses within the B.S. in Health Sciences curriculum. Preference will be given to those candidates with university teaching experience or background in one or more of the following areas: statistical methods for health science research, health behavior change, population health determinants, U.S. and global healthcare systems, chronic disease and disabilities, and epidemiology. The typical teaching load within the department is four 3-credit courses per semester (2 sections each of 2 courses). We are especially interested in qualified candidates who possess a commitment towards building equitable and inclusive environments.




Doctoral degree (earned by the start date) in public health, health sciences, health education and promotion, or related field is required.


Applicants holding CHES and/or CPH are preferred.


Candidates must possess a commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and service. Potential for scholarly activity should be evident. Candidates must also demonstrate an appreciation for the preparation of undergraduate students for application to further studies in professional programs (e.g., public health, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medicine). Candidates with experience working in diverse scholarly environments are preferred.


To apply for the position, go to and reference posting number F1550. In addition to completing an on-line faculty profile, candidates must post a cover letter that highlights their specific experiences in, or ability to teach, one or more of the courses listed above. A curriculum vitae and a teaching philosophy that includes a statement of how the candidate incorporates issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion in the classroom are also required. Unofficial transcripts may be submitted as optional documents. The names and contact information for three references will be requested as part of the application. For more information, contact the chair of the search committee, Dr. Katherine Ott Walter (email: or phone: 540-568-8972). 


Screening of applicants will begin March 5, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.


General Info:    


James Madison University is a public university with an enrollment of approximately 20,000 undergraduate students. U.S. News and World Report's 2020 edition of "Best Colleges" recognized JMU as one of the top-rated regional universities and innovative universities in the South. Located in the heart of Virginia's beautiful Shenandoah Valley, the city of Harrisonburg is approximately 120 miles from Washington, DC and Richmond, VA. Additional information is available on the JMU web site (


James Madison University is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating and supporting a diverse and inclusive work and educational community that is free of all forms of discrimination. This institution does not tolerate discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or veteran status. We promote access, inclusion and diversity for all students, faculty, staff, constituents and programs, believing that these qualities are foundational components of an outstanding education in keeping with our mission. The university is interested in candidates whose experience and qualifications support an ongoing commitment to this core quality. Anyone having questions concerning discrimination should contact the Office for Equal Opportunity: (540) 568-6991.