Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion

University of Alabama
Alabama, United States
Salary Not specified
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Assistant Professor

9-month, Tenure-Track

Health Education and Promotion

Effective August 16, 2021



The Department of Health Science, College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks candidates for a nine-month, tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research and seek external research funding. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: health disparities, community health, health behavior theory, health communication, health education interventions, program planning, program evaluation, research methods, and epidemiology. The selected candidate will be expected to provide professional service to the University, profession, and community; and perform other duties as assigned.



Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree in health education, health promotion, public health or a closely related field at the time of employment. We seek individuals with an ability to engage in research and scholarly activities as evidenced by publication in refereed journals and a focused research plan with potential for external funding. We also seek applicants with teaching experience or demonstrated potential for success in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, with proficiency in one or more of the aforementioned areas. Preference will be given to candidates who have: (a) an established record of research and scholarly activity, (b) previous teaching experience, (c) previous health education/public health experience, (d) professional association involvement, and (e) a record of community engagement. Public health or health education-related certification is desirable (i.e. CPH, CHES®, MCHES®).



Salary is competitive and commensurate with achievement and experience.


The Department:

The Department of Health Science is comprised of 19 full-time faculty members whose research and teaching interests span a variety of areas that center on improving the health and wellbeing of individuals, communities, populations, and the environment. The Department is home to approximately 800 majors enrolled in one of the degree programs in the Department, including the BS in Public Health (concentrations in Health Education and Promotion, and Health Professions); Master of Public Health (concentration in Health Education and Promotion); MA in Health Studies; PhD in Health Education and Promotion; and BS and MS in Athletic Training. The BS in Public Health and the Master of Public Health degrees are in the process of undergoing accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). More information can be found at the Department website:


The College:

The College of Human Environmental Sciences ( is one of the largest divisions of Human Sciences in the country, enrolling almost 4,000 students. A common thread running through each area of study at our College is the determination to improve the quality of life for individuals, families and communities. The College brings together disciplines that impact the human condition including clothing, textiles, and interior design; consumer sciences; public health; athletic training; human development and family studies; human nutrition and hospitality management.


The University:

Founded in 1831 as the state’s flagship university, The University of Alabama has always focused on being the best. The University is dedicated to excellence in teaching, research and service. The University’s strategic plan, Advancing the Flagship, can be viewed at We provide a robust campus environment where our students can reach their greatest potential while learning from the best and brightest faculty and making a positive difference in the community, the state and the world. Highlights of the 2020 freshman class include 39.9% scoring 30 or higher on the ACT and an average high school GPA of 3.83. UA continues to be a leader among public universities in the enrollment of National Merit Scholars. The 2020 freshman class includes 221 National Merit Scholars. UA has achieved R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. Thirty-two current UA faculty have received NSF CAREER Awards, the nation’s most prestigious recognition of top-performing young scientists, in disciplines ranging from nanoscience and engineering to biological sciences. During the 2019-2020 academic year, seven professors received this award, the most awards in a single year at UA.



Application screening begins on March 15, 2021. In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at (a) a cover letter (addressing the position description including research interests, teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement to further The University of Alabama’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion), (b) curriculum vitae, (c) transcript of graduate coursework (attached as Other Document 1) and (d) a list of three professional references including their qualifications (attached as Other Document 2). As part of the screening process, the references may be contacted. The position starts August 16, 2021.


More Information:

For further information, contact Dr. Don Chaney (Department Chair) at  (205.348.1010) or Dr. Angelia Paschal (Search Committee Chair) at  (205.348.5708).


The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status.