Department Head of Health Promotion and Behavior
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About the University of Georgia
The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant
university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the
state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified
institution of higher education ( https://www.uga.edu/
). UGA is currently
ranked among the top 15 public universities in U.S. News &
World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens,
approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses
in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785
by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered
University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800
full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time
staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students
including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and
professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and
colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University
housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
The College of Public Health was established in 2005, is comprised
of four academic departments and three research institutes, and is
accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health ( CEPH ).
The College has approximately 65 full-time faculty and 50 staff who
serve an enrollment of approximately 1,000 students per year.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicant screening will begin immediately.
Candidates are encouraged to submit their materials by Sunday,
October 17, 2021; however, screening will continue until the
position is filled. The application packet should include a cover
letter detailing how the applicant’s credentials and experience
meet the needs, responsibilities, and qualifications stated in the
posting request; a current CV; and contact information for three
references (who will not be contacted without further
correspondence with the applicant).
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position, provide a nomination, or seek additional information,
please contact Mary Ann Cottle, Primary Consultant with the UGA
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recommendation or a simple nomination should include the name and
contact information for the nominee.
Location of Vacancy
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religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic
information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or
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Department Chair/Head AC
Academic (9 mo.)
Tenure Track or Tenured
Applicants must have an advanced degree (PhD, DrPH, or other
relevant doctoral degree) in health promotion and behavior or a
The College of Public Health at the University of Georgia, pursuant
to its mission and values ( https://publichealth.uga.edu/about/
), invites applications for Department Head of Health Promotion and
Behavior ( HPB ) (
) to begin August 1, 2022. This tenure-track (or tenured) position
is an academic 9-month appointment. The successful candidate will
have credentials at the Associate or Full Professor level and will
assume a leadership role in the development and growth of the
department and expansion of research, instruction, and outreach in
health promotion and behavior. Rank and tenure status on
appointment will be based on the application and promotion and
The Department’s instructional programs include a Bachelor’s of
Science in Health Promotion and Behavior, Master of Public Health,
and health promotion doctoral program. The Department has 12
full-time tenured or tenure track faculty, three clinical faculty,
and two instructors committed to instruction, research and outreach
with the goal of improving the health of all. HPB faculty members
have leadership roles in, and close involvement with, three
interdisciplinary units of the College: Institute for Gerontology,
Global Health Institute and Institute for Disaster Management.
Close ties also exist with other university units including the
Franklin College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Social Work,
the Augusta University/University of Georgia Medical Partnership
and UGA’s Public Service and Outreach Units. The successful
candidate will have the opportunity to shape future research
directions; expand existing programs in the department; and act as
a liaison with other faculty at UGA College of Public Health and
UGA . Resources will be available to the new Department Head for
hiring additional faculty with expertise in health promotion and
behavior. The Department is located in new facilities on the UGA
Health Sciences Campus.
Requirements for each rank are outlined in the
University’s Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
College of Public Health’s Promotion and Tenure Guidelines
be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must be
appointed as an Associate or Full Professor, have been tenured at a
prior institution, and bring a demonstrably national reputation to
the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon
appointment before hire.
Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or
We seek external applicants with an established track record of
administrative and leadership skills, substantive external research
funding, and an established record of accomplishment in public
health research and instruction. We are especially interested in
candidates who will advance the multidisciplinary research of the
College and bring innovative perspectives to the instruction and
research in health promotion and behavior. There are currently 12
Research Working Groups in the College of Public Health that
represent the main research areas of interest, including health
disparities, gerontology, telehealth, program and economic
evaluation among others.
Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies
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under the age of 18 or direct patient care?
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IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to
chemicals and medications)
Credit and P-Card policy
Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with
financial responsibilities. For additional information about the
credit check criteria, visit the
UGA Credit Background Check
Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
- Cover Letter
- List of References with Contact Information
- Statement on commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion