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Open-Rank Tenure Track Faculty Position, Catalysts for Sustainability Program - Department of

Rowan University
New Jersey, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 29, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Nutrition, Other Health & Medicine
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Full Time
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Tenure Track Faculty (Open Rank)

Health & Exercise Science Department – Catalysts for Sustainability Program


Rowan University’s recently launched Catalysts for Sustainability program seeks to hire ten new faculty to develop, advance, and communicate solutions to humanity’s most pressing existential threats posed by the climate and biodiversity crises. The university-wide cohort will lead and collaborate across colleges, disciplines, and communities, catalyzing new initiatives in sustainability research, advocacy, and education while leveraging existing strengths. This project builds upon Rowan University’s strategic pillars (access, affordability, quality, and serving as an economic engine) and furthers our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate expertise related to the climate and biodiversity crises in one or more of the following areas: environmental justice; education and public engagement including storytelling; public policy and advocacy; discipline-specific sustainability scholarship; and sustainability practice.

The Virtua School of Nursing & Health Professions is seeking a qualified individual to serve as one of the ten new faculty in the Catalysts for Sustainability program. This individual will engage in teaching, research and service which is centered on the climate and biodiversity crises as it relates to health and well-being. This person must have a passion for teaching undergraduate and graduate students, as well as a desire to engage in research and community service around sustainability and the climate and biodiversity crises. The development and teaching of academic courses that are built upon a sound pedagogy is essential in this position. Ideally, the individual will engage students in their research and their research will inform and enhance their classroom instruction. The home department of this new faculty member will be the Department of Health and Exercise Science, which includes the disciplines of Public Health and Wellness, Nutrition, Exercise Science and Athletic Training.

The successful candidate will be encouraged to develop collaborative multidisciplinary projects with other faculty hired as part of the Catalysts cohort, as well as faculty who are part of the University’s two schools of allopathic ( and osteopathic ( medicine. The candidate will lead education and advocacy efforts both on campus and in the community.


Applicants must have a Ph.D. from an accredited institution of higher education in a relevant field appropriate to addressing the health implications of the biodiversity and climate crisis in the fields of public health and related health professions.

Candidates are expected to have a strong record of research and be able to successfully compete for external funding. Evidence of excellence in teaching and prior experience teaching at the university level is desired.

Successful candidates will have the ability to teach undergraduate and/or graduate courses in the area of environmental health and to contribute to courses in which health promotion, public health and nutrition professionals are prepared to address the impacts of the climate and biodiversity crisis on the populations they serve through their professional practice.

Additional qualifications :
  • Demonstrated commitment to working in an environment devoted to collaboration, collegiality, professional development, diversity, scholarly inquiry, student learning, civic responsibility, and respect for all people
  • A teaching philosophy that is student-centered, inclusive, equitable for all students, and recognizes and values diverse individuals and viewpoints
  • Knowledge of current research-based best teaching practices and the role of technology in teaching and learning
The Virtua School of Nursing & Health Professions was founded July 1, 2021. The School includes the Department of Nursing and the Department of Health and Exercise Science, providing a rigorous and enlightening intellectual environment for the professional development, achievement and distinction of leaders in Nursing, Public Health, Wellness, Health Promotion, Nutrition & Dietetics, Athletic Training, and Exercise Science. All undergraduate and graduate programs are nationally accredited through the recognized accrediting bodies in their disciplines where an accreditation opportunity is available.

Rowan University celebrates diversity and is committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, ethnicity, race, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, (dis)ability status, military status, and other NJ protected classes. Rowan University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment as required by Title IX. Rowan is committed to providing access, equal opportunity, and reasonable accommodation for individuals with (dis)abilities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Christy Mroz, Administrative Assistant, , 856-256-5494. Rowan strongly encourages applicants from underrepresented groups to apply.

Starting Date : September 1, 2023

Salary: Competitive

General Information:

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations. The application must be submitted through Rowan University’s online application system and must include a curriculum vitae, a detailed description of research plans, including funding opportunities, a statement of teaching philosophy, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, and three letters of recommendation to be sent on their behalf. All completed applications, including letters of recommendation, received by November 1, 2022 will receive full consideration.

If you have questions regarding the position, please contact Dr. Peter Rattigan, Dean of the Virtua Health School of Nursing & Health Professions, at

Application Deadline: November 1, 2022

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