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Assistant Professor, Health Sciences (Five Positions)

James Madison University
Harrisonburg, Virginia
Not Specified
Posted Date
Nov 30, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine
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Full Time
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Assistant Professor, Health Sciences (Five Positions)

The Department of Health Sciences at James Madison University invites applications for tenure track assistant professors to fill growth and retirement related openings beginning Fall 2023. The 10-month tenure-track instructional faculty positions will be filled at the rank of Assistant Professor and will support the tripartite mission of Health Sciences for our Bachelors of Science degree. We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a diverse scholarly environment and enhance the discussion of structural intersectionality between health, environment, race, culture and economics.

The College of Health and Behavioral Studies (CHBS) is working to identify and dismantle oppressive racist and discriminatory policies, practices, and processes while advancing inclusive excellence and promoting a CHBS culture in which every member can flourish. We are especially interested in qualified candidates with a demonstrated commitment towards building equitable and inclusive environments. Join us in achieving our goal of continuing to grow as a diverse college and department that embodies an atmosphere of belonging.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The successful candidate will teach assigned undergraduate courses within the B.S. in Health Sciences curriculum ( Faculty should be prepared to teach multiple courses in areas contributing to our engaging curriculum, such as health behaviors, health determinants, medical terminologies, statistical methods, health research methods, epidemiology, ethics and critical thinking, human diseases, global health, human sexuality, child and adolescent health, environmental health, use and effect of drugs, and program planning, implementation and evaluation.


Candidates must have completed a doctoral degree (earned by the start date) in public health, health sciences, health education and promotion, or related field.

Candidates must possess a commitment to excellence in teaching, research and service. Potential for all three areas should be evident. Candidates must also demonstrate an appreciation for the preparation of undergraduate students for graduate education or professional programs (e.g., public health, physician assistant, occupational therapy, physical therapy, medicine). We are especially interested in candidates who will contribute to a diverse scholarly environment.

To learn more and to apply, go to and reference posting F2049 or go to Review of applications begins 12/10/2022. Salary is commensurate with experience.

James Madison University is 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 or expression, 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.


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