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Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Public Health

Benedict College
Columbia, South Carolina
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Jan 12, 2023

Founded in 1870 by a woman, Bathsheba A. Benedict, Benedict College is a private co-educational liberal arts institution with over 1,700 students enrolled in its 26 baccalaureate degree programs and 2 master's degree programs. Defying trends, Benedict College maintains a nearly equal male and female student population. This Midlands HBCU has welcomed students from all 46 counties in South Carolina, 30 states across America, and 26 countries around the world. 




Benedict College has a full-time, 9-month, tenure track appointment opening as Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Public Health available beginning August 1 for the Fall 2023 in the Health & Sport Management Department. 




BASIC FUNCTIONS: Teach courses in discipline as assigned by the dean or department chair; provide academic advising to students; maintain an active scholarly agenda of research and service; serve on departmental, school, and college committees; engage in assessment requirements; participate in community service and outreach programs; and work collaboratively with colleagues and other programs. This faculty member will maintain 10 office hours per week for student access and inquiry.  _____________________________________________________________________________________________ 




• Teach 12 SCH per semester (4/4 teaching load) 


• Provide advising to assigned students  


• Contribute to curriculum development, assessment of student learning outcomes, and co-curricular enhancements  


• Serve on committees on department, school, and college levels  


• Engage in scholarly research appropriate for rank  


• Develop and submit grant proposals  


• Participate in public service initiatives  


• Collaborate with colleagues on initiatives supportive of transformational student learning  






Strong track record of successful college teaching  


Proficiency with development and implementation of courses using Open Educational Resources and virtual teaching platforms.  


Demonstrated capacity to facilitate student learning and engagement  


Commitment to excellence in college teaching, to an active scholarly agenda, and to working in a multicultural environment that fosters diversity  


Demonstrated commitment to professional responsibilities, student development, and service  






Minimum Qualifications 


Earned PhD (or ABD) in health policy, health administration, community health education, epidemiology, or related public health field and a well-defined research agenda and evidence of scholarly activities.   


Experience with academic advising to include supervising undergraduate (i.e., internships, research projects)  


Ability to use technology effectively in teaching and learning ability to demonstrate collegiality and a sound work ethic  


Preferred Qualifications 


Earned PhD (or ABD) in health policy, health administration, community health education, epidemiology, or related public health field 


Two (2) or more years of successful teaching experience in higher education    


Established research agenda and record of scholarly work in discipline  


Application Instructions: 


For full consideration, application materials must be received no later than Friday, January 20, 2023. Benedict College will continue to review applications until the position is filled. Please complete the following: 


• a completed Faculty and Professional Employment Application – HERE or go to link: 


• a cover letter addressing how you meet the qualifications of the position, including teaching  


experience, research experience and/or practical counseling experience  


• a curriculum vitae  


• official college transcript(s)  


• three professional reference letters 


Submit documents to: 


Dr. Akilah Carter-Francique, Dean 


School of Education, Health and Human Services 


Benedict College 


1600 Harden Street 


Columbia, SC 29204 




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