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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

East Carolina University
Greenville, North Carolina
Competitive Salary
Start date
Aug 23, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time


Assistant Professor/Associate Professor
East Carolina University   

Vacancy #: 937221
Recruitment Range:  Commensurate with Qualifications
Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Organizational Unit Overview
The College of Health and Human Performance is home to eight academic units ( There are excellent opportunities for interdisciplinary research collaborations within the College and across the University. The College employs three full-time instructional technology consultants, a research development director, and pre- and post-award grant specialists.

The Department of Health Education and Promotion is comprised of 34 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 offers four-degree programs, two minors, and three certificate programs which include a BS in Public Health with concentrations in Community Health, Worksite Health Promotion, and Pre-health Professions; MA in Health Education; BS and MS in Environmental Health; Environmental Health Minor; Public Health Minor; Environmental Health Foundations Certificate; Sexual and Reproductive Health Certificate; and Maternal and Child Health Certificate. The BS in Public Health has been accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) as a standalone baccalaureate public health program which serves approximately 750 student majors and intended majors. The MA in Health Education is offered online as a distance education degree. The Department is highly regarded in the University for its teaching and research excellence. More information can be found at the Department website:

Job Duties                              
The Department of Health Education and Promotion at East Carolina University seeks candidates for a nine-month, tenure track position as Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Education and Promotion to begin January 2024 or August 2024. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research and seek external research funding. The candidate will teach courses within the BS in Public Health and the MA in Health Education in one or more of the following areas: health disparities, global health, community health, health behavior theory, health education interventions, worksite health, program planning, program evaluation, research methods, and epidemiology. Candidates are expected to provide professional service to the University, profession, and community; and perform other duties as assigned.

Contingent on Availability of Funding

Minimum Education/Experience
Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree in health education, health promotion, public health or a closely related field (including but not limited to Health Behavior, Epidemiology, Health Policy, and Health Communication) and must be conferred and received from an appropriately accredited institution. Candidates with a doctorate degree conferred at the time of initial appointment will hold the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor upon initial appointment. Candidates who have completed all but their dissertation (ABD) will be initially appointed with the probationary term rank of Assistant Professor and must have the terminal degree conferred prior to their first reappointment.


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education
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 health education/public health experience, © previous teaching experience, (d) professional association involvement, and (e) a record of community engagement.


Special Instructions to Applicant
Application screening begins September 20, 2023.


In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online at


  1. Cover letter addressing position description, research interests and teaching philosophy Curriculum Vitae/Resume A list of three references with contact information.

As part of the screening process, the references provided may be contacted.


At the time of employment two to three original letters of reference, official transcripts, a criminal background check, and proper documentation of identity and employability are required.


Applicants must complete a candidate profile by creating an account (see “Create Account” by following link below) online via the PeopleAdmin system (


Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system.


Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement.


For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Lee Gaylord (TT-HEP) East Carolina University, College of Health and Human Performance 1000 East 5th Street, Rivers West 238 Mail stop 505, Greenville, NC 27858.


Salary is competitive and commensurate with achievement and experience. It is expected that this position will begin January 2024 or August 2024.


For further information, please contact: Dr. Michelle Wallen, Chair of the Department of Health Education and Promotion: or (252) 737-1535


Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.


Additional Instructions to Applicant       
In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.


Applications will be considered until position is filled. Please submit an online ECU application for vacancy # 937221 to ECU Human Resources at


Eligibility for Employment        
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.


East Carolina University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


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