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Assistant Professor Health Policy and Community Health

Georgia Southern University
Georgia, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jan 23, 2024

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Assistant Professor Health Policy and Community Health

Job ID: 267730
Location: Statesboro, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Join Our Team at Georgia Southern!

Georgia Southern is a dynamic university with three vibrant campuses in Hinesville, Savannah and Statesboro serving the communities in Southeast Georgia. As a Carnegie Doctoral/R2 institution, our world-class scholars instruct about 26,000 students in associates, bachelors, masters and doctoral level degree programs. Whether you are seeking the charm of a small town, the traditions of a historical/urban destination near the beach or supporting our military service members and their families, Georgia Southern offers its faculty and staff the best of all worlds!

Beyond an ideal location, there is a place for you to work in an exciting environment abounding with opportunities for personal and professional growth. We are steeped in tradition and devoted to academic distinction in teaching, scholarship and service. In 2018 Forbes Magazine listed Georgia Southern, along with 10 other Georgia companies or institutions, as one of Americas Best Midsize Employers. Georgia Southern University is passionate about serving our region while preparing our students to be lifelong scholars, leaders, and responsible stewards of their communities and the world.


Statesboro Campus - Statesboro, GA

Department Information

Department of Health Policy and Community Health

Raymona H. Lawrence, DrPH, MPH, CDE®, Search Chair

Electronic mail:

Telephone: 912-478-2674

Job Summary

The mission of the JPHCOPH is to improve health, and eliminate health disparities and health inequities of rural communities and underserved populations globally through excellence in teaching, public health workforce development, research, scholarship, professional service, and community engagement. The Department of Health Policy and Community Health prepares public health professionals to create and apply evidence-based solutions and policy to enhance the health of communities through academic instruction, research, workforce development, professional service, community engagement, and advocacy. JPHCOPH offers the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH), Master of Public Health (MPH), and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degrees, as well as a Certificate in Public Health (online). The BSPH degree has four emphasis areas: Community Health Education and Promotion, Environmental Health, Epidemiology, and Global Health (online). The MPH program has seven concentration areas: Biostatistics, Community Health, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Policy and Management, Health Informatics (online), and Applied Public Health (online). The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree has five concentration areas: Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Community Health Behavior and Education, Health Policy, and Public Health Leadership (online). The Department of Health Policy and Community Health houses the DrPH in Health Policy and Management, Public Health Leadership, and Community Health Behavior and Education. Additionally, the department houses the MPH in Health Policy and Management and Community Health. The BSPH degree is housed in the Dean's office, but both departments in the college teach in this program. The Assistant Professor will contribute to departmental and college teaching, professional service, and extramurally funded research.

Reporting to the Health Policy and Community Health Department Chair, the Assistant Professor is required to complement current teaching, research, and professional services activities in the college. The professional characteristics ideal for this position include the ability to articulate a clear approach to using their knowledge and skills to integrate principles of community health, health policies, and practices of public health. The potential for securing external funds is also a priority. In addition, the successful candidate is expected to teach and develop graduate and undergraduate courses in public health; serve on dissertation committees in the college; provide service to the community; mentor students; serve on department, college, and university committees; engage in scholarship/creative activity leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals; and be actively involved in professional associations and outreach activities. The position is a 10-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Qualifications

Earned doctorate degree (DrPH, PhD, ScD) in Public Health or a closely related area, by August 1, 2024.

Proficiency in Health Policy and Management, Community Health/Health Education, Public Health Informatics, or a closely related field.

Proficiency and experience in quantitative and/or mixed methods research.

Demonstrated experience teaching in public health or related fields.

Willingness to engage with institutional student success initiatives.

Commitment to engaging with best-practice initiatives in instruction and pedagogy, mentoring, and curriculum design and development.

Demonstrated commitment to advancing a strong and growing research and scholarship agenda and the production of research/creative activities as appropriate to the discipline.

Preferred Qualifications

Demonstrated research experience in topics relevant to public health and population health.

Demonstrated research experience in community health, public health practice/policy, or health outcomes.

Demonstrated experience working in diverse public health settings.

Demonstrated ability to teach at the undergraduate and graduate levels relying on multiple platforms of delivery, including online and face-to-face instruction.

Graduate with public health training from or teaching/work experience in a CEPH-accredited school or program.

Proposed Salary

Commensurate with experience.

This is an exempt position paid on a monthly basis.

Required Documents to Attach

A complete application consists of a letter addressing the qualifications cited above; a curriculum vitae; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

Consistently exhibit engaging customer service
Ability to support various constituencies served by the University
Proven proficiency with computers including Microsoft Office, Google, and/or applications as required for specific position

Adhere to University policies and procedures to meet Institutional goals and support University's mission for student success

Effective communication (verbal and written), organizational and human relations skills

Apply Before Date

Open Until Filled

Screening of applications begins January 17, 2024 and continues until the position is filled. Preferred start date is August 1, 2024.

Conditions of Employment

All work (with limited exceptions such as research and study abroad outside activities such as grading and email correspondence) for Georgia Southern University must be completed while the employee is physically present in the state of Georgia, unless specifically authorized by the university for a specific purpose and limited period of time within current policy.

Faculty are expected to contribute to the vibrant university community by engaging students, participating in events, and performing other responsibilities on-campus.

Faculty may be required to teach, conduct research, or perform service duties on any of the three campuses. Georgia Southern provides accessible transportation options between campuses.

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of background investigation including a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with Georgia Southern University, as determined by Georgia Southern University in its sole discretion, confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. Applicants may be subject to a pre-employment drug test.

Offers are made expressly subject to the applicable federal and state laws, to the statutes, rules and regulations of this institution and to the Bylaws and Policies of the Board of Regents (BOR) of the University System of Georgia (USG), which are available for your inspection upon request.

Legally authorized to work in the United States for the duration of employment without assistance from the University.

Georgia Southern University is a Tobacco and Smoke-Free Community.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Georgia Southern University provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race,
color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, religion, age, veteran status, political affiliation, or disability. Individuals in need of reasonable accommodations under the Americans with Disabilities Act to participate in the search process should notify Human Resources: (912) 478-6947.

Other Information

This is not a supervisory position.
This position will not be required to drive.
This role is not considered a position of trust.

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