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UNO is Nebraska's public metropolitan research university - a university with strong academic values, diverse programs and learning opportunities, and significant relationships with our community that facilitate engaged teaching and research.



Job Title
Assistant/Associate Professor - Public Health

Department
School of Health and Kinesiology

Essential Functions

The School of Health and Kinesiology at the University of Nebraska at Omaha invites applications for tenure-track faculty position at the rank of assistant or associate professor in Public Health. To be considered for this position, applicants should demonstrate success in teaching and the potential for or experience obtaining external research funding, with a well-defined research agenda. Community engagement is a core value of UNO and our program, and the successful candidate must be committed to working with both internal and external partners in Omaha and beyond.

The School of Health and Kinesiology offers the only CEPH -accredited bachelor’s degree in public health in Nebraska. In addition to the baccalaureate degree in public health, the School also offers undergraduate degrees in kinesiology and physical education teaching and master’s degrees in health and kinesiology and athletic training.

The ideal candidate will have the experience and ability to teach a variety of courses in the undergraduate public health curriculum and master’s degree program. Candidates from both academic and practice backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities for this position include teaching graduate and undergraduate courses in public health; mentoring and supervising graduate students; establishing an extramurally funded research program; and providing service to the school, college, university, and metropolitan community.

The University and College of Health, Education and Human Sciences have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Nebraska does not discriminate based on race, color, ethnicity, national origin, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, marital status, and/or political affiliation in its programs, activities, or employment. UNO is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor and an E-Verify employer.


Additional Duties

The University of Nebraska at Omaha is fueled by its historical ties to Omaha. As the first municipal university in Omaha, the early founders’ goal was to make higher education accessible and affordable for the city’s residents. In 1968, the campus joined the University of Nebraska system, and today has the unique role of serving as the state’s metropolitan campus.

Accessibility remains a top priority in UNO’s mission and vision. Today, the campus is known for its student-centered environment, its community engagement, and its dedication to embracing students from all types of backgrounds. UNO’s ranking as the 2020 Best College for LGBTQ+ Students In Nebraska reflects a commitment to the Maverick values of access, inclusion and diversity that make UNO a welcoming campus community, evidenced by the numerous resources and support services offered by the university.

The campus has built strong partnerships with local business, education, government, arts, and civic organizations in the city. UNO’s commitment to community engagement has landed UNO on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for seven consecutive years—the highest federal recognition a school can receive for civic engagement.
This honor is but one of many points of pride for UNO . In 2019, it was ranked in the top ten public institutions in the nation for military friendliness by Military Times magazine for the fifth consecutive year. Nearly 90 percent of UNO’s 15,500 students are from Nebraska, and roughly 60 percent of recent alumni surveyed report graduating with no debt or less than $5,000 in debt. It is simply one of the most competitively priced institutions in the region. UNO, while large enough to provide students with global opportunities, thrives on its personal and close-knit campus culture, where students come first and partnerships with the community grow every day. For more information about how UNO embraces its mission, see Growing With and Within Our Thriving Community.

Required Qualifications

Doctoral degree in public health or related field. Clear evidence of teaching experience and a well-defined research agenda. ABD may be considered.

Preferred Qualifications

Posting Number
2024F-00100

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply please submit the following application materials:
1. Cover letter
2. Statement of research and teaching interests
3. CV
4. Contact information for three references (references will only be contacted for finalists)

Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2024 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please apply by the review date. Applications received after the review date may be considered. For additional information or inquiries, please contact Dr. Jason Coleman at jdcoleman@unomaha.edu

Company

University of Nebraska Omaha

UNO is Nebraska's metropolitan university — a university with strong academic values and significant relationships with our community that transforms and improves the lives of those on a local, regional, national, and international level.

UNO is dedicated to the city and state in our name. No fences or barriers separate students from the opportunities offered by the greater Omaha area. We address real issues, providing relevant learning opportunities that uniquely prepare our graduates as professionals and active members of their community.

UNO is located in the heart of Omaha, Nebraska, its roads winding through city parks and thriving neighborhoods, creating an extraordinary connection that few universities have achieved. The city itself has truly become a part of the UNO campus.

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