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Clinical Assistant Professor/Online Coordinator

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Position Summary

The Office of Academic Affairs in the College of Public Health at the University of Georgia invites applications for a clinical assistant professor position. Appointment is for a full-time 12-month position which will primarily coordinate public health practice and career development initiatives of the Online Master of Public Health Program. The position is expected to begin August 1, 2024. Successful candidates will be expected to teach and advise fully online Master of Public Health students with a focus on professional development. They will also contribute to strengthening the MPH curriculum and contribute to college function by serving on committees.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Review of applications will start May 15, 2024. Applicants should submit the following: (a) a letter of application, (b) a complete curriculum vitae, © a teaching statement/philosophy, (d) the names, addresses, email and telephone numbers of three (3) references (who might be contacted without further correspondence with the applicant).

To receive full consideration, applications must be submitted and received by May 15, 2024. Applications may be reviewed as they are received. The anticipated start date of the position is August 1, 2024.

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Clinical Assistant Professor/Online Coordinator


Public Health-Academic Affairs

About the University of Georgia

Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 3,000 faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

Founded in 2005, the College of Public Health is located on the University of Georgia’s Health Sciences Campus. The College consists of four departments and three specialized institutes. The department is located in newly renovated facilities that house faculty, staff and students. The College of Public Health is actively engaged in community outreach activities.

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Athens Area

EEO Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (

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Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Clinical Assistant Professor


Faculty Rank

Clinical Assistant Professor

Contract Type

Fiscal (12 mo.)

Tenure Status

Non-Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

A doctoral degree in Public Health, Higher Education Administration, or related discipline.

Additional Requirements

Required qualifications are at least three (3) years’ experience teaching and/or administering online higher education courses.

Appointment at the Clinical Assistant Professor rank will require a relevant terminal degree and professional or academic experience, with professional work history in Public Health Academic and Professional Programs. To review UGA’s Promotion and Tenure guideline for specific faculty ranks see

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Familiarity with public health practice and graduate-level career services

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Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources?


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Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the UGA Credit Background Check website .

Background Investigation Policy

Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a background investigation including, a criminal background check demonstrating your eligibility for employment with the University of Georgia; confirmation of the credentials and employment history reflected in your application materials (including reference checks) as they relate to the job-based requirements of the position applied for; and, if applicable, a satisfactory credit check. You may also be subject to a pre-employment drug test for positions with high-risk responsibilities, if applicable. Please visit the UGA Background Check website .


  • Implement orientation sessions for students entering various APE phases, covering topics such as professional conduct, ethics, project management, and career readiness.
  • Proactively manage a caseload of advisees (with academic, applied practice experience/ APE, and career advising) utilizing a suite of electronic advising tools to support students.
  • Implement policies and procedures for the applied practice program in accordance with the requirements of the MPH curriculum and accreditation standards.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for site supervisors, students, and faculty advisors, providing guidance and support throughout the APE .
  • Monitor student progress during the APE, conducting virtual site visits and evaluations as needed to ensure that learning objectives are being met and addressing any challenges that arise.
  • Serve as the instructor of record and teach APE -related online coursework.
  • Implement interactive online learning activities such as discussion forums, virtual group projects, live webinars, and multimedia presentations to foster student engagement and promote active participation in the online program.
  • Assist the Director of Online Programs to compile student data and draft annual reports for the College of Public Health’s accrediting body ( CEPH ).
  • Participate in departmental meetings, committees, and other activities to contribute to the overall mission and strategic goals of the Online MPH program.
  • Stay informed about emerging trends, best practices, and regulatory changes in the field of public health practice education and incorporate relevant updates into program policies and procedures.
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  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
  4. List of References with Contact Information
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