Assistant Professor of Public Health
Health and Exercise Science (HES) - 273200
- Earned doctorate degree in public health or an associated
discipline. Candidates who are ABD will be considered, and all
requirements for the degree must be completed by September 15,
2022. Candidates whose degree is in a related discipline must
demonstrate academic experience and credentials to be considered
applicable for designation as core public health faculty by
- Evidence of research and experience in one of the core areas of
public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral
science, health policy and management, and/or environmental
- Evidence of valuing diversity and inclusion.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
- Special consideration will be given to applicants with evidence
of research and experience in epidemiology, biostatistics, and/or
- Evidence of teaching experience.
- Evidence of service to the university and/or community.
Description of the Department or Unit
The Public Health program is housed in the Department of Health and
Exercise Science ( HES ) and is located within the Beaver College
of Health Sciences. HES comprises nationally accredited and
recognized programs including the Bachelor of Science degree in
Exercise Science, Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health,
Master of Science degree in Athletic Training, and the Master of
Science degree in Exercise Science. The Public Health program is
accredited as a standalone Baccalaureate program by the Council on
Education for Public Health ( CEPH ). The program is growing
rapidly with plans to support a Master of Public Health degree in
the near future. The program currently supports seven faculty (four
tenure or tenure-track) with diverse research and practice
backgrounds. It also enjoys numerous strong, long-term
relationships with regional health providers and public health
The Beaver College of Health Sciences ( BCHS ) is the
second-largest college at Appalachian State University with around
3,700 students served by 150 faculty and staff. Committed to
interprofessional innovation and collaboration in teaching,
scholarship, service, and clinical outreach, the BCHS is
transforming the health and quality of life for the communities we
serve. In 2018, the College expanded to include the Holmes
Convocation Center and Leon Levine Hall of Health Sciences, a new,
state-of-the-art 203,000 square foot facility that is the
cornerstone of the Wellness District. In addition, the college is
home to the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services
and has a collaborative partnership with the Wake Forest School of
Medicine’s Physician Assistant Program.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Public
- Conducting and maintaining an active line of research.
- Participating in service activities for the department,
university, and community.
- Collaborating with community stakeholders and other
Physical Demands of Position
Typical physical demands of classroom and educational environments
in a professional position at a university.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge
Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global
citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in
creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational
Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings
people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge,
to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and
embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the
University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about
20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more
than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
Suggested Salary Range
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and
Special Instructions to Applicants
For a complete application, please apply and submit all
below-required documents electronically through Appalachian State
University’s Job Board:
(1) a cover letter addressing the position description,
qualifications, and experience.
(2) a diversity statement. Appalachian State and the Department of
Health and Exercise Science are committed to working with diverse
student and community populations. In your application, please
describe how your scholarship, teaching, service, or other relevant
life experiences contribute to diverse and inclusive
(3) a statement of teaching philosophy.
(4) a research agenda.
(5) a curriculum vitae.
(6) unofficial copies of all transcripts.Note that finalists
invited for campus interviews must submit official transcripts
prior to the campus interview.
(7) a list of three (minimum) professional references including
name, current position, email, address, and phone number.
Please note this position is based on enrollment and subject to
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in
access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect
to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis
of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and
expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status,
genetic information or sexual orientation.
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Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.
We understand that the successful implementation of diversity,
equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the
entire university community, including alumni and official
university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an
influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning
opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work
collectively to achieve a just experience for all.
We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an
equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are
safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions,
and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity
opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness,
justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university