Assistant Professor of Public Health

Appalachian State University
North Carolina, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 20, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Physical Education, Other Health & Medicine, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Title Assistant Professor of Public Health Tenure Status Tenure Track Position Number 070081 Department Health and Exercise Science (HES) - 273200 Minimum Qualifications
  • 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 accreditation standards.
  • 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 health).
  • 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 environmental health.
  • Evidence of teaching experience.
  • Evidence of service to the university and/or community.
License/Certification Required
N/A 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 agencies.

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 Health program.
  • Conducting and maintaining an active line of research.
  • Participating in service activities for the department, university, and community.
  • Collaborating with community stakeholders and other professional organizations.
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 experience. 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 communities.
(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 available funding. AA/EEO Statement

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.

Director of Human Resources/ EEO Officer
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Director of Title IX Compliance/Title IX Coordinator
Office of Title IX Compliance
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Boone, NC 28608
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ADA /504 Coordinator & Office of Disability Resources Director
Office of Disability Resources
224 Joyce Lawrence Lane/Suite 112 Anne Belk Hall
Boone, NC 28608
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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 community.

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