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Associate Professor or Professor

University of Georgia
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 8, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Education, Curriculum & Instruction, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Professional Fields, Public Administration & Policy, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences
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Full Time
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Position Summary

The College of Public Health at the University of Georgia, pursuant to its mission and values , invites applications for a new position specializing in health promotion and behavior to begin August 1, 2022. This tenure-track (or tenured) position is an academic 9-month appointment. The successful candidate will have credentials at the Associate Professor or Professor level and will maintain a primary appointment in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavior . The Department’s instructional programs include a Bachelor’s of Science in Health Promotion and Behavior, Master of Public Health, and health promotion doctoral program. The Department has 12 full-time tenured or tenure track faculty, three clinical faculty, and two instructors committed to instruction, research and outreach with the goal of improving the health of all. Rank and tenure status on appointment will be based on the application and promotion and tenure guidelines. The candidate will hold an affiliation with the Institute of Gerontology , a research institute consisting of more than 25 affiliated faculty from across the University of Georgia.

The hiring is part of a campus-wide Presidential Interdisciplinary Faculty Hiring that aims to recruit 50 faculty members who will educate students and advance research in these areas. Rather than being housed exclusively in a single department, however, the majority of UGA’s newly recruited faculty will focus on the fusion of cross-cutting areas such as infectious diseases, integrative precision agriculture, ethics, cybersecurity, resilient communities and the environment.

The College of Public Health will utilize this initiative to demonstrate our commitment to diversifying our faculty and ensure that we maintain and grow the culture of equity and inclusivity in our college. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are core values of the university and college , and this hiring initiative will make use of the best practices to ensure an inclusive search process. The Diversity and Inclusion Plan for the college identifies priority areas for our investments and through the 2021-2022 academic year we will develop a Diversity Strategic Plan as part of a campus-wide effort. The college offers structured mentoring programs for all faculty that support professional development.

The focus of this hiring initiative will be in the field of Precision One Health, and will be part of a cluster spanning the College of Pharmacy, College of Veterinary Medicine, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, College of Public Health, and the College of Engineering. Areas of research might include, but are not limited to: medicinal chemistry, chemistry, chemical biology, pharmacology, pharmaceutics, animal models of antimicrobial resistance, novel drug discovery, origins of antimicrobial resistance, and therapeutics for emerging infectious diseases.

We believe that research should inspire action. We are committed to conducting meaningful research through innovative approaches and collaboration across disciplines and sectors and connecting with the communities we serve in Georgia and around the world. To this end, we are looking for a team player. Specifically, the successful candidate should bridge research efforts between Precision One Health Initiative cluster hires across the University, in addition to synergizing interdisciplinary collaboration efforts between units within the College of Public Health, specifically the Institute of Gerontology. The ideal candidate will conduct research, education, and outreach at the intersection of several potential areas: aging; telehealth or e/m-health; rural health; health disparities associated with aging; chronic and/or neurodegenerative disease prevention.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Along with the on-line application, applicants are asked to submit the following information:
  • A detailed curriculum vitae.
  • A cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience relative to the responsibilities of the position, and a summary of research accomplishments and future goals (2 page max.).
  • A statement describing the candidate’s commitment to diversity and the creation of an equitable and inclusive professional environment (2 page max.).
  • A statement of teaching philosophy and experiences regarding instruction and mentoring (2-page max.).
  • The names, titles, and contact information for three professional references.
  • Three reprints of authored research papers (combined in single PDF file).

Questions related to the position may be directed
Dr. Jenay Beer
Department of Health Promotion and Behavior
Institute of Gerontology
College of Public Health
University of Georgia
102 Spear Rd
Athens, GA 30602

All applications received by January 15,2022 will receive full consideration. Screening will continue until the position is filled.

Posting Details

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Working Title

Associate Professor or Professor


Public Health-Gerontology Inst

About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia ( UGA ), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities, is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( ). UGA is currently ranked among the top 15 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 was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 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

College/Unit/Department website

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Benefits Eligible


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Effective End Date (for Limited-Term postings)

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Job Closing Date

Open until filled


Location of Vacancy

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 (

UGA Statement

PLEASE NOTE : On December 7, 2021, the federal District Court for the Southern District of Georgia issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing the vaccine requirement for
Federal Contractors pending further review. As a result, the requirements of the Executive Order and associated guidance, including the vaccination requirement for covered contractor employees, are currently not in effect.

The University of Georgia is a Federal Contractor as defined by Presidential Executive Order 14042 and subject to the requirement that Federal Contractors must ensure that all covered employees, including those working remotely, are fully vaccinated by January 4, 2022. You may be required to show proof of your fully vaccinated status at the time of your start date, or have received a medical or religious exemption from the fully vaccinated requirement at the time of your start date. For more information regarding the Federal Contractor fully vaccinated employment requirement please visit or call (706) 542-2222.

Position Details

Position Information

Classification Title

Open Rank


Faculty Rank

Open Rank

Contract Type

Academic (9 mo.)

Tenure Status

Tenure Track or Tenured

Minimum Qualifications

Applicants must have a terminal degree (PhD, MD, other relevant doctoral degree) in public health, applied health, psychology, sociology, or a related discipline.

Additional Requirements

Requirements for the ranks of Associate Professor and Professor are outlined in the University’s Appointment, Promotion and Tenure Guidelines and the College of Public Health’s Promotion and Tenure Guidelines . To be eligible for tenure upon appointment, candidates must have been tenured at a prior institution and bring a demonstrably national reputation to the institution. Candidates must be approved for tenure upon appointment before hire.

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

Candidates should possess a track record of engagement with and leading successful interdisciplinary teams. Furthermore, candidates should demonstrate a record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications and strong evidence of external funding. Candidates should also show evidence of excellence in instruction and will teach undergraduate and graduate courses both in-person and potentially online, advise students, direct MPH and PhD projects/theses, and conduct professional and collegiate service activities both within UGA and the community at large.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

Preference will be given to qualified candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and inclusion in their teaching, research and/or service.

Physical Demands

Is this a Position of Trust?


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


Does this position require a P-Card?


Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position?


Is driving a responsibility of this position?


Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care?


Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications)


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.


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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Sample Publications
  4. Other Documents #1
  5. List of References with Contact Information
  6. Teaching Portfolio/Philosophy
Optional Documents

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