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Part-Time Instructor in Health Communications

Agnes Scott College
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 17, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Communications, Other Communications, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Professional Fields, Social Work & Human Services, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Part Time
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Part-Time Instructor in Health Communications Position:

Part-Time Instructor in Health Communications: Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health


Part-time Faculty


Health Communications (Graduate Program)

The Agnes Scott College Health Communications Graduate Program is seeking a part-time instructor to teach Social and Behavioral Determinants of Health (HCM 620) in fall 2022. Additional teaching opportunities in the Health Communications graduate program will be available on a part-time basis throughout the academic year.

The successful applicant will have a minimum of a master’s degree in Public Health (MPH) or Health Communications, and preferably have a Ph.D. or be ABD in a Ph.D. program. Candidates will also be asked to provide evidence of excellence in teaching, preferably online and/or at the graduate level.

HCO 620 provides an overview of select social and behavioral theories used by health communicators to explain and predict health behaviors, as well as to inform the design of intervention strategies and evaluation methods. The course employs an ecological framework, examining theories at the policy, community, organizational, interpersonal and individual levels. Particular emphasis is placed on the role of structural and social determinants of health in shaping health behaviors and risks.

This is an online course, with a minimum of 75 minutes a week of synchronous content. Synchronous class meetings are scheduled for Monday evenings from 6:30-7:45 pm.

To apply, send electronic copies of your CV, contact information for three references, and a cover letter that addresses both your interest and qualifications for the position and your commitment to teaching a diverse student body. Application materials can be sent to Dr. Amy Patterson, Director of Health Communications ( ). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We plan to begin interviewing candidates by mid-April. Official graduate transcripts will be required before hiring. Please note that it is college policy to only hire candidates who are legally authorized to work in the United States.

Agnes Scott College is a highly selective, independent national liberal arts college for women located in metropolitan Atlanta. An equal opportunity employer, Agnes Scott College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, veteran status, disability or genetic information, gender identity, gender expression or any other characteristic protected by law in its employment. Agnes Scott College has a strong commitment to diversity and urges members of underrepresented groups to apply.

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