Assistant Professor - Health Sciences

Colorado Springs, CO
Mar 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The successful candidate is expected to teach curriculum in our established undergraduate and graduate Health Sciences Programs, conduct and publish meaningful research in their area of expertise, advise students, and engage in professional, department, and university activities.

Work distribution will be 40% research, 40% teaching, 20% service; position will teach 15 credits/academic year as part of 40% teaching distribution.

The position requires significant experience and training in health promotion, health education, public health or closely related fields with an emphasis on physical activity and nutrition, obesity, and/or prevention and treatment of chronic disease.

The successful candidate will have experience teaching in the following areas: health promotion/education core competencies (behavior change theory, program planning/evaluation, intervention methods, community health, etc.) and/or courses related to healthy eating and active living.

Additionally, the candidate will demonstrate evidence of successful scholarship and community collaborations.

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package. Information on benefits programs can be found at:

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Minimum Qualifications:
  • Terminal degree (e.g., PhD, EdD, DrPh) in Health Promotion/Education, Public Health, Community Health, Community Nutrition or closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Professional certification(s) such as MCHES/CHES or CPH.
  • Experience teaching and/or conducting research in the areas of healthy eating and active living.
  • Experience with teaching and/or research in sustainable food and/or physical activity environments.

Special Instructions to Applicants:Statements of teaching and research philosophy are required as part of the application. Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by May 11, 2017 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Upon request, please be prepared to provide five professional references (at least two previous/current supervisors), including their email contact information. Official transcripts will be required upon hire.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References, Unofficial transcript(s), Statement of Research Philosophy, Statement of Teaching Philosophy

Application Materials Instructions:In order for an application to be considered, applicants must label each required attachment with the relevant title, attach the required documents for this position announcement to the submission and check the Job Specific Attachments box next to each document in the submission.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

Department: C0001 -- Colorado Springs Campus - 40083 - Beth-El Health Sciences

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 15, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Morgan Lee

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00440511


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