Assistant Professor of Health Sciences Tenure-Track Appointment 2018-2019

Gettysburg, PA
Jul 31, 2017
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary.  The Department of Health Sciences at Gettysburg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level to begin August 2018, specializing in public health. The Department of Health Sciences takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of human health. Candidates should be prepared to teach introductory and upper-level courses in public health, global health, and the candidate’s area of specialization. Responsibilities include teaching five courses per year, which could be either classroom or laboratory courses; conducting a dynamic research program; and actively participating in the governance of the department and college.  The successful candidate will also have opportunities to teach in the broader college curriculum through interdisciplinary courses and our First-Year Seminar program. 

Qualifications. We seek an individual interested in teaching, advising/mentoring, and scholarship within the liberal arts.  Candidates must have a doctoral degree in a public health discipline or a doctoral degree in a closely related field, paired with a Master of Public Health (MPH).  Undergraduate teaching experience preferred.  We strongly encourage applications from candidates who can demonstrate through their teaching, scholarship or governance that they can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of our community.

Application Details.  Please visit our website to submit your electronic application: including a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy and experience, a statement of current and future research plans, and current email addresses for at least three professional references. At least one reference should be able to address the candidate’s teaching effectiveness. Please limit the CV to four pages and each statement to three pages.  After the search committee’s preliminary selection of candidates, professional references will be contacted by Gettysburg College to submit letters of recommendation electronically.  Applications and letters of recommendation received by November 15 will be given fullest consideration, but submissions will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled.  Inquiries can be addressed to Professor Amy Dailey at

Gettysburg College is a highly selective liberal arts college located within 90 miles of the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area. Established in 1832, the College has a rich history and is situated on a 220-acre campus with an enrollment of approximately 2,600 students. Gettysburg College, an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal, state, local laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and admission. The College prohibits discrimination and harassment, and provides equal opportunity without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital/familial status, possession of a General Education Development Certificate (GED) as compared to a high school diploma, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, sex, age, or genetic information in all aspects of employment, educational programs, activities, and admissions. Pursuant to Title IX of the Education Amendment of 1972, Gettysburg College prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex (i.e., which includes but is not limited to the prohibition of sexual misconduct and relationship violence, including sexual assault and harassment) in all of its educational programs and activities.