Assistant Professor - Health Sciences

Colorado Springs, CO
Sep 23, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs welcomes applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Health Sciences with experience and training in health promotion, health education, public health or a closely related field with an emphasis on physical activity and nutrition.

Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in the following areas: health promotion/education core competencies (behavior change theory, program planning/evaluation, intervention methods, etc.) and/or courses related to healthy eating and active living. Applications should demonstrate evidence of successful scholarship and community collaborations. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct and publish meaningful research in their area of expertise, advise graduate students, and engage in professional, department, and university activities. Work distribution will be 40% teaching, 40% research and 20% service, teaching 15 credits per academic year as part of the 40% teaching distribution.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at

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

Preferred Requirements:

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

Special Instructions to Applicants:-- Position is open until filled. Applications submitted by 10/30/17 will receive full consideration. -- Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at (requisition #11188). -- Upon request, 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, 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. If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or Job related inquiries should be directed to the posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Colorado Springs

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

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Sep 22, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Morgan Lee

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00440511


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