Associate Professor

Job description

Position Number 998933

Functional Title Associate Professor

Position Type Tenure Stream

Position Summary

The Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) seeks a collaborative and motivated scholar to join our dynamic faculty. We invite applications for a tenured Associate Professor, or Associate Professor with qualifications for Tenure, position to begin August 1, 2018.

The Department seeks an individual who will: a) maintain a productive program of research that complements and/or extends departmental strengths, b) participate in collaborative research programs as appropriate to his/her interests, c) teach and mentor in the department's graduate and undergraduate programs, d) take a strong role in doctoral student development, and e) provide service to the department, school, university, and profession.

The Department has established research strengths that include working with adolescents, athletes, immigrants and refugees as well as working in communities, schools, and worksites. Our faculty focus on a range of topics (e.g., global health, health coaching, sexual and reproductive health, substance use, and violence prevention). We would also welcome candidates who could extend our research strengths to the topics of: chronic disease, obesity, and/or health policy.

Department, School, and University

The Department offers four public health degree programs: a PhD program, a CEPH-accredited MPH program, and a campus-based B.S. program in Community Health Education and an online B.S. program in Health Studies. The successful candidate will join a highly collegial, dynamic, enthusiastic, and growing group of faculty who enjoy developing collective, interdisciplinary research and educational programs. Faculty members in Public Health Education are well regarded for their close collaboration with students in community-engaged scholarship, interdisciplinary collaborations, and funded research. Please read about the work of the PHE Department at

The Department of Public Health Education is one of nine departments and programs within UNCG's School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS). To encourage faculty scholarship, HHS has an Office of Research dedicated to facilitating faculty success with research development, grant submission / management, and scholarly productivity.

Like the department, the School of HHS is committed to recruiting and advancing women and minorities at all faculty/staff levels. Within the School of HHS, the diversity from non-white ethnic groups of the faculty and students is 20% and 53%, respectively, well above the national average in both categories. For additional information on the School of HHS, visit

UNCG has been ranked among the "Great Colleges to Work For" by the Chronicle of Higher Education. The institution is celebrated for both for its strong research and its community engagement in curriculum, outreach, and partnerships. Specifically, UNCG is one of approximately 50 institutions to be classified as both a Community-Engaged and a High-Research Activity University by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education. UNCG has outstanding campus resources for faculty to excel in both teaching and research, including the Office of Sponsored Programs, Digital ACT Studio, and the University Teaching and Learning Commons.

UNCG has over 19,900 students (16,000 undergraduate/3,500 graduate students) and 800 faculty. It is the largest, most diverse university in the Triad area, (Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point) and for the 16th consecutive year has made Princeton Review's list of one of the nation's best universities. In 2015, UNCG was one of just five universities in the United States to receive the Active Minds Healthy Campus Award. To learn about the UNCG campus environment and surrounding community go to:

Local Setting

Greensboro, North Carolina's third-largest city, is a culturally rich area of about 275, 000 residents (in a metropolitan area of 1.6 million people) that serves the region as a center for commerce, culture and connectivity. With seven higher education institutions in the immediate area, a large industrial base, and proximity to the Research Triangle, it is an attractive location for dual career families as well as for researchers who want to collaborate with a diverse set of scholars and to reach diverse populations. Greensboro has a rich history in the Civil Rights Movement and has emerged as a favored destination for foreign-born nationals with some 90+ languages represented in the local school system. The city boasts a vibrant downtown, with a mix of shops, restaurants, offices, and museums, and hosts multiple festivals and events. Greensboro has an outstanding park and greenway network with opportunities for walking, hiking, running, kayaking, and road and mountain bicycling. Located about halfway between Atlanta and Washington, D.C. Greensboro provides easy access to the Blue Ridge Mountains (just a 2-hour drive to the west) and the Atlantic Ocean (approximately 3.5 hours to the east).

Minimum Qualifications

The successful candidate must have:
• A Doctoral degree (PhD, ScD, DrPH, EdD) in Public Health or related field
• Evidence of commitment to and excellence in teaching at graduate and/or undergraduate levels
• Evidence of scholarly productivity appropriate for the rank of an Associate Professor, including peer-reviewed publications/external funding

Preferred Qualifications

Consideration will be given to candidates who also have one or more of the following:
• Strong quantitative or mixed methods research skills
• Experience mentoring graduate students
• Current external funding
• MCHES or CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) certification
• Experience with community based research and multidisciplinary collaboration

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit all materials at through the UNCG job search system at

1) Cover letter that specifically highlights how your research and teaching expertise fits within the department.

2) Full Curriculum Vitae, which highlights your skills and experiences relative to the position's minimum and preferred qualifications.

3) One-page discussion of teaching and mentoring philosophy. Candidates should highlight their experiences with advising, mentoring and teaching at undergraduate and/or graduate levels. The committee encourages candidates to specifically discuss their philosophy and anticipated strategies for research mentorship of doctoral students.

4) One-page discussion of research experience, interests, and future goals, including student involvement in research and types and application of methodological expertise.

5) Applicants are asked to provide the names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least three references in the UNCG JobSearch portal.

Recruitment Range Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience

Org #-Department Public Health Education - 13006

Job Open Date 10/10/2017

For Best Consideration Date 12/04/2017

Job Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Type of Appointment Permanent

FLSA Exempt

Number of Months per Year 9

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research Statement
  5. List of References
Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

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    1. * Please indicate how you learned of the vacant position for which you are applying:
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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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