Assistant Professor - Health Sciences

Job description

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs invites applicants for the position of Assistant Professor of Health Sciences beginning in August 2019. The successful applicant will have training and experience in health promotion, health education, public health, or a related field with an emphasis on healthy lifestyles (e.g., active living, healthy eating, mindfulness). Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching in the following areas: health promotion/education core competencies (e.g., health behavior theory and change, program planning and evaluation, intervention methods, community health) and /or courses related to healthy lifestyles for individuals and/or communities. Applicants should have experience with community collaborations and demonstrate evidence of a research trajectory. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct and publish research in their area of expertise, advise students, and engage in department, university, and professional service. Work distribution will be 40% teaching, 40% research, and 20% service, teaching 15 credits per academic year (a 3-2 load) as part of the 40% teaching distribution in a 9-month appointment.

The University of Colorado Colorado Springs (UCCS) is one of four campuses in the University of Colorado system and is home to over 12,400 undergraduate and 1,800 graduate students. UCCS is among the fastest growing universities in the state and is consistently ranked as one of the top western regional universities by U.S. News & World Report. Colorado Springs, (pop. 400K+) is situated at the base of Pikes Peak, offers many recreational and cultural activities and was recently ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top Best Places to Live in the U.S. The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs is a distinguished and innovative college providing excellence in education, scholarship, and practice in the health professions, facilitating collaboration for the promotion of a healthy community.

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, or a closely related field

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2-years experience teaching and/or conducting research on healthy lifestyles (e.g., active living, healthy eating, mindfulness) for individuals and/or communities

Special Instructions to Applicants:Applications submitted by October 1, 2018 will receive full consideration. Applications submitted through email or surface mail will not be considered. Please apply at 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, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), 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. When applying, applicants must include: 1. Cover letter that specifically addresses the job requirements and qualifications 2. Current curriculum vitae 3. Unofficial transcript(s) 4. Statement of Research Philosophy 5. Statement of Teaching Philosophy 6. Three letters of recommendation If you have technical difficulties with your application, please contact the CU Careers help desk at 303-860-4200 #5 or [email protected] 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: Jun 22, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Morgan Lee

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00440317





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Posted: 12/20/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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