Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Denton, TX
Feb 12, 2019
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

System Identification Number:

Posting Origination:

Rehabilitation and Health Services (135350)

College of Health and Public Service

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Department of Rehabilitation and Health Services in the College of Health and Public Service at the University of North Texas seeks an outstanding and energetic full-time Assistant or Associate Professor of Public Health. This is a nine-month tenure track position at the rank of an Assistant or Associate professor, depending on experience and qualifications. Teaching responsibilities include both undergraduate courses in Public Health and graduate level courses in Ph.D. in Health Services Research curriculum. The candidate selected for this position will be expected to engage in online teaching as well as facilitation of accreditation with the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). Faculty are expected to serve on department, college, and university committees; actively participate in professional organizations; and maintain continued scholarship and funded research activity.

The Department of Rehabilitation & Health Services is an interdisciplinary department which houses a Ph.D. in Health Services Research, two Master's degrees (Rehabilitation Counseling and Health Services Administration), two Bachelor's degrees (Public Health and Rehabilitation Studies), and several minors and certificates. In addition to being an innovative, student-centered instructor, the ideal candidate will need a proven track record in supporting and mentoring graduate students; participating in interdisciplinary research initiatives; securing external funding to support research activities and facilitating community-focused programming.

The College of Health and Public Service has a mission to strengthen communities through education, scholarship and engagement. With seven academic departments and several centers, institutes and professional programs, HPS is transforming the quality of life and becoming the "go-to" resource for community issues in Texas. Students from our college are prepared for a variety of careers in the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Our alumni can be found working in a wide range of settings such as, Federal Emergency Management Administration, Child Protective Services, Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, U.S. Department of State, Peace Corps, Texas Youth Commission and many others.

The University of North Texas (UNT) is a Tier One student-focused public research university and the flagship of the UNT system with approximately 38,000 students. UNT is located in Denton, a community of over 130,000 people 36 miles north from Dallas-Fort Worth, a thriving metropolitan area offering entertainment, culture, shopping, and professional sports.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications:
PhD/DrPH in public health or PhD in a related discipline
Record of teaching effectiveness commensurate with collegiate faculty Assistant or Associate Rank
Record of scholarship commensurate with Assistant or Associate rank
Ability to work collaboratively with faculty across disciplines
Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Applicants must have teaching experience in Public Health and a history of funded scholarship or potential to secure external funding.

Preferred Qualifications:
Areas of specialization within public health are open, but preference will be given to individuals who could teach undergraduate courses in biostatistics and/or epidemiology.

Position Type:

Tenure Status:
Tenure Track

Appointment Basis:
9 Months

Pay Frequency:

Non-Tenured Appointment Term:
No Response

Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed

Review of Applications Begins:

Required Applicant Documents:
Curriculum Vita
Cover Letter
Sample Publication 1
Narrative Describing Scholarly Research
Statement of Teaching Philosophy


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