Assistant Professor Health Education

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Assistant Professor Health Education

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Assistant Professor Health Education.

Position Details LocationHattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States DivisionCollege of Nursing and Health Professions Position TypeFaculty Employment StatusFull Time Grant FundedNo Salary Range63,000.00 - 68,000.00 Posting Close DateOpen Until Filled

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants should include:

  • Cover letter summarizing academic preparation and professional experience in health education
  • Curriculum vitae
  • List of three (3) professional references (no letters required)

Job Summary
This nine-month, entry-level, tenure track position requires teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Public Health program, particularly in the Health Education emphasis area; developing a programmatic line of research; and providing service to the school, college, university, and professional organizations.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities
The tenure-track appointment at the assistant professorlevel involves

  1. Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in the Health Education emphasis area

  2. Research leading to refereed publication

  3. Participation in departmental, university and community service

  4. Performing other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Doctorate (Ph.D. or equivalent) in health education or a related discipline such as health promotion, behavioral health science, or community health education.

Demonstrated line of scholarly inquiry evidenced by submission of peer-reviewed publications, professional presentations, and/or grant submissions.

Demonstrated ability to engage in effective teaching and service.

Preferred Qualifications
Professional work experience and expertise in health education and health promotion is highly desired.

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.




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Posted: 10/6/2019
Application Due: 12/5/2019
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