Assistant Professor of Public Health: Social and Behavioral Health
The Austin College Public Health Program invites applications for a tenure-track position beginning Fall 2021. A Ph.D. in Public Health or a related field is required. If the candidate has a doctorate in a related field, then a Masters in Public Health is necessary. A strong commitment to teaching excellence is essential. Teaching duties will include three courses per semester plus January Term courses, the latter usually during alternating years. Expertise must be focused in the areas of Social and Behavioral Health, Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, or Community Health. Those who have specialties in other areas of public health, such as epidemiology and health policy, will not be considered since we already have faculty with expertise in both of those fields. Successful candidates also will be able to teach Fundamentals of Public Health, and offer other courses based on expertise and the Public Health Program’s and College’s needs.
In addition to a strong commitment to undergraduate teaching, we expect the candidate who fills this position to develop an active research program that involves undergraduate students and to be enthusiastic about working with colleagues to place students in internships. The College has a program that provides summer research stipends for students involved in research.
The Public Health Program at Austin College is a strong and growing interdisciplinary program. The selected candidate will be joining 2 full-time tenure-track Public Health faculty with expertise in Epidemiology and Health Care Policy and Management, and a Public Health Physician in Residence. Our program is located in the IDEA Center, a new three-story science facility including 16 classrooms, 32 advanced laboratory-classrooms, a 108-seat auditorium, and an observatory.
Austin College supports interdisciplinary courses and programs. We appreciate candidates who can work with and/or contribute to curricula in areas such as East Asian Studies, Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Nonprofit Organizations and Public Service, and Southwestern and Mexican Studies. We also welcome candidates who would be interested in collaborating with colleagues in related programs such as Psychology and Sociology. Austin College has a diverse student body and is committed to the same in the hiring process.
Austin College is a leading national independent liberal arts college located north of Dallas in Sherman, Texas. Founded in 1849, making it the oldest institution of higher education in Texas operating under original charter and name, the College is related by covenant to the Presbyterian Church (USA). Recognized nationally for academic excellence in the areas of international education, pre-professional training, and leadership studies, Austin College is one of 40 schools profiled in Loren Pope’s influential book Colleges That Change Lives.
To apply, candidates should include in a single PDF document: a letter of application, CV, copies of graduate transcripts, a one-page statement of teaching philosophy, a one-page description of research interests, and a one-page Diversity and Inclusion Statement indicating how they would address diversity in their teaching, scholarship, and/or service. This PDF document should be emailed to: [email protected] (preferred). Candidates should also request that three letters of references be submitted to the same email address, with candidate's name in the subject line. We also accept hard copies mailed to Dr. Beth Gill, Vice President for Academic Affairs, 900 N. Grand Ave, Suite 6D, Sherman, Texas 75090-4400. Review of applications begins 1 October 2020 and will continue until the position is filled.
Austin College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a diverse faculty, staff, and student body, and welcomes all applicants. Candidates must be legally authorized to work without sponsorship for employment visa status (e.g., H1B status).