Lecturer - Public Health

Job description

Business Title:

Lecturer - Public Health

Home Department:

School of Health & Human Performance

Employment Type:

Non-Tenure Track Faculty




Faculty (10-month)

Time Limited?:


Time-Limited Appointment Length:

Not Applicable

Work Schedule:

40 hours per week Monday through Friday; occasional nights and weekends required for special events.

Work Hours per week:


Travel Required?:


Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

The School of Health and Human Performance offers innovative undergraduate and graduate programs of study. We offer undergraduate degrees in Exercise Science and Public Health, and master’s degrees in Human Performance, Health Promotion, Physical Education and Athletic Training.
Students work with professors, fellow students, and practitioners in a variety of settings in order to empower others to lead healthy lifestyles and to function more effectively in society. We offer programs that balance traditional classroom and experiential learning to provide our students with the knowledge and skills to make positive lifestyle and career choices.

Primary Purpose of Position:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in health & human performance as appropriate for area of expertise. Courses may include, but not be limited to: Public Health Policy; Global Public Health; Health Communication and Social Marketing; Administration of Health and Human Services; Epidemiology; Substance Use and Abuse; etc.

This position will also be required to assist with the Center for Health and Social Issues during the summer months. A stipend will be available for this duty.

Key Function:

Faculty - Teaching/Instructing

Job duties performed for the above function:

Teach undergraduate and graduate courses in health & human performance as appropriate for area of expertise and SACS qualifications.

Individual will carry a 5/5 teaching load (15 credit hours per semester).

Other Duties and Responsibilities:

Candidates must contribute to the School of Health and Human Performance educational mission. The finalist is expected to maintain involvement in University, College and/or Departmental service and engagement in professional service at the national/international, regional, state and/or community level.

Equal Opportunity Statement:

Georgia College is committed to the fundamental principle of equal opportunity and equal treatment for every prospective and current employee and strives to create a campus environment which understands, fosters, and embraces the value of diversity. No person shall, on the grounds of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information, be excluded from employment or participation in, be denied the benefits of, or otherwise be subjected to discrimination, under any program or activity conducted by Georgia College.

Background Check Statement:

Georgia College conducts job-related background checks on final candidates in order to ensure a safe and secure work environment. All employment offers will be contingent upon the successful completion of applicable background screenings which include, but are not limited to criminal history, motor vehicle report, credit history, drug and alcohol screening.

Proposed Minimum Experience/Education:

Successful candidates must have:
1. Doctoral degree in Public Health or closely related field.
2. Evidence of successful higher education teaching.
3. Experience and demonstrated competence in teaching courses cited previously.

Department Required Skills :

1. Understanding of the principles associated with teaching and learning.
2. Demonstrable ability to work collegially and effectively with individuals of diverse backgrounds.
3. Ability to communicate effectively with students and colleagues.
4. Be self-motivated, self-directed, and able to accomplish goals.

List any other requirements:

1. A minimum of 18 graduate semester hours related to one or more of the programmatic areas in Health & Human Performance.
2. Strong communication skills.
3. Evidence of methodological innovation and creative teaching strategies is highly desirable.

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Job No:
Posted: 12/28/2020
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time