Assistant Professor

Job description

Position Number:


Working Title:

Assistant Professor

Classification Title:

9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty


College of Health & Human Svc (Col)


Public Health Sciences

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Employment Type:

Permanent - Full-time

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Primary Purpose of Department:

The Department of Public Health Sciences is committed to excellence in research and teaching, to building a faculty and staff committed to preparing a diverse workforce, and to extending educational opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds. Our mission is to advance health equity and well-being in an urbanizing world. The Department has extensive ties with local and regional health departments, health care systems, and other community partners. In addition to our CEPH-accredited BSPH, MPH and PhD degree programs in Public Health Sciences, we offer a BS in Health Systems Management, a CAHME-accredited MHA program, and we collaborate with the School of Data Science in the delivery of a MS in Health Informatics and Analytics. The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) ( is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) with 30 full-time faculty serving over 2,000 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. The Department is housed in the College of Health and Human Services, which also includes the Department of Kinesiology, School of Nursing, and School of Social work.

Vacancy Open to:

All Candidates

Description of Work:

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Assistant Professor will: a) engage in scholarship that advances the Department’s portfolio of health research and is expected to seek extramural research funding; b) teach in our BS in Health Systems Management, Master in Health Administration, and/or PhD in Health Services Research program(s); c) contribute professional service to the institution, community, and discipline; and (d) support the Department’s mission and vision. Eligible applicants will contribute to the University’s Diversity Plan at

Minimum Experience/Education:

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:

Eligible candidates must have a doctoral degree in health administration, health care management, health services research, or a related field by August 2021. Candidates are expected to present evidence of promise for contributing to the Department’s research portfolio, obtaining external research funding, and teaching.
The extent to which the candidate can contribute the vision and mission of the department will be considered. Candidates with expertise in health policy, health systems and organization, and/or quality improvement in health care settings are particularly encouraged to apply.

Special Notes to Applicants:

Expected to seek extramural research funding
Contribute to the University’s Diversity Plan
Support the Department’s mission and vision

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Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 4/18/2021
Work Type: Full Time