Assistant Professor #499831

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Position Title:

Assistant Professor #499831





Job Summary/Basic Function:

Job Summary:
The Assistant Professor of Public Health will effectively perform duties and responsibilities of the position. The duties and responsibilities include teaching graduate and undergraduate level courses on-line formats in Public Health; pursuing program research and funding grants; and scholarly activity and service; advising students; and effectively participating with the faculty in the Department of Health & Kinesiology to achieve common goals.

Home to more than 15,000 students, Lamar University is a Carnegie Doctoral Research University and is one of the fastest growing universities in The Texas State University System. Lamar University offers more than 100 programs of study leading to bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees. The 270-acre campus in Beaumont is about 90 miles east of Houston and about 25 miles west of Louisiana. Lamar University stresses academic achievement by emphasizing accessibility, research and innovation in online learning. The university is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The College of Education and Human Development is Accredited by Association for Advancing Quality in Educator Preparation (AAQEP). This program is also accredited by Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH).

The campus is conveniently located within easy reach of Houston, TX, Lake Charles, LA, and surrounding communities.

Minimum Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Minimum Qualifications:

  • An earned doctorate in one of the following: Public Health/Health Promotion/Community Health/ or related Health area.
  • ABD’s considered expected graduation date is by May 2022

Preferred Qualifications (Education & Experience):

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Assistant Professor level
  • Experience in online education
  • Experience collaborating with individuals and agencies in local communities. CHES preferred.

EEO Statement:

Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

Veteran's Preference:

Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

Security Sensitive Statement:

This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Lamar Expectation of Quality:

Employee will support the mission of Lamar by providing high quality, professional services, timely responses and solutions to customer requests.


This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. But, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. This description is subject to modification as the needs and requirements of the position change. Lamar University reserves the right to revise, change or eliminate this job description at any time.

Other duties may be assigned to this position on a regular or occasional basis to respond to the needs of the university.

This Job Description is not intended to be a contract of employment or a legal document. Employment with Lamar University is at will, and may be terminated with or without cause, and with or without notice, at any time. Nothing in this Job Description shall be interpreted to be in conflict with or to eliminate or modify in any way the employment-at-will status of Lamar University employees.

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Posted: 4/20/2021
Application Due: 7/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time