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Assistant Professor, Health Education & Promotion, RCF

The University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL
Closing date
Jul 11, 2021
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Assistant Professor

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Assistant Professor, Health Education & Promotion, RCF



Position Summary::

The Department of Health Science, College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks candidates for a nine-month, non-tenure track position as Assistant Professor of Health Education and Promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to supervise and coordinate the online programs in the Department. This includes but is not limited to developing, implementing and/or maintaining program processes, programs, and policies; serving as a liaison to the Graduate School, College of Continuing Studies, and other internal partners; assisting the online programs with student enrollment cycle services, and support with a focus on recruitment and admissions; developing and coordinating student networking and mentoring opportunities across the public health programs; and developing public health trainings and content for the local public health workforce. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses and coordinate the BSPH culminating experience activities (experiential learning) and the MPH Applied Practice Experience (experiential learning). The selected candidate will be expected to provide professional service to the University, profession, and community; and perform other duties as assigned.

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Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree and possess a graduate degree in health education and promotion and/or public health. We seek individuals with experience in coordinating effective online education program and student support services. We also seek applicants with teaching experience and demonstrated potential for success in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses. Preference will be given to candidates who have: (a) an established record of working with online programs in health education and promotion/public health, (b) previous teaching experience, © experience with CEPH accreditation, and (d) previous administrative oversight of online programs. Public health or health education-related certification is desirable (i.e. CPH, CHES®, MCHES®).

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The Department of Health Science is comprised of 19 full-time faculty members whose research and teaching interests span a variety of areas that center on improving the health and well-being of individuals, communities, populations, and the environment. The Department is home to approximately 800 majors enrolled in one of the degree programs in the Department, including the BS in Public Health (concentrations in Health Education and Promotion, and Health Professions); Master of Public Health (concentration in Health Education and Promotion); MA in Health Studies; PhD in Health Education and Promotion; and BS and MS in Athletic Training. The BS in Public Health and the Master of Public Health degrees are in the process of undergoing accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). More information can be found at the Department website:

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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more.
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Application screening begins on July 9, 2021. In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online: (a) a cover letter (addressing the position description and a diversity statement to further The University of Alabama’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion), (b) curriculum vitae, © transcript of graduate coursework (attached as Other Document 1) and (d) a list of three professional references including their qualifications (attached as Other Document 2). For further information, contact Dr. Don Chaney at [email protected] As part of the screening process, the references may be contacted. The position starts August 16, 2021.


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The University of Alabama embodies an academic community that demands excellence in teaching, research and service and provides an inclusive, nurturing environment for the discovery of knowledge and the development of well-rounded leaders. Founded in 1831 as Alabama's first public college and known as the Capstone of Higher Education, UA provides a premier undergraduate and graduate education built upon global engagement, high-quality scholarship, outstanding teaching, and diversity and inclusivity throughout the community.

Our Mission

The University of Alabama will advance the intellectual and social condition of the people of the state, the nation and the world through the creation, translation and dissemination of knowledge with an emphasis on quality programs in the areas of teaching, research and service.

Our Vision

The University of Alabama will be known as the university of choice for the best and brightest students in Alabama, and all students who seek exceptional educational opportunities. The University of Alabama will be a student-centered research university and an academic community united in its commitment to enhance the quality of life for all Alabamians and the citizens of the nation and the world.

Our Core Values

The University of Alabama is committed to:

  • Undergraduate education that produces socially-conscious, ethical and well-rounded leaders who are grounded in their subject matter and capable of controlling their own destinies.
  • Graduate education that is deeply vested in subject matter knowledge, professional content, research skills and creative activity.
  • Public outreach and service that is held in the highest regard and fosters impactful public engagement to enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Alabama, the nation and the world.
  • Campus life that embodies collaboration, collegiality, respect and a culture of inclusivity.

Our Strategic Goals

  • Provide a premier undergraduate and graduate education that offers a global perspective and is characterized by outstanding teaching, high-quality scholarship and distinctive curricular and co-curricular programs. Increase the University’s productivity and innovation in research, scholarship and creative activities that impact economic and societal development.
  • Enrich our learning and work environment by providing an accepting, inclusive community that attracts and supports a diverse faculty, staff and student body.
  • Provide opportunities and resources that facilitate work-life balance and enhance the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty and staff.
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