Professional Track Assistant/Associate Professor

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Position Number:


Functional Title:

Professional Track Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Type:

Non-Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

EN - EHRA 9 month non-leave earning - No longer in Use

University Information:

UNC Greensboro, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is 1 of only 57 doctoral institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for both higher research activity and community engagement. Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 20,000+ students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. With 17 Division I athletic teams, 85 undergraduate degrees in over 125 areas of study, as well as 74 master’s and 32 doctoral programs, UNC Greensboro is consistently recognized nationally among the top universities for academic excellence and value, with noted strengths in health and wellness, visual and performing arts, nursing, education, and more. For additional information, please visit and follow UNCG on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Primary Purpose of the Organizational Unit:

Founded in 1891 and one of the original three UNC System institutions, UNC Greensboro is one of the most diverse universities in the state with 18,000 students, and 3,000+ faculty and staff members representing 90+ nationalities. UNC Greensboro (classified a Minority Serving Institution and designated Title III eligible institution) and the School of Health and Human Sciences are committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive population of students, faculty, and staff and are proud of our alumni serving in advocacy, service, teaching, and research positions. The Department of Public Health Education offers the 8th nationally ranked PhD in community health education, a CEPH-accredited MPH professional degree, and a BS in public health education with concentrations in community health education (campus-based) and health studies (online). We also offer two post-baccalaureate certificates: (1) health and wellness coaching and (2) workplace wellness. Our faculty is a community of outstanding teachers and scholars with active research programs and projects in adolescent and young adult health, athlete health and wellness, health coaching, immigrant and refugee health, physical activity and cardiovascular health, sexual and reproductive health, tobacco and substance use prevention, violence prevention, women’s health, and worksite health promotion.Greensboro is a thriving city of approximately 280,000 people. In addition to UNCG, the city is home to a number of colleges and universities including North Carolina A&T State University and Bennett, Greensboro, and Guilford Colleges. Greensboro was the birthplace of student sit-ins to desegregate lunch counters, which began at the Woolworth store downtown and later spread to other locations around the nation. The city is located in an area of great natural beauty, cultural arts, and mild temperatures. North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains are an easy two-hour drive and the beaches of North and South Carolina are within a three-hour drive.

Position Summary:

The Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) invites applications for a full-time, professional-track (non-tenure) faculty member at the Assistant/ Associate Professor rank. The Department recognizes the critical role of quality teaching and Professional Track faculty members are fully integrated in the department, receive full benefits, begin with a 2-year contract eligible for subsequent renewal on a yearly basis, and can be considered for promotion from Assistant Professor through the rank of Full Professor.

We are seeking a collaborative and motivated colleague to join our team to teach primarily at the undergraduate level, representing our largest student body and a growing population of focus for the university, serve as a primary advisor for our undergraduate programs, and provide service to the department (e.g., serve on the Undergraduate Program Committee). The base teaching load in the School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS) is 4 courses per semester, with opportunities for reduced teaching load for additional service or administrative duties. Additional consideration will be given to candidates who can teach in an online environment (synchronous/asynchronous) and at the graduate level.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have:

  • A Master of Public Health (MPH) degree completed by the time of application; applicants with doctoral degrees in public health or related disciplines are welcome to apply
  • Ability to teach our required core courses in the undergraduate program
  • Evidence of commitment to teach and advise a diverse student body

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred QualificationsAdditional consideration will be given to candidates who also have one or more of the following:

  • Ability to teach at the graduate level
  • CHES/MCHES certification
  • Established a track-record of teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate students
  • Ability to develop meaningful connections with community organizations to support experiential learning and/or internship placements

Tenure Status:

Not on Track

Recruitment Range:

Salary commensurate with training and experience

Org #-Department:

Public Health Education - 13006

Job Open Date:


For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




Type of Appointment:

Time Limited

Time Limited Duration:

Begin with 2-year contract eligible for subsequent renewal on a yearly basis.

Number of Months per Year:


Physical Effort:

Hand Movement-Repetitive Motions - O, Reading - F, Writing - F, Hearing - F, Talking - F, Standing - O, Sitting - F, Walking - O

Work Environment:

Inside - F


UNCG at a Glance

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is the largest and most diverse state university in the Piedmont Triad. Standing apart from other universities, the UNCG community is joined together by a shared value: We define excellence not only by the people we attract, but by the meaningful contributions they make. 

With more than 19,400 students and 2,500 faculty and staff, UNCG is the largest state university in the Piedmont Triad and has an annual economic impact of more than $1 billion. The campus has grown to include 30 residence halls and 30 academic buildings on 210 acres.

UNCG takes pride in being a learner-centered public research university. The College of Arts & Sciences and seven professional schools offer 79 undergraduate majors, 65 master's programs and 30 doctoral programs.

The university holds two classifications from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, as a “research university with high research activity” and for “community engagement” in curriculum, outreach and partnerships. More than $35 million in grants and contracts for research and creative activity are awarded to faculty members annually. Among the most prominent of UNCG's research initiatives are the Gateway University Research Park and the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering. Both are partnerships with North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University.

Globalization of the curriculum has expanded opportunities for international education, through new programs such as the UNC Exchange Program and the Lloyd International Honors College. In addition, innovative signature programs such as Building Entrepreneurial Learning for Life (BELL), Communication Across the Curriculum, Undergraduate Research and Freshman Seminars enhance the student experience.

As a cultural leader, UNCG offers concerts, lectures, dance and theater performances, exhibitions at the internationally known Weatherspoon Art Museum and readings by nationally known authors. In athletics, Spartan teams compete in nine women's and nine men's sports in Division I of the National Collegiate Athletic Association. With ethnic minority students making up 26 percent of the student body, UNCG is the most diverse of the UNC system's historically white campuses.

Although much has changed, some things remain the same. The university motto — “Service” — continues to be a guiding principle put into practice through all aspects of university life.

UNCG Schools and College of Arts & Sciences

The University's Academic Affairs Division consists of seven academic schools, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Graduate School and the Lloyd International Honors College. The names below are the ones currently in use. In some cases, the names have changed since the academic units were founded. The schools and their dates of establishment are: Graduate School 1921-22;College of Arts & Sciences 1969, Lloyd International Honors College 2005, Joint School of Nanoscience & Nanoengineering 2007, Joseph M. Bryan School of Business & Economics 1969, School of Education 1921, School of Health and Human Sciences 2011, School of Music, Theatre and Dance 2010, and School of Nursing 1966.

Achievements & Accolades

UNCG is garnering national attention and awards for its challenging academic programs, supportive environment and engaged community. Take a look at some of our latest accomplishments and meaningful contributions on campus, in the community and around the globe. Curious about more accolades, achievements, our student body, faculty and staff excellence and other signs of our success? Find out more at UNCG Now:

Challenging Academic Programs

U.S. News & World Report ranked three UNCG online programs among the best in the nation in the 2015 list of Best Online Programs.

UNCG’s slate of online programs has earned a top 10 ranking for affordability from

The graduate program in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies has earned a Top 10 ranking by the The HDFS Report.

Supportive Environment

UNCG is a Military Friendly School for the fourth straight year, putting it in the top 15 percent of colleges and universities nationwide that are doing the most to support veterans and ensure their success.

UNCG is ranked among the best colleges for your money nationwide by College Factual, a new site that guides students through the college selection process.

The Education Trust singles out UNCG among the nation’s universities for its success at closing the gap in graduation rates between black and white students.

Engaged Community

For the fifth year in a row, UNCG has earned the “Tree Campus USA” designation for promoting healthy trees and encouraging the spirit of conservation. 

UNCG’s innovative dynamic mailbox system has been honored as one of University Business Magazine’s Models of Efficiency.

For the eighth consecutive year, UNCG is highlighted on Washington Monthly’s list of American universities that contribute most to the public good.

Careers at UNCG

UNCG is committed to the creation of an inclusive, collaborative and responsive university by attracting, retaining and developing a diverse community of talented individuals in support of the university's mission.

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