Assistant Professor of Health Studies - 000893
The University of Richmond Department of Health Studies invites applications for a full-time tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin in August 2024. A doctoral degree in public health or a closely related field must be completed prior to the start date.
The Department of Health Studies is a vibrant and growing unit that equips students with theoretical and empirical frameworks for understanding the social, cultural, environmental, biological, psychological, ethical, economic, legal, and policy contexts that shape individual and population health. The department welcomes applicants from a variety of fields within public health, including health promotion, global health, health services research, health administration, environmental health, climate change and health, health communication, public health ethics, and population health, among others. The successful candidate will be prepared to teach two of the three core courses for the health studies major (health policy, global health, and epidemiology) as well as upper-division undergraduate courses in specialty areas.
The University of Richmond is a top-20 national liberal arts college that prepares its nearly 4,000 students "to live lives of purpose, thoughtful inquiry, and responsible leadership in a global and pluralistic society." A private university located just a short drive from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the university combines the best qualities of a small liberal arts college and a large university through its five schools and wide array of campus programming. Under Richmond's "teacher-scholar" model, professors typically teach undergraduate courses, author peer-reviewed scholarship, mentor student researchers, and participate in departmental and university governance. The University of Richmond is committed to developing a diverse workforce and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community that values the expression of difference in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development, and institutional success. Our academic community strongly encourages applications that are in keeping with this commitment. For more information on the department and its programs, please see https://hs.richmond.edu/.
Applicants should apply online at http://jobs.richmond.edu and upload a CV and a cover letter that includes statements about (1) teaching interests, experience, and strategies for teaching effectiveness, (2) research vision and plans, including plans for involving undergraduate students in meaningful research, and (3) engagement with diverse communities or other aspects of health equity. The teaching statement within the cover letter should articulate the candidate's teaching philosophy, interests, and future professional development goals as well as involvement in and commitment to inclusive pedagogy. Candidates should provide the names and contact information for three references who may be asked, at a later date, to submit letters of recommendation. Review of applications will commence on October 2, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Please address any questions about the position to department chair Kathryn H. Jacobsen (firstname.lastname@example.org).