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Assistant Professor of Health Studies - 000893

University of Richmond
Richmond, USA, Virginia

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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

Applicants should apply online at 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 (


Working at University of Richmond

Founded in 1830, the University of Richmond is one of America's premier private universities. The University blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. A nationally ranked liberal arts university, Richmond offers a unique combination of undergraduate and graduate programs through its schools of arts and sciencesbusinessleadership studieslaw, and continuing studies. The 350-acre suburban campus, including a 10-acre lake, is consistently cited by The Princeton Review as one of the most beautiful campuses in the nation.

With approximately 3,000 undergraduate students, Richmond offers 55 majors, 42 minors, and 12 concentrations at the bachelor's level. Graduate students can choose from six master's degrees programs, an MBA program, a juris doctorate, and six dual-degree programs in law. Continuing studies options include programs at the associate, bachelor, and master levels, in addition to numerous non-credit offerings.

Richmond faculty members are outstanding leaders in their fields. Of the 312 full-time faculty at the University, 98 percent hold doctorate or terminal degrees. Richmond has a student-faculty ratio of 9:1, with zero classes taught by teaching assistants. Our faculty members are in the classrooms and the labs, working closely with students to maximize their educational experiences.

U.S. News & World Report ranked Richmond one of the best liberal arts universities in the nation and in the top 35 for undergraduate research. BusinessWeek ranked The Robins School of Business in the top 20 nationally and fourth for academic quality, as well as among the top 15 part-time MBA programs. Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine named Richmond in the top 25 for best value among private colleges and universities

As locals like to say, Richmond is "easy to love" because of its rich history, stunning architecture, natural beauty and quality of life. It's been named one of the top cities in which to live and work by numerous national sources, including Forbes magazine. As the capital of Virginia, Richmond is home to the state legislature, a growing number of Fortune 500 companies and industries ranging from finance to agriculture. In fact, Forbes also recently ranked Richmond as the sixth best city to get a job in the U.S. Nearly one million people live in the Greater Richmond region and enjoy an array of cultural opportunities including 35 museums; numerous theatre companies; a symphony, a ballet and an opera; a thriving public forum; three professional, minor-league sports teams; a coliseum for major concerts and sporting events; and much more. Located just 100 miles south of Washington, D.C., Richmond is only 90 minutes from Virginia's beaches and 90 minutes from the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains.

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success.  In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE

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