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HES - Assistant/Associate Professor, Health Science - Tenure Track - 520894

The University of Alabama

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Apply nowJob no: 520894
Work type: Regular Part-time (Benefits eligible)
Location: Alabama
Categories: Tenure/Tenure-Track Faculty

217506 - Health Science

Assistant/Associate Professor

Position Summary
The Department of Health Science, College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks 2 candidates for a nine-month, tenure track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Education and Promotion.

Detailed Position Information
The Department of Health Science, College of Human Environmental Sciences at The University of Alabama seeks 2 candidates for a nine-month, tenure track position as an Assistant or Associate Professor of Health Education and Promotion. The successful candidate will be expected to conduct independent research and seek external research funding. The candidate will teach undergraduate and graduate courses in one or more of the following areas: health disparities, community health, health behavior theory, health communication, health education/promotion interventions, program planning, program evaluation, research methods, environmental health, and epidemiology. The selected candidate will be expected to mentor doctoral students, provide professional service to the University, profession, and community; and perform other duties as assigned.

The Department of Health Science is comprised of 21 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 over 600 majors enrolled in one of the degree programs in the Department, including the B.S. in Public Health (concentrations in Health Education and Promotion, and Health Professions); Master of Public Health (concentration in Health Education and Promotion); M.A. in Health Studies; Ph.D. in Health Education and Promotion; and M.S. in Athletic Training. The B.S. in Public Health and the Master of Public Health degrees are accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). More information can be found at the Department website:

Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree in health education, health promotion, public health or a closely related field at the time of employment. We seek individuals with an ability to engage in research and scholarly activities as evidenced by publication in refereed journals and a focused research plan with potential for external funding. We also seek applicants with teaching experience or demonstrated potential for success in teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses, with proficiency in one or more of the aforementioned areas. Preference will be given to candidates who have: (a) an established record of research and scholarly activity, (b) previous teaching experience, (c) previous health education/public health experience, (d) professional association involvement, and (e) a record of community engagement. Public health or health education-related certification is desirable (i.e. CPH, CHES®, MCHES®).

Instructions and Required Materials for Application
Application review will begin immediately and close on October 31, 2023. In order to apply, candidates must submit the following materials online: (a) a cover letter (addressing the position description including research interests, teaching philosophy, and a diversity statement to further The University of Alabama’s commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion), (b) curriculum vitae, and (c) a list of three professional references including their qualifications (attached as Other Document 1). For further information, contact Dr. Don Chaney at or Dr. Lori Turner at As part of the screening process, the references may be contacted. The anticipated start date is August 16, 2024.

About the Division/College/School
At the College of Human Environmental Sciences, we empower students to bring about positive change in the world. Our faculty conduct advanced research, provide outreach and prepare a new generation of professionals with a shared goal of improving lives.

CHES brings together a wide range of disciplines which focus on the interaction between individuals, families and the environment. Five distinct departments cover a multitude of human science programs that help individuals across the lifespan improve their mental, physical and financial well-being. We touch people’s lives in the home, at school, in the workplace, at the dinner table, on the athletic field, and in a myriad of other arenas.

About the University
The University of Alabama, part of The University of Alabama System, is the state’s flagship university. UA shapes a better world through its teaching, research and service. With a global reputation for excellence, UA provides an inclusive, forward-thinking environment and nearly 200 degree programs on a beautiful, student-centered campus.

A leader in cutting-edge research, UA advances discovery, creative inquiry and knowledge through more than 30 research centers. The University of Alabama has R1: Doctoral Universities – Very High Research Activity status by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education and is among the top doctoral research universities in the United States.

As the state’s largest higher education institution, UA drives economic growth in Alabama and beyond.

About Tuscaloosa
Tuscaloosa is so much more than a college town.

It's a vibrant community that’s filled with legendary history. Located along the Black Warrior River, the city features a walkable downtown that’s complete with live music, locally owned shops, outdoor spaces to explore and local restaurants to meet every palate. With a geography ranging from suburban to rural, the area offers a variety of housing options along with excellent public and private schools and a wealth of recreational and entertainment options.

With a metro area population of 235,000, the Druid City lies about an hour southwest of Birmingham, in west-central Alabama. It’s within a few hours’ drive of Gulf Coast beaches and major cities like Nashville, New Orleans and Atlanta, making it a great base for growing better acquainted with the South’s finest offerings.

Background Investigation and EEO Statement
Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.

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, age, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status 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. "EEO is the Law"

Advertised: 21 Sep 2023 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: 19 Jan 2024 Central Standard Time


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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