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Assistant Professor for Public Health Education

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Greensboro, NC

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Position Number:


Functional Title:

Assistant Professor for Public Health Education

Position Type:

Tenure Stream

Position Eclass:

FC - Faculty 9 month Non Leave earn

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:

UNCG and the Department of Public Health Education 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 offers the 8th nationally ranked PhD in community health education, a CEPH-accredited MPH degree, and a BS in public health education with concentrations in community health education and health studies (online).We also offer two post-baccalaureate certificates: (1) health and wellness coaching and (2) workplace wellness. Our faculty are a community of outstanding teacher/scholars, with active research programs and projects in adolescent and young adult health, athlete health and wellness, health coaching, immigrant and refugee health, racialized stressors and health, physical activity and cardiovascular health, sexual and reproductive health, LGBTQ+ health, tobacco prevention, violence prevention, and worksite health promotion.

Position Summary:

The Department of Public Health Education at the University of North Carolina Greensboro (UNCG) seeks collaborative, social justice-oriented scholars to join our dynamic and supportive faculty. We invite applications for two tenure track positions – one at the Assistant Professor level and one at either the Assistant or tenured Associate Professor level— to begin August 1, 2024. This job announcement is for those interested in the Assistant Professor ranked position.

We are seeking a candidate who will: (a) work to promote health equity and social justice through examining and addressing social determinants of health; (b) establish a robust research agenda that integrates students and complements and/or extends departmental strengths; © teach and provide professional mentorship across graduate and undergraduate programs; (d) work closely with students in our PhD program by serving on doctoral program committees, dissertation committees, and providing broad professional mentorship; and (e) provide meaningful service to the department, school, university, and profession. Additional consideration will be given to candidates with strong quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods research skills, and those with training and experience in community-engaged research.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must have:

  • A Doctoral degree (PhD, DrPH, ScD, EdD) in Public Health or related field (PhD candidates who complete degree prior to start date will be considered)
  • Evidence of scholarly productivity and potential appropriate for rank (e.g., peer-reviewed publications and research funding)
  • Evidence of committed and excellent teaching at graduate and/or undergraduate levels
  • A demonstrated record of working collegially with faculty, students, staff, and community partners

Preferred Qualifications:

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

  • Expertise in quantitative, qualitative, or mixed methods to support graduate students and faculty (envision one position supporting quantitative methods and one supporting qualitative methods)
  • Expertise in community-engaged research
  • Experience and passion for mentoring graduate and undergraduate students
  • CHES/MCHES and/or CPH certification and/or eligibility

Tenure Status:

Tenure Track

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicants should upload the following materials to UNCG’s application portal, Spartan Talent.

  • A cover letter that addresses how their efforts in all areas (research, teaching, and service) will benefit the UNCG academic community, including how UNCG and the Department of Public Health Education will benefit the candidate’s academic program/aspirations. Please also include the names and contact information for 3 professional references.
  • Curriculum Vita.
  • Research statement (1-2 pages) that summarizes the impact and importance of their past research and future research goals, inclusive of their methodological contributions.
  • Teaching statement (1-2 pages) that includes teaching philosophy and specific application of this philosophy, as well as identifying specific departmental face-to-face and online courses, across our programs, they are interested in/prepared to teach.

Recruitment Range:

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience

Org #-Department:

Public Health Education - 13006

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For Best Consideration Date:


Open Until Filled:




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Physical Effort:

Reading - f, Writing - f, Hearing - f, Talking - f, Standing - o, Sitting - o, Walking - o, Climbing-Stairs - o

Work Environment:

Night/Dark - o, 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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