Assistant Professor - Public Health Studies
College of Health and Human Services
School of Health and Applied Human Services


Vacancy: #14F069
Position # 4088

The Public Health Studies program in The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS), in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS), at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks a dynamic, creative, and exemplary teacher and scholar for the position of Assistant Professor of Public Health Studies. The Public Health Studies Program at UNCW currently offers a concentration in community health education, but is looking to add additional concentrations in the near future and to be one of the first programs in the country to receive accreditation through the Council for Education in Public Health (CEPH) as a standalone baccalaureate public health program.  The successful candidate will join a faculty of six that serves approximately 130 undergraduate students.  The candidate will conduct research; teach undergraduate classes in such areas as biostatistics, research methods, public health ethics, policy and law, epidemiology; advise students; and provide community and professional service.  The position will remain open until filled and will commence August 11, 2014.

Applicants must hold an earned doctorate degree in public health, health education, or a closely related field at the time of employment.  Preference will be given to candidates who have (a) an established record of research and scholarly activity, (b) previous public health/health education experience, (c) previous teaching experience, (d) professional association involvement, (e) a record of community engagement (f) CHES, MCHES and/or CPH.

The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work.  The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences houses six undergraduate degree programs as well as a graduate program in Applied Gerontology. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its interprofessional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families, and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.

UNCW is one of 17 constituent campuses of the University of North Carolina system, with an enrollment of 13,733. It offers 52 undergraduate, 38 master’s, and two doctoral degree programs. At UNCW, passionate and engaged teaching, learning, and research are valued. UNCW, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. UNCW is unique in its dedication to combining a commitment to excellence in teaching with research opportunities and student involvement. UNCW is located in the port city of Wilmington which is situated between the Cape Fear River and the Atlantic Ocean. Wilmington is a favorite destination for beach going tourists and is known for a high quality of life.

To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at A letter of application, a brief statement that describes teaching style, a curriculum vitae detailing teaching, research, and service, and contact information for three professional references should be addressed to Chair, Search Committee for the Assistant Professor in Public Health Studies, College of Health and Human Services, and attached to the online application - not emailed, mailed, or faxed. Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are required. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Ms. Jonia Smith at (910) 962-3203 or smithja@uncw.ed  Priority consideration will be given to applications received by February 6, 2014; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. More information about the institution is available through

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic, or other minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

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