The University of Lynchburg, a private regional university located in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Central Virginia, is accepting applications for a tenure-track full-time assistant professor position in the College of Health Sciences‘ Master of Public Health program and health promotion department beginning January 3, 2022.
The successful applicant must be willing to strive for teaching excellence, experiment with new pedagogies, and collaborate with colleagues from diverse disciplines in support of the institution’s liberal arts mission. An earned terminal academic degree (PhD, EdD, or equivalent) in public health, health promotion, health education, or closely related area of study is required. Additionally, the candidate must have current CHES/MCHES certification or commitment to obtain CHES/MCHES certification within the first year of hire. Candidates nearing completion of the required terminal degree (ABD status) will be considered.
The candidate should be able to teach in a variety of subject areas in health promotion and public health as well as develop new courses that align with the responsibilities and competencies for health education specialists, the Competency-Based Framework for MPH Health Educators, the Association of Schools of Public Health, and the Council of Linkages between Academic and Public Health Practice. A strong research agenda that complements the current faculty, experience with grant writing, and evidence of community involvement is desired.
How to Apply
Submit a cover letter (addressing their commitment to obtain CHES/MCHES certification if not currently held, teaching philosophy for undergraduate and graduate courses, research agenda, and their approach to inclusive curriculum and diversity in higher education), curriculum vitae, unofficial graduate and undergraduate transcripts, evidence of teaching effectiveness (preferably teaching evaluations from the last 2-3 years), and names and contact information for three references who can speak to the candidate’s qualifications related to the last 5 years of work to:
Department of Health Promotion and MPH Program
Dr. Tonya Price
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The selected candidate must successfully pass a background check that is satisfactory to the University.
The University of Lynchburg is committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from persons of color, women, Indigenous/aboriginal people of North America, persons with disabilities, the LGBTQIA+ community, and others who may contribute to the further diversification of the University of Lynchburg community.
The University of Lynchburg is an equal opportunity employer.