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Assistant Professor of Public Health

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Posting Details


Internal Title Assistant Professor of Public Health
Position Type Tenure-track
School/Area School of Education, Health, and Human Performance
Department Health and Human Performance
Position Description

The Bachelor of Science program with a major in Public Health, housed in the Department of Health and Human Performance (HEHP) at the College of Charleston, is one of the fastest growing and largest majors on the College’s urban campus, located in historic downtown Charleston, South Carolina. HEHP invites applications for a full-time Assistant Professor position in Public Health beginning in August of 2018. The successful candidate will join the rapidly growing HEHP department, which offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Public Health, Exercise Science, and Physical Education Teacher Education.

Since its founding in 1770, the College of Charleston has maintained a strong liberal arts curriculum. The College is a state-supported, comprehensive institution and ranks among the nation’s top universities in providing quality education in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The student body numbers approximately 11,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The downtown campus is located within walking distance of world class shopping, restaurants and entertainment and is only a 20 minute drive to 3 public beaches. To learn more about the College, Department, and program, please visit:

Academic Responsibilities: 1) Provide high-quality instruction in three courses per semester within the Public Health curriculum, 2) Participate in the development and advancement of curriculum, 3) Establish an independent, sustainable line of inquiry, 4) Utilize excellent written and oral communication skills, 5) Engage in service activities within the program, department, school and college as appropriate, 6) Work collaboratively within the program and department to help meet stated goals and objectives, and 7) Demonstrate a strong commitment to a liberal arts & sciences undergraduate education.

Minimum Qualifications: 1) An earned doctorate in Public Health or closely-related discipline from an accredited institution, 2) The experience/training to teach courses such as Public Health Administration, Global Health, Research Methods, Nutrition and other classes within the Public Health major.

Preferred Qualifications: Higher education teaching experience in the subject areas listed above, academic advising experience, evidence of scholarly productivity related to water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) area, and prior activity in higher education service activities.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Date 12/04/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
Posting Number F2016092P
EEO Statement

The College of Charleston is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any individual or group on the basis of gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, race, color, religion, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, or disability.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Teaching Philosophy
  4. Research and Professional Development Statement
Optional Documents
  1. Sample Publication 1
  2. Sample Publication 2
  3. Student Course-Instructor Reviews