The Department of Community Health Behavior and Education in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH) invites applications and nominations for the position of Assistant Professor.
Georgia Southern University, classified as a doctoral/research institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, is a member of the University System of Georgia. As the largest and most comprehensive research institution in southeast Georgia, the University is a residential campus of more than 20,500 students representing 48 states and 89 nations.
Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Georgia Southern offers a comprehensive array of baccalaureate degrees and selected master's and doctoral programs through eight colleges: Business Administration, Education, Engineering and Information Technology, Health and Human Sciences, Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, Public Health, Science and Mathematics and Graduate Studies. With an emphasis on academic distinction, excellent teaching, research and student success, Georgia Southern offers both undergraduate and graduate students an attractive campus environment that encourages learning, discovery and personal growth.
Founded in 1906, Georgia Southern lays claim to being the most beautiful campus in the state. Comprising more than 900 acres, the University grounds are an arboretum-like treasure featuring gently rolling lawns, scenic ponds and soaring pines. Located in Statesboro, a safe Main Street community of approximately 30,000 residents not far from Savannah and Hilton Head Island, Georgia Southern provides the benefits of a major university with the feeling of a smaller college.
Within this setting, JPHCOPH offers the Bachelor of Science in Public Health (BSPH), Master of Public Health (MPH), Master of Healthcare Administration (MHA), and Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degrees. The MPH program has five emphasis areas: Biostatistics, Community Health, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, and Health Policy & Management. The Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) degree has emphases in Community Health Education and Behavior, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Public Health Leadership. The Department of Community Health Behavior and Education offers the Community Health Education and Behavior concentration in the DrPH and the Community Health emphasis in the MPH degrees.
Position Description. Reporting to the Department Chair, the Assistant Professor will be required to contribute to departmental and college teaching and develop an extramurally funded research program. The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate and undergraduate courses; serve on dissertation committees; provide service to the community; mentor students; serve on department, college, and university committees; engage in scholarship/creative activity leading to presentations at professional meetings and publications in peer-reviewed journals; and be actively involved in professional associations and outreach activities. The position is a 9-month, tenure-track appointment, and the salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.