The MSU Department of Food Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion seeks candidates for a nine-month, tenure-track, academic appointment available beginning Spring semester (January) 2020. We have particular interest in individuals whose teaching, research, and service will contribute to our Department’s commitment to improving global and national health, with a particular focus on the state of Mississippi, consistent with our mission to advancing integrative approach to foods, nutrition, and health. The Department’s academic mission is realized through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and conducts research through the Mississippi Agricultural and Forestry Experiment Station (MAFES). The Department also conducts applied health and human sciences outreach through the MSU Extension Service. Duties and responsibilities for this position include recruiting, advising, and teaching undergraduate students in the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies program and graduate students in the Department’s Master of Science concentration in health promotion. In addition to excellent teaching, the Assistant Professor is also expected to conduct research, seek external funding, and establish a record of scholarly publications and presentations. The incumbent will also be expected to participate in service activities as required by the department, college, and university. Additional responsibilities include engaging in community health promotion activities and establishing partnerships with the regional and national health promotion government agencies and professional organizations in ways that serve the academic mission of the unit and this position, including for student internship and field experiences, for research, and for service as described above. In addition to the 9-month appointment during the academic year, the position may also include opportunities for summer teaching or research depending on student needs and availability of funding.
The candidate must possess an earned doctorate in Health Education, Health Promotion, Health Behavior, Community Health Education, or a related field that positions the candidate to prepare students for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) credential. (See CHES roles and responsibilities from the National Council for Health Education Credentialing here: https://www.nchec.org/responsibilities-and-competencies). Candidates should have the potential and/ or demonstrated ability for successful performance in the areas of teaching, research, and service. Candidates should also have the experience and/or desire to teach in one or more of the following areas: health education/ health promotion program design, implementation and evaluation, epidemiology, cultural competency, health communications, social marketing, health behavior theory, or community health. Potential and/or demonstrated ability to secure external funding and potential/ demonstrated ability to publish in peer-reviewed scholarly journals is required.
Earned certification or eligibility for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) or Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES®)
Teaching experience in distance learning modalities
Internal Number: 499140
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