Assistant Professor in Community Health - 15671BR
Assistant Professor in Community Health
The School of Education and Human Sciences at the University of Kansas, home to the Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences, is one of the premier institutions in the preparation of practitioners and leaders in education and related human service fields. The School is committed to leading the way in providing academic excellence in teaching and learning, research and scholarly pursuits, and service. The School is ranked 9th among public institutions for its graduate programs by U.S News and World Report.
The Department of Health, Sport, and Exercise Sciences offers a broad range of programs in exercise science, community health, physical education, and sport management. These programs, at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels, prepare practitioners, administrators, researchers, faculty members, and leaders for all levels of education.
The University aspires to become a leader among its peer institutions in making meaningful and lasting progress in responding to the needs and concerns of minoritized and marginalized demographic groups. In a continuing effort to enrich its academic environment and provide equal and employment opportunities, the University actively encourages applications from members of the underrepresented groups in higher education
The successful candidate must have appropriate work authorization by time of appointment.
40% Research: Pursue a focused line of research inquiry in community health, health education or related field. Seek external funding to support research activities and interests. Develop collaborative relationships with faculty members within and outside of HSES, including various research centers at KU and at the University of Kansas Medical Center campus. Direct student research including projects, theses and dissertations.
20% Service: Contribute to the service mission of the Department of HSES, School of Education and Human Sciences and the University of Kansas.
- Ph.D., ABD, or equivalent in a health related field with a specialty in health education, community health, epidemiology, health behavior, physical activity, or psychology of physical activity.
- Evidence of, or potential for, scholarly ability through publications and grants.
- Evidence of ability to teach courses at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Evidence of strong written and oral communication skills.
- Experience working with diverse populations.
Additional Candidate Instructions
Only complete application packages submitted online will be considered. In addition to the materials above, learning about each applicant’s contribution and engagement in areas of diversity is an important part of KU’s mission. As a result, applicants will be presented the following questions at the time of application. Each response must be within 4,000 characters or less.
- Please describe your experience, approach or methodologies to create and implement inclusive teaching and advising practices, pedagogical techniques and course materials to create an inclusive classroom environment.
- In your current and/or previous role, please provide an example outlining how you demonstrate your ongoing commitment in working with diverse groups/populations.