Overview

The Health and Physical Education Department at Rhode Island College invites applications for a tenure-track position of Assistant Professor, Community & Public Health & Health Promotion for fall 2018. (Final appointment is subject to available funding).

The successful candidate will be able to teach undergraduate and graduate courses focused on improving population health through development and implementation of evidence based community and public health promotion and disease prevention efforts. The candidate must possess a strong commitment to educating and mentoring students.

This position is specifically targeted to a candidate who can assist with advancing the department’s mission of improving health outcomes and quality of life through preparation of future practitioners and leaders in the community and public health promotion field. Other responsibilities include contributing to robust partnership initiatives between the B.S. in Community Health and Wellness program and community organizations, sustaining interdisciplinary relationships across the college, and advising graduate and undergraduate students.

We are seeking applicants with a commitment to teaching, mentoring and research. This candidate will add to the department’s strengths, bring leadership to the discipline and ensure programs are meeting the changing needs of the community and public health profession. Join a forward-thinking and collegial department where students, faculty and staff work and learn together.

Utilizing an interdisciplinary and experiential learning approach, the fast growing Bachelor of Science in Community Health and Wellness program of study attracts a diverse array of students who are highly motivated and eager to engage with program faculty and other leaders in the field of community and public health. Major requirements include core courses in community health, program planning, health education and health promotion, epidemiology, biology, nutrition, social and global health perspectives, along with health and interdisciplinary concentration electives. Students complete a practicum and a full-semester internship experience in a community and public health setting. Graduate study includes a M.Ed. in Health Education, school nurse teacher certification pathway, and a new initiative for advanced study in population based community and public health promotion.

Required qualifications include: Doctoral degree in Community and/or Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Education or a related field. ABD will be considered. Three years of successful community and/or public health, health promotion, or related experience; demonstrated record of leadership.

Preferred qualifications include: Higher Education teaching experience; experience with online and hybrid course delivery; professional certification such as CHES (Certified Health Education Specialist) or CPH (Certified in Public Health).

This position is open until filled.

The doctoral degree is required for appointment and must be completed prior to the beginning of service.

For a full job description, which includes additional responsibilities and requirements for the position and application procedures, see our web site at https://employment.ric.edu/. Candidates must apply on-line, using Rhode Island College’s PeopleAdmin Applicant Tracking system. www.ric.edu.

Founded in 1854, Rhode Island College is a distinctive regional college personalizing education for undergraduate and graduate students. The college serves approximately 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity institution which values and is committed to inclusion and expanding the diversity of its faculty and staff, the College invites members of protected classes, including minorities and persons with disabilities, to identify themselves as such at the time of application.