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Assistant/Associate Professor

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Job no: 500891
Department: Kinesiology, Nutrition, & Health
Location: Oxford, OH
Work type: Faculty
Categories: Teaching
Status: Full Time
Temporary: No

Job Title:

Assistant or Associate Professor

Job Summary:

Assistant or Associate Professor (tenure track) to teach in Public Health; maintain an active research agenda; advise students; and provide service to the institution. For this position, primary teaching responsibilities will include both undergraduate and graduate level Public Health courses (BS/MS), such as introduction to public health, environmental public health, public health communication, national and global health policy, public health disparities past and current, and other courses as needed. Appointment begins August 2023.

The Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Health is an interdisciplinary department, and one of the largest in the College of Education, Health, and Society. To learn more about the Department of Kinesiology, Nutrition and Health at Miami University, including degree offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, please visit our website at

Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. or doctorate in Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Education or closely related field by date of appointment for appointment as Assistant Professor. Appointment to the rank of Associate Professor requires a Ph.D. or doctorate in Public Health, Health Promotion, Health Education or closely related field by date of appointment, and a proven track record of consistent scholarship, extramural research funding, and high-quality teaching and advising at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Desired Qualifications:

Consideration may be given to candidates with CHES (certified health education specialist); CPH (certified in public health); experience teaching hybrid or fully online as well as face-to-face courses; scholarly productivity; and a demonstrated commitment to social justice. Ability to obtain external funding to support a research program; evidence of interest and ability to direct and publish high-level research in areas related to Public Health/Health Promotion/Health Education such as physical activity/exercise, tobacco use, diet/nutrition, obesity/weight management, effective communication of health messages, or minority health behaviors/health inequities.  However, all areas of expertise will be considered.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of teaching philosophy, and a one-page statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in the teaching profession. Department will request letters of recommendation from references listed in application. Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Paul Branscum at

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Date to Begin Screening Applicants:

Screening of applications will begin October 10, 2022 and will continue until the position is filled.


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