Assistant Professor

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 004732
Working Title Assistant Professor
Classification Title 9-Mo Tenure-Track/ Tenured Faculty
College College of Health & Human Svc (Col)
Department Public Health Sciences
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 9
Primary Purpose of Department

The Department of Public Health Sciences is committed to excellence in research and teaching, to building a faculty and staff committed to preparing a diverse workforce, and to extending educational opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds. Our vision is “Healthy People, Healthy Place, Healthy Communities”. The Department has extensive ties with local and regional health departments, health care systems, and other community partners. In addition to our CEPH-accredited BSPH, MPH and PhD degree programs in Public Health Sciences, we offer a BS in Health Systems Management, a MS in Health Informatics, a CAHME-accredited MHA program, and a PhD in Health Services Research. UNC Charlotte is North Carolina’s urban research university (, the third largest and fastest growing of 17 institutions in the UNC system. The 1000-acre campus serves a diverse and growing student body of over 29,000 students including more than 5000 graduate students, and over 1,000 full-time faculty. Charlotte, the 17th largest city in the U.S. is a dynamic, diverse Metropolitan area of 2.4 million with a strong, diversified economic base that supports excellent cultural and recreational amenities, outstanding health facilities, and a major international airport. The Department of Public Health Sciences (PHS) ( is a member of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) with 25 full-time faculty serving over 1,500 undergraduate and 200 graduate students. The Department is housed in the College of Health and Human Services, which also includes the Department of Kinesiology, School of Nursing, and School of Social work.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty should be interpreted in the context of the related departmental and collegiate goals.
Teaching, Advising, Curriculum and Instructional Development – Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to teaching may include but are not limited to: subject matter competence, course design, course presentation, advising and consultation, directing student research, curriculum and instructional development, and grading student work.
Scholarly Research, Creative, and Other Professional Activities – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to participate in expanding the knowledge base of her/his academic field by conducting research or engaging in other creative activities as appropriate to the faculty member’s discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to research may include but are not limited to: research/creative activity that generates new knowledge and/or synthesizes and/or integrates existing knowledge, publication, an on-going agenda for research, scholarly, and creative activity, and are expected to seek extramural support for their work.
Service to University, the Public, and the Profession – All tenured and tenure-track faculty are expected to engage in a program of service appropriate to their discipline. Faculty responsibilities and essential functions with respect to service may include but are not limited to: service to the administration and governance of the University, public service, and service to the profession.

To view the complete Job Responsibilities and Essential Functions for Tenured and Tenure-Track Faculty document visit our website:

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The successful candidate will serve teaching, research and service needs of the Department.

Minimum Experience/Education

UNC Charlotte gives primary consideration to the earned doctorate or terminal degree in the teaching discipline or a related discipline.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

The candidate must have a doctoral degree in health administration, public health or a related field by August 2018. Candidates are expected to present evidence of promise for contributing to the Department’s research portfolio, obtaining external research funding, and teaching. The extent to which the candidate can contribute the vision and mission of the department ( will be considered. We are particularly interested in candidates with undergraduate teaching experience and a demonstrated commitment to public health workforce development.

Necessary Licenses/Certifications

Not applicable.

Special Notes to Applicants

Please include the following documents with your electronic submission:

1) A cover letter describing qualifications
2) Curriculum vita
3) List of three references with contact information

For questions or to arrange a confidential discussion about this position contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Sarah Laditka ( Review of applicants will begin on January
22, 2018 and continue until the position is filled.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

Job Open Date 12/21/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 01/22/2018
Proposed Hire Date 08/15/2018
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents
  1. Statement of Research, Teaching & Leadership