Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Distinguished Endowed Professorship in Public Health
Job posting number: #7070103
Posted: September 21, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionMinimum Qualifications
We are seeking candidates who are nationally known as a scholar, educator, researcher and/or leader in the field of public health and who value diversity and inclusion.
This position is a full-time, tenure-track or tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor. An earned doctorate in Public Health or a related discipline is required with significant research and/or practice experience in one of the core areas of public health (epidemiology, biostatistics, social and behavioral science, health policy and management, and/or environmental health). Candidates whose degree is in a related discipline must demonstrate academic experience and credentials for designation as core public health faculty by accreditation standards.
Areas of Interest (No Minimum Level Required)
Open within the Public Health discipline.
Description of the Department or Unit
The Department of Health and Exercise Science is comprised of nationally accredited and recognized programs including the Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Science, the Bachelor of Science degree in Public Health, the Master of Science degree in Athletic Training, and the Master of Science degree in Exercise Science. The mission of the Public Health program is to provide theoretical and applied knowledge that prepares students to promote and protect the health of the public. The undergraduate Public Health degree program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). The program is growing rapidly with plans to support a Master of Public Health degree in the near future. The program currently supports seven faculty (four tenure-track) with diverse research and practice backgrounds. It also enjoys numerous strong, long-term relationships with regional health providers and public health agencies.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate students, and potentially graduate students, in the candidate’s area of expertise, mentoring public health faculty and students, conducting research, seeking external funding, and collaborating with community stakeholders and other professional organizations to bring positive visibility to the public health program.
The Endowed Professor will also work closely with the Blue Cross NC Institute for Health and Human Services to support community-based research and program development in our rural communities.
Type of Position Full Time Position
Appointment Type 1.0
Number Of Months Per Year 9
Physical Demands of Position
Typical classroom and educational environments at the university, including face to face instruction, online, and/or hybrid classes.
Description of University
Appalachian State University, in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The transformational Appalachian experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and embrace diversity and difference. As one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina system, Appalachian enrolls about 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.