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Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Health


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Health, Exercise Sci & Recreation Mgmt (10000912)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Position Description

The University of Mississippi is seeking applications for Assistant/Associate Professor in Public Health. This is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant or associate professor (as determined by academic experience, achievements and research/scholarly record) to begin August 2021. Applicants should have expertise in community health from a wide range of public health focus areas including, but not limited to, chronic disease, mental health, maternal and child health, and unintentional injuries.  Applicants should demonstrate an engaged/ongoing research agenda with a strong record of and potential for extramurally funded research and/or community engagement grants, a record of peer-reviewed publications in high impact journals, research/scholarly achievement, and a record of excellence in teaching undergraduate and graduate students consistent with the rank of an Assistant or Associate Professor. The public health graduate and undergraduate programs are housed in the Department of Health, Exercise Science and Recreation Management (HESRM). HESRM encourages individuals with an interest in working as part of a team to develop and grow new CEPH-accredited public health programs to apply.

Position Details

Appointment: 9 Month

Assignment Type: Tenure Track

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Qualifications:
•    Doctoral degree in public health or a health-related field by the time of employment
•    Master’s degree in public health (MPH) or a health-related field
•    Evidence of a strong public health research agenda with potential for securing competitive, extramural research funding


Preferred Qualifications:
•    Postdoctoral training
•    Evidence of community engagement activities including but not limited to developing and maintaining partnerships with relevant public health agencies and organizations
•    Previous experience with applying for and maintaining CEPH accreditation for public health programs
•    History of developing and teaching online and remote courses
•    CHES, MCHES, or CPH certification

Application Procedures

Review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled or until an adequate applicant pool is established. Applicants must include a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references. No paper copies will be accepted. Official transcripts must be received prior to hire.


Contact Information:
Allison Ford-Wade, PhD (
Professor and Search Committee Chair

About the University of MS & Oxford, MS

Founded in 1848, the University of Mississippi (UM), affectionately known to alumni, students and friends as Ole Miss, is Mississippi's flagship university. Included in the elite group of R-1: Doctoral Universities - Highest Research Activity by the Carnegie Classification, it has a long history of producing leaders in public service, academics and business. The University of Mississippi, consistently named by The Chronicle of Higher Education as a “Great College to Work For,” is located in Oxford, MS, which is ranked one of the “Top 10 Best College Towns.” With more than 24,000 students, UM is the state's largest university and is ranked among the nation's fastest-growing institutions. The University of Mississippi, which has aggressively implemented many health and wellness initiatives for its more than 2,900 employees, has consistently been named one of Mississippi’s Healthiest Workplaces.


Touted as the “Cultural Mecca of the South”, creativity abounds in Oxford as musicians, artists and writers alike find inspiration in Oxford’s rich history, small town charm and creative community. Oxford is a one-hour drive south of Memphis, TN and is known as the home of Nobel Prize winning author William Faulkner. Over the years Oxford has also been known for offering exceptional culinary experiences and as the home of the University of Mississippi and the Ole Miss Rebels, there is always something here to immerse yourself in. Oxford has also been featured as a literary and arts destination in such publications as The New York Times, Southern Living, Condé Nast Traveler, and GQ. Among other cultural activities, annual events include the Oxford Film Festival, a thriving local music scene, and the Ford Center Performing Arts Series. Oxford is a vibrant university town, filled with unique shops and galleries, eclectic restaurants and clubs, historic landmarks, and comfortable inns.

Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.


EEO Statement

The University of Mississippi provides equal opportunity in any employment practice, education program, or education activity to all qualified persons. The University complies with all applicable laws regarding equal opportunity and affirmative action and does not unlawfully discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment based upon race, color, gender, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or genetic information.

Nearest Major Market: Oxford Mississippi