Assistant Professor of Public Health (Two Open Positions)



Job description

Fayetteville, AR

Posting Number: F527P

Department: Health, Human Performance, & Recreation

About the University

Founded in 1871, the University of Arkansas is a land grant institution, classified by the Carnegie Foundation among the nation’s top 2 percent of universities with the highest level of research activity. The University of Arkansas works to advance Arkansas and build a better world through education, research and outreach by providing transformational opportunities and skills, promoting an inclusive and diverse culture and climate, and nurturing creativity, discovery and the spread of new ideas and innovations. Ten colleges and schools serve more than 27,600 students with 200+ academic programs. U of A students earn nationally competitive awards at an impressive rate and represent all 50 states and 120 countries.

The University of Arkansas campus is located in Fayetteville, a welcoming community ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S. The growing region surrounding Fayetteville is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies and one of the nation’s strongest economies. Northwest Arkansas is also quickly gaining a national reputation for its focus on the arts and overall quality of life. Arkansas is a natural wonder of forests, mountains and lakes framed by picturesque rivers and streams. Some of the best outdoor amenities and most spectacular hiking trails are a short drive from campus.

As an employer, the University of Arkansas offers a vibrant work environment and a workplace culture that promotes a healthy work-life balance. The benefits package includes university contributions to health, dental, life and disability insurance, tuition waivers for employees and their families, 12 official holidays, immediate leave accrual, and a choice of retirement programs with university contributions ranging from 5 to 10% of employee salary.

About the College/Department

The Program: The program offers a CEPH-accredited B.S. in public health, M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in health behavior and health promotion. Faculty profiles can be viewed at: Applicants may have research agendas in any public health area, but we are interested in developing and/or expanding research in the areas of physical activity, substance use, nutrition, and the intersection of health, media, and technology.

The Department: The Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation is one of six academic units in the college. The department offers fully accredited undergraduate (B.S) and graduate degree programs (M.S., Ph.D.) with over 1,500 undergraduates, 200 Masters, and 45 Doctoral students in the areas of Athletic Training, Exercise Science, Public Health, Recreation & Sport Management, and Teaching K-12 Physical Education & Health.

Department Home Page:

Job Type: Faculty

Faculty Status
Tenure Track

Appointment Percent: 100

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Salary: Commensurate with experience

Campus, Office Location
Fayetteville Campus

Summary of Job Duties

This position is a tenure-track faculty appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor of Public Health. This position must establish a research agenda capable of securing external funding, publish in peer-reviewed professional journals, and professional conferences. This position will teach graduate and undergraduate courses in public health, provide advising to both undergraduate and graduate students in the public health program, serve on and chair theses, dissertations, and honors projects, and provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession.

Minimum Qualifications: Please ensure that all relevant application materials include details addressing the minimum qualifications. Applicants not meeting the minimum qualifications will be disqualified from consideration.

  • Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Public Health or closely related field conferred by the start of employment
  • Record of refereed peer-reviewed publications
  • Evidence of effective teaching in subjects related to public health

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master of Public Health degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • Post-doctoral experience
  • Demonstrated ability to teach upper division undergraduate courses
  • Evidence of securing external funding to support research endeavors

Physical activities associated with this position

The following physical activities are associated with the position and will be performed with or without an accommodation. All individuals are encouraged to apply.


  • Feeling
  • Grasping
  • Walking


  • Standing


  • Manipulate items with fingers, including keyboarding
  • Hearing
  • Repetitive motion
  • Sitting
  • Talking

Employee is required to have close visual acuity to perform an activity such as: preparing and analyzing data and figures; transcribing; viewing a computer terminal; extensive reading; and/or visual inspection at distances close to the eyes.

Types of Background Checks Required
National criminal background and registered sex offender check

Pre-employment Screening Requirements

The University of Arkansas is committed to providing a safe campus community. We conduct background checks for applicants being considered for employment. Background checks include a criminal background check and a sex offender registry check. For certain positions, there may also be a financial (credit) background check, a Motor Vehicle Registry (MVR) check, and/or drug screening. Required checks are identified in the position listing. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication or adverse financial history information alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Open Until Filled

Recruitment Contact Information

Dr. Bart Hammig,

Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation
1 University of Arkansas
HPER – 308G
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Phone: (479) 575-4360
Fax: (479) 575-2853
[email protected]

How to apply

All application materials must be uploaded to the University of Arkansas employment system at Please do not send to listed recruitment contact.

Completed applications received by October 15, 2019, will be assured full consideration. Late applications will be reviewed as necessary to fill the position. Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, names & contact information for three references, and unofficial Transcripts

Hiring Location: 222 Administration Building Fayetteville, AR 72701.

EEO Statement

The University of Arkansas is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution. The university welcomes applications without regard to race/color, sex, gender, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability, religion, marital or parental status, protected veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal or state law. Persons must have proof of legal authority to work in the United States on the first day of employment. All applicant information is subject to public disclosure under the Arkansas Freedom of Information Act.

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