Assistant Professor, School of Public and Community Health Sciences

University of Montana

United States

February 6, 2022


The School of Public and Community Health Sciences (SPCHS) at the University of Montana, Missoula invites applications for a t enure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. The ideal candidate will be well prepared to develop an independently-funded research program. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, community health, health education, behavioral health, and diverse or international populations. The successful applicant will also have an opportunity to teach classes within our undergraduate, masters, and/or PhD-level classes in one or more of the following areas: community health, health behavior theory, health communication, health education/promotion interventions, program planning, and program evaluation. The selected candidate will also have the opportunity to provide professional service to the university, profession, and community.

Position Details
  • Full-time, 1.0 FTE
  • Tenure-track Assistant Professor
  • Comprehensive and competitive benefits package including insurance package, mandatory retirement plan, partial tuition waiver, and wellness program
  • Salary commensurate with qualifications
  • Minimum Qualifications
  • An earned doctorate degree in health education, health promotion, public health, or a closely related field is required
  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Evidence of research and publication history
  • Focused research plan with high potential for external funding
  • Evidence of effective teaching
  • Knowledge and experience in public and behavioral health research
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Public health or health education-related certification (i.e. CHES®, MCHES®)

  • Ability and willingness to undertake collaborative research

  • Ability to supervise and mentor undergraduate and graduate students
  • Ability to maintain a safe working and learning environment
  • About the School of Public and Community Health Sciences (SPCHS)

    The SPCHS at the University of Montana is home to a diverse and highly interactive faculty, hosting undergraduate and graduate (MPH / PhD) programs. The SPCHS is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), and is the only accredited public health program in the state of Montana, and one of only a few in the Northern Rocky Region. We currently have 12 core faculty, with another 28 program and practitioner faculty affiliated with our School. Over two hundred students are enrolled in our academic offerings, making our School one of the fastest growing programs on campus. The SPCHS also has a heavy research focus, with faculty members and students engaged in research programs related to both domestic and international public health concerns.

    About Missoula and UM

    The University of Montana is flagship, research institution with approximately 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. It is located in Missoula, a culturally vibrant community of about 75,000, surrounded by mountains and three rivers converge. Abundant recreational opportunities in surrounding state and national forests and nearby Glacier National Park and Yellowstone National Park complement a thriving intellectual atmosphere. The University of Montana offers eligible employees a generous benefits package that positively separates UM from other local employers and offers many programs and policies to support work-life balance for its employees.

    The University of Montana is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity in all areas. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of qualified people who would assist the University in demonstrating its five priorities for action: Place student success at the center of all we do; drive excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, and research; embody the principle of “mission first, people always"; partner with place; and proudly tell the UM story.

    To learn more about the University of Montana, Missoula, and the State of Montana, please visit the links below.

  • University of Montana
  • Video: Mission First, People Always
  • UM on YouTube
  • City of Missoula
  • Destination Missoula
  • Video: There's This Place
  • Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
  • State of Montana
  • Visit Montana
  • How to Apply

    Priority Application Date: Sunday, February 6, 2022

    Applications received by this date will be guaranteed consideration. Position is open until filled.

    Please submit the following application materials via "New Resume/CV" button below.

    Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application. Please combine documents accordingly.

  • Letter of Interest – describing your research and teaching interests and qualifications
  • Detailed CV listing education and research products, and describing work/research experience
  • Professional References – names and contact information for three (3) professional references
  • Contact

    For further information on this position, the school and the center, please contact search chair, Kari Harris at

    Criminal Background Investigation is required prior to Offer of Employment. In accordance with University policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. ADA/EOE/AA/Veteran's Preference - Reasonable accommodations are provided in the hiring process for persons with disabilities. For example, this material is available in alternative format upon request. As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, we encourage applications from minorities, veterans, and women. Qualified candidates may request veterans' or disabilities preference in accordance with state law. References - References not listed on the application materials may be contacted; notice may be provided to the applicant. Testing - Individual hiring departments at UM-M may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions. Employment Eligibility - All New Employees must be eligible and show employment eligibility verification by the first date of employment at UM, as legally required (e.g., Form I-9).

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