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.
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
Salary commensurate with qualifications
An earned doctorate degree in health education, health promotion, public
health, or a closely related field is required
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®,
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.
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Missoula Area Chamber of Commerce
State of 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
Please note: only five (5) attachments are allowed per application.
Please combine documents accordingly.
Letter of Interest – describing your research and teaching interests
Detailed CV listing education and research products, and describing
Professional References – names and contact information for three
(3) professional references
For further information on this position, the school and the center, please
contact search chair, Kari Harris at email@example.com.
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).