The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS), within the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS) at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW), seeks an outstanding faculty member for a Practice Track, 9-month, non-tenure-track position in the School’s CEPH accredited Public Health program beginning August 2022. The successful candidate will become one of eleven Public Health faculty that serve approximately 350 undergraduate public health majors. Upon initial appointment, the successful candidate will manage the internship process (i.e., PBH 497) for the Public Health program. In the internship management role, the successful candidate will assist PBH 497 students in identifying internship placements, identifying new community partnerships, evaluating students, and managing student issues that arise. The successful candidate should also be a generalist who is capable of teaching a variety of undergraduate Public Health courses. Further, the successful candidate will engage in scholarly activity, advise students, and provide community engagement and professional service.
Appointment at the Instructor of Practice, Assistant Professor of Practice, Associate Professor of Practice, or Professor of Practice rank is dependent on qualifications relative to University and College standards. Practice Track faculty are initially appointed on a contract up to five years in length which is renewable based on performance. Practice Track faculty are eligible to apply for promotion to higher Practice Track ranks.
The appointment begins in August 2022.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
For the rank of Instructor of Practice
A Master’s degree and exceptional professional experience. Master’s degree must be in Public Health (with at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Public Health) from a CEPH accredited program or a related field.
For the rank of Assistant Professor of Practice, Associate Professor of Practice, and Professor of Practice
Doctoral degree OR a Master’s degree, exceptional professional experience, and exceptional circumstances.
Earned doctoral degree must be in Public Health (with a master’s degree and/or at least 18 hours of graduate coursework closely related to Public Health) from a CEPH accredited program or a related field.
Evidence of leadership in developing impactful partnerships with relevant health-related agencies.
Evidence of successful college teaching experience in a Public Health or closely-related curriculum.
Previous public health, health education, or clinical work experience.
Hold CHES, MCHES, and/or CPH credentials.
Commitment to a diverse and inclusive learning environment.
Interest in serving as a student internship coordinator.
Evidence of the ability to manage an Internship Program that involves placing and supervising numerous students each semester.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with constituents across the college and university.
Special Notes to Applicants
Prior to the official appointment to the university, the candidate(s) selected for hire must be able to demonstrate eligibility to teach assigned courses by successfully meeting the credentialing requirements based on official transcripts and other documentation as required. Please note that a minimum of three professional references are required for all applications.
Please note that the following is required:
Cover Letter (2-3 pages in length; please address how you meet the minimum requirements preferred qualifications for this position)
Statement on Diversity and Inclusion – addresses how the candidate will contribute to fostering diversity and inclusion in the EXS program and on campus
Primary Function of Organizational Unit The School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS) has six undergraduate degree programs:
Healthful Living and Fitness Education
Tourism, Recreation, & Sport
Respiratory Therapy (Face-to-face and fully online option)
The SHAHS also has Master of Science degrees in:
Healthcare Administration (100% Online program)
Gerontology with 4+1 options:
(Bachelors / Masters) with Public Health / Gerontology
Recreation Therapy/ Gerontology
Exercise Science /Gerontology
The SHAHS also supports:
Masters of Arts in Teaching (MAT) through the Watson College of Education
Masters of Education concentration in Physical Education and Health through the Watson College of Education
Minors are offered in:
Tourism, Recreation, & Sport
Assistance Dog Training
The SHAHS is also home to the Physical Activity and Wellness program which delivers courses that fulfill University Studies requirements.
The SHAHS is located in the newly constructed Veterans Hall (https://uncw.edu/chhs/veteranshall/index.html).
The College of Health and Human Services was created in July 2010 to provide UNCW with a new mechanism to link and focus its health-related research, professional continuing education, and health knowledge dissemination and application. In the formative stage of development, the CHHS is currently home to three professional schools: School of Health and Applied Human Sciences, School of Nursing, and School of Social Work. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a dynamic College that seeks to be nationally recognized for its inter-professional collaboration, community engagement and impact, and implementation science. The faculty, staff and students of the CHHS are committed to the pursuit of excellence and enhancing health and quality of life across the lifespan for individuals, families and communities in southeastern North Carolina and beyond.
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.
A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.
The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.
UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.
Eligibility for Employment
Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. UNC Wilmington participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.