Associate or Full Professor, Health Studies

  • American University, Health Studies Department
  • American University, Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Washington, DC, USA
  • Oct 01, 2021
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Social & Behavioral Sciences

Job Description


The Department of Health Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at American University invites applications for a tenure-track appointment. Rank will be dependent on experience and stature in the field and the appointee to this position may be recommended for tenure at the time of hiring. The position will begin in August 2022.

The ideal candidate for this position will have earned a doctorate in public health or in a health-related field, while possessing in-depth knowledge in infectious disease or epidemiology. The Department is especially interested in candidates with expertise in health equity or community-based health. Applicant will have demonstrated the ability to teach effectively at the undergraduate and graduate levels.  Applicant should have an active research agenda, a strong publication record in a health-related field, and a record of significant external grant funding, as well as be able to engage and strengthen our current research endeavors in the areas of health equity, community and global health, and other areas. Responsibilities will consist of conducting and publishing research, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses, mentoring students, and participating in department, college, and university service activities. We seek applicants interested in joining the leadership team in the department.

Established in 2015, the Department of Health Studies offers both undergraduate programs in public health and health promotion, as well as graduate degrees in health promotion management and nutrition education. The public health bachelors program is accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health. The Department has passionate and committed faculty, staff, and students who seek a colleague with a strong desire to advance the health of communities. Learn more about the College of Arts and Sciences at and about the department at


Preferred and Required Qualifications

The ideal candidate for this position will have earned a doctorate in public health or in a health-related field, while possessing in-depth knowledge in infectious disease or epidemiology

Application Details

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Best consideration will be given to application received by November 1, 2021. Please submit applications via  Include a letter of application, curriculum vitae,  a list of references, and copies of three recent published papers.  Please contact Anastasia Snelling at with questions.


American University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution that operates in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.  The university does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, personal appearance, gender identity and expression, family responsibilities, political affiliation, source of income, veteran status, an individual’s genetic information or any other bases under federal or local laws (collectively “Protected Bases”) in its programs and activities.  American University is a tobacco and smoke free campus.


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