Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Health Science

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Research Field
Ethics in health sciences
Researcher Profile
Recognised Researcher (R2)
First Stage Researcher (R1)
United States
Application Deadline
Type of Contract
To be defined
Job Status
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?
Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?

Offer Description

Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Health Science

Job ID: 271717
Location: Columbus State University
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us

Great universities inspire the very best in us. They nurture new ideas, fresh perspectives, and creative problem-solving. They challenge students to discover their passions – and to turn those passions into thriving careers that improve our world.

Columbus State University is exactly that kind of place. With exceptional facilities, ideal class sizes, and unique field experiences, our students have room to create. Here, every faculty and staff member is part of the educational process, actively mentoring students and championing each new step in their journey.

Located just 100 miles southwest of Atlanta, CSU is part of the University System of Georgia where we pride ourselves in the USG Statement of Core Values – Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, and Respect. These values form and guide the daily work of our institution.

CSU’s core values – Excellence, Creativity, Engagement, Sustainability, Inclusion, and Servant Leadership make us an institution like no other. Each year, we enroll more than 7,000 students from the Southeast, across the nation, and around the world. Many programs at Columbus State rank high for affordability and value. The university strives to provide all students with an exceptional education that’s accessible, affordable, and creative to the core.

Department Information

Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences

Job Summary

Columbus State University invites outstanding candidates to apply for the non-tenure track position of Lecturer or Assistant Professor of Health Science. Currently, the undergraduate Health Science program, which serves as a feeder program to the MPH, enrolls approximately 200 students. The position is a ten-month, non-tenure-track faculty position in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences in the College of Education and Health Professions. Start Date: August 2024


Responsibilities of this position include: teaching undergraduate health science courses; and performing service and administrative tasks necessary to enhance program, departmental, college, and university goals and objectives. Responsibilities of this position also include assisting with the Council on Education for Public Health accreditation process, recruitment and marketing of the program, advising, and other duties as needed. Teaching responsibility will be in the undergraduate Health Science program.

If hired at the Assistant Professor level, responsibilities will include teaching in the graduate Public Health program and some administrative duties such as assisting with management of the Center for Health Disparities and Community Based Research. The successful candidate will be able to foster an environment of professionalism and collaboration, demonstrate exceptional ability to function as part of a team with university faculty and the community of practice, and engage in practices that support the University’s focus on student engagement and active learning.

Required Qualifications

Candidates should have an earned graduate degree (a terminal degree is required to be hired at the Assistant Professor level) in Health Science, Public Health, Health Promotion, Community Health or related health field from a regionally accredited institution; excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills, and a strong commitment to student engagement and active learning. Candidates applying for the position at the level of Assistant Professor must provide evidence of or strong potential for developing a record of scholarship including research and publication.

Preferred Qualifications

Preferred qualifications include successful experience teaching at the college level; a record of professional experience in the field of health science or public health (e.g. Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Environmental Health, Working with the Aged, etc.); knowledge of and experience with accreditation from the Council on Education for Public Health; experience with Health Science-based research and community service centers, participation in relevant professional organizations; and CHES certification.

Proposed Salary

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Required Documents to Attach

Required documents to submit with online application include:

  • Transcripts (Official transcripts must be received prior to campus visit; unofficial transcripts may be submitted early for consideration. Electronic transcripts preferred. Please direct them to burcham_jan@columbusstate.edu).
  • Cover Letter addressing how candidate meets required and preferred qualifications as outlined in the description
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy
  • Statement of Research Interests (if applying for the position at the Assistant Professor level)
  • 3 professional references with current emails and telephone number

All applications and required documents must be submitted using Columbus State University’s online employment site. To access the Columbus State University’s online employment site, please visit Employment Opportunities – Columbus State University.

Contact Information

If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Jan Burcham, Associate Dean, College of Education & Health Professions, Columbus State University, 4225 University Avenue, Columbus, GA 31907; Phone: 706-507-8519; or e-mail to burcham_jan@columbusstate.edu.

Conditions of Employment

All selected candidates are required to submit and successfully pass a background investigation to include reference checks and verification of academic credentials (if applicable). Other additional requirements may be required based upon specific position duties:

  • A credit check completed for Positions of Trust and or approved departmental Purchase Card usage;
  • Pre-employment drug testing for positions with high-risk responsibilities.
  • Motor vehicle reports are required for positions that are required to drive a Columbus State University fleet vehicle or other vehicle designated as a fleet vehicle. A successful drug screening will be required as a condition of employment a randomly thereafter.

*Applicants for positions of trust may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. *

For Faculty Hires: Final candidates will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond. Additionally, all members of the USG community must adhere to the USG Statement of Core Values must also be aware of and comply with the Board of Regents policies on Freedom of Expression and Academic Freedom.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Columbus State University is proud to be an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity institution. It is the policy of our institution to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to race, color, national or ethnical origin, age, disability, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or veteran status as required by applicable state and federal laws.

Background Check

  • CSU Background Standard Only

Special Applicant Instructions

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position has been filled. Applications must include transcripts of all academic work, and official transcripts must be received prior to second -round interviews if selected. Applicants must have the ability to meet Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) guidelines, in particular a minimum of 18 graduate hours in the teaching discipline.

To apply, visit https://careers.hprod.onehcm.usg.edu/psp/careers/CAREERS/HRMS/c/HRS_HRAM_FL.HRS_CG_SEARCH_FL.GBL?Page=HRS_APP_JBPST_FL&Action=U&FOCUS=Applicant&SiteId=30000&JobOpeningId=271717&PostingSeq=1

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Catégorie emploiEnseignement et recherche scientifique, Santé et médecine

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