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Assistant Professor in Public Health: Community Health

Closes: Open Until Filled College of Health and Human ServicesDepartment of Public Health & Nutrition

Eastern Illinois University is pleased to invite applications for the position of Assistant Professor in Public Health & Nutrition - Public Health: Community Health. This position is a full-time, tenure track appointment comprised of teaching undergraduate and graduate courses across all degree programs while conducting discipline-specific research and/or creative activity and providing service to the University. Courses to be taught may include but are not limited to: epidemiology (graduate & undergraduate), personal health, community health, human sexuality, health literacy, research methods. Opportunities to develop expertise-specific elective courses as well as supervise departmental honors student scholarship.

Starting Date: August 16, 2023

Qualifications: Earned a doctorate in Community Health, Public Health, Health Education, Health Sciences or related field, from an accredited institution (ABD candidates are encouraged to apply; doctoral degree completed by starting date is preferred). Excellent communication skills and a desire to work in collaborative teams that include other health-related disciplines, such as exercise science, nursing, social work, and healthcare leadership, are essential. Must have a demonstrated commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion.

Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated proficiency in college teaching (graduate teaching assistant teaching acceptable); membership and involvement in professional organizations; record of research experience and peer-reviewed publications. Preference will be given to the candidates with a minimum of three years teaching experience in a university or 3 years’ experience in a community or public health agency. Training/experience in epidemiology/infectious disease management a plus.

Applications: Please send transcripts with degrees recorded (unofficial is acceptable for the application stage; final transcripts required by start date), curriculum vitae, letter of application, and contact information for three professional references to Interfolio at  Inquiries about the position may be directed to Dr. Julie Dietz, Chair and Professor, at

Closing Date: Review of applications will begin November 30, 2022, and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled.


Diversity and Inclusion: Eastern Illinois University is committed to fostering a learning community where all members feel welcomed and valued. The university provides equality of opportunity in all areas of campus life and we strive to recognize and appreciate the unique value of our students, faculty, and staff. Every member of campus has the right to learn and work in an environment free of discrimination and harassment, and beyond that, our goal is for all members of our community to develop a strong sense of belonging to Eastern Illinois University. Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

The University and Community: The Department of Public Health & Nutrition trains students for a variety of roles in health administration, nutrition & dietetics, and public health. We are a collaborative department with supportive colleagues, flexible schedules, and a willingness to embrace new ideas.

Eastern Illinois University takes pride in creating a warm, welcome environment for all faculty, staff and students. Established in 1895, EIU boasts a rich, tradition of preparing students for their personal and professional goals. A traditional regional residential institution, EIU offers a superior education at a relatively low cost while consistently earning high rankings and distinctions for its affordability, academic program quality, career placement rates, campus safety, online degree options, student support, and sustainability initiatives. EIU focuses on individualized attention and superior student relationships, and has earned recognition as the highest-ranking independent public regional university in Illinois and a place among the Midwest’s top public regional universities according to U.S. News and World Report.  Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. EIU hosts more than 175 student organizations on campus, and offers a variety of cultural events, NCAA Division I athletics, and active research opportunities for its students to enjoy and to thrive. EIU has become recognized for providing the resources of a large institution while creating the kinds of individual relationships that support student and alumni success.

The University is located in East Central Illinois, combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community


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