Tenure track 9-month academic position at level of Assistant, Associate, or Professor to contribute to new MPH program in the Health Promotion Track at North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND, USA. Deadline unknown.

Job description: Tenure track 9-month academic position at the level of Assistant, Associate, or Professor, to contribute to the new MPH program in the Health Promotion Track. The position may also contribute to undergraduate and graduate programs in exercise science, dietetics, or health education, if relevant.

The successful candidate will be expected to submit original research to high impact journals,seek extramural support, deliver courses, mentor students, and contribute to the development of the MPH program and the mission of the Health, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (HNES) department. HNES is home to the Health Promotion track of the MPH program, along with other undergraduate, MS, and PhD programs in the areas of health, nutrition and exercise science. The MPH program will accept its first cohort of students in fall of 2012 and this position will have an integral role in the future growth of the program. Opportunities for research exist internally within and across various university departments, and externally with local, state, and regional organizations.

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student-focused, land-grant, research University, ranked by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education among the top 108 public and private universities in the country. NDSU is in the elite category of "Research Universities/Very High Research Activity."

Interested candidates should submit a CV, cover letter, and list of 3 professional references. Screening for this position will begin on February 6, 2012. Position specific inquiries can be directed to Gary Liguori, PhD, Graduate Coordinator in HNES (gary.liguori@ndsu.edu)>

Minimum position requirements: PhD in exercise science, nutrition, dietetics, health, public health, or closely related field; ABD considered.Evidence of, or potential for, maintaining a strong program of research sufficient for achieving tenure; ability to teach courses (online and face to face) in nutrition or exercise science within a public health context; potential or evidence of ability to secure external funding; evidence of ability to use current and relevant technology; ability to work cooperatively with faculty, staff, students, and external partners; evidence of effective oral and written communication skills

Preferred: MPH degree from an accredited university (RD if applicable); experience in grant development, submission, or implementation; experience with online course delivery; experience teaching graduate courses; experience supervising graduate disquisitions; experience working in an MPH program; experience with CEPH competencies and accreditation; experience working with community organizations, public health units, or state and government organizations.


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