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Job Title: Assistant Professor of Practice
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Organization: The University of Tennessee
Posted: 3/10/2023
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Knoxville,  TN    USA
Position Description: The Department of Public Health is seeking to hire a twelve-month, non-tenure-track Assistant Professor of Practice to teach primarily in person in the undergraduate public health program. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and service. The position begins July 1, 2023. This is a five- year appointment (with option to renew based on performance) with annual reviews each year.

The department is home to 15 faculty members and 3 staff members. The department currently offers one undergraduate major (BSPH) with a concentration in Population Health Sciences, an undergraduate public health minor, a Master of Public Health (MPH) program (Distance Education and Campus-based format) with five MPH concentrations, and a PhD program in Health Sciences.


The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate excellent teaching, primarily in undergraduate public health classes as listed in our BSPH catalog. The successful applicant would teach courses such as: Health of Adolescents, Aspects of Aging, Social and Behavioral Theories in Public Health, and Population Health, though there is flexibility to adjust assigned courses based on applicant’s expertise. Based on expertise and department need, there may be additional teaching opportunity in our graduate programs. Additionally, the position will engage in service activities at the department, college, and university level. The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching a 4/4/2 course load (4 courses each in Fall/Spring semesters; 2 courses in Summer semester).

Qualifications: Qualifications: The successful candidate for this position must have a PhD or DrPH in Public Health or a closely related field. With assurance from dissertation chair, an applicant who graduates by May 31, 2023 will be considered.

Desired: Earned doctoral and MPH or MSPH degrees from a school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) Teaching experience at the undergraduate student level Teaching experience using both online and in- person modalities Experience with the Canvas learning platform Work experience in public health practice Knowledge of evidence-based approaches that integrate public health, social service, and health care sectors Experience or interest in supervising and mentoring Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) and/or Graduate Teaching Associates (i.e., GTAs as instructors of record).

Organization Description: University:

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK) is the state’s flagship research institution, a campus of choice for outstanding undergraduates, and a premier graduate institution. As a land-grant university, UTK is committed to excellence in learning, scholarship, and engagement with society. In all its activities, the university aims to advance the frontiers of human knowledge and enrich and elevate society. The university welcomes and honors people of all races, genders, creeds, cultures, and sexual orientations, and values intellectual curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, and academic freedom and integrity. The university intends that its graduates will promote the values and institutions of representative democracy, and be prepared to lead lives of personal integrity and civic responsibility. Visit for detailed information.


The Department of Public Health is one of eight departments within the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences (CEHHS). Our MPH has over 50 years of CEPH accreditation, and our newer BSPH and PhD programs are also CEPH-accredited. Ours is a growing department, providing public health training and education at the undergraduate, MPH, and PhD levels. We have a history of strong and positive relationships with local public health organizations, especially the Knox County Health Department (KCHD) and Tennessee Department of Health (TDH) through our Academic Health Department partnerships. As a department, we hold strong commitments to diversity, inclusion, and equity and strive to infuse and advance inclusion and equity into our curriculum, professional development opportunities, and day-to-day business operations.

For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, please visit Visit for information about the Department of Public Health.


Knoxville is situated in a valley between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the Cumberland Plateau, areas of great beauty and among the most bio-diverse in the U.S. Knoxville is a city of 200,000 offering many amenities of urban life. Knoxville has a beautiful and walkable downtown, active neighborhoods, and eclectic cultural activities, restaurants and shopping. In 2020 Livability ranked Knoxville among the 100 best places to live and Apartment Guide cited Knoxville as the #1 city for pet owners. Conde Nast Traveler selected Knoxville as one of the top five Trending US Destinations for 2020. Knoxville is located within easy driving distance to Asheville, Atlanta, and Nashville.

Closing Date: 6/10/2023
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Contact Name: Julie Grubaugh,  Assistant Professor of Practice
Contact Location: 1914 Andy Holt Ave
390 HPER
Knoxville   TN  37996
United States
Contact Location: 1914 Andy Holt Ave
  390 HPER
  Knoxville   TN  37996
  United States
Contact Phone: 8659749277 
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How to Apply: Application Instructions Please send a letter expressing your interest and describing your qualifications, your current curriculum vitae, and three references. Application materials should be submitted via Applications received outside of the Interfolio system via Indeed or other job application systems will not be considered.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.

Additional Information: Equal Employment Opportunity Statement All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment and admission without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, and parental status, or any other characteristic protected by federal or state law. In accordance with the requirements of Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, the University of Tennessee affirmatively states that it does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, or disability in its education programs and activities, and this policy extends to employment by the university. Inquiries and charges of violation of Title VI (race, color, and national origin), Title IX (sex), Section 504 (disability), the ADA (disability), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (age), sexual orientation, or veteran status should be directed to the Office of Equity and Diversity, 1840 Melrose Avenue, Knoxville, TN 37996-3560, telephone 865-974-2498. Requests for accommodation of a disability should be directed to the ADA Coordinator at the Office of Equity and Diversity.

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