Faculty, Health Promotion Education

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Work type: Full-time Faculty
Location: Macon, GA
Categories: Medical Faculty/Physicians

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Faculty, Health Promotion Education


Community Medicine


School of Medicine

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Macon, GA

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The Mercer University School of Medicine (MUSM) Department of Community Medicine seeks a new faculty member to join our department beginning June 1, 2019. This is a tenure track position and rank will be determined based on the credentials of the selected candidate. The department is a deeply rooted, integral part of MUSM. For over thirty years, it has focused on training medical students to fulfill MUSM’s mission of preparing healthcare professionals to meet the primary care and health care needs of rural and underserved Georgia residents and communities. Emphasizing interactive and problem-based teaching strategies, our student-centered faculty provides a conceptual and practical foundation that equips graduates to be discerning consumers and innovative producers of knowledge across a variety of medical and community settings, as well as academic institutions. Through teaching, scholarship, and service, students and faculty work closely to have local, regional, national, and international impact.

Responsibilities of the position include:

  • teaching and mentoring students regarding health promotion and education issues within the MUSM curriculum
  • supervising students on research projects and preceptor visits
  • presenting research findings to internal and external stakeholders
  • publishing scholarly or informational works
  • collaborating and working to strengthen relationships with others in the School of Medicine and all health disciplines across the university
  • engaging in efforts to acquire extramural funding and support
  • serving on Department, College, and University committees as needed
  • performing service for the department, university, and profession
  • engaging with community organizations and agencies regarding service opportunities and research serving as a role-model for interdisciplinary collaborative partnerships through service to the university and community

Candidates must:

  • have an earned doctorate degree in health promotion, health education, public health or related field from a regionally accredited institution
  • have experience in developing and delivering health education and promotion programs

The ideal candidate will have:

  • have experience teaching in the following areas: health promotion/education core competencies (behavior change theory, program planning/evaluation, intervention methods, community health, etc.) and/or courses related to current issues and trends, contemporary health issues, worksite wellness, and healthy eating and active living
  • experience working with diverse populations
  • rural research experience
  • ability to work well with others and design and supervise research projects, publish, and contribute to efforts to obtain extramural funding
  • excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • familiarity and/or experience with medical settings and culture
Background Check

Selection of the final candidate is contingent upon successful completion of a criminal background check.

Pay Rate

Commensurate with experience

Required Documents

CV, Cover Letter, References

Special Instructions to Applicants

Interested candidates will need to complete a brief online application at submit a CV, letter of interest, and three references with contact information. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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