Faculty, Public Health

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Work type: Full-Time Staff
Location: Atlanta, GA
Categories: Public Health

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Faculty, Public Health


Public Health


College of Health Professions

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Atlanta, GA

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The College of Health Professions at Mercer University invites applications for a full-time faculty member in the Department of Public Health. This is a 12-month, tenure-track position.  The Department of Public Health is in a progressive and innovative College that emphasizes evidence-based and integrative approaches to health and collaboration with the other programs in the College (Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant Studies, Clinical Psychology, Athletic Training, and Kinesiology).

Responsibilities include graduate student classroom instruction and evaluation in the Doctor of Public Health and Master of Public Health programs; advisement and mentoring of graduate students; committee involvement; professional organization engagement; and scholarly activities to include grants, publications, and presentations.  The ideal candidate will have a strong research orientation with potential for extramural funding and a commitment to excellence in teaching. As a faculty member at Mercer University, you can expect to be immersed into a community of scholars who are committed to fostering diversity and inclusive excellence.


Candidates must hold a doctoral degree (PhD or DrPH) in public health from a Council on Education in Public Health (CEPH) accredited program/school with specialization in epidemiology and focus in social determinants of health and their impact on diverse populations and health equity.  Prior teaching experience and a record of peer-reviewed scholarly activity preferred.  Rank commensurate with academic experience. 

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, Teaching Philosophy, Description of Research Agenda, and List of References

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position will be a 12-month appointment based at Mercer University‚Äôs campus in Atlanta, Georgia.  More information can be found at http://www.mercer.edu/ 

Questions regarding this position may be directed to Dr. Cheryl Gaddis, gaddis_cr@mercer.edu, 678.547.6464.

Interested applicants will need to complete the brief online application and attach a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, teaching philosophy, description of research agenda, and the names and contact information for three professional references.  Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

EEO Statement


Mercer University recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds.

COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate

All faculty and staff, excluding student employees, on-call staff and adjunct faculty teaching online only, are required to have the COVID-19 vaccine or an approved medical or religious exemption by the University. New hires will be required to provide their COVID-19 vaccination card or receive approval for a medical or religious exemption by the University before their first day of employment.

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