Assistant Professor of Health Science


Position Title

Assistant Professor of Health Science


Health and Exercise Sciences


Full Time/Exempt

Position Summary

The Department of Health and Exercise Sciences in the Brooks Rehabilitation College of Healthcare Sciences at Jacksonville University invites applicants for a 9-month, tenure-accruing position at the level of Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Science. The Department is seeking a faculty member with expertise in health informatics and public health. 

Essential Job Duties

  • Develop and teach core courses in the Health Sciences undergraduate program and researchbased courses cross-listed with the Exercise Science undergraduate program
  • Teaching load consistent with faculty in the department
  • Courses needed to be taught include, but may not be limited to the following: HLSC 320- Introduction to Health Informatics, HLSC 310-Healthcare Ethics and Policy, HLSC 410-The Healthcare System, HLSC/ES 412-Public Health, HLSC 205-Statistics for Health and Exercise Sciences, HLSC 330-Principles of Research and Evidence-Based Practice, HLSC 499/599-Senior Seminar
  • Develop research portfolio, reflective of a tenure earning faculty member, in the Health Sciences
  • Develop service portfolio, reflective of a tenure earning faculty member, including committee work at the University, college, and department level
  • Mentor students and collaborate with faculty

Prerequisites Required for Position

Minimum Education Requirement:

  • Doctoral degree from an accredited college or university in Health Informatics, Public Health, or a related field is required

Minimum Work Experience:

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written form
  • Teaching experience in a college setting
  • Computer literate
  • Experience in a university environment
  • Ability to effectively relate to students of diverse ages and backgrounds
  • Demonstrate knowledge and good judgement in matters of college policy and procedures
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills in the areas of collaboration, team participation, creative problem-solving, conflict resolution, group planning and decision-making processes.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Teaching experience in higher education
  • Knowledge of Health Science curriculum, accreditation, and CHES certification
  • The following degrees/certifications are valued: MPH, CHES certification

Work Conditions

  • Work is performed under minimum supervision and requires incumbent to exercise independence and discretion
  • Some evening and weekend work/travel is required

Physical Requirements

  • Manual dexterity to efficiently operate a computer keyboard and scientific equipment
  • Near vision sufficient to read written communications and computer display screens
  • Adequate hearing to communicate effectively in person and by phone

Important Note

This is not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and/or skills required for this position. The University reserves the right to amend and change responsibilities to meet organizational needs.

To Apply

To apply, send the following documents to Dr. Wayne Mier, Search Committee Chair at wmier@ju.ed:

  1. Letter of interest
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Three current written letters of recommendation
  4. Jacksonville University Faculty Application
  5. Required Screening Question