Assistant Professor of Public Health – The University of Arkansas

The University of Arkansas has an open position for a 9-month tenure track Assistant Professor of Public Health. We are seeking candidates who demonstrate both synergy with existing research strengths (e.g., health technology, substance use, epidemiology, health disparities) and a commitment to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. 

This position provides valuable scholarly and scientific resources in a collegial and collaborative environment that fosters discovery, growth, and belonging. Along with exceptional support from the Center for Public Health and Technology, this position offers the opportunity to mentor exceptional MPH and PhD students focused on public health research.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: Successful assistant professor of public health candidates will be expected to: develop an independent research agenda capable of securing external funding; publish in peer-reviewed journals; present at professional conferences; teach graduate and/or undergraduate classes in Public Health; supervise theses, dissertations, and honors projects; mentor/advise both undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds; and provide service to the department, college, university, community, and profession.

Minimum Qualifications:
1) Earned doctorate from an accredited institution in Public Health or related field conferred by the start of employment
2) Record of refereed peer-reviewed publications and presentations, 3) Evidence of effective teaching at the collegiate level.

Preferred Qualifications:
1) Demonstrated expertise and research agenda in public health including but not limited to: health disparities, epidemiology, substance use, or the intersection of public health and technology

2) Post-doctoral experience
3) Experience working with federally funded projects supporting high-impact research
4) Ability to develop an independent and collaborative research agenda and secure external funding
5) Commitment to teaching and mentoring students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Appointment and Salary: This is a 9-month, tenure-track position at the assistant or associate professor rank. The salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience and background.

The anticipated start date is August 12, 2024.

Applications: Review of applications will begin September 15, 2023. Link to apply:,+Fayetteville&locations=17a66cdad98201f7890cfb48ca00e249

The Public Health Program is growing rapidly.  Currently there are 369 undergraduate, 13 MPH, and 9 doctoral students.  Faculty in the Public Health Program are committed to providing experiential opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students, including research mentoring and interdisciplinary collaborations in the community.

The Center for Public Health and Technology at the U of A is a hub for interdisciplinary health-related research specializing in in public health research and communication, health literacy, and emerging media and digital technologies in the U.S. and around the globe.  Center faculty have recently been awarded grants from the National Cancer Institute, National Institute on Drug Abuse, and Denver Health.

University and Location: The University of Arkansas, Fayetteville serves as the major center of liberal and professional education and as the primary land-grant campus in the state with 30,936 students. The Carnegie Foundation categorizes the University of Arkansas as a research institution with “very high research activity.”  Fayetteville is located in the northwest corner of the state with an metro population of 550,000 residents – ranking as one of the top 10 fastest growing midsize metro areas in the US. For the past 15 years, the city and area have been featured in numerous publications as a desirable and economical place to live and recently was listed by the US News & World Report as the 10th best city to live in America. The area was noted for an abundance of state parks, trails, and dedicated green space along with first-class performing arts, local food, and music/festival scenes. Nestled in the Ozark Mountains, Northwest Arkansas boasts a wealth of indoor and outdoor activities. Fayetteville hosts numerous national and international bike races (Joe Martin Stage Race, US Pro Cup, UCI Cyclo-Cross World Cup, etc.) on various trail types including almost 500 miles in Northwest Arkansas trail system (including the 40-mile Razorback Greenway). Additionally, Northwest Arkansas has a vibrant art and music scene anchored by the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art and The Momentary. Several local chefs have been nominated for James Beard Awards and featured in the New York Times’ list of Restaurants in 2022.