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Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies: Assistant Professor in Public Health

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant Professor
  • Job ID: #16619
  • Date Posted:
  • Apply by: | To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by deadline. However, screening may continue until position is filled.
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Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies: Assistant Professor in Public Health

A probationary tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor is available in the Department of Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. The appointment is for nine months with a possibility for summer appointment. The position will support the newly emerging public health major, the public health minor, and the environmental public health comprehensive major. This appointment carries an initial two-year probationary appointment beginning with the 2021/2022 academic year, August 23, 2021.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in public health or other relevant field; or MPH or equivalent with doctorate in a related field earned by August 22, 2021. (ABD applicants may be considered but must complete the terminal degree by March 20, 2021.)

Potential for establishing an independent record of teaching, scholarship, and publication. Demonstrated experience and/or commitment to the core values of equity, diversity and inclusivity. 


  • Experience teaching courses at the university or college level
  • Demonstrated potential for an active research program that can effectively engage undergraduates from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience mentoring, advising or supervising students
  • Experience in public health practice
  • Demonstrated ability to develop collaborative relationships across disciplines and with external health organizations 

DUTIES: Teach courses in the Department of Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies based on program needs.  The candidate is expected to teach a full course load each semester. Teaching responsibilities include one or more of the introductory public health, global health, public health policy and/or epidemiology courses; and depending on disciplinary expertise, upper-level courses in epidemiology, population health, public health research design and methods, and/or health disparities/health equity. The candidate is also expected to coordinate capstone experiences; participate in research and scholarly activities; provide academic advising to students; and participate in university faculty governance through service on department, college, and university committees. Willingness to work collaboratively with faculty and to mentor students from a wide range of disciplines, cultures and academic backgrounds is essential. Active participation in relevant public health organizations is expected. The faculty role includes traditional classroom, and/or online teaching/learning as well as other innovations in professional education, cross-disciplinary initiatives, and community collaborations. 

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies consists of six full-time faculty.  The Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies houses the Public Health and Environmental Public Health majors, and the Environment, Society and Culture, Public Health, and Environmental Science minors. We offer students highly impactful experiences to complement classroom concepts across fields related to the environment, sustainability and human health. Our faculty of distinguished scholars works closely with students, mentoring them through research, internships, civic engagement, and international and domestic travel-study experiences to provide them with the knowledge, skills, and experiences they need to be successful in their chosen fields. (

UNIVERSITY and EAU CLAIRE COMMUNITY: UW-Eau Claire, an institution of approximately 11,500 students and 1,200 faculty and staff, is consistently recognized as a top comprehensive university in the Midwest and is widely known as a leader in faculty-undergraduate research and study abroad. We strive for excellence in liberal education and select graduate and professional programs through commitment to teaching and learning and dedication to our core values of diversity, sustainability, leadership, and innovation.

The City of Eau Claire, situated at the confluence of the Chippewa and Eau Claire rivers, is at the center of a metropolitan area of approximately 100,000 people located 90 miles east of Minneapolis/St. Paul. The area features beautiful parks and trails, strong public schools, a vibrant arts scene and local food culture, and abundant recreational opportunities. 

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Applications are submitted electronically. Please follow instructions found on the following UW-Eau Claire Web site: must create an account and login before you can apply.  If you have not yet registered, click on the "Click here to Register" link to begin the registration process. If you are already a registered user, input your "User Name" and "Password" and select "Login."  Click the link to the Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies: Assistant Professor in Public Health position (Job ID # 16619) and then click the "Apply Now" button to submit your application electronically.  Your application will not be considered complete until all required documents are attached and all required fields are completed.  Please be sure you have included the following in PDF format:

  • Letter of application
  • Graduate school transcripts (official transcripts required for appointment)
  • Curriculum vita
  • Single page teaching philosophy statement
  • Single page research interests statement
  • Single page statement to describe past, present, and future contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion
  • Full contact information for three references 

Please direct requests for additional information to: Dr. Laura Suppes, Associate Professor, Watershed Institute for Collaborative Environmental Studies; 

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by October 19, 2020. However, screening may continue until position is filled.

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