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Public Health and Environmental Studies: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor to serve as Master of Public Health Director

UW-Eau Claire – Eau Claire Campus
Public Health and Environmental Studies

Full Time, Faculty/Instructional

  • Official Title: Assistant/Associate Professor
  • Job ID: #18996
  • 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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Public Health and Environmental Studies: Assistant/Associate/Full Professor to serve as Master of Public Health Director

A tenure-track or tenured faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor is available in the Department of Public Health and Environmental Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences. The appointment is for nine months with an additional summer stipend available according to program needs. The position involves finalizing and implementing a new online Master of Public Health degree with expected enrollment beginning fall 2024. This appointment begins July 1, 2023. Salary is commensurate with rank and experience. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Doctorate in public health; doctorate in other relevant field with an MPH; or MPH with extensive public health experience; an established record of teaching, scholarship, and publication; and with administrative experience. Demonstrated experience with and/or commitment to the core values of equity, diversity and inclusivity is required.


  • Experience teaching undergraduate and graduate students.
  • Established skill in teaching in an online environment and using web-based applications and learning management software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and cultivate partnerships.
  • Knowledge of CEPH accreditation standards and competency-based education.
  • Experience advising students in their academic and career development.
  • Experience working in public health.
  • Expertise in rural health systems, health policy and management, and/or health communication.


  • Implement a new online Master of Public Health degree, including finalizing the curriculum and developing policies and procedures.
  • Develop applied practice (field work) and integrative learning experiences.
  • Develop and manage program operations in coordination with Graduate Studies.
  • Prepare the program to apply for Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) accreditation.
  • Teach online courses in the MPH program based on program needs and in accordance with specialization. Opportunities are also available to teach in the undergraduate program, as desired or needed.
  • Engage in scholarly activity, grant writing, professional development, and service commensurate with faculty appointment type.
  • Promote student development and academic achievement through tutoring, advising, mentoring, referrals, recommendations, and financial assistance via scholarships.
  • Collaborate with faculty and students from a wide range of cultural, academic, and professional backgrounds.
  • Actively participate in relevant public health organizations.
  • Engage in cross-disciplinary initiatives and establish community collaborations.

DEPARTMENT: The Department of Public Health and Environmental Studies consists of seven full-time faculty.  The department houses two undergraduate majors: Environmental Public Health and Public Health. The department offers three minors: Environment, Society and Culture; Environmental Science; and Public Health. Additionally, we offer a certificate in Sustainability and Climate Action. We provide 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 11,000 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. In 2022, we were recognized by US News and World Report as the #1 public regional university in Wisconsin. 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, well-regarded 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 Public Health and Environmental Studies: Master of Public Health Director position (Job ID # 18996) 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
  • Unofficial graduate school transcripts
  • Curriculum vita (with administrative experience)
  • Single page teaching philosophy statement
  • Single page research interests statement
  • Single page statement to describe past, present, and/or 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, Department of Public Health and Environmental Studies;

To ensure consideration, completed applications must be received by December 16, 2022. However, screening may continue until position is filled. 

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