Assistant Professor - Health Sciences

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Assistant Professor - Health Sciences
Requisition No. 0000368
Job Description Summary:

The School of Health Sciences at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan, invites qualified persons with a passion for interdisciplinary health to apply for a full time tenure-track Assistant Professor position.

The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Department pursues community-engagement providing foundational multidisciplinary preparation for students pursuing careers and graduate study in a variety of health disciplines. Our BS in Health Sciences degree brings an interdisciplinary focus to strong foundational knowledge in the natural (biology, chemistry, anatomy, physiology) and behavioral sciences (psychology, sociology, communication, epidemiology), providing our students and graduates with a well-rounded experiential education, where health and life interests intersect.

Areas of specialization sought are wide, and may include health of diverse populations and persons with disabilities or chronic conditions, community health, global health, health behavior, health education and communication, medical and professional ethics, along with intervention, translational, or other community-based research pursuits. The successful candidate will have teaching strengths in the health sciences or closely related behavioral health field, and will value use of diverse teaching methodologies (e.g., online, service-learning, multimodal instruction). The successful candidate is expected to initiate and maintain a successful program of research, scholarship, service, and community engagement. Candidates must demonstrate experience with and a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

The School of Health Sciences serves over 2000 undergraduate, masters, doctoral, and post-professional students through a singular model of advancing community-engaged translational relationships, connecting theory to best practices in four thematic areas. Interdisciplinary Health Sciences – our undergraduate program in health sciences offers concentrations in nutrition, community engagement, interdisciplinary health, and pre-health professions, while the applied health sciences program offers degree completion opportunities for health specialized associate degree holders. Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences – includes medical laboratory science, histotechnology, radiologic technology, nuclear medicine and pre-clinical professions. Human Movement Science – the doctor of physical therapy and master of exercise sciences programs offer post-professional certificates and support undergraduate health sciences program concentrations. Public and Environmental Wellness – our comprehensive programs consist of undergraduate wellness and health promotion, undergraduate and graduate environmental health and safety, and the master of public health. Our beautiful platinum LEED-certified campus facilities and broad clinical and community-based opportunities offer an ideal supportive environment for students, faculty, staff and partners to create and enjoy innovative learning, meaningful service, and vibrant research pursuits – in purpose for health.

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral research institution located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 132 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum requirements are a terminal academic degree (eg. PhD, DSc) in health sciences or a related social or behavioral sciences field (e.g., health psychology, sociology, medical anthropology, behavioral health, community health); persons who are ABD, planning to complete their doctoral degree by August 15, 2018 are also eligible to apply.

Preferred Qualifications:
Special Instructions to Applicants:

Application Information: Position begins August 15, 2018. Review of applications will begin January 20th, 2018. Contact Dr. Christina Papadimitriou at with further questions. Internet:

Candidates will provide a Diversity Statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, pedagogy, activism, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality.

Pay Basis Monthly
Open Date 12/20/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Category Faculty
Job Type Full-Time
EEO Statement:

Oakland University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (unofficial)
  4. Diversity Statement
  5. Teaching Statement
Optional Documents