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Assistant Professor of Public Health

Bellarmine University
Job Location:
Louisville, Kentucky
Public and Environmental Health

Company Description:

Bellarmine University is a dynamic, growing university with a strong liberal arts focus in the Catholic higher education tradition and a bold vision for the future. Bellarmine has undergraduate and graduate enrollment of nearly 3,500 students and continues to add new academic programs while maintaining small class sizes and personal attention to students. Bellarmine is listed in The Princeton Review's Best 385 Colleges, is one of the top 20 Southern regional universities in U.S. News and World Report's 2019 college rankings and is a top university in Forbes' list of America's best colleges. In a survey by The Princeton Review, students praised Bellarmine as a place that is "welcoming to every single person and makes an effort to include everyone." Bellarmine students, faculty and staff engage in more than 25,000 cumulative hours of service each year, in Louisville and around the nation and world.

Bellarmine is located on a scenic 145-acre campus in the Highlands neighborhood and 46+ acres off-campus in Louisville, KY, which Forbes recently recognized as a "Top 15 City" for affordable living and National Geographic calls one of the "Best Small Cities in the U.S." Louisville is within a day's drive of two-thirds of the U.S. population.

Bellarmine is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants with diverse backgrounds to apply.

Bellarmine is committed to core values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Bellarmine will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of its increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential.

Job Description:

Bellarmine University's College of Health Professions seeks candidates for a full-time, tenure-track faculty position at the assistant professor-level in the department of Healthcare Administration and Public Health. This individual will take a leadership role in building capacity in a new program in public health. Salary will be commensurate with experience

Essential Duties:


  • Teach and mentor students in the public health program.
  • Work collaboratively with the chair of Health Care Administration and Public Health to design and implement vital courses in the new Public Health program and other courses in the department.
  • Serve as advisor for students majoring or minoring in Public Health/Health Care Administration.
  • Consult with departmental faculty regarding the development and offering of other departmental majors: Senior Living Leadership, Aging Studies, Health Care Administration, and Health Humanities.
  • Collaborate with staff in Marketing/Communications and staff in Admissions/Enrollment Management, to strategize best practices for marketing the program, the department, and for recruiting new students.
  • Supervise upper-level students enrolled in experiential learning courses.


  • Demonstrate potential for a strong research record in health services research, health policy, health equity, or a related area, with an emphasis on quantitative analysis and/or mixed methods
  • Regularly participate in peer-reviewed research in their discipline.
  • Mentor upper-level students through their own research work.


  • Participate in service to the department, school, university, and/or their professional discipline.
  • Participate in student recruitment activities (open houses, tours, scholarship interviews, and other designated events).


  • Expertise in health equity, health disparities (and related structural factors, such as systemic racism), social determinants of health, health services research, and health policy
  • Strong interest and experience in using quantitative and qualitative methodologies to study health equity, health policy, and intersectionality
  • Demonstrated research record in area of expertise, with experience in interdisciplinary scholarship preferred.
  • In alignment with the university's commitment to equity and inclusion, we seek an individual dedicated to and invested in equity and inclusiveness who demonstrates the ability to cultivate learning environments appropriate for students with diverse identities.
  • Ph.D. in Public Health, Health Care Administration (or a related field) by August 2023. ABD may be acceptable.
  • Teaching experience is preferred; online teaching experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience in epidemiology, health care administration, aging studies/gerontology, and/or medical & health humanities is preferred.

Additional Information:

Bellarmine University is committed to core values of diversity, equity and inclusion and embraces diversity in our workforce among members of faculty, staff and administration. We remain committed to affirmative actions, policies, procedures and attitudes necessary to continue to build and retain a diverse and equitable workforce. We will demonstrate a fully realized and lived commitment to equity and inclusion, empowering all members of our increasingly diverse community and supporting them to achieve their full potential. As part of Bellarmine's commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, we will seek to ensure that all aspects of employment, including recruitment, selection, job assignment, training, compensation, benefits, discipline, promotion, layoff and termination processes remain free of discrimination based upon race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, creed, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, genetic information, disability, veteran status, or any other protected class.

Application Instructions:

Please submit a letter of interest, teaching philosophy, CV, and contact information for three professional references.

Bellarmine University requires COVID-19 vaccination for all students, faculty and staff. Individuals may request exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons. More information may be found at

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