The College of Public Health (COPH) at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) seeks outstanding candidates for the position of Chair for the Department of Health Promotion. UNMC seeks an accomplished dynamic, energetic, visionary leader who fosters innovation and collaboration in a shared governance environment.


The Health Promotion Chair is responsible for leading a growing department including developing new programs, strengthening existing programs, expanding the research profile of the department, and growing collaborative relationships. The Chair also oversees the department budget, coordinates teaching assignments, and evaluates and mentors department faculty and staff. The next Chair will have a history of dedication to strong educational programming, an excellent record of service, and a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion. This position is a 12-month appointment academic tenure-leading position at the level of full professor with administrative, teaching, research, and service responsibilities.


A doctoral degree: PhD, or MD/MPH, or DVM/MPH degree with active work in the field of public health and health promotion demonstrated commitment to, and successful experience in, practice-based education in public health. The candidate should also have a record of accomplishment of collaborative transdisciplinary research and peer-reviewed publications in health promotion and related fields, demonstrated ability to obtain extramural funding for research, and track record of effective teaching and student mentoring as would be expected for the rank of full professor. The Chair is expected to have effective interpersonal and communication skills, leadership and management experience, and faculty mentorship experience capable of balancing departmental and institutional priorities.

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