Employment Classifications
Assistant/Associate Professor
Working Title
Assistant-Associate Professor, RUC Graduate Health Sciences
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Work Location
RU Carilion
Academic Affairs-10
Health & Human Services-1150
RUC-Public Health/Healthcare Ldrshp- 11520
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Full Time
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Contact Name for Applicant
Sallie Beth Johnson
Contact Phone for Applicant
(540) 831-1945
Work Schedule

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Job Summary
The Department of Public Health and Healthcare Leadership (PHHL) in the Waldron College of Health and Human Services at Radford University Carilion (RUC) invites applications for a nine-month, tenure-track Assistant/Associate Professor faculty position beginning August 2023. This faculty position will primarily teach and advise doctoral Health Sciences students, but may teach across all programs. The faculty position is part of a vibrant, growing department within an interprofessional health sciences campus community. The RUC campus is located in downtown Roanoke, Virginia on the campus of Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital in the city’s Innovation Corridor. RUC is devoted to offering a rigorous real-world learning experience to students pursuing undergraduate and graduate degrees in the health sciences.

The PHHL department offers three undergraduate programs (B.S. in Healthcare Administration, B.S. in Health Sciences, and B.S. in Public Health) with traditional, dual-degree, and accelerated tracks, that are delivered in traditional, online, and/or hybrid course offerings. The three graduate programs (Master of Healthcare Administration, M.S. in Health Sciences, and Doctor of Health Sciences) include dual-degree and accelerated tracks, along with several focused concentrations. A new Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in Health Professions Education is currently under review for approval to begin in Fall 2023. Graduate courses are online with synchronous meeting requirements. For more information about the Department of Public Health and Healthcare Leadership, please go to https://www.radford.edu/phhl.

Primary responsibilities for position include:
teaching online graduate courses;
advising graduate students;
serving on graduate capstone project committees;
participating in scholarly activities;
engaging in service to the university, college, department, and community through participation in activities and committees;
working collaboratively and communicating with students, faculty, staff, and healthcare/community organizations; and
maintaining regular office hours.
Physical Demands

Required Qualifications
Earned doctoral degree in health sciences, public health, health administration, education, or related field. Professional experience in academia or a health-related field. A minimum of one year experience in teaching and student advising. Record of engagement in community service. Evidence of potential for an active research agenda. Strong oral and written communication skills. To be considered for the rank of Associate Professor, the candidate must meet university and department academic requirements for an Associate Professor and provide evidence of six-years of high-quality teaching in higher education.
Preferred Qualifications
At least two years teaching in higher education, experience in synchronous online instruction, and instructing graduate-level courses. Experience advising graduate students and guiding graduate student capstone projects or dissertations. Active involvement in professional organizations. Evidence of scholarly activity.


Earned doctoral degree in health sciences, public health, health administration, education, or related field. Degree must be from a regionally accredited college/university.


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Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants will submit: Cover letter describing interest and qualifications for position; Curriculum vitae; Statement of teaching philosophy with description of experience working with diverse populations (1-2 pages); Statement of research interests (1 page) and research sample or recent publication; List of three professional references with contact information; and Unofficial graduate transcripts. Prior to interview, finalists will be required to submit official transcripts.

Direct inquiries to: Sallie Beth Johnson, Department Chair, Department of Public Health and Healthcare Leadership Radford University Carilion 101 Elm Avenue SE Roanoke, Virginia, 24013 Phone: 540-831-1945 E-mail: sejohnson1@radford.edu, cc: mroberts1@radford.edu

Applicants must submit their application online through Radford University’s HR website. The Department of Public Health and Healthcare Leadership values diversity in our students, faculty and staff, thus invites applications from underrepresented groups and those who have academic experiences with diverse populations.
Faculty employment conditions
Must have a criminal background check
Statement of Economic Interest is required
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement
Radford University does not discriminate with regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, veteran status, national origin, religion, or political affiliation in the administration of its educational programs, activities, admission or employment practices.
Clery Statement
In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, Radford University publishes an Annual Security and Fire Safety Report. The report includes the university’s policies, procedures, and programs concerning safety and security, as well as three years’ of crime statistics for our campus. As a prospective employee, you are entitled to a copy of this report. The report and statistical data can be found online at Radford.edu/police. You may also request a paper copy of the report from the Radford University Police Department located at 810 East Main Street PO Box 6883, Radford, VA, 24142.
Reasonable Accommodation Statement
If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation in the application process please contact the hiring department.
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Cover Letter/ Letter of Application
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Statement of Teaching Philosophy
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About Radford University

Nestled in the New River Valley in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 40 miles from Roanoke, Radford University is a co-educational, doctoral/professional national university. Radford University is a student-focused institution offering 76 bachelor’s degree programs in 47 disciplines, two associate degrees, and six certificates at the undergraduate level; 28 master’s programs in 23 disciplines and six doctoral programs at the graduate level; and 17 post-baccalaureate certificates and one post-master’s certificate, preparing students to become successful and productive leaders in the community.

In 2022, the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education elevated Radford University to the Doctoral/Professional classification due to the increased number of doctoral degrees awarded. In Top Public Schools – National Universities, Radford University tied with other schools ranked #169 and ranked at 118 in Top Performers on Social Mobility among public universities in the National Universities category. Radford University was recently recognized among the top National Universities by the U. S. News & World Report’s 2023 Best Colleges report. In addition, Radford University was recognized as one of the “2022 “Best Regional Universities in the South” by the Princeton Review in 2022 and ranked as 14th Top Public Schools in the South in 2022 by US News and World Report. Radford University was also recognized as one of the Best Colleges of Public Distinction and Best Colleges of Virginia Distinction for 2022-2023. Radford University prides itself on its strong commitment to teaching and research. Please visit the Radford University website at http://www.radford.edu.