The Department of Public Health is seeking to hire a twelve-month, non-tenure-track assistant professor of practice in Public Health. The successful candidate is expected to demonstrate excellence in teaching and service.  The position begins July 1, 2023. This is a five-year appointment (with option to renew based on performance) with annual reviews each year.

The department is home to 15 faculty members and 3 staff members. The department currently offers one undergraduate major (BSPH) with a concentration in Population Health Sciences, started in Fall 2022, two Master’s degree (MPH) programs – Distance Education and Campus-based with five MPH concentrations; Community Health Education (CHE), Epidemiology (EPI), Health Policy and Management (HPM), Veterinary Public Health (VPH), and Nutrition (NUTR – campus only), and a PhD program in Health Sciences. This position will be assigned to the Health Policy and Management (HPM) concentration in the MPH program and should have expertise in financial management of healthcare organizations, healthcare policy and leadership strategies.


The successful applicant will be expected to demonstrate excellent teaching in graduate-level classes, both to our distance education and campus-based students. Additionally, they will be expected to advise MPH students in the HPM concentration and engage in service activities at the department, college and university level.  The successful applicant will be responsible for teaching a 4/4/2 course load (4 courses each in Fall/Spring semesters; 2 courses in Summer semester).

The successful candidate for this position must have a PhD or DrPH in Public Health or a closely related field (e.g., hospital administration). They must have experience teaching (or be very comfortable teaching) at the graduate student level using both online and in-person modalities.


  • Earned doctoral and MPH degrees from a school or program of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)
  • Work experience in public health practice
  • Two years online teaching experience or achievement of online teaching certificate (QM certification preferred)
  • Experience with the Canvas learning platform
  • University teaching in areas pertaining to health systems and organizations (e.g., strategic planning, organizational management and dynamics, legal and ethical issues, leadership, health care financing, health policy, and/or quality improvement)
  • Demonstrated ability to teach in the areas of healthcare finance, management, and organizational behavior.
    Knowledge of care models that integrate public health, social service, and health care sectors.
  • Demonstrated understanding of payment reform models of value-based care and their implications on health equity, cross-sectoral collaboration, and organizational change management.

Application Instructions
Please send a letter expressing your interest and describing your qualifications, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. Application materials should be submitted via http://apply.interfolio.com/117808. Applications received outside of the Interfolio system via Indeed or other job application systems will not be considered.

For more information about the College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences, please visit http://cehhs.utk.edu.

The Knoxville campus of the University of Tennessee is seeking candidates who have the ability to contribute in meaningful ways to the diversity and intercultural goals of the University. Screening of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position has been filled.