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Position Summary:


North Greenville University is receiving applications for the position of Assistant Professor of Health Science to begin in August 2021. The Dr.PH/D.P.H. degree is preferred, but we also invite applications from those who hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in community health, nutrition, kinesiology, exercise physiology, or gerontology. The successful applicant will teach both lecture and lab courses, and potentially such upper level courses as Human Nutrition and Aging & Chronic Illness. Experience with grant writing would be considered a plus. Additional responsibilities include keeping weekly office hours for student mentoring and advising and participation in all faculty duties. Review of applications will begin on February 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

North Greenville University is a teaching university of the South Carolina Baptist Convention and is a tobacco and alcohol-free campus. All NGU professors are expected to be orthodox Christians who have a strong personal faith, are role models in their piety and ethics, are regularly reflecting upon how their faith influences their discipline and are willing and able to mentor students in their own relationship with Jesus Christ. Faculty are expected to teach in accordance with, and not contrary to the university’s “Statement on Human Flourishing.”




  • Teach general education and upper-level lectures and labs as assigned.
  • Hold weekly office hours to support students academically and spiritually.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to assigned students.
  • Participate in department, school, college, and university-level meetings.
  • Participate in department-level course, curriculum, and program development.
  • Ensure the security of assessment tools and confidential documentation.
  • Effectively utilize and monitor the learning management systems.
  • Appropriately maintain student records, grades, and attendance to ensure accuracy.
  • Meet all university deadlines for syllabi and grade submission.
  • Serve on academic committees as assigned.




  • The successful applicant will hold a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in one of the following fields: nutrition, public health, exercise physiology, community health, kinesiology, or gerontology. 
  • Candidates should be prepared to offer ideas for research collaborations with undergraduates and a willingness to include students in research, both related to and independent of the classroom. 
  • Verifiable prior teaching experience preferred.
  • A record of scholarly research and publications preferred.
  • Understand and comply with FERPA regulations.
  • Must support NGU’s mission statement and core values, commitment to a Christian lifestyle, and character in keeping with a biblical model.


Physical Requirements:


  • Visual Abilities:  Read reports, create presentations and use a computer.
  • Hearing:   Hear well enough to communicate with co-workers and students.
  • Dexterity, grasping, feeling, writing, typing, and using the telephone, copier, and computer.
  • Mobility:  Open files and operate office machines; move between departments and attend meetings across campus.
  • Talking:  Frequently convey detailed or important instructions and ideas accurately, loudly, or quickly.
  • Lifting, Pulling, Pushing: Exert up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and/or up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects.
  • Cognitive/Emotional: Ability to critically think and concentrate. Must be able to respond quickly to changes in conditions – 75‐100% of the time.




This position is a full-time, nine-month position in the Health Science Department.  Health Science faculty first report to the Health Science Department Chair, who reports to the Associate Dean of the School of Science and Mathematics (who may be the same person as Chair), who reports to the Dean of the College of Humanities and Sciences.




Normal academic operations are Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm, and Friday, 8:00 am – 1:15 pm.  Occasional work on weekends and evenings for special university events required.




There are no outside travel responsibilities with this position; however, all faculty are expected to be able to travel to campus for all class sessions and occasional departmental and faculty meetings.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee. S/he will be required to follow any other instructions and to perform any other duties as requested by his or her supervisor.

Please submit your resume in the North Greenville University application below.

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