Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Position in Health Education, Community Health or Health Disparities

The University of Houston

Deadline Open until filled
Date Posted April 8, 2014
Type Tenured, tenure track
Salary Commensurate with experience

Built by strong-willed and visionary entrepreneurs with bold and innovative ideas for transforming the world through education, healthcare, business, space travel, and the arts, Houston is a thriving and generous city with significant international influence and impact.

More than 1.2 million school-aged children and over 250,000 higher education students live in the Houston area, and their numbers are rapidly growing. We seek accomplished colleagues who aspire to create and scale sustainable solutions for educating and optimizing the lives of these learners.

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Position in Health Education, Community Health or Health Disparities.

The Health Program, Department of Educational Psychology at the University of Houston seeks scholars for a full-time, 9 month, tenured or tenure track faculty appointment at the academic rank of assistant, associate, or full professor. The Health Program places emphasis on the professional preparation of undergraduate and graduate students, and requires both rigorous scholarship and sponsored research agendas of its highly productive faculty. Priority areas of focus for this position are in major health disparities affecting minority populations (e.g., obesity, cancer, diabetes, substance abuse, and access to healthcare).

Qualifications: Successful candidates for this position must hold a doctoral degree in public health, allied health, health disparities, community health, psychology, social and bio-behavioral sciences programs in public health or a closely related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a record suggestive of the potential to contribute to the mission of the Health Program within the Department of Educational Psychology, which would include successful and effective teaching ability, current or historical external funding, a record of scholarly publications and presentations, and evidence of service to the profession. The candidate's university teaching and scholarly record must be commensurate with appointment as an Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include teaching undergraduate and/or graduate courses, securing external funding to support their research agenda and student trainees, conducting and presenting research via scholarly publications and presentations, serving on departmental, college-level, and university-level committees, and serving on master's and doctoral committees.
To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online at
1. A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidence of scholarly impact, (c) history of external peer-reviewed funding, and (d) teaching experience and philosophy
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Three letters of recommendation

This full-time, 9-month appointment will begin no later than September 1, 2014 (flexible). The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant's qualifications and experience and will include benefits.

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

How To Apply

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