Health Promotion, Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

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Location: Norman, OKLAHOMA

University of Oklahoma Norman Campus: College of Arts and Sciences: Health and Exercise Science
Norman, Oklahoma
Open Date

Sep 12, 2019


The University of Oklahoma, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Health and Exercise is hiring additional faculty to accommodate an increasing student demand and to broaden the research scope that is in line with the overall mission of the University. We encourage creative, innovative, dynamic individuals who would like to be part of a strong team committed to both teaching and research to apply for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor position in Health Promotion beginning Fall, 2020.

The Department of Health and Exercise Science is an interdisciplinary program, and one of the largest in the College of Arts and Sciences and nationally ranked among the best programs in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology. The program focuses on Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology and integrates the biological, physiological, medical, and behavioral sciences as they relate to physiological responses to exercise and other aspects of human health. Our faculty balance teaching (45%), research (45%), and service (10%).

This is an open rank announcement and salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.  The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information on this please call (405) 324-1826, or access the Human Resources website at .


Required Expectations:

  • Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in Health Promotion/Public Health/Health Education or related field. 
  • Applicants must have a history of receiving external funding for research
  • Applicants must demonstrate the ability to collaborate within the department and across the university, and the ability to teach and develop both undergraduate and graduate courses related to Health Promotion.
  • Applicants who are ABD will be considered; however applicants must have a record of published research and evidence of current or previous external funding.
  • A planned research agenda with a focus on a behavioral, community-based approach to diabetes (and related areas of obesity, health disparities, women’s health issues, global health issues) in underserved populations (primarily Native American or African American).
  • Preferred Expectations:

  • Applicants should be able to teach Health Promotion courses (BS/MS/PhD), such as Chronic Disease (undergraduate), Health Behavior I and II (graduate), Program Evaluation (undergraduate), Research Methods, Lifestyle Intervention, Health Promotion Program Planning, Chronic Disease (graduate), and Measurement and Evaluation in Health Promotion with an expected teaching load of 2 courses per semester; however, all areas of public health, community health, and health promotion expertise, such as tobacco use, diet/nutrition, or obesity/weight management will be considered.
  • Faculty that can add to the research mission of the department and contribute to the diversity of the faculty.
  • Experience mentoring and incorporating students (undergraduate, masters, and PhD) into a research program.
  • Researchers at all ranks with a minority health research focus are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Application Instructions

    To apply, applicants MUST upload a cover letter, current Curriculum Vita, three references (with contact information), three confidential letters of recommendation, and a diversity statement about how you address/have addressed diversity in the areas of research, teaching, and service to the following link: . A review of applications will begin October 15, 2019 but will continue until the position is filled.

    To learn more about the Department of Health & Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma, including degree offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, please visit our website at .

    The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

    In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit  for more information.

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