Tenure-Track Faculty Assistant Professor in Health Promotion

Updated: about 21 hours ago
Location: Oklahoma City, OKLAHOMA

Position Description:

The University of Oklahoma, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Health and Exercise Science 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. Applicants should have a research focus in minority health or social determinants of health. 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 Professor position in Health Promotion beginning Fall, 2021.

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 behavioral sciences with the biological, physiological, and medical responses to exercise and other aspects of human health. Our faculty balance teaching (45%), research (45%), and service (10%).

This is announcement is for a tenure-track assistant professor 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 http://hr.ou.edu .


Required Expectations:

  • Qualifications include a PhD or equivalent in Health Promotion/Public Health/Health Education or related field.
  • 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.
  • A planned research agenda with a focus on minority health or social determinants of health.
  • 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.
  • Evidence of current or past external funding for research is preferred.

  • 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: https://apply.interfolio.com/81502 . A review of applications will begin January 15, 2021 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 http://ou.edu/cas/hes . Potential applicants may also contact the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Marshall Cheney (marshall@ou.edu ) or Dr. Lois Coleman (lois.coleman@ou.edu ).

    The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable, and inclusive university community by embracing each person’s unique contributions, background and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma recognizes that fostering an inclusive environment for all, with particular attention to the needs of historically marginalized populations, is vital to the pursuit of excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission. This enhances the OU experience for all students, faculty and staff and for the communities we engage.

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