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Research Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology - (FAC001849)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Jul 13, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pharmacology, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Other Science & Technology, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
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Full Time
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The Department of Psychology at the University of Houston (UH) seeks to hire a Research Assistant Professor for the Anxiety and Health Research Lab to conduct research on funded grant projects. UH is a Carnegie-Designated Tier One Public Research University. The successful applicant will be asked to conduct research on obesity-related health behaviors and its comorbidity with mental and physical illnesses. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, or equivalent, and an established track record in publishing peer reviewed articles on obesity, expecially obesity-related health behaviors (e.g., emotional eating, physical inactivity) and comorbidity with mental (e.g., transdiagnostic factors) and physical health disorders (e.g., chronic pain) and contributions to grant activities. Experience in developing a line of research in obesity prevention and management is preferred. Record of previous grant funding is also preferred. This position is for one year, beginning August 1, 2021, with the possibility of renewal.

UH is located in the heart of the nation’s fourth largest city, and is one of the most culturally and ethnically diverse public universities in the nation, with over 47,000 students on the main campus. With one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation, UH seeks to recruit and retain a diverse community of scholars. UH is a Tier One research university and is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Nearby is the world’s largest medical center, the Texas Medical Center (TMC). UH is a full member of the TMC linked through federal grants, research institutes, faculty appointments, and other academic activities. Rice University, with which we also have long-term connections, is also nearby. We also maintain extensive partnerships with industries, school districts, and NASA in the greater Houston area as well as with other departments and schools at UH, such as the Schools of Pharmacy, Engineering, Optometry, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, or Education. Additional information on the University is available at and on the Department of Psychology at .

Applications may be submitted at (Posting FAC1849) and should include a cover letter noting research interests, CV and names and email addresses of three writers of letters of recommendation (referees will be contacted via the online system to submit letters directly). Any questions may be addressed to Dr. Michael Zvolensky, Search Committee Chair, Phone: 713-743-8595, E-mail: .

Review of candidates for the position will begin July 22, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

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

The University of Houston is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of universities in receipt of National Science Foundation funds in support of our commitment to increase the number and success of women faculty in the STEM fields.

Qualifications :

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.

Record of publishing peer-reviewed work on obesity-related health behanviors.

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