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
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 http://www.psychology.uh.edu
Applications may be submitted at http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/
(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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
Record of publishing peer-reviewed work on obesity-related health