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Assistant Professor: Public Health

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­­ The University of Texas at Arlington

Department of Kinesiology

Assistant Professor: Public Health

Position ID: F00359P

Job Summary

The Public Health program in the Department of Kinesiology in the College of Nursing and Health Innovation at the University of Texas at Arlington invites applications from outstanding individuals to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the rank of Assistant Professor. This position offers an exciting opportunity to join a talented, hard-working faculty to make substantial contributions to the continued growth of our academic and research programs in a thriving Public Health program. We currently offer a Bachelor of Science in Public Health, a Graduate Certificate in Public Health Studies, a Graduate Certificate in Diversity and Equity in Public Health, and a Master’s in Public Health. This position will be instrumental in building upon our success as a Public Health program and offers the unique opportunity to continue to shape an already dynamic and expanding public health education and research program.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The position will involve approximately 40% time devoted to teaching, 40% time devoted to research and scholarly activities, and 20% time devoted to service.  In addition, the candidate will be expected to contribute the continued growth of the public health program and serve as a faculty mentor for undergraduate and graduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

The ideal candidate will be able to significantly contribute to the overarching theme of programming and research in health and disease across the lifespan with a Public Health focus. While all areas of Public Health research will be considered, preference will be given to those with an academic interest and research background in disciplines encompassed within Epidemiology and Urban Health.

Required Qualifications

All candidates must have a Doctoral degree in Public Health or a related field and must demonstrate a research program with current external funding or a strong potential to obtain external funding. Candidates should have a broad understanding and interest in multidisciplinary studies of how social determinants of health affect the health of urban populations. Relevant research backgrounds may include evaluation, health disparities, social determinants of health, and social and economic development, among others. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their teaching, research and service.

University Information

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of approximately 46,000 students, UTA is the largest institution in North Texas and the second-largest in the UT System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution. In 2021, UTA received the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award for its deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in higher education. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and No. 1 in Texas for the number of degrees awarded to African American students (Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2021). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has the fifth-most ethnically diverse undergraduate population in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is among the top 50 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023), and its approximately 250,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 23 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to the UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Department and College of Nursing and Health Innovation Information

Public Health is a rapidly growing undergraduate and graduate program focus in the Department of Kinesiology. The Department also offers multiple other undergraduate and graduate programs including integrative and applied physiology, movement and rehabilitation science, physical education, and athletic training to approximately 1,700 students (combined undergraduate and masters and doctoral level graduate students). Faculty in the Department of Kinesiology are funded by a wide range of agencies, including the National Institutes of Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Science Foundation, the American Heart Association, and many others. The University of Texas at Arlington and the Department of Kinesiology offers all faculty members access to state-of the art research facilities. In addition, the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex is a hot-bed for biomedical and health-related research; the Department of Kinesiology and College of Nursing and Health Innovation have existing collaborations with regional, national and internationally recognized institutions. Our faculty’s vast teaching experience, research expertise, and dedication to service provide rich learning experiences across the department’s academic programs. Department faculty actively collaborates with our nursing colleagues within the college, in particular in workplace safety, community-dwelling elders, early interventions for children and community-based interventions for obesity in underrepresented/minority populations. Collaboration with colleagues in other departments, such as Disability Studies and the School of Social Work are common. We foster and support multidisciplinary research and education.  Being an integral part of the College of Nursing and Health Innovation gives the Department the unique opportunity to have an integral role advancing the University in its mission and the goals laid out in UT Arlington’s strategic plan:

Diversity Statement

Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a commitment to diversity and equity in education through their scholarship, teaching, and/or service as well as a strong commitment to teaching, advising, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students from diverse backgrounds. For more information on UT-Arlington’s diversity initiatives, please visit the Office of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion webpage. The position will be supported by a competitive salary, commensurate with experience, as well as a start-up package and research space.

Special Instructions to Applicant

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. To apply applicants should go to and submit the following materials:

  • Research interests including your current accomplishments as well as your short and long term research goals.
  • Teaching statement
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Contact information for 3 professional references

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to Cindy Stringer: 817-272-3109 or Questions regarding the position should be directed to the search committee chair Dr. Matthew Brothers at

For more information about UTA, please visit:

The University of Texas at Arlington is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and family-friendly environment in which all faculty and staff can excel irrespective of race, national origin, age, genetic or family medical history, gender, faith, gender identity and expression as well as sexual orientation. A criminal background check will be conducted on finalists. The UTA is a tobacco free campus. UTA also encourages applications from veterans.

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