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Assistant Professor Health and Human Performance CoHP FY2024

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Mar 2, 2023

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Assistant Professor Health and Human Performance CoHP FY2024

Job Class Code: 10031
FLSA: Exempt
Posting Number: FRGV1426
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.00

Scope of Job:
The Department of Health and Human Performance in the College of Health Professions at the University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley is seeking candidates who have a demonstrated record of success in research, teaching, and professional service in the health, health education, health promotion, public health and/or related fields that are commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2022. The position is a nine-month, tenure track faculty position in the Health and Human Performance department in the College of Health Professions. The responsibilities include establishing a research agenda, grants procurement, participation in scholarly committees and taskforces, teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in health education and public health and performance of other duties assigned by the department chair. Faculty will be required to teach in a variety of settings incorporating technology and student engaged pedagogies to maximize student success. Given that UTRGV is a distributed campus, faculty may be required to teach online or hybrid courses. Service to the department, college, university, community, and professional organizations is an integral part of the faculty member's responsibilities.

UTRGV faculty will be expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to student success and to advancing the university, college and program missions and are committed to UTRGV's guiding principles ( ), which include promoting access to postsecondary education to a diverse student body and to become one of the largest and most successful Hispanic-serving emerging research institutions in the U.S.A.

Faculty is expected to actively engage in research/scholarship and seek external funding. Faculty are encouraged to engage in basic, applied and/or translational research to address critical community and state needs.

Minimum Qualifications:
An earned doctorate in Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health, or related field from an accredited university.

Discipline Specific Required Qualifications:
Earned doctorate degree is preferred in health education or public health with a record of successful research grant application history and graduate student training. In addition, evidence in effective teaching and professional service.

Preferred Qualification:
Preference will be given to candidates with one or more years of post-doctoral research experience; a recent history of grant submission and/or procurement, and existing grant funding in place; and a record of professional experience in the fields of health promotion and public health. Candidates who are MCHES, CHES or CPH certified or eligible will also receive preference.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2023

EEO Statement:
EEO Statement
It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Diversity Statement
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.

Open Date: 10/15/2022

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Complete all sections on the application. If you are applying for the first time please complete all biographical information including address, email and phone. You may update this at any time by selecting to edit your profile in the application. Security sensitive; All UTRGV employees are required to have a criminal background check (CBC). CBCs will be conducted for all candidates invited for an on-campus interview.

Additional Information:
UTRGV is a distributed institution. As such and as assigned, the position may
require presence at multiple locations throughout the Rio Grande Valley. Work is
performed primarily in a general office environment. This position is security sensitive
and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code
§51.215. The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of
Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least
135 days in length. This position has the option to elect the Optional Retirement
Program (ORP) instead of TRS, subject to the position being 40 hours per week
and at least 135 days in length.

Please Note:
Texas law requires faculty members whose primary language is not English to demonstrate proficiency in English as determined by a satisfactory paper-based test score of 500 (computer-based of 173 or internet-based of 61) on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or a satisfactory test score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).Incomplete applications will not be considered. All positions are subject to budget approval.

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