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Associate or Assistant Professor for Department of Health Behavior

Texas A&M University
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Sep 1, 2023

The CEPH-accredited School of Public Health at Texas A&M University invites applications for a full‐time, residential tenure-track / tenured professor for the Department of Health Behavior at the rank of either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor. This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing department with a commitment to scholarly inquiry across a broad spectrum of areas.

The Department of Health Behavior seeks creative scholars who are well-versed in health behavior and translational research with demonstrated experience leading research teams and either a history of funding to support their research agenda or strong potential to secure external funding to support their research. This Assistant/Associate Professor will be expected to expand the Department’s research efforts, develop interdisciplinary collaborations, seek out funding opportunities, provide research mentorship for graduate students and junior faculty, and facilitate undergraduate research activities.   

Faculty enjoy fully-funded 9-month appointments with research (50%), teaching (40%) and service (10%) responsibilities. The standard teaching load is four classes a year, with options for reduced teaching loads and/or additional (Summer) salary for well-funded researchers. This appointment is scheduled to start August 1st, 2024, though the formal start date is negotiable. 

About the Department of Health Behavior

The Department has 18 tenured and tenure track faculty members, 11 instructional (non-tenured) faculty, multiple staff members, and is home to more than 100 graduate students. The Department offers a traditional Master of Public Health (MPH) degree in health behavior as well as a concentration in the school-wide Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) in Public Health Sciences. Additionally, Health Behavior faculty teach in the School’s Bachelor of Science in Public Health degree program, which has over 2,000 students.

The School of Public Health is a proud member of the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS).

Additional Information

Located in College Station, TX, on the flagship campus of the Texas A&M University System, the CEPH-accredited School of Public Health has approximately 75 faculty across four distinct departments. Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, was the state’s first public institution of higher learning, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), and boasts world-class resources available to the School of Public Health faculty.


Successful applicants will hold a doctoral degree with relevance to the research and teaching mission of the Department of Health Behavior, have a strong record of research – which includes a proven record of external funding or strong potential to secure external funding, and demonstrated success publishing in top-tier peer-review journals – as well as a commitment to dynamic graduate and undergraduate teaching.  Preferred areas of scholarship include, but are not limited to, content areas and/or innovative approaches/methodologies that supplement or extend current departmental efforts and align with a Center within the School of Public Health.  For example, content areas could include capacity building in rural communities, violence prevention, health inequities, sexual health, substance use, and chronic disease prevention. Innovative approaches/methodologies could include program evaluation, system science, big data, and use of technologies. 

Minimum requirements:  Doctoral degree in social and behavioral health, public health, health education, health promotion, or related field.

Preferred Qualifications:

Productive line of research, with demonstrated history of publishing and seeking out grant funding. Proven track-record of mentoring graduate students. Commitment to excellence in teaching. Previous higher education teaching experience.

Application Instructions:

All applications materials should be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio" href="%20http:/" target="_blank"> Application materials include: (1) cover letter outlining qualifications and interests in the position; (2) curriculum vitae; (3) personal statement (your statement should include your philosophy and plans for research, teaching, and service as applicable); and (4) names and contact information of five professional references.

Questions regarding this posting may be sent to either Dr. Ledric Sherman (, Associate Professor and Search Committee Chair or Dr. Adam Barry (, Professor and Department Head.

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