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
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
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
Minimum requirements: Doctoral degree in social and
behavioral health, public health, health education, health
promotion, or related field.
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.
All applications materials should be submitted through or
uploaded to Interfoliohttp://apply.interfolio.com/129463"
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
Questions regarding this posting may be sent to either Dr.
Ledric Sherman (firstname.lastname@example.org), Associate
Professor and Search Committee Chair or Dr. Adam Barry (email@example.com), Professor and