The University of Texas at Arlington
Department of Kinesiology
Associate Professor / Professor: Public Health (Dept. of Kinesiology)
Position ID: (F00465P)
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 to fill a tenured position at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. This position offers an exciting opportunity to join a talented, committed faculty to make substantial contributions to the continued growth of our academic and research programs in a thriving Public Health program in the Department of Kinesiology. 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 of Public Health with concentrations in epidemiology and urban health. This position will be instrumental in building upon our success and continuing to shape an already dynamic and expanding Public Health education and research program. In addition, as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution and as a Texas Tier One institution, the University is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. This is evidenced by the recent launch of the RISE 100 initiative which is aimed at recruiting 100 tenure-stream faculty to further strengthen the University’s position as a leading academic research institution. Additional details about this initiative are available at UTA Rise 100 Initiative.
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Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The position will involve time devoted to teaching, research and scholarly activities, and service. If hired the candidate will be expected to: 1) support undergraduate and graduate student mentorship; 2) continue to build upon an already established & funded line of scholarly research activity; 3) contribute to the further growth of the Public Health program; 4) be an innovative & effective teacher at both the undergraduate and graduate level; and 5) make significant contributions in the area of service to both the University and the professional field.
All candidates must have a Doctoral-level degree in Public Health or a related field and should have academic credentials commensurate with the rank of Associate or Full Professor. This includes an established track record of scholarly activity including publication history and a record of substantial previous and current funding from various sources. Candidates should have a broad understanding and interest in multidisciplinary studies of how social determinants of health affect population health. Relevant research backgrounds may generally include social or applied epidemiology, chronic disease epidemiology, behavioral health, global health, biostatistics, health promotion and disease prevention, health disparities, social determinants of health, health planning and evaluation, environmental health, among others.
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. All areas of Public Health research will be considered. The preferred candidate will be a highly accomplished faculty member who will have active research funding and has the ability to continue to obtain grant funding, with the scale of funding commensurate with the area of scholarship and will advance UT Arlington’s research excellence in alignment with the University’s strategic plan UTA Strategic Plan.
Department and College/School Information
Public Health is a rapidly growing program with thriving undergraduate and graduate curriculum. The program, housed in Department of Kinesiology, has a broad range of faculty research expertise in several topic areas including social epidemiology, health promotion and disease prevention, maternal and child health, health disparities research, tobacco & substance use research, and health services research. The research success of the program is exemplified by a history of funded projects from various organizations including the National Institutes of Health, Health Resources and Services Administration, and the American Heart Association. The Department also offers multiple other undergraduate and graduate degrees including a BA in Kinesiology, a BS and MS in Exercise Science, an MS in Athletic Training, as well as a nationally ranked PhD in Kinesiology. 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 collaborate 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, Nursing, 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: UTA Strategic Plan.
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 more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas 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. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). 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 one of the top 30 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student body in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.
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Special Instructions to Applicant
To apply applicants should go to https://uta.peopleadmin.com/postings/26017 and submit the following materials:
- Curriculum Vitae Cover Letter Unofficial Transcripts Contact information for 3 references Statement of research interests including your current accomplishments as well as your short- and long-term research goals.
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
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