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Open Rank Professor Health and Human Performance-CoHP 2024-2025

University of Texas - Rio Grande Valley
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Apr 13, 2024

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Open Rank Professor Health and Human Performance-CoHP 2024-2025

Job Class Code:
Posting Number: FRGV1548
Location: Rio Grande Valley
Division/Organization: Provost - Academic Affairs
Appointment Period for Non-Tenure Position:
Tenure Status: Tenure Track
FTE: 1.0

Scope of Job:
We seek applicants who are dedicated to serving The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley's diverse student body as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health & Human Performance beginning in the 2024-2025 academic year.
About UTRGV: It is UTRGV's Vision “To be one of the nation's leaders in higher education, its premier Hispanic-serving institution, and a highly engaged bilingual university, with exceptional educational, research, and creative opportunities that serve as catalysts for transformation in the Rio Grande Valley and beyond.” As such, UTRGV is committed to building a diverse faculty and staff that can contribute to an enriching learning environment that strives for more equitable outcomes for student success. UTRGV is a distributed campus, one university spanning four counties and multiple locations. Our purpose is to be a university for the entire Rio Grande Valley and beyond. Over 91% of the students enrolled at UTRGV identify as Hispanic, making UTRGV one of the top 3 universities with the highest percentage of Hispanic students. For additional information, please visit our website.
Department/College Background:

The Department of Health & Human Performance in the College of Health Professions is seeking qualified candidates who have a demonstrated record of success in research, teaching, and professional service in the health, health education, health promotion, or public health field that are commensurate with an appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor to begin Fall 2024. The position is a nine-month, tenure-track faculty position. The responsibilities include establishing and maintaining a focused research agenda, procurement of external grants, 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. Given that UTRGV is a distributed campus, faculty will be required to teach in a variety of settings incorporating technology and student engaged pedagogies to maximize student success and may be assigned to teach face-to-face, hybrid and/or online 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 mission and be 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:
Candidates must be MCHES, CHES or CPH certified or eligible.

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.

Salary: Commensurate with Qualifications and Experience
License or Certification Required?: No
Number of Vacancies: 1
Desired Start Date: 09/01/2024

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.

Open Date: 09/21/2023

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Dear Applicant,

Human Resources will not be held responsible for redacting any confidential information from the documents you attach with your application. The confidential information includes the following:

Date of Birth
Social Security Number

Please make sure that you omit this information prior to submission. We are advising that Human Resources will be forwarding your application to the department as per your submission.

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley reserves the right to discontinue accepting applications prior to the stated close date of this position, after meeting the posting requirement of three (3) calendar days.
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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