Assistant Professor - Health Disparities - (FAC001992)

University of Houston
Texas, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 28, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Human Development & Family Sciences, Other Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences (PHLS) at the University of Houston (UH) seeks scholars for a Presidential Frontier Faculty tenure-track faculty appointment at the academic rank of Assistant Professor. The Presidential Frontier Faculty program is a university-wide integrated interdisciplinary hiring campaign that is overseen by central university leadership, and encompasses hiring a large cohort of convergence research faculty to work on health, energy, sustainability and security. Priority areas of study for this position are in population health aimed at creating new models of care with a focus on high-quality primary care, community-based dissemination and implementation strategies for preventing and mitigating disparities in substance use disorders and chronic diseases, and/or innovative approaches to advancing health-equity science. This is an exciting time at UH given the university’s health initiative, the HEALTH Research Institute, the HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer Prevention, the newly-established College of Medicine, and our close proximity to the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, all of which provide faculty with numerous opportunities for a team science approach to research. PHLS is rapidly expanding to make a collective impact on addressing health and educational disparities in our local, state, national, and international communities. To this end, we value excellence, community engagement, diversity, student success, and academic integrity. Applications will be reviewed by all of our interdisciplinary program areas: (1) Counseling; (2) Counseling Psychology; (3) Health; (4) Human Development & Family Studies; (5) Measurement, Quantitative Methods, & Learning Sciences; and (6) School Psychology. The department is seeking outstanding candidates with an exceptional record of externally funded health research, excellence in teaching, and clear commitment to inclusion, equity, and anti-racism in scholarship, teaching, service, and community engagement. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include conducting innovative research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; securing external funding to support an interdisciplinary program of research; rigorous teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses; mentoring students, chairing and serving on doctoral committees; affiliation and active engagement with UH’s HEALTH Research Institute; presenting research at professional meetings; and service to the Department, College, University, and profession.

Appointment: This is a nine month appointment. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and will include benefits. Please contact Dr. Nathan Grant Smith (Department Chair, , 713-743-7648) should you have any follow-up questions. Interested candidates may also contact the Search Committee Chair.

To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online at posting number FAC001992.

  • A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidence of scholarly impact, (c) history of external peer-reviewed funding, and (d) teaching philosophy

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Abstracts of grant-funded research projects

  • Names and contact information for three letters of recommendation

  • The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

    Qualifications :

    Applicants for this position must hold a doctoral degree in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, community health, endocrinology, epidemiology, neuroscience, psychology, public health, population health, or a closely-related discipline. The successful candidate must demonstrate the potential for innovative research published in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, record of significant external funding, effective teaching ability, commitment to student success, and service to the profession.

    Notes to Applicant: Official transcripts are required for a faculty appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.

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