Full Professor in Health & Education Disparities / Director of the Texas Center for Equity Promotion

Employer
University of Texas at Austin
Location
Texas, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted date
Oct 21, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

 


Full Professor in Health & Education Disparities and Director of the Texas Center for Equity Promotion

College/School/Unit: College of Education
Department: Educational Psychology
Posted: Oct 19, 2021
Apply By: Open until filled

Description

The College of Education (COE) is seeking a faculty member in Behavioral Health and Education Disparities at the Full Professor level. This search is intended to attract an established scholar to serve as Director of the Texas Center for Equity Promotion (TEXCEP) and to continue an exemplary record of research, service, and teaching within their field of expertise. The COE comprises a robust set of undergraduate and graduate programs across five departments and is regularly ranked among the top five public colleges of education in the country.

TexCEP was launched in 2020 and includes faculty from all departments across the COE as well as from other Colleges within the University. The mission of TexCEP is to support and conduct high quality applied research, to disseminate evidence-based information, and to train future professionals regarding the nature, origins, contexts, effects, and elimination of inequities in education and health (see https://texcep.education.utexas.edu/about-us).

This mission is an extension of the work of the COE. As a faculty and staff, we work together with our students and our community to promote the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in our work. We are agents of change committed to transforming education and behavioral health research, practice, and policy to ensure the thriving of children, families, schools, and communities.

In our efforts to align our college to address the most pressing challenges in the fields of education and behavioral health, we have launched a new strategic vision known as Reimagine Education (see https://education.utexas.edu/about/office-dean/reimagine-education). In advancing this effort, we have organized our academic and research aspirations around three Signature Impact Areas: Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparities in Health and Education, Attending to Place and Context, and Thriving through Transitions.

For this position, the COE is particularly interested in candidates who have experience and success in working with diverse and underserved populations and who show a sustained and demonstrated commitment to improving access and positive outcomes in educational and/or health settings for children, adults, families, schools, and/or communities.

We seek a candidate who has experience and skill in the application of rigorous community-based participatory research methods within a variety of communities, and who employs a quantitative methodological approach to research and also is knowledgeable in the use of qualitative approaches.

The successful candidate will bring research expertise to the College and University in an area of importance to studies of behavioral health and education disparities and the development and testing of interventions to address them. Illustrative examples include, but in no way are limited to, the following:

 

 

  • Effects of racism and discrimination on behavioral and/or physical health outcomes
  • The development and implementation of culturally specific interventions in schools, homes, or community settings in the context of systemic inequities
  • Supporting the adaptation of recently arrived immigrant students and their families as they navigate challenges of life in the U.S.
  • Strategies to address disparities in school discipline referrals and school exclusion that impact students of color
  • Strategies to create more equitable and welcoming school climates
  • Interventions that promote the engagement and success of girls in STEM


Candidates must have an established record of excellence in scholarship, teaching, and service in applied and diverse educational settings, have a record of securing extramural funding at levels necessary to support their scholarly research, have a strong track record of developing and maintaining constructive and productive partnerships within academic and community settings, and have a strong commitment to equity and inclusion in their teaching, mentorship, and academic leadership.

This position will be supported by a competitive start-up package, by compensation appropriate to rank and experience, and through ongoing access to research resources. Hiring is contingent upon funding.

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

 

 

  • Established scholarly record and field-level impact in behavioral health and/or education disparities rooted in systemic inequity
  • A strong history of collaborating with communities underserved by education, social, and/or health systems
  • Leadership experience with multidisciplinary teams of researchers and staff
  • The ability to integrate interdisciplinarity and multiple methodologies in planning and conducting research
  • A record of commitment to the use of scientifically rigorous research methods
  • A demonstrated capacity to conduct, administer, and sustain a significant program of research
  • A history of extramural funding that is in line with a Full Professor level
  • A clear record of scholarly excellence that is in alignment with appointment at the Full Professor


Preferred Qualifications

 

 

  • Knowledge and experience working within the field of prevention science
  • Experience in conducting assets-based and community-centered research to inform research-based policy and practice
  • A track record of building enduring community partnerships
  • Experience working in both education and behavioral health settings
  • Experience in applying interventions and practices that are evidence based and culturally specific within community settings
  • Experience working with adults in families, schools, and communities to support positive child and adult outcomes
  • The capacity to mentor early-career research staff, students, post-doctoral fellows, professors, particularly from underserved populations, including first generation college students


Application Instructions

Review of applications will begin November 15, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by this date.

Applicants should upload the following items to the Interfolio system by November 15, 2021 (i.e., apply.interfolio.com/): http://apply.interfolio.com/97411

 

 

  • Cover Letter with contact information. Please include a statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will help address education and behavioral health disparities.
  • Full C.V.


The following materials will be required of those who reach the second stage of review:

 

 

  • Research Statement that includes research accomplishments and future research direction.
  • Teaching Statement.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will help to address education and health disparities.
  • Up to 3 representative publications.
  • A list of 3 references with contact information.


The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions. To learn more about the commitment of the University to diversity, please visit https://provost.utexas.edu/diversity.

Contact Information

Dr. Doris Baker (doris.baker@austin.utexas.edu) and Dr. J. Mark Eddy (mark.eddy@austin.utexas.edu), Search Committee Co-Chairs

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.


To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/85400

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