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Associate Professor or Professor in Public Health #202240TTL

Texas State University
Texas, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted date
Nov 2, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Education, Other Education, Health & Medicine, Other Health & Medicine
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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The Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas State University, a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI), invites applications for the position of Associate Professor or Professor in Public Health.


Founded in 1899 as a small teaching college, Texas State University is now home to 38,077 students. The university holds a Carnegie classification of Doctoral University-High Research Activity and is engaged in a strategic plan to attain eligibility for the State of Texas’ National Research University Fund.

Texas State University is located along the beautiful San Marcos River. San Marcos is in the center of the innovation corridor, 40 minutes south of Austin and 60 minutes north of San Antonio and is rich in vibrant and eclectic communities. The campus is situated within a public school district that is attended by more than 50 percent Latinx students.

Department and Programs

The Department of Health and Human Performance, with 51 full-time faculty, serves approximately 3,000 students seeking undergraduate and graduate degrees in Athletic Training, Exercise and Sports Science, Public Health, and Recreation.  Texas State University also offers a comprehensive employee wellness program, led by an interdisciplinary research team that provides opportunities for collaborative studies.

The public health program offers both a B.S. in Public Health and an M.S. in Public Health Education and Promotion. We are seeking candidates who can contribute to Texas State University’s Translational Health Research Initiative, in the area of public health, health education, health promotion, and other related research areas. 

Position Description
This is a full-time, tenure track Professor/Associate Professor position with a nine-month academic year appointment beginning fall 2022. The successful candidate will: (1) be responsible for delivering quality instruction in a variety of undergraduate and graduate public health courses; (2) pursue a focused area of research and scholarship that culminates in peer-reviewed presentations and publications; (3) seek and acquire extramural funding; (4) serve as an advisor for graduate research; (5) maintain active membership in relevant professional associations/organizations; and (6) serve on committees and participate in departmental, college, and university activities. We are especially interested in candidates whose research addresses issues related to health equity, health disparities, and/or social determinants of health.

Candidates should share our commitment to educational equity and high-quality education of students from currently and historically underserved and systematically marginalized communities. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.  All positions are subject to availability of funds.   

Required Qualifications:         

  • Earned doctorate (e.g., Ph.D., Dr.PH.) in public health, health education, health promotion, health behavior, or related field;
  • Eligible for tenure at the Associate Professor or Professor rank by September 1, 2022;
  • Demonstrable evidence of research and scholarship;
  • Demonstrable evidence of participation in grant writing and obtaining external funding for public health-related research;
  • Experience with graduate education and the ability to contribute to graduate programs; and
  • CHES/MCHES or CPH eligible.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CHES/MCHES or CPH certified;
  • Research includes issues related to health equity, health disparities, and/or social determinants of health;
  • Ability to integrate a diverse and multicultural perspective into teaching;
  • Demonstrated leadership in program, university and professional service activities and organizations;
  • Commitment to working collaboratively with department faculty, staff, and others throughout the institution/organization;
  • Experience as a contributing member of an interdisciplinary team;
  • Experience using a variety of instructional strategies, such as face to face delivery, online, hybrid, experiential learning, or field-based experiences to engage students with diverse needs and experiences;
  • Experience with mentoring graduate students; and
  • Participation in professional organizations.

Application Procedures:
Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered,   

Review of applications will begin December 1, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. The application must include:
1)  A letter of application expressing your interest in the position including detailed and supported explanation of how you meet the required and preferred qualifications;
2)  A curriculum vitae;
3)  Names and contact information of three references; and
4)  Two sample publications.

If you have questions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Dr. Jeff Housman,


Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why Work at Texas State?

Texas State University is home to more than 38,000 students and 2,000 faculty members in the growing Austin-San Antonio corridor. A member of the Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity Carnegie classification, the university creates new knowledge, fosters cultural and economic development, and prepares its growing population of diverse students for the endless possibilities that await them as citizens of Texas, the nation, and the world.

Bolstered by research with relevance and innovation in creative and scholarly work in a full range of academic disciplines and a spirit of inclusiveness, Texas State seeks outstanding candidates for a variety of faculty positions.

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