The Department of Health Promotion Sciences in the Hudson College of Public Health on the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center campus in Oklahoma City seeks an assistant/associate professor for a 12-month tenure-track position.  The College offers programs for MPH, MS, MPH/MSW, and PhD degrees.  The successful candidate will be at least one year beyond receiving their doctorate degree or have 5 years of public health/academic service, and bring expertise that augments existing faculty interests.

Responsibilities include teaching 1-2 graduate level courses per semester (20%-40%), advising/mentoring 5-10 graduate students (5%-10%), and performing academic/community service (5%-10%).  Remaining time is filled with academic/professional projects related to personal and/or College interests.  Collaboration is widespread and encouraged among our seven University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) colleges, focused Centers, State agencies, sovereign Tribes, and community partners.  A research emphasis related to cancer, diabetes, or geroscience would align with strategic priorities of the OUHSC. In alignment with strategic priorities of the Department of Health Promotion Sciences, successful candidates also will have experience with developing and implementing social and behavioral strategies that reduce health risks, leveraging health assets, and redressing inequities and advancing health for individuals, families, social networks, neighborhoods, organizations, and communities. Specific desired skillsets include quantitative data analysis, program evaluation, and advanced research methods in the social and behavioral sciences. The Hudson College of Public Health currently has over 40 faculty members and many adjunct teaching/research faculty. We offer an excellent incentive package for those able to attract extramural funding.

Oklahoma City has become an exciting place to live as its urban core goes through a renaissance. Vitalization projects include the Health Sciences Center, Scissortail Park, Bricktown Entertainment District, OKC Boathouse District (an Olympic training site), Adventure District (zoo and museums), Midtown & Arts District, 80 miles of multi-use trails, and a new streetcar system. Professional sports arenas serve the Thunder basketball team, Energy FC Soccer team, and the Dodgers Triple-A baseball team. Outdoor recreation is abundant and reasonable drives offer access to Ozarks, Texas Hill Country, and New Mexico.  The metropolitan area has been noted for its low cost of living and easy commutes (https://www.abetterlifeokc.com).

To apply, submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, a publication that characterizes your work, and a list of three professional references. Review of submissions will continue until the position is filled. For more information, contact:

Neil E. Hann, MPH, CHES

Chair, Department of Health Promotion Sciences

Hudson College of Public Health

801 N.E. 13th St, Room 451, Oklahoma City, OK 73104

(405) 271-2017 or neil-hann@ouhsc.edu


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About Hudson College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

The Hudson College of Public Health provides quality graduate and professional education for both public health practice professionals and research scientists. The OU Hudson College of Public Health is one of only 63 accredited schools of public health in the United States. A multi-disciplinary faculty prepares students for public health practice in the following core areas;

Biostatistics & Epidemiology
Health Administration & Policy
Health Promotion Sciences
Occupational & Environmental Health
In addition, doctoral programs prepare public health research scientists in each of the core areas. The College conducts classes at the OU Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and OU Schusterman Center in Tulsa.  The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Hudson College of Public Health ensures that program expectations, learning objectives, and educational outcomes offered at the Oklahoma City campus and Tulsa campus are consistent.   Program outcomes between the OKC campus and Tulsa campus are evaluated yearly by course directors and the associate dean for academic affairs and are reported to the dean of the college.

An active research program greatly enhances the academic environment of the college. Studies in issues as varied as air quality, teen pregnancy prevention, cardio-vascular disease prevention, obesity prevention, and tobacco use prevention are ongoing. The college also has major initiatives related to American Indian Health. The Oklahoma Public Health Training Center works with organizations across the state to provide education and training to the public health workforce.

The OU Hudson College of Public Health has strong working partnerships with state, national and international health agencies. Students have rich opportunities for both fieldwork experiences and multidisciplinary projects.