Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Promotion Sciences
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center • Hudson College of Public Health

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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