The Department of Health and Human Performance at the University ofHouston is seeking a community health promotion specialist withdemonstrable academic skills for an Assistant/Associate Professorposition. The position is a 9-month appointment with summer schoolteaching optional. Effective date of appointment will be August,2021.The successful candidate is expected to maintain a vigorousscholarly research program that will foster acquisition of externalfunding, generate high-quality research publications and enhancegraduate student recruitment and training. Additionalresponsibilities include teaching graduate and/or undergraduatecourses in nutrition, kinesiology, or community health promotion,and perform service to the department, college, university and theprofession.In addition, the successful candidate will demonstrate potential toengage in cooperative research projects with othersocial-behavioral scientists, and with medical, community andgovernmental agencies located in Houston and nationally. Houston isone of the most diverse cities in the nation, and provides accessto low-income and underserved populations, which is the focus ofcurrent and ongoing research in the department. Therefore,preference will be given to those individuals who have expertise incommunity-engaged research in underserved urban areas andprevention/intervention science.Applications may be submitted at http://www.uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/(Posting FAC001476) and should include a cover letter describingyour (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidenceof scholarly impact, (c) history of external funding and futureplans for acquiring funding, and (d) teaching philosophy;curriculum vita; three letters of recommendation, and unofficialcopies of all academic transcripts. Official transcripts are notrequired with the initial application but will be requested forfinal candidate.Any questions may be addressed to Dr. Craig Johnston, SearchCommittee Chair, E-mail: [email protected] Review of candidates forthe position will begin April 1,2021 and will continue until theposition is filled.The University of Houston is a Carnegie-designated Tier Oneresearch university, and also has been designated Tier One forCommunity Engagement. Located in the heart of the nation’s fourthlargest city, UH is one of the most culturally and ethnicallydiverse public research universities in the nation, with over45,000 students on the main campus. Four miles away is the world’slargest medical center, the Texas Medical Center (TMC), with whichwe are linked through federal grants, research institutes, facultyappointments, student practicum placements, and research. RiceUniversity, with which we also have long-term connections, is alsonearby.We also maintain extensive partnerships with industries, schooldistricts, and NASA in the greater Houston area as well as withother departments and schools at UH, such as the Schools ofPharmacy, Engineering, Optometry, Natural Sciences and Mathematics,and Education. Applicants are encouraged to develop collaborativerelations with other Departments and with Texas Medical Centerinstitutions.The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual careercouples.The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons withdisabilities are encouraged to apply.Qualifications :A Ph.D. or related doctorate with a focus in nutrition, physicalactivity, behavioral science, prevention science, or any relatedcommunity health promotion field is required. Applicants are soughtwho can both complement and expand existing research capabilitieswithin the department’s expertise, as well as applicants who cancollaborate with individuals across the University’s departments,colleges, and centers.Applicants are required to (i) have an active externally fundedresearch program related to community health promotion thatstrengthens/broadens our current research areas, (ii) show aconsistent record of disseminating scholarly work throughpublications in high-impact journals and presentations at majorscientific meetings, and (iii) display a commitment touniversity-level teaching and mentoring at both undergraduate andgraduate level.Notes to Applicant: The University of Houston is committedto providing disability related accommodations to applicants. Ifyou offered a phone interview or face to face interview and needaccommodations, please reach out to the search chair to discussspecific needs and considerations. Official transcripts arerequired for all faculty appointments and will be requested uponselection of the final candidate. All positions at the universityare security sensitive and will require a criminal history check.