[aahb] University of Houston - Assistant Professor Position in Health Disparities.

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*Assistant Professor Position in Health Disparities*. The Department of
Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences (PHLS) at the University of
Houston (UH) seeks scholars for a Presidential Frontier Faculty tenure-track
faculty appointment at the academic rank of Assistant Professor. The
Presidential Frontier Faculty program is a university-wide integrated
interdisciplinary hiring campaign that is overseen by central university
leadership, and encompasses hiring a large cohort of convergence research
faculty to work on health, energy, sustainability and security. Priority
areas of study for this position are in population health aimed at creating
new models of care with a focus on high-quality primary care,
community-based dissemination and implementation strategies for preventing
and mitigating disparities in substance use disorders and chronic diseases,
and/or innovative approaches to advancing health-equity science. This is an
exciting time at UH given the university’s health initiative, the HEALTH
Research Institute, the HEALTH Center for Addictions Research and Cancer
Prevention, the newly-established College of Medicine, and our close
proximity to the world-renowned Texas Medical Center, all of which provide
faculty with numerous opportunities for a team science approach to
research. PHLS is rapidly expanding to make a collective impact on
addressing health and educational disparities in our local, state,
national, and international communities. To this end, we value excellence,
community engagement, diversity, student success, and academic integrity.
Applications will be reviewed by all of our interdisciplinary program
areas: (1) Counseling; (2) Counseling Psychology; (3) Health; (4) Human
Development & Family Studies; (5) Measurement, Quantitative Methods, &
Learning Sciences; and (6) School Psychology. The department is seeking
outstanding candidates with an exceptional record of externally-funded
health research, excellence in teaching, and clear commitment to inclusion,
equity, and anti-racism in scholarship, teaching, service, and community
engagement. The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual
career couples.

*Responsibilities**:*  Responsibilities include conducting innovative
research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; securing external
funding to support an interdisciplinary program of research; rigorous
teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses; mentoring students,
chairing and serving on doctoral committees; affiliation and active
engagement with UH’s HEALTH Research Institute; presenting research at
professional meetings; and service to the Department, College, University,
and profession.

*Appointment**:*  This is a nine month appointment. Review of candidates
will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The
anticipated start date is September 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate
with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and will include
benefits. Please contact Dr. Nathan Grant Smith (Department Chair,
phlschair@xxxxxx, 713-743-7648) should you have any follow-up questions.
Interested candidates may also contact the Search Committee Chair.

*To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online at*:

1.       A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications and interest in
the position, (b) evidence of scholarly impact, (c) history of external
peer-reviewed funding, and (d) teaching philosophy

2.       Curriculum vitae

3.       Abstracts of grant-funded research projects

4.       Names and contact information for three letters of recommendation

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.

*Qualifications**:*  Applicants for this position must hold a doctoral
degree in biomedical sciences, clinical sciences, community health,
endocrinology, epidemiology, neuroscience, psychology, public health,
population health, or a closely-related discipline. The successful
candidate must demonstrate the potential for innovative research published
in high-impact peer-reviewed journals, record of significant external
funding, effective teaching ability, commitment to student success, and
service to the profession.

*Notes to Applicant**:*  Official transcripts are required for a faculty
appointment and will be requested upon selection of final candidate. All
positions at the University of Houston are security sensitive and will
require a criminal history check.

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