*University of Houston - Clinical Assistant Professor Positions in Health.*
The Health Program in the Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning
Sciences (PHLS) at the University of Houston seeks scholars and seasoned
professionals for two clinical faculty appointments at the academic rank of
Assistant Professor (non-tenure-track). The Department has seen rapid
growth in undergraduate demand for the Health degree and is seeking
full-time faculty to support student learning and success in the program.
Priority areas of experience for this position are in community health,
health promotion, public health, health disparities and chronic disease
(i.e., cancer, diabetes, HIV/AIDS, obesity, substance use/abuse, etc.)
prevention and intervention with the ability to teach a range of courses
within the program (e.g., public health, program planning, health care
administration, research methods). A successful candidate will embrace a
strong commitment to excellence, student success, community engagement,
academic integrity, diversity and social justice.
As part of an ambitious Carnegie-designated Tier One research institution,
the University of Houston College of Education works to improve health and
educational outcomes for all through inspired teaching, innovative
scholarship, and strong partnerships. Housed in the nation’s most diverse
and fourth-largest city, the College is committed to our mission to end the
inequities that afflict traditionally underserved populations in Houston
At the University of Houston, we not only dare to dream big dreams, but we
collaborate to achieve them. Building on a trajectory of accelerated
research activity, the University is pursuing a bold initiative to increase
research and scholarly output by 50 percent in five years. New faculty will
join a University with a growing number of nationally-funded research
centers and an aggressive agenda to leverage science to make a
transformative impact locally, nationally, and across the globe.
The Houston metropolitan area offers scholars rich urban and suburban
environments in which to work and live – as well as opportunities for
international research and study. Our College prides itself on the multiple
forms of diversity embraced and valued as strengths by our students, staff,
faculty, and community. UH serves more than 47,000 students and is one of
the most ethnically diverse public research universities in the United
In the College of Education, our faculty and staff are united around five
key beliefs: Our responsibility is to improve lives; achieving equity
requires inspiring collective action; greater understanding depends on
rigorous scientific inquiry; diverse perspectives and talents fuel
excellence; and transformation requires challenging and valuing ourselves
and others. These tenets drive us as we prepare future teachers,
administrators, counselors, psychologists, health specialists, researchers
and other leaders in their fields.
In support of our pursuits, the College is searching for two
non-tenure-track clinical assistant professor faculty positions in Health.
We seek experienced and ambitious colleagues whose teaching experience and
expertise is strategically aligned with our ongoing work to address
educational and health disparities. We also desire colleagues who add
diversity and strength to our current faculty’s strengths and areas of
research and teaching.
*Qualifications:* An applicant for this position must hold a doctoral
degree in public health, health promotion, health psychology, or a closely
related discipline. A successful candidate will demonstrate strong evidence
of effective undergraduate teaching ability, commitment to student success,
effective mentorship of graduate student teaching, and service to the
profession. The candidate’s qualifications must be commensurate with
appointment as a Clinical Assistant Professor.
*Responsibilities*: Responsibilities include rigorous teaching in the
Health program with a 4-4 teaching load. More specifically, this includes
teaching undergraduate courses in our (1) Public Health, (2) Health
Promotion, and (3) Health Promotion for Allied Health Professionals tracks.
This could include face-to-face, online, or hybrid formats. A successful
candidate will participate in course and program development, student
advising, supervision of graduate student instructors and teaching
assistants, community outreach activities, and service to the Department,
College, University, and health 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. Kelli Drenner (Email: kldrenne@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx,
Office Phone Number: 713-743-0314), Search Committee Chair, should you have
any follow-up questions.
To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online at:
1. A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications, (b) interest in
the position, (c) teaching experience, and (d) teaching philosophy
2. Curriculum vitae
3. Names and contact information for three letters of recommendation
*Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:*
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action
employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.