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UT Health Assistant Professor of Instruction (NTT), Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences - School of Public Health (Multi-Campus) in Texas

Assistant Professor of Instruction (NTT), Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences - School of Public Health (Multi-Campus)


Assistant Professor

UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 210000BK

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health is currently accepting applications to fill a full-time, 12-month non-tenure track teaching faculty position at the level of Assistant Professor of Instruction. This position may be located at any one of the six UTHealth School of Public Health campuses across the state of Texas (Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, San Antonio).

Position Key Accountabilities :

This position is expected to teach 5-6 health promotion courses per year with at least 4 of those in introductory health promotion, behavioral science, and/or qualitative research courses. This appointment has the potential of promotion to the level of Associate Professor of Instruction.


A Ph.D. or Dr.PH. degree in behavioral sciences, health promotion, health education, or related disciplines is required. The candidate must have a strong interest in teaching, enthusiasm to work with students, and provide evidence of teaching excellence with good communication skills.

Preference will be given to candidates who wish to focus their careers on the development and practicing of innovative teaching strategies and novel pedagogic technologies. A teaching statement is required for application consideration.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a teaching statement, a letter describing their qualifications and interests, unofficial transcripts of their degree, along with their curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to:https://www.uth.edu/hr/uthealth-careers. Address correspondences and any questions to Melissa Peskin, PhDMelissa.F.Peskin@uth.tmc.edu- Search Committee Chair and please be sure to add HPBS Teaching Faculty Search to the message subject line.

This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidates.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

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