Chair, Department of Health Promotion Sciences College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center

POSITION:
Chair, Department of Health Promotion Sciences

SETTING:
Department of Health Promotion Sciences, one of four departments located within the CEPH accredited College of Public Health, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Department includes 9 full-time faculty members (tenure track faculty, research faculty, lecturers). Their research interests and expertise include health disparities, diabetes prevention, cancer control, sexual health, physical activity, and food insecurity among other health areas. The Department offers MPH, MPH/MSW, MS, and PhD degrees in Health Promotion Sciences. The position represents an opportunity to lead a growing department and make important contributions to an exciting and dynamic research agenda and student-training program.

OUHSC is the home of 7 colleges including the College of Public Health. The campus is rapidly expanding with recent additions being the Peggy and Charles Stephenson Cancer Center and the Harold Hamm Diabetes Center. OUHSC is located next to several government health agencies, the state capital, and the Oklahoma City downtown area.  The revitalized downtown area includes the Bricktown Entertainment District, Chesapeake Energy Arena, and several excellent museums and family friendly venues. The Oklahoma City metropolitan area includes Norman which is the location of the University of Oklahoma. Although the metropolitan area has been booming for years relative to other areas of the nation, it is noted for its low cost of living and easy commutes.

RANK AND SALARY
This is a 12-month tenured appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Salary is negotiable and will be based on experience and credentials. The position is fully state funded with an excellent opportunity to increase compensation, primarily through involvement in externally funded research.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. The chairperson will work closely with faculty, students and staff in the department and college by providing mentorship and senior academic and strategic leadership to advance the teaching, research and service activities of the department and college. The chairperson will support the conduct of research, publication, teaching and service missions of the department.

  2. The chairperson will teach graduate-level courses in health promotion sciences, direct and advise MPH, MS, and PhD students; and work with faculty in developing and maintaining an interdisciplinary graduate program through planning, curricular development, and cooperative research.

  3. The chairperson will have an established externally funded research program with preference given to applicants with research in diabetes or obesity prevention in the social and behavioral sciences, health promotion sciences or related discipline, and who show evidence of collaborative research potential with department, college and OUHSC faculty.

  4. The chairperson will be an active member of the College’s Executive Committee and engage in service to the public and professional associations. The chairperson will leverage and expand collaborations with academic, research, service, community, government, and industry partners; and represent the department to the university, community and public and private organizations.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates must have a doctoral degree in the social and behavioral sciences, health promotion sciences or related discipline and have documented substantive expertise as a behavioral or community health researcher as evidenced by a record of external funding and refereed journal publications in the field. Substantial teaching experience at the graduate level in social and behavioral sciences, health promotion sciences or related disciplines is required. Preference will be given to candidates with established research in diabetes or obesity prevention in the social and behavioral sciences, health promotion sciences or related discipline.

APPLICATION DEADLINE
Review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATIONS
Send applications, including complete curriculum vitae, statement of research and teaching interests, selected reprints, a preferred address for confidential correspondence, and the names and addresses of three references to:

Chair, HPS Search Committee
College of Public Health
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
801 N.E. 13th St., CHB 453
Oklahoma City, OK  73126

The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.  www.ou.edu/eoo

(April 23, 2014)