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Assistant Professor in Health Promotion

The University of Oklahoma, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Health and Exercise is hiring additional faculty to accommodate an increasing student demand and to broaden the research scope that is in line with the overall mission of the University. Applicants should have a research focus in minority health or social determinants of health. We encourage creative, innovative, dynamic individuals who would like to be part of a strong team committed to both teaching and research to apply for a 9-month tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Health Promotion beginning Fall 2022.

The Department of Health and Exercise Science is an interdisciplinary program, and one of the largest in the College of Arts and Sciences and nationally ranked among the best programs in the country by the National Academy of Kinesiology. The program focuses on Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology and integrates behavioral sciences with the biological, physiological, and medical responses to exercise and other aspects of human health. Our faculty balance teaching (45%), research (45%), and service (10%).

This is announcement is for a tenure-track assistant professor and salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information on this please call (405) 324-1826, or access the Human Resources website at


Required Expectations:

1. Qualifications include a Ph.D. or equivalent in Health Promotion/Public Health/Health Education or related field.

2. Applicants must demonstrate the ability to collaborate within the department and across the university, and the ability to teach and develop both undergraduate and graduate courses related to Health Promotion.

3. Applicants who are ABD will be considered; however applicants must have a record of published research.

4. A planned research agenda with a focus on minority health or social determinants of health.

Preferred Expectations:

1. Applicants should be able to teach Health Promotion courses (BS/MS/Ph.D.), such as Chronic Disease (undergraduate), Health Behavior I and II (graduate), Program

Evaluation (undergraduate), Research Methods, Lifestyle Intervention, Health Promotion Program Planning, Chronic Disease (graduate), and Measurement and Evaluation in Health Promotion with an expected teaching load of 2 courses per semester; however, all areas of public health, community health, and health promotion expertise, such as tobacco use, diet/nutrition, or obesity/weight management will be considered.

2. Faculty that can add to the research mission of the department and contribute to the diversity of the faculty.

3. Experience mentoring and incorporating students (undergraduate, master's, and Ph.D.) into a research program.

4. Evidence of current or past external funding for research is preferred.

Application Instructions

To apply, applicants MUST upload a cover letter, current Curriculum Vita, three references (with contact information), three confidential letters of recommendation, and a diversity statement about how you address/have addressed diversity in the areas of research, teaching, and service to the following link: A review of applications will begin October 1, 2021, but will continue until the position is filled.

To learn more about the Department of Health & Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma, including degree offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, please visit our website at Potential applicants may also contact the search committee co-chairs, Dr. Lois Coleman ( or Dr. Yu Lu (

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic, and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

In 2014, OU became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the “Best Places to Live” rankings. Visit for more information.

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.