University of Houston Downtown Assistant Professor, Health & Behavioral Science in Houston, Texas

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About UHD

The University of Houston-Downtown is a comprehensive four-year university offering bachelor’s and selected master’s degree programs and providing strong academic and career preparation as well as life-long learning opportunities. Located in the heart of the city, the University reflects the diversity of the Greater Houston Metropolitan Area, and, through its academic programs, engages with the community to address the needs and advance the development of the region. UHD is an inclusive community dedicated to integrating teaching, service, and scholarly research to develop students’ talents and prepare them for success in a dynamic global society. UHD draws students from throughout the Greater Houston area. UHD is considered one of the most ethnically diverse liberal arts institutions in the southwest, a distinction that indicates the student body accurately reflects the Houston community’s wealth of cultures, languages and nationalities. The University offers all students a specially tailored opportunity for quality higher education, as well as small classes. UHD employs over 1,400 faculty and staff.

Since opening its doors in 1974, UHD has grown in mission and service, and now offers baccalaureate degrees in 44 areas and eight master’s degree programs. Over 14,000 students attend classes in five Colleges: Business, Humanities and Social Sciences, Public Service and Sciences and Technology, as well as University College. Approximately 2,400 students graduate each year with degrees in humanities and the arts, social sciences, business, the sciences and technology, education, criminal justice, and social work. As one of the four distinct and separate components of the University of Houston System, UHD offers educational opportunities and access to students from a variety of backgrounds, including many first-generation college students, students who work full- or part-time, students with additional family obligations, and students who transfer from community colleges and other higher education institutions. The University of Houston System is a public system of higher education that includes three other universities in addition to UHD-The University of Houston, UH-Clear Lake and UH-Victoria, as well as two teaching centers-UH System at Sugar Land and UH System at Cinco Ranch.

Notes to Applicants

This is a security sensitive position; a complete background investigation is required.

To be considered as a candidate for this position, you must provide:

  • An application

  • Cover letter

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Unofficial transcripts

  • Three letters of reference

  • Statement of Teaching Philosophy

  • Statements concerning teaching philosophy and research interests, evidence of teaching effectiveness, official undergraduate and graduate transcripts, as well as three letters of recommendation are required, and if not attached to the online application, must be emailed/mailed to: Dr. Cindy Stewart, Chair, Health and Behavioral Science Search Committee, University of Houston-Downtown, One Main Street, N 1063, Houston, TX 77002-1001,
  • In accordance with H.B. #558, Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.

*In accordance with the H.B. #558 Selective Service Registration may be required. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of individual’s eligibility for employment in the United States.

  • In compliance with Texas State Senate Bill (S.B.) 805, the University of Houston–Downtown is committed to providing a preference in employment to eligible veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of veteran and orphan of veteran applicants who meet minimum qualifications and any special qualifications for the position to which they apply. The required preferences do not compel the University to appoint a veteran, disabled veteran, surviving spouse of a veteran or orphan of a veteran. However, they do require that those who meet the veteran preference eligibility be appointed when their application assessment, combined with the veteran’s preference, is equal to or higher than that of a non-veteran.

Applications will be reviewed beginning November 15, 2016, and will continue until the position is filled.

Information about the Health and Behavioral Science program can be found by visiting:

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Job Description

The University of Houston-Downtown invites applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in Health and Behavioral Science beginning in August 2017.

Health and Behavioral Science is a rapidly growing interdisciplinary undergraduate degree program with concentrations in patient/healthcare navigation and gerontology.

Candidates would be responsible for contributing to the program curriculum, particularly with regard to courses related to public health, as well as contributing more broadly to the university’s mission.

Successful candidates will have an established area of research related to health and behavioral sciences and demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and service.

Candidates must be prepared to teach introductory courses in health care systems, epidemiology, biostatistics, ethics, payment systems, or patient navigation.



A doctorate in public health or a health-related field from an accredited institution is required. Although a Ph.D. at the time of employment is desirable, ABD’s will be considered with the provision that a hiring contract is conditional upon the university receiving proof of completion of the Ph.D. no later than February 1, 2018.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates whose expertise centers on healthcare with underserved populations.

Requisition Number: 00884

Job Title: Assistant Professor, Health & Behavioral Science

Division: Academic & Student Affairs

College: Academic Affairs & Provost

Department: Social Sciences

Job Code: 1030

Grade: 999

FTE: 1.0

Full Time/Part Time: Full-time

FLSA Status: Salary

Position Number: 01016968

Security Sensitive Position: Yes

Employee Class: Faculty