Assistant Professor of Health & Human Performance - Health Promotion/ Public Health

Location
East of DFW Commerce, TX
Salary
$55,000
Posted
Mar 07, 2017
Ref
F00048FY17
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Health and Human Performance at Texas A&M University – Commerce is seeking applicants for an Assistant Professor of Health Promotion/ Public Health – tenure-track position to start Fall 2017.

Primary responsibilities of this position include teaching undergraduate and graduate courses (4/4 or 3/3 load) in the areas of health promotion and/or public health. The successful candidate will be the primary advisor for the B.S. in Public Health undergraduate program. The successful applicant will also develop the Academy of Health Potential (a community outreach program) through conducting research in the areas of health promotion/ public health; actively seeking funding; and providing service to the university and community. The successful candidate will develop relationships within the department and university for scholarship in health promotion/ public health and maintain an active and collegial professional profile. The successful applicant will advise students, supervise student research, establish a research/scholarly agenda, serve on department and university committees, and seek funding within and outside of the university. Other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

Doctorate in health promotion, public health, or related field is required (ABD will be considered). Evidence of successful experience in corporate, commercial, community or cardiac health setting is expected. The successful candidate must demonstrate strong abilities in teaching, scholarly activity, and professional service as well as have excellent communication and computer skills.

All documents must be electronically submitted through the Texas A&M Online Employment Services website to be considered. Incomplete or improperly submitted applications may be excluded from consideration. Documents that must be submitted online: Completed online application Cover Letter CV/ Resume Three professional references with complete contact information (Unsolicited letters of recommendation will not be considered).Transcripts – If required for the position (Unofficial will be accepted with application. Official transcripts are required at time of verbal offer). If transcripts are from an international institution, it is the responsibility of the prospective faculty member to have the transcripts translated and evaluated by an approved credential evaluator. NOTE: If a specified closing date is not listed on the posting, there is a required minimum posting period of five (5) calendar days. The posting may close at any point after the five (5) days without further notice.

OUR HISTORY Texas A&M University-Commerce began as East Texas Normal College in 1889 when founder William Leonidas Mayo opened the doors to a one-building campus in Cooper. His creed, which continues today, was “ceaseless industry, fearless investigation, unfettered thought, and unselfish service to others.” The institution’s history of dynamic change began in 1894 when “Mayo’s College” moved to Commerce. The State of Texas took over the campus in 1917 and the name was changed to East Texas State Normal College. In 1923, the school was renamed East Texas State Teachers College. The graduate program was added in 1935, and in 1957 the Legislature, recognizing that the purpose of the institution had broadened from teacher education, changed the name to East Texas State College. Following the inauguration of the first doctoral program in 1962, the name was changed to East Texas State University. In 1996, the institution entered The Texas A&M University System and became Texas A&M University-Commerce.

The main Commerce campus and six off-site locations—Corsicana, Dallas, McKinney, Mesquite, Midlothian, Rockwall—and online offerings, continue to meet the undergraduate, graduate and professional needs of the citizens of Northeast Texas and beyond. Its mission is achieved through teaching, scholarship, and service activities on its campuses, and in the community and region. For a more detailed history, go to http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/index.html

OUR VISION Texas A&M University-Commerce will be recognized as a premier regional university, distinctive for high expectations, a nurturing environment, and innovations in the enhancement of learning to produce graduates who distinguish themselves in their chosen careers and as active, contributing members of society. By focusing on access, participation, and success of students in quality undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Texas A&M University-Commerce will become the university of choice for those seeking a higher education in the Northeast Texas area. As a result, Texas A&M University-Commerce will be recognized for the creation of partnerships and initiatives that promote intellectual, social, environmental, economic, and cultural advancement of the region and state.

OUR MISSION Texas A&M University-Commerce provides a personal, accessible, and affordable educational experience for a diverse community of learners. We engage in creative discovery and dissemination of knowledge and ideas for service, leadership, and innovation in an interconnected and dynamic world.

BENEFITS Texas A&M University-Commerce offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including health, vision, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, long-term care, accidental death and dismemberment, flexible spending accounts, offered campus child-care, defined-benefit retirement through the state system, along with optional tax-sheltering opportunities. For a detailed description of benefits, go to: http://www.tamus.edu/offices/benefits.The system will provide equal opportunity for employment to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation or gender identity and will strive to achieve full and equal employment opportunity through the system.