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Assistant Professor, Public Health

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City
Oklahoma City, OK

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Assistant Professor, Public Health

School of Community Health Sciences, Counseling & Counseling Psychology


Fall 2024

 POSITION: The Public Health Program within Oklahoma State University’s College of Education and Human Sciences is seeking applicants for a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the main campus in Stillwater starting August 2024.  The successful applicant will join a collaborative team of faculty who work with and mentor our undergraduate students and graduate students across three degree programs (BS, MS, and PhD).  We are interested in scholars who have experience and interest in working with interdisciplinary teams of scholars and public health professionals on projects to improve the health of underserved populations.


·        Teach undergraduate courses in Public Health that may include: Health Behavior Theory, Substance Use and Public Health, Health and Sexuality, and Program Design. 

·        Graduate course load may include: Philosophical Foundations in Public Health, Health Behavior Theory and Practice, Designing Public Health Programs, Implementation & Evaluation of Public Health Programs, Environmental Health, and Cultural Issues in Health. 

·        Successful candidates will conduct a program of research and publication in the area of Community Health Sciences or Public Health; guide graduate research in areas of expertise; seek external grants and contracts; provide service in the School, College, University and Community; and participate actively in professional organizations.

·        Other duties may be assigned by the School Head.


·        Earned Doctorate in Community Health, Health Education, Health Promotion, Public Health or related area;

·        Ability to teach in a higher education setting;

·        Evidence of research or other scholarly activity;

·        Evidence of involvement in professional service.


·        Demonstrated research agenda that integrates into and complements the current research being done at OSU (physical activity and exercise, disabilities, health literacy, alcohol consumption and risk-taking behavior, and sexual health);

·        Demonstrated ability to seek external funds;

·        Ability to work cooperatively with faculty and staff in diverse academic programs;

·        Strong interpersonal and communication skills which promote collaboration within the discipline and across campus.

We hope for a candidate whose scholarship would have a strong health behavior methodology that clearly translates to the community.  Ideally, this complementary research would focus on some programmatic areas of need that include:  research methodology, the aging/elderly population, health communication, child/adolescent health, or community health interventions.

 SALARY AND BENEFITS: Salary will be commensurate with education, experience, qualifications and contingent on available funding. Benefits include comprehensive medical and retirement plans. Information on benefits can be found at


The College of Education and Human Sciences includes 7 academic units, 172 faculty, and nearly 200 full-time staff. Additional information regarding the College of Education and Human Sciences may be found at

 Oklahoma State University, an R1 comprehensive land-grant institution (ranked 114th by NSF in Fall 2017), is committed to serving students from all populations. Enrollment at OSU-Stillwater is approximately 23,000 students; the College of Education and Human Sciences includes 7 academic units, 172 faculty, and nearly 200 full-time staff.  Additional information regarding the College of Education and Human Sciences may be found at

 The University is located in Stillwater, Oklahoma, which is a micropolitan community of approximately 49,000 people with high-quality amenities and a comparably low cost of living. Oklahoma City and Tulsa are within a 1-hour drive, and cities such as Fayetteville, AR, Joplin, MO, and Wichita, KS are within a comfortable 2-3-hour drive time of Stillwater. In addition to excellent healthcare, education (public and private primary and secondary schools), and recreational services, the community affords a rich variety of cultural activities typical of a major university environment, including museums, music, art, and theater.

 APPLICATION INFORMATION: For full consideration, application materials must be received by April 30, 2024, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vita, sample of published writings, and contact information for three references through the applicant system For assistance with the on-line application process or to request an accommodation to enable application, contact OSU Human Resources, 401 General Academic Building, Stillwater, OK 74078 or call 405-744-2909. Questions about the position may be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Xuewei Chen,


Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.

 Oklahoma State University, as an equal opportunity employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. Oklahoma State University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all individuals and does not discriminate based on race, religion, age, sex, color, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, or veteran status with regard to employment, educational programs and activities, and/or admissions. For more information, visit


Oklahoma State University is a modern land-grant system that prepares students for success. Orange is the Answer. Through leadership and service, OSU improves the lives of people in Oklahoma, the nation and the world. OSU has more than 35,000 students across its five-campus system with students from all 50 states and around 120 nations. Established in 1890, OSU has graduated more than 264,000 students to serve the state of Oklahoma, the nation and the world. 

Oklahoma State University-Oklahoma City (OSU-OKC) is part of the modern land-grant system of Oklahoma State University. OSU-OKC is a two-year public institution, offering more than 50 degrees and certificate options. Through quality education, a supportive environment, leadership training and service opportunities, OSU-OKC trains students to work and educates them to lead. OSU-OKC graduates are found throughout the community serving as police officers, firefighters, nurses, teachers, healthcare professionals and business owners.

Oklahoma State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/E-verify employer committed to diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity or expression,  national origin, disability, protected veteran status or other protected status. Oklahoma State University campuses are tobacco and vapor-free.

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