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Tenured/Tenure-Track: Open-Rank and Director, Center for Population Health and Aging


School of Public Health

Location
College Station, TX
Open Date
6/1/2022
Position ID
107786
Description

The Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited School of Public Health at Texas A&M University invites well-qualified scholars to submit applications for up to two (2) full-time open-rank tenure-track positions to advance the research mission and provide leadership within of the Board of Regents-approved Center for Population Health and Aging (the Center). Faculty considering this opportunity will be asked to identify an academic home in any of the four departments in the School: Health Behavior, Environmental and Occupational Health, Epidemiology and Biostatistics, or Health Policy and Management. Texas A&M University is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), is a Carnegie Classification R1-Very High Research Activity with over $1 Billion in annual research expenditures and is one of only 17 institutions in the nation to hold the triple designation as a land-grant, sea-grant, and space-grant university. The Texas A&M School of Public Health is going through multiple years of expansion having hired 10 new faculty members in the past year and recruiting at least 10 additional tenure track positions within the next year. Cluster hires are possible, and salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidates will be actively engaged in scholarship and extramural research activity that aligns with the Center’s mission and will teach courses and mentor students in one or more graduate and undergraduate programs within the School. Faculty enjoy fully-funded 9-month appointments with a standard teaching load of four classes a year, with options for reduced teaching loads and/or additional (Summer) salary for well-funded researchers. The appointment will ideally start by September 1, 2023, but this date is flexible. Interviews of well-qualified applicants will start as early as September 2022, and applications will be considered until the positions are filled. This is an exciting opportunity for individuals who thrive in a dynamic academic environment with rapid growth and research infrastructure that supports innovative scholarship. The School of Public Health has a strong commitment to scholarly inquiry, rigorous research and high-quality teaching and mentoring. 

About the Center for Population Health and Aging 

The Center’s mission is to promote successful aging through innovations in research, education, and practice that examine social, behavioral, economic, environmental, and technological solutions linking academic and real-world settings. 

The Center has a vibrant research portfolio that primarily focuses on healthy aging, with primary faculty that are heavily engaged in funded research and publications. Additional activities have included training resources that generate revenues and support community outreach and educational missions. Funding sources have included the NIH (National Institute on Aging, Small Business Innovation Research, and National Cancer Institute), other federal agencies, state agencies, private companies, and foundations. The Center is poised to grow its capacity with additional core faculty that can lead or co-lead the Center in the areas of healthy aging, life course studies, economics of aging, and related areas.

The School of Public Health engages in strategies to create and sustain an inclusive climate for all, building an environment in which diversity of experiences, thoughts, personal and professional backgrounds are valued and leveraged to strengthen our school. We seek individuals who are committed to eradicating institutionalized barriers to progress across all realms (health, economic, education) in their leadership, research, teaching and/or service. Ideal candidates should be eager to continue and expand their efforts upon joining our team. 

The School of Public Health is the only component of the Health Science Center holding qualifications and membership in the Hispanic-Serving Health Professions Schools (HSHPS). The ideal candidate will have experience in working with, creating, and leading diverse groups. 

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged and will be actively sought. The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore implements policies that contribute to work-life balance. 

Additional Information 

Located in College Station, TX on the flagship campus of the Texas A&M University System, the CEPH-accredited Texas A&M University School of Public Health (SPH) has over 60 faculty in four departments. Texas A&M University, a land-, sea-, and space-grant institution, was the state’s first public institution of higher learning, is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU) and boasts world-class resources available to SPH faculty. Texas A&M University has the Human-Clinical Research FacilityHuffines Institute for Sports Medicine & Human Performance,  Mosbacher Institute within the Bush School of Government and Public Service, and other resources within the Texas A&M System that are relevant for a variety of research programs for population health and aging. 

Qualifications

Candidates must hold a PhD or equivalent degree in public health, gerontology (aging studies), or closely related field from an accredited school of public health or related educational institution. The successful candidates’ scholarship will focus on healthy aging that aligns with the Center for Population Health and Aging’s mission. 

The candidate will be expected to contribute to Center leadership and will expand research capacity for the Center with new research collaborations within and beyond Texas A&M University.

Application Instructions

All applications materials should be submitted through or uploaded to Interfolio http://apply.interfolio.com/107786. Please provide: 1) curriculum vitae, 2) cover letter including teaching philosophy, 3) a statement of research interests, and 4) a diversity statement. Additionally, please provide a list of five (5) references; references will be contacted if you are selected for an interview. Questions regarding this posting may be sent to Dr. Tiffany Radcliff, search committee Co-Chair, at tiffany.radcliff@tamu.edu.

Texas A&M University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability employer committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. Applications from veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, minorities, and members of other underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged.

The University is aware that attracting and retaining exceptional faculty often depends on meeting the needs of two careers and therefore has a Dual Career Program and implements policies that contribute to work-life balance.