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Academic Professional Track (Non-Tenure): Visiting Assistant Professor


Health & Kinesiology

Location
Texas A&M University - College Station
Open Date
8/26/2021
Position ID
92716
Description

Position Description: The Division of Health Education at Texas A&M University (TAMU) seeks to hire two Visiting Academic Professional Track (APT), Visiting Assistant Professors. We will secure scholars who are well versed in the health education and promotion profession, with teaching and research experience to advance the Division’s strong and expanding undergraduate and graduate programs. Responsibilities will include undergraduate and graduate instruction, engagement in interdisciplinary collaborations and service, and undergraduate and graduate student mentorship in research and practice.

Salary, benefits, and compensation packages are competitive. This is a two-year appointment (summer terms excluded) with an anticipated start date of August 15, 2022.

About the Health Division: The Division of Health Education, housed within the Department of Health and Kinesiology at Texas A&M, aims to professionally train and equip students to engage in practice, research, and service that facilitates improved human health and quality of life. Our division currently serves approximately 1,000 undergraduate student majors across three program tracks (Allied Health, Community Health, and School Health), as well as approximately 50 graduate students across three programs (MS in Health Education, Online MS in Health Education, and PhD in Health Education). We have 20 faculty members who engage in teaching, research, and service on health topics such as sexuality, substance use, interpersonal violence, social determinants of health, environmental health, chronic diseases, and physical activity, as well as in settings such as communities, schools, worksites, and hospitals/clinics.

About the Department of Health & Kinesiology at Texas A&M University: The Department of Health and Kinesiology (HLKN) is the largest  academic department at Texas A&M University and is the home to four divisions (i.e., Health Education, Kinesiology, Sport Management, and  the Physical Education Activity Program). Our 100+ faculty and 32 staff members provide education to over 3,000 undergraduate students and ~300  graduate students. The mission of the Department of HLKN at Texas A&M University is to contribute to the quality of life of the citizens of the state, nation, and world, through the creation and dissemination of knowledge, training of educators and professionals, and service to the community and profession, with attention to equity and inclusion.

About Texas A&M University: Texas A&M is housed within the twin cities of Bryan and College Station, with a combined population of nearly 275,000, and conveniently located at the center of the triangle formed by Dallas, Houston, and Austin metropolitan areas. The area boasts a low cost of living, a sun-belt environment, and is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the country. Texas A&M is a flagship land grant, sea grant, and space grant university.
Texas A&M is ranked 20th in the nation for research expenditures ($952M in FY19) by the National Science Foundation and is ranked 11th among all public universities in the nation. Texas A&M is ranked #1 in Texas on the list of “Best Schools of 2021” by schools.com, and ranked 12th in the US by Washington Monthly. TAMU is also a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), one of only 64 research institutions with this distinction. Texas A&M is the largest university in Texas with more than 70,000 students and faculty on the College Station campus. Texas A&M strives to be a welcoming institution to people of all backgrounds.
This is demonstrated through accountability of diversity efforts; the Accountability, Climate, Equity, and Scholarship Fellows Program; ADVANCE Scholars Program; and, Office for Diversity Learning Community, among other programs and initiatives. TAMU has also been designated by INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine as a 2019 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award (HEED) recipient and a 2019 Diversity Champion.

Qualifications

Successful applicants will hold a doctoral degree in Health Education or closely related discipline with relevance to the teaching and research mission of the Division of Health Education (https://hlkn.tamu.edu/divisions/division-health-education/), be eligible for CHES® or MCHES® credential, show a strong commitment to dynamic teaching in both face-to-face and online platforms, and have an emerging research agenda. Expertise areas could include health inequities, social determinants of health, ecological approaches in health, and implementation/prevention science.

Application Instructions

Application Process: Applications should be submitted online via Interfolio (http://apply.interfolio.com/92716) and include the following required documents (PDF
File/s): (1) letter of application including experience/interests in teaching, service, and research, (2) short statement of experience and commitment to inclusion, diversity, equity, and access (IDEA) https://diversity.tamu.edu/, (3) current, comprehensive vitae, (4) a teaching philosophy/impact statement, (5) materials and resources to support teaching expertise, and (6) complete contact information for three references.

Questions may be directed to the Search Committee Chair: Dr. Meg Patterson, Assistant Professor megpatterson@tamu.edu

Review: Review of applications will begin November 1, 2021 and continue until the position is filled.

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.