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09-08-2007, 03:35 AM
Department of Health and Human Performance
University of Houston
Houston, Texas

Assistant/Associate (Tenure Track) in Obesity Prevention and Control.

The Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston is seeking a health specialist with demonstrable research skills in the area of obesity studies. The position is a nine-month appointment with summer school teaching optional. Effective date of appointment will be August, 2008.

Required: Earned doctorate in physiology, epidemiology, nutrition or psychology with an established record of investigating facets of obesity and associated health problems; demonstrated ability to conduct and publish high quality research; demonstrated potential to engage in collaborative research projects with medical and governmental agencies located in Houston; a record of externally funded research; graduate and undergraduate teaching and student mentorship.

Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in health, nutrition, epidemiology, physical activity and/or physiology. Train graduate students in area of specialization with an emphasis on obesity issues. Develop and maintain a rigorous and externally funded scholarly research program. Perform service to the department, college, university and the profession. Contribute to the development of the recently established Obesity Research Center.

Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Submit a letter of Application, Curriculum vitae, academic transcripts, three letters of reference, and (1) a reprint of a representative publication and/or précis of grant award (if applicable) to:

Dr. Mark Clarke, Chair, Obesity Prevention and Control Search
Department of Health and Human Performance
University of Houston
Houston, Texas 77204-6015
e-mail: mclarke@mail.uh.edu

Review of application materials will begin November 1st, 2007 and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Houston is a major urban research institution with a focus on urban issues and problems. The University has over 35,000 students in 14 colleges. The University of Houston is located near the renowned Texas Medical Center and NASA/Johnson Space Center providing faculty with a variety of opportunities to conduct interdisciplinary research. Houston is the largest city in Texas and offers a large variety of professional, cultural and personal opportunities. The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.