Faculty Openings The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences

Health and Human Performance

Assistant Professor - Nutrition/Obesity Studies - Tenure-Track


The Department of Health and Human Performance at the University of Houston is seeking a nutrition/obesity studies specialist with demonstrable academic skills for a tenure-track position. The position is a 9-month appointment with Summer school teaching optional. Effective date of appointment will be Fall, 2014.

Qualification: Ph.D. in nutrition, psychology, sociology or any related, biological, behavioral or clinical science. Registered Dietitian credentials are preferred but not required. Ability to conduct and publish quality, high-impact research.  Potential to engage in cooperative research projects with medical, community and governmental agencies located in Houston. Graduate and undergraduate teaching, web/technology skills and postdoctoral experience are desirable. Preference given to candidates interested in conducting research on a variety of populations including those dwelling in underserved urban areas.

Responsibilities: Teach graduate and undergraduate courses in nutrition and/or obesity studies. Train graduate students in nutrition and obesity studies. Develop and maintain a vigorous scholarly research program that will foster acquisition of external funding and enhance graduate student recruitment and training. Perform service to the department, college, university and the profession.

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications.

University Description:  The University of Houston is a major urban research institution with a focus on urban issues and problems. The University has over 40,000 students in 13 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. 

Application Procedures:

Submit a letter of Application, Curriculum vitae, academic transcripts and three letters of reference to:

Dr. Tracey Ledoux, Chair: Nutrition/Obesity Studies Search Committee
Department of Health and Human Performance
3855 Holman Street
104 Garrison Gymnasium
Houston, Texas 77204-6015
e-mail: taledoux@uh.edu

Review of application materials will begin December 1, 2013 and continue until the position is filled.

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action:

The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.