Tenure Track Faculty Positions at the Health Promotion Research Center

University of Oklahoma

Tulsa Campus, OKlahoma

Job posting number: #7191857 (Ref:if128039)

Posted: November 6, 2023

Job Description

The TSET Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC; https://healthpromotionresearch.org/) at the NCI Designated Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) is seeking applications for 5 open rank tenure-track faculty positions. These positions will be located at our new HPRC Tulsa site. Over the next 2-3 years, we expect to grow the Tulsa site to 10-15 faculty to complement and synergize with the 20 HPRC faculty currently located at our Oklahoma City site. Research in one or more of the following areas is preferred, but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, particularly those with experience relevant to Native American populations:
• Physical activity, obesity, and/or nutrition
• Cancer survivorship, including pain
• Health behavior change / lifestyle interventions, particularly with vulnerable populations (e.g., smoking cessation, other substance use cessation, increasing physical activity, improving diet)
• Community-engaged research, especially within rural communities
• Native American health inequities
• Implementation science / health services research
• Assessment of and interventions focused on opioid misuse

Doctoral level degree in a health-related field. Assistant Professor level applicants should have a strong academic record, with evidence of scholarship and show strong potential for acquiring extramural funding. Associate/Full Professor level applicants should have a strong record of extramural funding.

These faculty positions offer extremely competitive salaries (e.g., Assistant Professor level starts at $125,000 plus quarterly bonus) and come with generous start-up packages. Rank to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Leadership opportunities are available based upon interest and qualifications.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received. Applicants should email a cover letter (stating qualifications, overview of professional goals, and research interests) and curriculum vitae to Michael Businelle, PhD at [email protected].

The HPRC mission is to reduce the burden of disease by increasing cancer screening and addressing modifiable health risk factors, including tobacco use, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and risky substance use through research, novel intervention development, and dissemination of research findings. The HPRC is an integral component of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the NCI-Designated SCC and contains major resources that facilitate research including: 1) the Tobacco Treatment Research Program (TTRP), 2) the Mobile Health Shared Resource (https://healthpromotionresearch.org/MHealth), 3) the Tobacco Regulatory Science Lab (https://healthpromotionresearch.org/Tobacco-Regulatory-Science), and 4) the HPRC Training Program (https://healthpromotionresearch.org/Training). Over the past 7 years, HPRC investigators have developed the InsightTM mHealth Platform which enables researchers to rapidly (i.e., within 1-4 weeks) create smartphone-based research studies that may include ecological momentary assessments and sensor data (i.e., activity monitor, GPS, mobile carbon monoxide monitor) to identify environmental, cognitive, affective, physiological, and behavioral antecedents of health risk behaviors and deliver context-specific adaptive interventions in real-time. The mHealth resource is currently staffed by 6 computer scientists/engineers and 4 additional staff members. To date, the mHealth resource has supported 91 research studies including 46 studies funded by the NIH. Since 2017, the TTRP has provided smoking cessation services to over 2000 adults and has supported recruitment for >10 tobacco-related studies.

Tulsa is growing mid-sized (population: ~400,000), family-friendly, affordable place to live, with access to urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods that are all within a short drive to campus. It has thriving cultural, art, and music scenes, and has experienced considerable urban revitalization efforts over the past several years. Oklahoma is culturally unique given that it is home to 39 federally recognized Native American tribes, and Tulsa shares common boundaries with the Muscogee Creek, Cherokee, and Osage tribal territories. Tulsa is also home to The Gathering Place (https://www.gatheringplace.org/), which Time magazine calls “One of the World’s Greatest Places.”

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Job posting number:#7191857 (Ref:if128039)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Oklahoma
United States
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