Faculty Position in Kinesiology and Health Education
University of Texas Austin College of Education
United States


The Health Behavior & Health Education area, part of the Department of Kinesiology & Health Education in the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin, seeks to hire a full-time professional track faculty member to teach undergraduate and graduate courses. All courses relate to health behavior, health promotion, and health education. Courses may include introduction to health promotion, foundations in epidemiology, theories of health and social behavior, social determinants of health, research methods and evaluation, needs assessment, program planning, child and adolescent health, and human sexuality, among others.


The faculty member will be expected to teach four courses per semester in the 2024-2025 academic year. This is a non-tenure track, year-long position. The position is contingent upon student enrollment. Re-appointment for this position beyond the 2024-2025 academic year may be possible depending on performance and availability of funding. Salary and title are dependent upon responsibilities and qualifications.


The College of Education, ranked among the top public colleges of education in the country, has a longstanding commitment to the shared values of equitable opportunities, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view creating a welcoming, engaged campus community as interconnected with academic excellence in the work of our faculty. The college has experienced a rapid expansion of interest in its academic programs over the past five years. More than half of our admitted students identify as being from an underrepresented background and more than 30% are first-generation college students. Our students are joined by world-class faculty who are among the nation’s leading experts in their respective fields.


As a leading college of education in Texas and beyond, we are agents of change committed to transforming education and health research, practice, and policy to ensure the thriving of children, families, schools and communities. In our efforts to align our college to address the most pressing challenges in the fields of education and health, we launched a strategic vision known as Reimagine Education (see https://education.utexas.edu/about/college-leadership/deans-office/reimagine-education/). In advancing this effort, we have organized our academic and research aspirations around three Signature Impact Areas: Advancing Equity and Eliminating Disparities in Health and Education, Attending to Place and Context, and Thriving through Transitions.


A PhD in Public Health, Health Behavior, Health Promotion, or related field is required. Candidates should have excellent communication skills and a student-centered approach to teaching.

Application Instructions

Interested applicants are invited to upload a cover letter, current CV, and list of 3 references with name, title, and contact information. Review of applications will continue until all positions are filled. Pre-employment screening includes verification of academic credentials and background check.


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