University of Oregon, College of Education

Position ID:University of Oregon-College of Education-AP [#23129]
Position Title: Assistant Professor in Applied Prevention and Health Promotion
Position Type:Tenured/Tenure-track faculty
Position Location:Eugene, Oregon 97403, United States
Subject Area: Education / Education Research
Appl Deadline: (posted 2022/10/04, listed until 2023/08/22)
Position Description:    

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Assistant Professor in Applied Prevention and Health Promotion

Job no: 530175
Work type: Faculty - Tenure Track
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Education, Research/Scientific/Grants, Instruction, Psychology

Department: Counseling Psychology and Human Services
Rank: Assistant Professor
Annual Basis: 9 Month
Application Deadline
To be assured of full consideration, complete application materials must be received by November 1, 2022. Application review will continue until the position is filled.
Required Application Materials
Please integrate your contributions to equity and inclusion throughout the required application materials:
(1) cover letter outlining your interest and qualifications for the position (1 page maximum),
(2) research statement describing your current and planned research activities and interests (3 pages maximum),
(3) teaching statement that includes a description of your prior teaching experience, mentorship experience, and courses you feel qualified to teach (2 pages maximum),
(4) curriculum vitae,
(5) three publications that exemplify your professional contributions to the field (publications should be packaged into one PDF to fit in available upload fields in the application),
(6) Names and contact information for 3 references who can provide search committee members with insights regarding your qualifications for the position.

The University of Oregon (UO) and College of Education (COE) are committed to building a diverse faculty who are dedicated to promoting equity in teaching, research, service, and outreach. Candidates who are members of underrepresented and historically marginalized groups are strongly encouraged to apply. The Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services strives to maintain an inclusive learning environment that values and celebrates diverse perspectives to ensure that all faculty and students within our programs can flourish professionally and personally. We are similarly committed to advancing programs, practices, and services that promote equitable access and improvements in the lives of individuals, families, and communities; particularly in settings characterized by limited access to resources and other structural barriers. Our community strives to advance equity and inclusion through our research, pedagogy, service, and clinical partnerships, which collectively aim to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities.
Position Announcement
The Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services (CPHS) in the University of Oregon's (UO) College of Education (COE) is seeking applications for a tenure-line faculty position in applied prevention and health promotion at the assistant professor rank. The successful candidate will have a record or evidence of potential for strong teaching, research, and service focused on the broad discipline of applied prevention and human health promotion.

We are seeking a colleague with expertise in risk and protective factors related to public health outcomes, community-based participatory research, and/or qualitative and/or quantitative research methodologies that advance the understanding of health promotion across diverse populations. The successful candidate will lead research teams with graduate and undergraduate students, develop research partnerships with communities, train undergraduate and graduate students in current, cutting-edge topics and methodologies in prevention science that will advance health equity by increasing the workforce in this area, and engage in university, community, state, and national service. They will teach undergraduate and graduate courses on topics such as prevention and policy, child and family interventions, interventions in ecological contexts, implementation science, health promotion and equity, and lifespan development. Applications are encouraged from interdisciplinary scholars whose research is focused on applied prevention and health promotion.

The successful candidate's primary instructional duties will be in the Prevention Science graduate programs (masters and doctoral) and the Family and Human Services undergraduate program, with potential to participate in the Couples and Family Therapy program and the Counseling Psychology program in the department, depending on the candidate's experience, expertise, and interest.

Given that the field of applied prevention and health promotion is evolving and fluid, we invite applicants from a broad set of expertise such as, but not limited to, qualitative and/or quantitative research methods in prevention science and public health, community-based participatory research, electronic health records, health disparities, technology-based interventions, health economics, health communication, and/or disease prevention. The successful candidate will be committed to continuous development of their own and others' competencies for fostering diversity and inclusion. Preference will be given to candidates whose work focuses on novel, community-engaged approaches to health promotion and the prevention of health disparities. We are committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty. Applicants from underrepresented, underserved, and historically marginalized backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The position start date is September 16, 2023.
Department or Program Summary
The COE at the UO is a community of leading researchers and practitioners dedicated to transformational scholarship, integrated teaching, and collaborative practice designed to enhance individual lives and systems within a culture that values diversity and promotes respect and inclusion. The COE is home to 3 academic departments, 14 academic degree programs, 14 research and outreach units, the HEDCO Clinic, and the HEDCO Institute. Our goal at the COE is to set our graduates on career-long paths to purposeful, reflective, creative, and meaningful careers; addressing inequity and racial injustice is a thread that runs through our majors and programs while focusing on critical and effective pedagogies.

The Department of Counseling Psychology and Human Services is comprised of four major programs: Counseling Psychology (CPSY), Couples and Family Therapy (CFT), Family and Human Services (FHS), and Prevention Science (PREV). The department offers degrees from undergraduate to master's and doctoral. Our students are trained to effectively and collaboratively identify, treat, and prevent mental health and behavioral problems in children, adolescents, adults, and families. Through education and training, students gain the skills to interpret and apply scientific information from the behavioral sciences in general, and from their discipline in particular to professional practice. Students learn how to conduct research and contribute to the knowledge base of their disciplines. At the doctoral level, students engage in producing scientific knowledge through research in collaboration with their faculty mentors. Field placements, practicum placements, and/or internships at all levels of training provide our students with opportunities to practice in school, community agency, clinical, and research settings under the supervision of faculty, agency personnel, and collaborating scholars.
Minimum Requirements
  • Earned doctoral degree (by time of appointment) in Prevention Science, Public Health, Human Development and Family Studies, Psychology, Sociology, Counseling Psychology, or a closely related field.
  • Record or evidence of potential for strong scholarly productivity.
  • Demonstrated capacity or potential to conduct, administer, and sustain a rigorous program of research.
  • Record of or strong potential for excellence in teaching at the undergraduate and graduate level.
  • Record of or strong interest in working with underserved populations and underrepresented populations, addressing racial and health disparities with an applied prevention and health promotion lens.

    Successful candidates must be able to work effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds including with multiple intersectional identities, and to help advance diversity, equity, and inclusion in the university and society.
    Preferred Qualifications
  • Record or evidence of potential to obtain for external research funding, particularly through federal funding agencies.
  • Record of or strong potential for mentorship and/or supervision of student research.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and collegially in department, college, university, and community
  • Ability or potential to engage in interdisciplinary research
    About the University
    The University of Oregon is one of only two Pacific Northwest members of the Association of American Universities and holds the distinction of a “very high research activity” ranking in the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education. The UO enrolls more than 20,000 undergraduate and 3,600 graduate students representing all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. In recent years, the university has increased the diversity of its student body while raising average GPAs and test scores for incoming students. The UO's beautiful, 295-acre campus features state-of-the-art facilities in an arboretum-like setting. The UO is located in Eugene, a vibrant city of 171,000 with a wide range of cultural and culinary offerings, a pleasant climate, and a community engaged in environmental and social concerns. The campus is within easy driving distance of the Pacific Coast, the Cascade Mountains, and Portland.

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    The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at or 541-346-5112.

    UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

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