Research Assistant Professor - Clinical Psychology - (FAC001849)
: H0125 Psychology
Commensurate with Experience
The Department of Psychology at the University of Houston (UH) seeks to hire
a Research Assistant Professor for the Anxiety and Health Research Lab to
conduct research on funded grant projects. UH is a Carnegie-Designated Tier
One Public Research University. The successful applicant will be asked to
conduct research on obesity-related health behaviors and its comorbidity with
mental and physical illnesses. Applicants should have a Ph.D. in Clinical
Psychology, or equivalent, and an established track record in publishing peer
reviewed articles on obesity, expecially obesity-related health behaviors
(e.g., emotional eating, physical inactivity) and comorbidity with mental
(e.g., transdiagnostic factors) and physical health disorders (e.g.,
chronic pain) and contributions to grant activities. Experience in developing
a line of research in obesity prevention and management is preferred. Record
of previous grant funding is also preferred. This position is for one year,
beginning August 1, 2021, with the possibility of renewal.
UH is located in the heart of the nation's fourth largest city, and is one of
the most culturally and ethnically diverse public universities in the nation,
with over 47,000 students on the main campus. With one of the most diverse
student bodies in the nation, UH seeks to recruit and retain a diverse
community of scholars. UH is a Tier One research university and is designated
as a Hispanic Serving Institution. Nearby is the world's largest medical
center, the Texas Medical Center (TMC). UH is a full member of the TMC
linked through federal grants, research institutes, faculty appointments, and
other academic activities. Rice University, with which we also have long-term
connections, is also nearby. We also maintain extensive partnerships with
industries, school districts, and NASA in the greater Houston area as well as
with other departments and schools at UH, such as the Schools of Pharmacy,
Engineering, Optometry, Natural Sciences and Mathematics, or Education.
Additional information on the University is available at https:// www. uh.edu and
on the Department of Psychology at https:// www. psychology.uh.edu.
Applications may be submitted at https:// www. uh.edu/human-resources/uh-careers/
(Posting FAC1849) and should include a cover letter noting research
interests, CV and names and email addresses of three writers of letters of
recommendation (referees will be contacted via the online system to submit
letters directly). Any questions may be addressed to Dr. Michael Zvolensky,
Search Committee Chair, Phone: 713-743-8595, E-mail: email@example.com.
Review of candidates for the position will begin July 22, 2021 and will
continue until the position is filled.
The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to
The University of Houston is an ADVANCE institution, one of a select group of
universities in receipt of National Science Foundation funds in support of our
commitment to increase the number and success of women faculty in the STEM
Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology or equivalent.
Record of publishing peer-reviewed work on obesity-related health behanviors.
Required Attachments by Candidate: Curriculum Vitae, Cover Letter/Letter of
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