Renewable Term Lecturer in Health Promotion

The University of Oklahoma
Goldsby, OK
Closing date
Dec 4, 2023

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Renewable Term Lecturer in Health Promotion

Norman, OK
Open Date:
Oct 4, 2023

The Department of Health and Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma invites applications for a Renewable Term Lecturer position, in Health Promotion. This position is non-tenure track with an emphasis on undergraduate teaching and mentoring, but does provide an opportunity for promotion. The position will have a 4:4 teaching load focused primarily on undergraduate courses related to health promotion. The appointment will begin in Fall 2024.

The University of Oklahoma offers an excellent benefits program. For further information on this, please call (405) 324-1826, or access the Human Resources website at


1. Teach undergraduate and potentially graduate courses in Health Promotion. The expected teaching load of this position will be 4 courses per semester (Fall/Spring). While not required, availability to instruct courses during the summer is preferred.

2. Instruct undergraduate courses Lifestyle Intervention (Health Behavior Theory), Health Promotion Program Planning, Community Health, Chronic Disease, and potentially others.

3. Potentially supervise student internship placements.

4. Perform service to the profession, university, college, and department (e.g., serving on undergraduate committee or the HESSA (HES student association) faculty mentor).

About the Department

The Department of Health and Exercise Science is an interdisciplinary program and one of the largest in the Dodge Family College of Arts and Sciences. The program focuses on Health Promotion and Exercise Physiology and integrates the biological, physiological, medical, and behavioral sciences as they relate to human health and physiological responses to exercise. It is nationally ranked by the National Academy of Kinesiology.

To learn more about the Department of Health & Exercise Science at the University of Oklahoma, including degree offerings at the undergraduate and graduate levels, please visit our website at

The University of Oklahoma (OU) is a Carnegie-R1 comprehensive public research university known for excellence in teaching, research, and community engagement, serving the educational, cultural, economic and health-care needs of the state, region, and nation from three campuses: Norman, Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City and the Schusterman Center in Tulsa. OU enrolls over 30,000 students and has more than 2700 full-time faculty members in 21 colleges.

In 2014, the University of Oklahoma became the first public institution ever to rank #1 nationally in the recruitment of National Merit Scholars, with 311 scholars. The 277-acre Research Campus in Norman was named the No.1 research campus in the nation by the Association of Research Parks in 2013. Norman is a culturally rich and vibrant town located just outside Oklahoma City. With outstanding schools, amenities, and a low cost of living, Norman is a perennial contender on the "Best Places to Live" rankings. Visit for more information.


Minimum Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. or ABD in Health Promotion/Public Health/Health Education/Community Health or a related Social Science.

2. ABD applicants must receive their Ph.D. prior to the start date.

3. One or more years of experience with academic instruction or training public health professionals OR 5 years of experience in applied public/community health practice.

4. Ability to teach and develop undergraduate courses related to Health Promotion.

Preferred Qualifications:

1. Ph.D. in Health Promotion/Public Health/Health Education/Community Health or a related Social Science.

2. Previous experience teaching undergraduate or graduate courses in Health Promotion

3. Previous experience using innovative teaching pedagogy.

Application Instructions:

To apply, applicants MUST upload a cover letter, current Curriculum Vita, and contact information for three confidential letters of recommendations. Review of applications will begin December 1 and the position will remain open until filled. You can submit your application on the link here:

Please direct questions about the position and application process to the search committee co-chairs, Marshall Cheney ( and Jeong Kyu Lee (;) or Interim Department Chair, Chris Black (

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

The University of Oklahoma, in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, age, religion, disability, political beliefs, or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices, or procedures. This includes, but is not limited to: admissions, employment, financial aid, housing, services in educational programs or activities, or health care services that the University operates or provides.

Diversity Statement

The University of Oklahoma is committed to achieving a diverse, equitable and inclusive university community by recognizing each person's unique contributions, background, and perspectives. The University of Oklahoma strives to cultivate a sense of belonging and emotional support for all, recognizing that fostering an inclusive environment for all is vital in the pursuit of academic and inclusive excellence in all aspects of our institutional mission.

Mission of the University of Oklahoma

The Mission of the University of Oklahoma is to provide the best possible educational experience for our students through excellence in teaching, research and creative activity, and service to the state and society.

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