Baylor University Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Science in Waco, Texas

Job Title Tenure-Track, Assistant or Associate Professor of Social and Behavioral Health Science

Vacancy Number (HISTORICAL) F014871

Vacancy Number F014871

Position Type Faculty

City Waco

State TX

Zip 76798

Position Description

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” The university is recruiting new faculty with a deep commitment to excellence in teaching, research and scholarship. Baylor seeks faculty who share in our aspiration to become a tier one research institution while strengthening our distinctive Christian mission as described in our strategic vision, Pro Futuris. ( As the world’s largest Baptist University, Baylor offers over 40 doctoral programs and has almost 17,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries.

The Baylor Public Health Program (, accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, is a rapidly growing undergraduate and graduate public health program. The successful applicant will join a strong core of public health faculty that is engaged in cross-disciplinary partnerships in our Department of Health, Human Performance, and Recreation, (, the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences (, and other health-related disciplines at Baylor University ( We invite you to come discover the vision and excitement at Baylor as we seek to fill this position in the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences.

Rank Assistant Professor to Associate Professor

Tenure Information Tenure Track/Tenured


The successful applicant is expected to build a vibrant, independent, and collaborative research agenda; secure extramural funding; teach at undergraduate and graduate levels in our public health program; mentor/teach doctoral students in current and/or future Ph.D. programs; help recruit and mentor a broad and diverse range of students; significantly contribute to a new online MPH program; engage in the programmatic work and activities of the Baylor Public Health Program; and serve the university and public health profession. Due to our current and pending multidisciplinary partnerships, this person must be committed to expanding the health-related, multidisciplinary footprint of Baylor University. This person will be expected to play an essential role on collaborative, multidisciplinary teams of specialists in public, population, and global health at Baylor University. Applicants whose philosophy is compatible with the stated mission of the University to be a top-tier institution dedicated to Christian principles and ideals will be given consideration.

Required Qualifications

An earned doctorate in Social and Behavioral Health Science (community health/health education/health promotion, psychosocial health behavior, etc.), and training/experience in public health, are required in hand at the start of the appointment. Research and teaching foci should be aligned with the public health area of social and behavioral health science and should be compatible with public health, population health, and global health. A commitment/ability to work in multidisciplinary research and teaching teams will be important. Experience in online teaching, doctoral student mentoring, and healthcare-related partnership building is strongly preferred.

Preferred Qualifications

Rank and Salary Commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Part-Time / Full-Time Full Time

Special Conditions for Eligibility

Posting Detail Information

About Baylor

Working at Baylor is so much more than simply having a job! As part of the Baylor family, employees not only receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical and dental insurance, and fantastic automatic retirement contributions, they also get to experience Baylor.

-Experience the culture of working for an institution consistently ranked as a “Great College to Work For” by The Chronicle of Higher Education -Experience a mission driven organization based on a strong Christian commitment ( -Experience Baylor academics with outstanding tuition remission for eligible staff and qualified dependents -Experience our beautiful campus with access to libraries, museums, and recreational facilities such as our fitness center, athletic courts, an indoor swimming pool, and the Baylor marina to name a few -Experience our great dining facilities and enjoy an employee discount -Experience Baylor athletics with reduced admission or free access to athletic events -Experience Baylor through many more wonderful events and programs that take place on campus each year -Conveniently located in Waco, Texas, Baylor University is approximately 90 miles from both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin areas. To learn more about life in Waco, visit

EEO Statement

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion among its selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

Desired Start Date 08/01/2018

Open Date 08/29/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants must submit a preliminary application packet that contains a formal letter of application (specifically addressing how you meet the qualifications and can fulfill responsibilities described in this position announcement), a full curriculum vitae, unofficial copies of doctoral degree transcripts, and 2 samples of research publications (please upload in the “Other” category of required documents). All required materials must be submitted as PDF (portable document format) files in this application. A selected pool of candidates will then be asked to submit a list of three references (include all contact information), complete a brief questionnaire about philosophy compatibility, and have three recommendation letters sent to the search committee chair. Contact Dr. Eva Doyle, Search Committee Chair, (, 254/710-4023) if you have questions. .