The University of Texas at Austin, College of Education is seeking a senior faculty member (Associate or Full Professor) in the area of Prevention Science focusing on individuals at-risk for poor health and/or education outcomes in family, school, and/or community settings. This unique college-wide faculty search is designed to attract a scholar who will add to the college’s strong academic and research programs in prevention and education and health disparities and may bring research expertise in one or more of the following areas:

  • Social determinants of education and/or health disparities
  • Community-level influences on health behavior
  • School violence prevention
  • Culturally responsive behavioral interventions to address school discipline disparities
  • Development and implementation of equity-focused social emotional learning interventions in schools
  • Family-centered interventions to support positive education and health outcomes
  • Healthy behavior and stress coping interventions (e.g., physical activity, emotional regulation, etc.) among vulnerable populations
  • Immigrant health and education disparities

Because of the uniqueness of this college-wide search, which emphasizes interdisciplinarity, the successful candidate may be appointed or jointly appointed in any of the college’s departments, with the most likely homes including Educational Psychology, Kinesiology and Health Education, and/or Special Education.

Candidates must have an established record of excellence in university teaching, service, and scholarship in applied and diverse educational settings. Candidates must have a record of securing extramural funding at levels necessary to support their scholarly research. Candidates must have a strong commitment to equity and inclusion in their teaching, mentorship, and academic leadership.

The position is supported by a competitive start-up package, compensation appropriate to rank and experience, and access to research resources.

Required Qualifications:

  • Earned doctoral degree in Education, Psychology, Educational Psychology, Kinesiology, Prevention Science, Public Health, or related fields.
  • Active record of scholarly productivity and excellence including publication in high-impact refereed journals.
  • Demonstrated capacity to conduct, administer and sustain a significant program of research that is scientifically rigorous and connected to ensuring effective education and/or health systems
  • Demonstrated ability to teach and mentor undergraduate and graduate students, especially those from diverse backgrounds
  • Commitment to advancing the college’s commitment to equity and inclusive excellence  

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong background in applied intervention development, implementation, and dissemination.
  • Demonstrated commitment to research-practice partnerships that include parents/caregivers, schools, and/or community organizations to improve systems of support.
  • Experience with local, state, and national educational or health agencies, and/or nongovernment or community organizations involved in supporting child, family, or community health and well-being.

More about the College of Education at the University of Texas at Austin

The College of Education has a robust set of undergraduate and graduate programs across five departments, and it is regularly ranked among the top 5 public colleges of education in the country. We promote the shared values of equity, excellence, innovation, empowerment, community-focus, and endeavors to bridge research and practice. We view inclusiveness and excellence as interconnected in the work of our faculty. The College of Education is particularly interested in and values candidates who have experience working with diverse and underserved populations, and show a demonstrated commitment to improving access and conditions in educational and health settings for children, adults, families, schools, and communities.

The University of Texas at Austin is the flagship state-university of Texas. It values and supports interdisciplinary research and it provides outstanding access to historically underserved populations. Austin, Texas is a diverse and vibrant city with the reputation as the Live Music Capital of the World.


Review of applications will begin January 6, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, please provide all requested materials by this date.

Applicants should upload the following items to the Interfolio system:

  • Cover Letter with contact information. Please include a statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will help to address education and health disparities.
  • Full C.V.

The following materials will be required of those who reach the second stage of review:

  • Research Statement that includes research accomplishments and future research direction.
  • Teaching Statement.
  • Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) statement detailing how your teaching, service, and/or scholarship has or will help to address education and health disparities.
  • Up to 3 representative publications.
  • A list of 3 references with contact information.

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UT Austin is an equal opportunity institution that is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students. We encourage qualified applicants from underrepresented communities to apply.

For additional information about the College of Education, please see:

For questions regarding the application process, please contact Shannon Lafevers:  Questions about the positions can be directed to the co-chairs of the search committee: Dr. John Bartholomew ( or Dr. Cindy Carlson (