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Published: Friday, June 23, 2023

POSITION: Tenure Track Faculty Positions at the Health Promotion Research Center (Tulsa Campus)

SETTING: The TSET Health Promotion Research Center (HPRC) at the NCI Designated Stephenson Cancer Center and University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC), Oklahoma City, Oklahoma is seeking applications for 5 open rank tenure track faculty positions. These positions will be located at our new HPRC Tulsa site. Over the next 2-3 years, we expect to grow the Tulsa site to 10-15 faculty to complement and synergize with the 20 HPRC faculty currently located at our Oklahoma City site.

Research in one or more of the following areas is preferred, but all qualified applicants are encouraged to apply, particularly those with experience relevant to Native American populations:

  • Physical activity, obesity, and/or nutrition
  • Cancer survivorship, including pain
  • Health behavior change / lifestyle interventions, particularly with vulnerable populations (e.g., smoking cessation, other substance use cessation, increasing physical activity, improving diet)
  • Community-engaged research, especially within rural communities
  • Native American health inequities
  • Implementation science / health services research
  • Assessment of and interventions focused on opioid misuse

RANK AND SALARY: These faculty positions offer extremely competitive salaries (e.g., Assistant Professor level starts at $125,000 + quarterly bonus) and come with generous start-up packages. Rank to be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Leadership opportunities are available based upon interest and qualifications.

QUALIFICATIONS: Doctoral level degree in a health-related field. Assistant Professor level applicants should have a strong academic record, with evidence of scholarship and show strong potential for acquiring extramural funding. Associate/Full Professor level applicants should have a strong record of extramural funding.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of candidates will begin immediately. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

APPLICATIONS: Applicants should email a cover letter (stating qualifications, overview of professional goals and research interests) and curriculum vitae to: Michael Businelle, PhD, at

The mission of the HPRC ( is to reduce the burden of disease by increasing cancer screening and addressing modifiable health risks factors including tobacco use, sedentary lifestyle, poor diet, and risky substance use through research use through research, novel intervention development, and dissemination of research findings. The HPRC is an integral component of the Cancer Prevention and Control Program of the NCI-Designated SCC and contains major resources that facilitate research including 1) the Tobacco Treatment Research Program (TTRP), 2) the Tobacco Regulatory Science Lab, 3) the Mobile Health Shared Resource (see, and 4) the HPRC Training Program (see Over the past 7 years, HPRC investigators have developed the InsightTM mHealth Platform which enables researchers to rapidly (i.e., within 1-4 weeks) create smartphone-based research studies that may include ecological momentary assessments and sensor data (i.e., activity monitor, GPS, mobile carbon monoxide monitor) to identify environmental, cognitive, affective, physiological, and behavioral antecedents of health risk behaviors and deliver context-specific adaptive interventions in real-time. The mHealth resource is currently staffed by 6 computer scientists/engineers and 4 additional staff members. To date, the mHealth resource has supported 91 research studies including 46 studies funded by the NIH. Since 2017, the TTRP has provided smoking cessation services to over 2000 adults and has supported recruitment for >10 tobacco-related studies.

Tulsa is growing mid-sized (population: ~400,000), family-friendly, affordable place to live, with access to urban, suburban, and rural neighborhoods that are all within a short drive to campus. It has thriving cultural, art, and music scenes, and has experienced considerable urban revitalization efforts over the past several years. Oklahoma is culturally unique given that it is home to 39 federally recognized Native American tribes, and Tulsa shares common boundaries with the Muscogee Creek, Cherokee, and Osage tribal territories. Tulsa is also home to The Gathering Place, which Time magazine calls “One of the World’s Greatest Places.”  The University of Oklahoma is an Equal Opportunity Institution. For more Information go to