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Department Chair
Texas Woman' University

  • Jan. 2, 2017
  • open until filled
  • Sep. 1, 2018
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Health Sciences - General
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Texas Woman’s University – Denton Campus
Department: Health Studies
Title: Department Chair
Associate Professor or Professor (Tenure-Track)
Job Code: IRC2635
Date Closed: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

The Department:
The Department of Health Studies, with nine full-time faculty, offers the B.S., B.A.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in Health Studies. Approximately 325 undergraduate and 100 graduate students are currently enrolled in these programs constituting approximately 12% of the students in the College of Health Sciences. The curricula are designed to prepare graduates to function in a variety of health education and health promotion professional environments, including community, worksite, health care, public health, and academic settings. Additional information about the Department of Health Studies is available at –

The Position:
The Chair is the primary administrator for the Department of Health Studies, representing and promoting the Department to upper administration, appropriate professional organizations, and other communities of interest. The Chair position is a 12-month administrative appointment and reports to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences. Responsibilities include overseeing the department’s fiscal management and budgets, overall program planning and management, and delivery of quality programs at the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral levels. The Chair will teach in his/her area of specialization and may maintain an active research program.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated a high level of scholarly achievement, teaching excellence, an established record of research funding, and professional leadership commensurate with a tenured academic appointment. In addition, the individual will be an established academic leader who can facilitate faculty, staff, and student development, foster departmental cohesiveness, and build collaborations with community partners. Qualifications include an earned doctorate in Health Studies, Health Education/Promotion, Public Health, or a related discipline. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience/qualifications.

Texas Woman’s University, with over 15,000 students, occupies a notable position in higher education as the nation’s largest university primarily for women. Established in 1901, TWU is a doctoral/research-intensive public university which emphasizes the liberal arts and sciences as well as specialized and professional studies in business, nursing, health sciences, and education. TWU operates three campuses: Houston, Dallas, and the main campus in Denton (population 115,000), located 40 miles north of the Dallas/Fort Worth area. This metroplex, the nation’s fourth largest urban center, has world-class museums, orchestras, opera, ballet, theatre companies, as well as an array of professional and collegiate sports venues. Additional information about the University is available at

Please submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, copy of graduate transcripts, and names with email address and phone numbers of three references via email to (e-mail Header or Subject line must include job title and job code number – IRC2635.

  • Texas Woman’s University is committed to equal opportunity in employment and education and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, veteran’s status, or against qualified disabled persons.

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Contact Information

    Health Studies
    Texas Woman' University
    PO Box 425499
    Denton, TX 76204
  • 9408982860


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