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UT Health Assistant Professor (TT) - Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health in Austin in Austin, Texas

Assistant Professor (TT) - Environmental Sciences, School of Public Health in Austin

Austin, Texas

Assistant Professor

UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2100014V

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health is expanding its environmental health multidisciplinary research program to address environmental determinants of health. We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level. Competitive salary and start-up resources are available. This single position will be located at the School of Public Health Austin campus location. The faculty will report to the Department Chair ofEpidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental SciencesandCampus Dean.

This position offers the opportunity to join innovative research teams within a recently reorganized center for occupational health and exposome studies and an established center for child health focusing on physical activity nutrition, and obesity.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Responsibilities include maintaining an independently funded research program in environmental health sciences. The successful candidate will be provided an opportunity to join the Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living as well as an innovative research team within a recently reorganized center for occupational health and exposome studies, and contribute in graduate-level courses in the environmental and occupational health curriculum. The faculty will also mentor and advise both master’s and doctoral students.


  • An earned doctoral degree in city & regional planning, or environmental health sciences-related disciplines in research design and quantitative methods.

  • Graduate-level teaching and research with emphasis and experience in the effects of heat mitigation on health, specifically physical activity and/or nutrition.

  • A track record of research publications commensurate with academic rank and demonstrating potential for securing external funding.

  • Experience with conducting field-based research.

  • Expertise in geographic information system (GIS) analysis, accelerometry, and GPS measurement.

Ideal candidates will have a broad understanding of public health with a background in study design, data management, and analytic approaches. This includes risk factor identification and experimental designs.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should access the following link to complete the web application:https://www.uth.edu/careers/index.htm.

Please attach a letter describing your qualifications and interests, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references to the web application. Address correspondence to Search Committee Staff Coordinator Jayme Wood (Jayme.Wood@uth.tmc.edu). Address any questions to David I. Douphrate, PhD, Search Committee Chair (David.I.Douphrate@uth.tmc.edu). Please add Environmental Sciences Austin Faculty Search to the message subject line.

This is a security sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidates.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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