Open Rank (TT)/Open Department - UTHealth Houston School of Public Health-Brownsville

Brownsville, TX

Open Rank (TT)/Open Department - UTHealth Houston School of Public Health-Brownsville

Location: Brownsville, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 230003KE

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health Brownsvilleis expanding its faculty and seeking up to two (2) faculty members (Assistant/Associate Professor level) for tenure-track, 12-month appointments.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the school’s teaching, research and service missions by:

  • Complementing and expanding existing foci on community-based, translational research programs.

  • Participating in other research opportunities focusing on diseases prevalent in the local Hispanic population, including infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, and certain cancers.

  • Contributing to the growth of the school's programs in population health, intervention research, implementation science, technological innovations in healthcare delivery, novel approaches to data analytics, genomics, and clinical trial research with a primarily Hispanic population.


  • Doctoral degrees in public health concentrations such as medicine, biostatistics, epidemiology, translational science, behavioral science, health promotion, and related areas.

  • Strong scholarly credentials, including research publications and an appropriate record of external research funding from diverse sources including federal programs.

Appointment will be at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience with competitive salaries and startup packages.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit a letter describing their qualifications and interests, along with a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

Candidates with further questions are encouraged to contact the search committee co-chairs Miryoung Lee, Ph.D. miryoung.lee@uth.tmc.eduand Anna Wilkinson, Ph.D. copy both on correspondences).

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 Houston 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 Houston 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.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealth Houston has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.