Faculty (Open Rank) Tenure Track; Public Health Engineer - Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS), School of Public Health in El Paso

El Paso, TX

Faculty (Open Rank) Tenure Track; Public Health Engineer - Dept of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences (EOHS), School of Public Health in El Paso

Location: El Paso, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 230003FC

UTHealth Houston School of Public Healthseeks applicants for an Open Rank, tenure-track position with expertise in environmental or public health engineering, with a focus on water treatment technologies, water reuse applications, and/or sustainable water management. The selected candidate will be part of the new Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences and be based at theEl Paso location.

Specific areas of research experience may include:

· Water quality and waterborne disease

· Water system infrastructure and extreme weather

· Premise plumbing pathogens

· Engineered water cycle

· Direct/indirect potable water reuse

· Desalination

· Aquifer storage & recovery

· Wastewater epidemiology

Position Key Accountabilities:

Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the school’s teaching, research, and service missions. We encourage applications from diverse areas of environmental and occupational health science.

  • Provide educational leadership, including classroom teaching and fieldwork mentoring to graduate students.

  • Develop and implement research related to water sustainability and public health by engaging with community organizations, including utilities.

  • Work collaboratively with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health colleagues to submit research proposals for external funding.

  • Effectively engage with industrial partners and/or non-academics.


PhD or DrPH in public health/environmental/civil engineering, water epidemiology, environmental resource management, or a related field. Successful applicants will have demonstrated potential as independent researchers with experience developing and implementing research studies, conducting data analyses, presenting research findings, and writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications. Prior experience with pilot plants would be useful but not required.

Address any questions to Dr. Eric Brown, Chair of the Search Committee, ateric.l.brown@uth.tmc.edu.

Interested applicants should complete the web application. Please attach a letter describing qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to the web application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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

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.