Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track - School of Public Health San Antonio Campus

San Antonio, TX

Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track - School of Public Health San Antonio Campus

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Category: Assistant Professor

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 22000393

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health San Antonio Campus invites applications to fill tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. The San Antonio campus is expanding a multidisciplinary research program in the integration of epidemiology and behavioral sciences in population health.

Applicants with expertise in mental illness and substance use disorders, violence, and/or military health are of particular interest. The focus of this search is to seek applicants with interests in research on behavioral health, community practice, and military health.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Research, teaching, and community service.

  • Develop and implement research related to community and mental health initiatives and work collaboratively with UTHealth School of Public Health colleagues

  • Provide guidance and mentorship to graduate and post-doctoral students.

  • Participate in classroom instruction and be prepared to teach graduate-level classes.

  • Teaching commitment will be agreed upon with Department Chairs and the Curriculum Coordinator in the Department.

Qualifications include:

  • Doctorate with a focus in social/behavioral science or related disciplines (including public health, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, political science, anthropology, social work, health services, organizational science, etc.

  • Evidence of collaborative research supporting advances in mental health, community practice, military health, substance abuse, chronic disease prevention, violence, and/or health services research;

  • Track record of established independent research funding including VA, CDC, or NIH-funded grants; commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students;

  • Excellence in written and oral communication skills. Multi-disciplinary training, with backgrounds that include computer sciences, biostatistics, engineering, and other equivalent disciplines/fields will also be considered.

  • Demonstrated practical /applied expertise in analytic methods appropriate to enhancing research investigating psychosocial, behavioral, medical, and/or environmental factors associated with health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral interventions.

  • Demonstrated experience as an independent researcher with funded research studies, presentations at national and international conferences, and a record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications.

Preferred attributes:

We encourage applicants with a broad array of skills and experience related to Social/Behavioral Science, Health Promotion, Health Management, Health Services Research, Policy, and Community Health to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in mental illness and substance use disorders, violence, and/or military health. We also encourage applicants with a strong background in advanced statistical methods related to population health (e.g., machine learning, social network analysis, systems dynamics modeling, etc.), dissemination & implementation research, participatory-based research methods, quantitative methodologies and analytic approaches to population research, innovative modeling techniques or the application of innovative alternative study designs appropriate for complex clinical and/or community-based studies. There may be an opportunity to help lead one of our dual degree programs (MD/MPH, MBA/MPH).

Interested applicants should complete the web application and include a letter describing their qualifications and interests, unofficial transcripts of their degree, along with their curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references at: Address correspondence to search committee Staff Coordinator Elva Apodaca ( Address any questions to Vanessa Schick, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, atvanessa.schick@uth.tmc.eduand please be sure to add San Antonio Faculty Search to the message subject line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. We aim to recruit outstanding research scholars, and the compensation package will be competitive.

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

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