Assistant/Associate Professor (TT), Epidemiology - Family and Community Medicine, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor (TT), Epidemiology - Family and Community Medicine, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001R9

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston invites applications from exceptional investigators conducting research on assessing risk factors and improving outcomes for populations across the lifespan including, pediatric, adolescent, adult, and/or geriatric populations to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant/Associate Professor level in the Department of Family & Community Medicine.

This opening provides the opportunity to join an innovative research team, and the intellectual space to collaborate with current programs while developing new ideas and research directions.

Applicants' research may be focused on one or more of the following areas:

-Population health research

-Chronic disease prevention, management, and outcomes

-Primary care research

-Healthcare delivery and outcomes research

Position Key Accountabilities:

The successful applicant will be expected to maintain an innovative, collaborative, and extramurally funded research program. Primary responsibilities will include conducting externally funded research and developing collaborations across campuses, departments, and communities.


(1) Doctoral degree in epidemiology, biostatistics, or related


(2) Research emphasis in epidemiology or population health research.

(3) Track record of research publications commensurate with academic rank and demonstrated potential for securing external funding.

The role will be under the supervision of both the Medical Director of the soon-to-be-established Center for Population Health Sciences and the Chair of Family and Community Medicine.

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

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