Faculty (Open Rank) Tenure Track; Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences (EHGES), Human Genetics Center - School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Faculty (Open Rank) Tenure Track; Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences (EHGES), Human Genetics Center - School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2400005H

UTHealth Houston School of Public Healthinvites applications to fill tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level or higher in the area of human genetics on the Houston Campus located in theTexas Medical Center. Two positions are available within theEpidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences (EHGES)department.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Responsibilities include developing a balanced portfolio of research, teaching and service. Selected candidates will be expected to serve as principal investigators on externally funded projects and as co-investigators with multidisciplinary research teams. Teaching requirements include course leadership and advising of master’s and doctoral level graduate students. Professional service encompasses activities at the local, national and international levels.


Qualifications include: (1) an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology, medicine, genetics, biomedical science, biostatistics, bioinformatics or related fields; (2) a track record and/or strong promise of obtaining peer-reviewed external funding and publications in human genetics research; (3) commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students; (4) excellent written and oral communication skills; and (5) a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for collaborative science.

Interested applicants should complete the web application at:Faculty & Physician jobs. Please attach a letter describing qualifications and interests, a curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references to the web application.

Address any questions to: Bing Yu, PhD, Chair, Human Genetics (EHGES) Faculty Search Committee atBing.Yu@uth.tmc.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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

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