Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty - Biostatistics & Data Science, School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Open Rank Tenure Track Faculty - Biostatistics & Data Science, School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 23000196

UTHealth Houston School of Public Healthinvites applications to fill an open-ranked tenure-track faculty position at the Houston Campus located in theTexas Medical Center. This position is available within theDepartment of Biostatistics and Data Science.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Responsibilities include methodological/theoretical and collaborative research, teaching, mentorship of graduate students, and service. The successful candidate is expected to teach graduate-level statistical methodology and theory courses, and have experience and interest in statistical applications in any area of public health, biomedical and\or clinical studies.


  • Doctoral degree in human genetics, molecular genetics, genetic epidemiology, biological sciences, biostatistics, bioinformatics, or related fields.

  • Track record and/or strong promise of obtaining peer‐reviewed external funding and publications in the above areas.

  • Commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Strong work ethic and enthusiasm for collaborative science.

Experience or expertise in epidemic modeling of infectious diseases for preparedness for the next pandemic is a welcomed skill set.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a cover letter describing their qualifications and interests, curriculum vitae, statements on research and teaching, and contact information for three professional references to Careers - UTHealth Houston. Please address any questions or concerns regarding the position to Xi Luo, Ph.D. Search Committee Chair.

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.