Assistant Professor (TT); Behavioral Health - Open Department, School of Public Health in San Antonio

Texas, USA

Assistant Professor (TT); Behavioral Health - Open Department, School of Public Health in San Antonio

Location: Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240001MG

UTHealth Houston School of Public Healthinvites applicants to fill two assistant professor tenure-track faculty positions at the San Antonio location. For more information about the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health and the San Antonio location, please access the following link: The faculty will report to the San Antonio Regional Dean and their respective Department Chair (Biostatistics and Data Sciences; Epidemiology; Environmental Safety and Occupational Science; Management, Policy, and Community Health; or Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences).

Position Key Accountabilities:

The positions involve research, teaching, and community service. The successful candidates will conduct and execute research related to population health, community health, or clinical health initiatives, and collaborate with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health colleagues. The San Antonio location is especially interested in expanding its research focus on behavioral health interventions and welcomes applicants with applied, practical expertise in analytic methods suitable for enhancing research examining psychosocial, behavioral, structural, or environmental factors related to health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the development, implementation, and evaluation of health interventions.

Successful candidates willprovide guidanceandmentorship tograduateandpost-doctoralstudents. Candidateswill participate in classroom instruction and should be prepared to teach graduate-level classes. Teaching commitment will be agreed upon with Department Chair and the Curriculum Coordinator in the Department.


(1) a doctorate with some focus in health, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, health economics, public health, social work, health services research, community health, organizational science, etc.); 2) strong potential for independent research funding or track record of established independent research funding including NIH-funded grants (e.g., K-series or R-series); (3) commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students

We are looking to hire faculty who have research expertise in these specific domains:

  1. Addiction (e.g., substance abuse, gambling)

  2. Occupational health (e.g., staff wellness, job burnout)

  3. Behavioral health technologies (e.g., app-based interventions, ecological momentary assessments)

  4. Social support interventions (e.g., addressing loneliness, family disintegration)

  5. Causal inference methodologist (e.g., synthetic control methods)

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 atUTHealth Careers - Careers - UTHealth. Address correspondence to search committee Staff Coordinator Ms. Melissa Garcia ( Address questions to Vanessa Schick, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, atVanessa.Schick@uth.tmc.eduand please be sure to addSan Antonio Faculty Searchto the message subject line. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are 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

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.