Assistant Professor (TT); Center for Health Equity (CHE) - Open Department, School of Public Health

Texas, USA

Assistant Professor (TT); Center for Health Equity (CHE) - Open Department, School of Public Health

Location: Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 240001ME

UTHealth Houston School of Public Healthseeks applicants for multiple full-time faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level with expertise in social and structural determinants of health (e.g. food and nutrition security).

Eligible candidates may be public health researchers or clinician-scientists with training and expertise in one of the following areas related to social and structural determinants of health:

· Epidemiology

· Health disparities

· Health services research

· Dissemination and implementation science

· Addressing psychosocial, behavioral, systemic, and environmental risk and protective factors (i.e. intervention studies)

Depending on qualifications, the candidate will have a primary appointment in one of the five departments (Epidemiology, Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences, Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences, Management, Policy & Community Health, or Biostatistics & Data Science) at UTHealth Houston School of Public Health.

Successful applicants will have affiliation with the Center for Health Equity and be located at the Houston location.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provide educational leadership, including classroom teaching and mentoring to graduate students.

  2. Have a track record of research publications commensurate with academic rank and demonstrated potential for securing external funding.

  3. Develop and implement research related to community, clinical health, and/or population health initiatives in diverse populations related to social and structural determinants of health, specifically food and nutrition security.

  4. Contribute protocols and outcome metrics to community health and clinical sites and work collaboratively with UTHealth SPH faculty and Center for Health Equity colleagues to submit research proposals for external funding.


A successful applicant for this position must have a Ph.D. or Dr.PH. in public health, epidemiology, economics, sociology, anthropology or a related field; or an M.D. with an accompanying public health graduate degree and 5+ years of research experience in public health or related areas.

Interested applicants should complete the web application. Please attach a letter describing qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references toUTHealth Careers - Careers - UTHealth. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Address correspondences and any questions to the search committee chair: Steve Kelder, PhD Please be sure to add Center for Health Equity Faculty Search to the message subject line.

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.

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