The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) School of Public Health is expanding its environmental and occupational health sciences (EOHS) multidisciplinary program. UTHealth Houston School of Public Health aims to hire a cluster of faculty members formed to create a new EOHS department and support interdisciplinary scholarship in EOHS-related topics, with a particular interest in developing new areas of inquiry that will place the EOHS program and the School as a whole in a strategic position of strength in this area of science. We are seeking exceptional candidates for:


(1)   Multiple open rank (tenure-track) faculty positions, commensurate with background, record, and experience. These positions will be within a newly created Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. These positions offer the opportunity to have direct input into developing new ideas and innovative research directions while having the intellectual space to collaborate with current programs.


(2)   We also invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the Associate or Professor level who will serve as the EOHS Founding Chair within the mission and scope of UTHealth Houston School of Public Health where long-established programs in EOHS reside. The selected applicant for the Chair position will be responsible for the administration, leadership, and assurance of excellence in research, education, and community engagement of the EOHS Department as well as for growing partnerships with other UTHealth components.


As the nature of where we live and work is changing, the EOHS field must expand its focus to include existing and new hazards, some yet unknown, that are already increasing the visibility of both environmental and occupational health, and their interconnectedness, as well as to public health. New research and practice must consider how to better protect the health and well-being of a diverse community and workforce, and creating best practices to mitigate the impact of events such as climate change, disasters, and pandemics on population and businesses, in particular those more vulnerable.


We are seeking innovative scholars who investigate and solve complex problems associated with environmental and occupational factors to improve the public’s health, safety, and well-being. To achieve this goal, the Department will aim to include a diverse portfolio covering environmental exposures and sustainability, Total Worker Health©, risk science and policy, infectious diseases, social and community dimensions of environmental health, climate communication, air pollution and climate risks, including working populations and their communities.

Interested applicants should complete the web application and include a letter describing their qualifications and interests, along with their curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three professional references at: https://uth.referrals.selectminds.com/faculty. Direct link(s) for candidates applying for the multi-rank faculty positions is http://p.rfer.us/UTH4-GGBD; Department Chair applicants go to http://p.rfer.us/UTH_zuGBE. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Inquiries about the position should be directed to the Search Committee at David.Gimeno@uth.tmc.edu.  Be sure to add “EOHS Faculty Search” to the message subject line.

About The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) is 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 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.