University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

(UTHealth) School Of Public Health

Non-tenure Assistant Professor of Instruction

Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health is currently accepting applications to fill 3 full-time, 12-month non-tenure track teaching faculty positions at the level of Assistant Professor of Instruction. These positions are located at the UTHealth School of Public Health Houston campus. Candidates will be expected to teach 5-6 courses per year with at least 4 of those in either epidemiology methods (e.g., Introduction to Epidemiology or Field Research Methods in Epidemiology) and/or environmental sciences (e.g., Public Health Ecology & the Human Environment) core courses. Candidates will also be expected to participate in curriculum planning activities. This appointment has the potential of promotion to the level of Associate Professor of Instruction.

Position Qualifications: A PhD or DrPH degree in epidemiology, environmental sciences, health education, or related disciplines is required. The candidate must have a strong interest in academic instruction as a career path, enthusiasm to work with students, and provide evidence of teaching excellence with good communication skills. Preference will be given to candidates who wish to focus their careers on the development and practicing of innovative teaching strategies and novel pedagogic technologies. A teaching statement, including details on previous teaching experience, is required for application consideration.

The UTHealth School of Public Health Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences has a 40+ year history at University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and is committed to excellence in research, education and collaboration services in epidemiology and environmental science. The department currently has approximately 60 full-time faculty members and over 485 students (MPH, MS, and PhD) across six campuses in Texas (Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio).

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Benefits: https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Website: https://sph.uth.edu/dept/ehges/

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Candidates should submit a teaching statement, a letter describing their qualifications and interests, unofficial transcripts of their degree, along with their curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to: https://www.uth.edu/hr/uthealth-careers. Address correspondences and any questions to Shreela Sharma, PhD, Shreela.V.Sharma@uth.tmc.edu and Kristina Mena, PhD, Kristina.D.Mena@uth.tmc.edu  – Search Committee Co-Chairs and please be sure to add EHGES Teaching Faculty Search to the message subject line.


UTHealth 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 the applicable law and UTHealth policy.  The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.  This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.

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