Overview

The  University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Dallas invites applications for full-time tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level. We seek exceptional team members with a desire to help us expand our research and teaching programs in injury and violence prevention, cancer prevention and control, and pediatric population health, with an overarching focus on health equity and improving health outcomes for underserved populations across the Dallas/Fort Worth metropolitan area, Texas, the nation, and beyond.

These positions are available within the Department of Epidemiology; the Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences; or the Department of Management, Policy, & Community Health. Successful applicants will join an innovative team at the Dallas Campus of the School of Public Health – one of six campuses across Texas – and will have access to resources of the Center for Pediatric Population Health, the UTHealth Consortium on Aging, the Center for Healthcare Data, and the newly established UTHealth Institute for Implementation Science to conduct cutting-edge, multi-disciplinary research.

We seek applicants with a demonstrated track record of research in one or more of the following areas:

  • Injury and violence prevention across the life course, e.g., teen violence and youth risk behaviors, intimate partner violence, elder mistreatment.
    Cancer prevention and control, e.g., tobacco cessation, cancer screening, cancer survivorship
  • Chronic disease, e.g., cardiovascular disease epidemiology and multimorbidity
  • Child and adolescent health
  • Hispanic Health

We are also interested in applicants with expertise in methodologic areas such as:

  • Implementation science
  • Health care delivery or health services research
  • Health economics

You can learn more about the UTHealth School of Public Health at https://sph.uth.edu/

Successful applicants will be expected to provide educational leadership, including classroom teaching and mentoring to graduate students; develop research grant applications and seek extramural funding, and create academic and/or community collaborations to support the research program.

With six campuses in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio, the UTHealth School of Public Health is responsive to the cultural and geographic diversity of Texas, making it a unique environment to undertake public health research and implement interventions at scale. Each campus is tightly woven into the fabric of the surrounding community and with the school as a whole. Our campuses partner with healthcare organizations, schools, community groups, corporations, and government agencies in their local communities and across the state. Texas’ rapidly evolving population represents future demographic trends for the entire US, providing opportunities for our students and faculty to conduct impactful work with national and global consequences.

Qualifications:

A successful applicant for these positions must have: (1) an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology, health promotion-behavioral science, health economics, health services research, implementation science, or related disciplines; (2) have a track record of research publications commensurate with academic rank and demonstrated potential for securing external funding.

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.  https://www.uth.edu/benefits/benefits-summary.htm

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. Address correspondences and any questions to the Search Committee Chair: Bijal Bala, Ph.D. –  email: bijal.a.balasubramanian@uth.tmc.edu.  Please be sure to add “Dallas Faculty Search” to 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.

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