he University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth-https://www.uth.edu/) School of Public Health’s El Paso campus (https://sph.uth.edu/campuses/el-paso) seeks applicants for an Assistant or Associate level tenure track position with expertise in pediatric population health specifically focused on childhood disease prevention and chronic illness management. This may include:

  • Understanding health disparities
  • Promoting healthy habits
  • Injury prevention
  • Developmental and intellectual disabilities and delays
  • Health economics
  • Dissemination and implementation research
  • Addressing psychosocial, behavioral, and environmental factors associated with pediatric health.

These positions are available within the Department of Epidemiology; the Department of Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences; the Department of Management, Policy, & Community Health; or the Department of Biostatistics, depending on qualifications. The successful applicant will work at the El Paso Campus and be a member of the Center for Pediatric Population in the UTHealth School of Public Health. UTHealth School of Public Health, an integral part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has 165 faculty and 1300 students at six campuses located strategically throughout Texas. You can learn more about the UTHealth School of Public Health at https://sph.uth.edu/

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provide educational leadership, including classroom teaching and mentoring to graduate and/or medical students.
  2. Develop and implement research related to community and clinical health initiatives in pediatric populations, including injury and disease prevention, acute care, chronic illness management, and health risk behaviors during adolescence and the transition to adulthood.
  3. Contribute protocols and outcome metrics to El Paso community health and clinical sites, and work collaboratively with UTHealth SPH colleagues on all campuses to submit research proposals for external funding.


The applicant(s) must demonstrate potential as an independent researcher with successful experience in demonstrated potential for securing external funding, developing and implementing research studies, conducting analyses, presenting research findings, and writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication. Successful applicants 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 health psychology.

Interested applicants should complete the web application at https://www.uth.edu/careers/. Address any questions to Bijal Bala, MBBS, Ph.D., and Chair of the Search Committee at Bijal.A.Balasubramanian@uth.tmc.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is 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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