Assistant/Associate Professor (TT) - Open Department; Center for Pediatric Population Health, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health-El Paso

El Paso, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor (TT) - Open Department; Center for Pediatric Population Health, UTHealth Houston School of Public Health-El Paso

Location: El Paso, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2300012T

UTHealth Houston School of Public Healthseeks applicants for an Assistant or Associate level tenure track position with expertise in pediatric population health specifically focused on environmental exposures and childhood health outcomes and prevention and chronic illness management for ourEl Paso location. This may include:

  • Developmental origins of disease

  • Pre-conception, pregnancy and early life (the first 1000 days) determinants of health

  • Health disparities in environmental exposures

  • Addressing psychosocial, behavioral, and environmental factors associated with pediatric health

  • Promoting healthy habits

  • Developmental and intellectual disabilities and delays

  • Dissemination and implementation research

This position is available in one of the four departments within the school which include Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences; Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences; Management, Policy, & Community Health; or Biostatistics and Data Science, depending on qualifications. The successful applicant will work at the El Paso location and be a member of theCenter for Pediatric Population Health.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Provide educational leadership, including classroom teaching and mentoring to graduate and/or medical 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 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.

  4. Contribute protocols and outcome metrics to El Paso community health and clinical sites, and work collaboratively with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health colleagues to submit research proposals for external funding.


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. Successful applicants will have demonstrated potential as independent researchers with successful experience developing andimplementing research studies,conducting analyses, presenting research findings, and writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.

The School of Public Health, an integral part ofThe University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has over 165 faculty and more than 1300 students at six locations strategically placed throughout Texas.

Interested applicants should complete the web application at UTHealth Careers - Careers - UTHealth

Address any questions to Bijal Balasubramanian, MBBS, Ph.D., and Chair of the Search Committee atBijal.A.Balasubramanian@uth.tmc.eduor 713-500-9646. 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.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston 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 applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealth Houston has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

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