Faculty (Multiple Rank) Tenure Track; Community and Behavioral Health - Open Department, School of Public Health in San Antonio

San Antonio, TX

Faculty (Multiple Rank) Tenure Track; Community and Behavioral Health - Open Department, School of Public Health in San Antonio

Location: San Antonio, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2300033A

UTHealth Houston School of Public Healthinvites applicants to fill three multiple-rank tenure-track faculty positions at the San Antonio location. For more information about the San Antonio location, please access the following link:https://sph.uth.edu/campuses/san-antonio. The faculty will report to the San Antonio Regional Dean and their respective Department Chair (Biostatistics and Data Sciences; Epidemiology; Environmental Safety and Occupational Science; Management, Policy, and Community Health; and Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences).

Position Key Accountabilities:

Responsibilitieswill include research, teaching, and community service. The successful applicants will develop and implement research related to population health, community health, or clinical health initiatives, and work collaboratively with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health colleagues. The applicants must demonstrate practical, applied expertise in analytic methods appropriate to enhancing research investigating psychosocial, behavioral, structural, or environmental factors associated with health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the design, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions, including those related to occupational safety and health.

We encourage applicants with a broad array of skills and experience related to behavioral health, geriatric health and aging, substance use disorders, and/or military health. We also encourage experience with systems science for population health (e.g., machine learning, asocial network analysis, systems dynamics modeling, etc.), dissemination and implementation science, participatory-based research methods, quantitative methodologies, and analytic approaches to population research, innovative modeling techniques or the application of innovative alternative study designs appropriate for complex clinical and/or community-based studies.

Applicants for Associate Professor and above must demonstrate experience as an independent researcher with funded research studies, presentations at national and international conferences, and a record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications. Successful candidates will provide guidance and mentorship to graduate and post-doctoral students. Candidates will participate in classroom instruction and should be prepared to teach graduate-level classes. Teaching commitment will be agreed upon with the Department Chair and the Curriculum Coordinator in the Department.


(1) a doctorate with some focus in public health, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, health economics, social work, health services research, community health, organizational science, etc.);

(2) evidence of collaborative research supporting advances in population or community health, mental health, health promotion, military health, health services research, or public health policy;

3) strong potential for independent research funding or track record of established independent research funding including NIH-funded grants (e.g., K-series or R-series);

(4) commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students; and

(5) excellence in written and oral communication skills. Multi-disciplinary training, with backgrounds that include computer or data sciences, statistics, law, engineering, occupational and environmental sciences, and other related disciplines will also be considered.

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 at:UTHealth Careers - Careers - UTHealth. Address correspondence to search committee Staff Coordinator Ms. Melissa Garcia (Melissa.E.Garcia@uth.tmc.edu). Address questions to Harold Kohl, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, atHarold.W.Kohl@uth.tmc.eduand please be sure to addSan Antonio Faculty Searchto 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.

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.