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UT Health Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (TT) - School of Public Health; Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences (HPBS) in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor (TT) - School of Public Health; Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences (HPBS)

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 200000K9

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health invites applications to fill tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate Professor level on the Houston Campus located in the Texas Medical Center. Two positions are available within the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health. We encourage applicants with a broad array of skills and experience related to Social/Behavioral Science and Health Promotion to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in systems science to population health (e.g., machine learning, agent-based modeling, social network analysis, systems dynamics modeling, etc.), dissemination & implementation research, quantitative methodologies and analytic approaches to population research, innovative modelling techniques or the application of innovative alternative study designs appropriate for complex clinical and/or community-based studies.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Responsibilities will include:

-Developing a balanced portfolio of research, teaching and service.

-Developing and implementing research related to population health,

community health and/or clinical health initiatives and work collaboratively

with UTHealth School of Public Health colleagues.

-Demonstrating practical / applied expertise in analytic methods appropriate to

enhancing research investigating psychosocial, behavioral, structural, and/or

environmental factors associated with health outcomes

-Ensuring empirical research involving the design, implementation, and

evaluation of health promotion interventions.


(1) a doctorate with a focus in social/behavioral science or related disciplines (including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, political science, anthropology, social work, health services, organizational science, etc.); (2) evidence of collaborative research supporting advances in population health, community health, mental health, health promotion, disease prevention, cancer and chronic disease prevention and control, and/or health services research; 3) track record of established independent research funding including NIH-funded grants (e.g., K-series and/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 sciences, statistics, engineering, and other equivalent disciplines/fields will also be considered.

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 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 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.

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