Open Rank (TT), Simulation Modeling - Management, Policy and Community Health (MPACH), School of Public Health

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Open Rank (TT), Simulation Modeling - Management, Policy and Community Health (MPACH), School of Public Health

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 23000182

UTHealth Houston School of Public Healthseeks faculty to lead in simulation modeling of the impact of public health policies, such as those related to Medicaid eligibility and service coverage. Simulation methods include agent-based modeling, microsimulation, system dynamics modeling, discrete event analysis, Markov modeling, and other dynamic econometric and engineering methods.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Conducting externally funded research focused on health priorities of Texas populations.

  • Mentoring emerging scholars in simulation modeling techniques.

  • Teaching in MPH and/or doctoral programs.

  • Serving in institutional and external capacities.


  • Ph.D. or DrPH.

  • Current or potential NIH-, HRSA, or PCORI- funding.

  • History of collegiality and openness to collaboration with a diverse range of partners, including community-based.

Interested applicants should complete the web application. Please attach a letter describing qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to the web application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Further inquiries may be directed to Professor Rebecca Wells, Search Committee Chair, Please include ‘Simulation modeling position’ in the subject line.

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

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