Assistant Professor/Associate Professor - Center for Pediatric Population Health (UTHealth School of Public Health-Dallas); Open Rank/Department
UTHealth School of Public Health
Requisition #: 18000268
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health seeks applicants for multiple positions with expertise in Population Health specifically focused on pediatric disease prevention and chronic illness management. This may include understanding health disparities; epidemiology; promoting healthy habits; injury prevention; health economics; dissemination and implementation research, or addressing psychosocial, behavioral, and environmental factors associated with pediatric health. These positions may be at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor within one of our four departments, depending on qualifications. These positions will work within the new joint Center for Pediatric Population Health in Dallas, Texas, which involves a partnership between UTHealth School of Public Health and Children’s Health, Dallas, Texas.
Position Key Accountabilities:
Responsibilities will include research, teaching, and community service. The applicant(s) will develop and implement research related to community and clinical health initiatives in pediatric populations, including disease prevention, acute care, chronic illness management, and health risk behaviors during adolescence and the transition to adulthood. The applicant will contribute protocols and outcome metrics to community health and clinical sites, and work collaboratively with UTHealth School of Public Health (SPH) colleagues to submit research proposals for external funding. The successful candidate will provide guidance and mentorship to graduate and post-doctoral students. In addition, the candidate will participate in classroom instruction as agreed upon with the Department Chairs.
The applicant(s) must demonstrate potential as an independent researcher with successful experience developing and implementing research studies, conducting analyses, presenting research findings, and writing manuscripts for peer-reviewed publication. The applicant must also demonstrate practical/applied expertise in pediatric psychology/public health, and the design, implementation, and evaluation of studies related to disease prevention or chronic illness management in pediatric populations.
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. 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.
Address any questions to Christine Markham, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee firstname.lastname@example.org 713-500-9646. 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)
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