Open Rank Faculty Position in Immigrant Health @ University of Texas

Nov 07, 2018

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

(UTHealth) School of Public Health in El Paso

Open Rank Faculty Position in Immigrant Health

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, a leading institution in public health research and education, invites applications to fill an open ranked tenure-track faculty position at its regional campus in El Paso, Texas. UTHealth School of Public Health has six campuses throughout Texas in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, with the El Paso campus located in a multi-cultural metroplex along the U.S.- Mexico border. UTHealth strives to create and sustain a spirit of diversity, inclusion and enrichment to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in public health.

More than two million people from El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México comprise this growing community evolving from economic and educational revitalization. The diverse and dynamic population within the Paso del Norte Region is a microcosm of the complex public health issues experienced throughout the United States. UTHealth School of Public Health seeks a leader to launch a program in immigrant health that addresses the lifespan health challenges resulting from environmental stressors, behaviors and exposures, and public policy influenced by immigration.

The selected candidate will report to the Dean of UTHealth School of Public Health and serve as a faculty member in one of the School’s academic departments. This successful candidate will be responsible for building and leading a research program in immigrant health, recruiting and retaining faculty, and developing and maintaining collaborative relationships.

Ideal candidates will have experience in leading multidisciplinary research teams in immigration health. Candidates should have an earned doctoral degree in public health or a related field. An established track record of research publications and external research funding is required.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Academic rank, salary, and tenure will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the candidate.

Interested candidates should access the following link to complete the online application: Please submit a letter describing qualifications and interests, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references. Address correspondence to Drs. Kristina Mena and Belinda Reininger, Search Committee co-Chairs (, 915-747-8514;, 956-755- 0654).

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. M/F/D/V. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V. 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.

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