Faculty positions in Health Promotion & Behavioral Sciences @ UTexas

Mar 06, 2019

Note: Both our El Paso and Dallas campuses are hiring multiple faculty. Below are the ads, which have a different foci by campus. Both positions could be in the Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences, which I have found to be a very welcoming home for community psychologists.

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
UTHealth School of Public Health
Multiple Assistant or Associate Professor Positions

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.

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 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.  

UTHealth School of Public Health, an integral part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, has 165 faculty and 1300 students at six campuses located strategically throughout Texas. Children’s Health System of Texas owns and operates Children’s Medical Center-Dallas, Children’s Medical Center-Plano, and Our Children’s House which are dedicated to the comprehensive care of children.

Interested applicants should complete the web application at: http://p.rfer.us/UTH7fp3ns

Address any questions to Christine Markham, Ph.D., Chair, Search Committee at christine.markham@uth.tmc.edu or 713-500-9646. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

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.

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: http://p.rfer.us/UTHXS52yH. 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 (Kristina.D.Mena@uth.tmc.edu, 915-747-8514; Belinda.M.Reininger@uth.tmc.edu, 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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