Company Name:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston - School of Public Health


Houston, Texas

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Assistant/Associate Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Research

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Position Type:

Full Time

Date Posted:

September 7, 2018

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Assistant/Associate Professor in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health Tenure track Assistant or Associate Professor in Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences

The Department of Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences (HPBS) at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health invites applicants to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor level at the Houston campus in the Texas Medical Center. More information on the HPBS Department is available on our website

Qualifications include: (1) a doctorate with a focus in social/behavioral science; (2) commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students; (3) evidence of collaborative research supporting advances in health promotion, disease prevention, and disease management research and a track record of established independent research including NIH-funded grants; and (4) excellence in written and oral communication skills.

Responsibilities will include research, teaching, and community service. The applicant will develop and implement research related to community health and/or clinical health initiatives and work collaboratively with UTSPH colleagues to contribute protocols and outcome metrics to research proposals submitted for external funding. The applicant must demonstrate practical / applied expertise in analytic methods appropriate to enhancing research investigating psychosocial, behavioral, and environmental factors associated with health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral change interventions.

We encourage applicants with a broad array of skills and experience related to Behavioral Science and Health Promotion to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in research design and analysis who are interested in the innovative application of analytic strategies. Skill sets of particular interest include but are not limited to psychometrics, linear and non-linear modelling, item response theory, structural equation modelling, systems analysis, mathematical modeling in Operations Research (optimization, high-quality decisions), Health Services/Delivery Research, and/or Decision Sciences (e.g., Markov models, Bayesian equation modelling). We are interested in applicants experienced in using innovative statistical and modelling techniques or the application of innovative alternative study designs that may not always be feasible in complex community-based studies.

The applicant must demonstrate experience as an independent researcher with funded research studies, presentations at national and international conferences, and a record of high quality peer-reviewed publications. The successful candidate will provide guidance and mentorship to graduate and post-doctoral students. The candidate will participate in classroom instruction and should be prepared to teach graduate level classes. Teaching commitment will be agreed upon with the Department Chair and the Curriculum Coordinator in the Department.

A doctoral degree in economics, psychology, quantitative sociology, political sciences, mathematical anthropology, biostatistics, epidemiology, public health, or a related field and 3+ years of research experience relevant to public health are expected. Backgrounds that include computer sciences, biomedical informatics, statistics, mathematics, engineering, and other equivalent disciplines/fields will be considered. Academic rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the candidate. We are interested in recruiting outstanding research scholars, and the compensation package will be competitive.

UTSPH, an integral part of UTHealth, is located within the Texas Medical Center ( and has 165 faculty and 1300 students at six campuses located strategically throughout Texas. Opportunities for research and collaboration are outstanding. Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and boasts a strong economy with a relatively low cost of living ( Interested applicants should complete the web application and include a letter describing their qualifications and interests, unofficial transcripts of their degree, along with their curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references at:  Address any questions to Ross Shegog, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at or 713-500-9677. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is 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.

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