The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth Houston) School of Public Health
UT Health Houston School of Public Health
Location: Brownsville, Texas
Type: Full Time
Academic / Faculty
Academic / Research
College / University
3 openings available.
Internal Number: 220002V3
The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health Brownsville (UTHealth School of Public Health Brownsville) is expanding its faculty and seeking up to three (3) faculty members (Assistant/Associate Professor level) for tenure-track, 12-month appointments. The UTHealth School of Public Health Brownsville serves the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas by conducting research to address key health disparities and border health issues in our predominately Hispanic community. The UTHealth School of Public Health Brownsville strives to build an atmosphere of collegiality, diversity, inclusion, and enrichment. Through our educational programs in public health, we are working to increase the number of underrepresented minorities attaining graduate degrees.
With a combined 165 faculty and 1,200 graduate students, UTHealth School of Public Health is comprised of six campuses located across Texas: Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, San Antonio, and Houston. The UTHealth School of Public Health offers multiple master’s and doctoral degree programs. Students can take courses offered through all of the six campuses at the School using TelePresence technology, which enables interactive teaching across campuses and enhances collaborations among faculty and students.
Successful candidates will be able to complement and expand existing foci on community-based, translational research programs. The UTHealth School of Public Health Brownsville offers a wide range of opportunities for research on diseases prevalent in the local Hispanic population, including infectious diseases, metabolic diseases, and certain cancers. We have an interest in growing our programs in genomics, population health, intervention research, implementation science, technological innovations in healthcare delivery, novel approaches to data analytics, and clinical trial research with a primarily Hispanic population. Additionally, we would like to grow our environmental and occupational health research as the local economy shifts towards the burgeoning aerospace industry. Existing resources include behavioral science programs using novel intervention concepts and rigorous evaluation including initiatives in chronic disease management and prevention that have extensive community and local school involvement. The Cameron County Hispanic Cohort (CCHC) of individuals (~5,000 participants aged 8 years and older) recruited from randomly selected households is the subject of a longitudinal study of health conditions in our community. CCHC participants are seen in our Clinical Research Unit where clinical, behavioral, socioeconomic, biological, imaging, metabolomic, epigenomic, and genomic data are collected and mental health, nutritional and physical activity assessments are made. A large database of all of these elements is available for research. The UTHealth School of Public Health Brownsville faculty are participating in a range of pre-and post-infection COVID-19-related studies. Faculty at the campus have extensive research partnerships with entities and collaborators locally, statewide and nationally.
Successful candidates are expected to contribute to the school’s teaching, research and service missions. We encourage applications from diverse areas of public and population health and medicine. Successful candidates will have
Doctoral degrees in public health concentrations such as medicine, biostatistics, epidemiology, translational science, behavioral science, health promotion, and related areas.
Strong scholarly credentials, including research publications and an appropriate record of external research funding from diverse sources including federal programs.
Appointment will be at a rank commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience with competitive salaries and startup packages.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. Candidates should submit a letter describing their qualifications and interests, along with a curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references to: https://www.uth.edu/hr/uthealth-careers.
Candidates with further questions are encouraged to contact the search committee co-chairs Miryoung Lee, PhD
UTHealth is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with the applicable law and UTHealth policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law. This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.
UTHealth Houston is a team of individuals built on diversity and collaboration delivering innovative solutions, cultivating excellence through education, research, and clinical practice. UTHealth Houston offers a first-class total rewards package that includes competitive salaries; medical, dental, and life insurance plans; retirement plan options; generous leave programs; and more.