Assistant Professor, Tenure-Track - School of Public Health in San Antonio

Updated: about 1 hour ago
Location: Houston, TEXAS

The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in San Antonio invites applications to fill two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor level. The San Antonio campus is expanding a multidisciplinary research program in the integration of epidemiology and behavioral sciences in population health.


Applicants with expertise in mental illness and substance use disorders, violence, and/or military health are of particular interest. The focus of this search is to seek applicants with interests in research on behavioral health, community practice, and military health.  



Position Key Accountabilities:


  • Research, teaching, and community service.
  • Develop and implement research related to community and mental health initiatives and work collaboratively with UTHealth School of Public Health colleagues
  • Provide guidance and mentorship to graduate and post-doctoral students.
  • Participate in classroom instruction and be prepared to teach graduate level classes.
  • Teaching commitment will be agreed upon with Department Chairs and the Curriculum Coordinator in the Department.



Qualifications include:


(1) a doctorate with a focus in social/behavioral science or related disciplines (including public health, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, political science, anthropology, social work, health services, organizational science, etc.); (2) evidence of collaborative research supporting advances in mental health, community practice, military health, substance abuse, chronic disease prevention, violence, and/or health services research; 3) track record of established independent research funding including VA, CDC, or NIH-funded grants; (4) commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students; and (5) excellence in written and oral communication skills. Multi-disciplinary training, with backgrounds that include computer sciences, biostatistics, engineering, and other equivalent disciplines/fields will also be considered.  The applicant must demonstrate practical / applied expertise in analytic methods appropriate to enhancing research investigating psychosocial, behavioral, medical, and/or environmental factors associated with health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the design, implementation, and evaluation of behavioral interventions. Applicants 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.


Preferred attributes:

We encourage applicants with a broad array of skills and experience related to Social/Behavioral Science, Health Promotion, Health Management, Health Services Research, Policy, and Community Health to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in mental illness and substance use disorders, violence, and/or military health. We also encourage applicants with strong background in advanced statistical methods related to population health (e.g., machine learning, social network analysis, systems dynamics modeling, etc.), dissemination & implementation research, participatory-based research methods, quantitative methodologies and analytic approaches to population research, innovative modelling techniques or the application of innovative alternative study designs appropriate for complex clinical and/or community-based studies.


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 correspondence to search committee Staff Coordinator Elva Apodaca ( ). Address any questions to Vanessa Schick, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at and please be sure to add San Antonio Faculty Search to the message subject line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled. We aim to recruit outstanding research scholars, and the compensation package will be competitive.


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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