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Tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health

Date Posted Jul. 9, 2020
Title Tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor
University University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
Houston, TX, United States
Department Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Assistant Professor
    Associate Professor
  • Social and Behavioral Medicine
    Public Health/Management/Administration
    Public Health/Biostatistics/Epidemiology
    Health Education & Promotion
    Clinical Psychology
    Health Sciences - General

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 two tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant/Associate 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 or related disciplines (including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, political science, anthropology, social work, health services, organizational science, etc.); (2) evidence of collaborative research supporting advances in population health, community health, mental health, health promotion, disease prevention, cancer and chronic disease prevention and control, and/or health services research; 3) track record of established independent research funding including NIH-funded grants (e.g., K-series and/or R-series); (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, statistics, engineering, and other equivalent disciplines/fields will also be considered.

Responsibilities will include research, teaching, and community service. The applicant will develop and implement research related to population health, community health and/or clinical health initiatives and work collaboratively with UTHealth School of Public Health colleagues. The applicant must demonstrate practical / applied expertise in analytic methods appropriate to enhancing research investigating psychosocial, behavioral, structural, and/or environmental factors associated with health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the design, implementation, and evaluation of health promotion interventions.

We encourage applicants with a broad array of skills and experience related to Social/Behavioral Science and Health Promotion to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in systems science to population health (e.g., machine learning, agent-based modeling, social network analysis, systems dynamics modeling, etc.), dissemination & implementation research, 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.

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. We aim to recruit outstanding research scholars, and the compensation package will be competitive.

UTHealth School of Public Health, 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 Kayo Fujimoto, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at or 713-500-2669. 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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Contact Information

  • Kayo Fujimoto, Ph.D.
    Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences
    University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
    Houston, TX


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