Institution (Location)
University of Texas, School of Public Health, Austin Texas
Start Date
July 31, 2019
Commensurate with CV
Position Description

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health in Austin Texas is expanding a multidisciplinary research program in the integration of epidemiology and behavioral sciences in the study of child, adolescent and family health, particularly related to obesity, nutrition and physical activity. We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant professor rank. Competitive salary and start-up resources are available. The positions will report to the Regional Dean of the Austin campus and the department chairs of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences or Health Promotion-Behavioral Sciences.

Candidate’s Qualifications (who should apply)

Primary responsibilities include conducting externally funded research, teaching graduate-level courses, directing graduate student research, and developing collaborations across campuses, departments, and communities. Ideal candidates will have a broad understanding of the physical and social determinants of health and their applications to the development and evaluation of child, adolescent and family health programs and policies. Specifically, we are interested in candidates with: • An earned doctoral degree in epidemiology, health promotion-behavioral science, or related disciplines in research design, qualitative and quantitative methods; • Graduate level teaching and research emphasis experience in epidemiology or health promotion-behavioral science related to nutritional sciences; • A track record of research publications commensurate with academic rank and demonstrating potential for securing external funding; • Experience with conducting research in community settings preferred; and • Certification as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) preferred.

How to Apply

Interested candidates should access the following link(s) to complete the web application: for Health Promotion-Behavioral Sciences; for Epidemiology. Please attach a letter describing qualifications and interests, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references to the web application. Address correspondence to search committee Executive Assistant Jayme Wood (512-391-2501). Address any questions to Steven Kelder, PhD, Search Committee Chair ([email protected],) and please be sure to add Austin Faculty Search to the message subject line. 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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