University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston — Open Rank Faculty Position in Community Health

Center for Community Health Impact
Open Rank Faculty Position in Community Health 

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health, a leading institution in public health research and education, invites applications to fill an open ranked tenure-track faculty position at its regional campus in El Paso, Texas. The selected candidate will report to the Director of UTHealth Center for Community Health Impact and serve as a faculty member in the Center ( and one of the School’s academic departments. This successful candidate will be responsible for building and leading a research program in community health related to metabolic health, healthy eating, and active living. The Center for Community Health Impact is leading an exciting mission to impact health outcomes through the creation of community-driven solutions informed by science. The Center has a multitude of community-based partners who collaborate to develop solutions that target all levels of the socio-ecological model and use the Collective Impact Model to drive change. 

Ideal candidates will have experience being part of multidisciplinary research teams in community health. Candidates should have an earned doctoral degree with an emphasis in areas such as translational research, implementation science, biostatistics, nutrition, exercise science, obesity, epidemiology, or health promotion/behavioral science. An established track record of research publications and external research funding is required. 

UTHealth School of Public Health has six campuses throughout Texas in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio, with the El Paso campus located in a multi-cultural metroplex along the U.S.- Mexico border. UTHealth strives to create and sustain a spirit of diversity, inclusion, and enrichment to increase the number of underrepresented minorities in public health. 

More than two million people from El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, México comprise this growing community evolving from economic and educational revitalization. The diverse and dynamic population within the Paso del Norte Region is a microcosm of the complex public health issues experienced throughout the United States. UTHealth School of Public Health seeks leaders to influence change and impact health. 

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Academic rank, salary, and tenure will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the candidate. 

Interested candidates should access the following link to complete the online application: Please submit a letter describing qualifications and interests, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references. Address correspondence(s) staff coordinator Mark Shaw Address questions to Dr. Leah Whigham, Search Committee Chair (, 915-975-8517). 

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.