Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor; Open Department - UTHealth School of Public Health in El Paso, Center for Community Health Impact (CCHI)

UTHealth School of Public Health
2000017T Requisition #

The University of Texas Health  Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health invites applications to fill a tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor level in El Paso. The position available is affiliated with the Center for Community Health Impact, a newly established research center at the El Paso Regional Campus.


Position Key Accountabilities:


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.



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.


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).

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.


The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.

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