Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Tenure-Track - Center for Infectious Diseases (Epi/CID), School of Public Health

UTHealth School of Public Health
180001ZW Requisition #

The University of Texas School of Public Health at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health invites applications to fill tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor level on the Houston Campus located in the Texas Medical Center. Two positions are available and affiliated with the Center for Infectious Diseases, a large and well established research center within the Department of Epidemiology, Human Genetics and Environmental Sciences at UTHealth School of Public Health.

Position Key Accountabilities:

Ideal candidates should possess expertise in evolutionary biology or host-pathogen interactions and incorporate genomic and other “omics” analyses of microbial pathogens within their research. The candidates should be able to integrate genomic and “omic” analyses with clinical samples and metadata data sets and utilize cutting-edge approaches to gain meaningful clinically relevant information for use in epidemiological analyses, diagnostics, interventions and therapeutics, and clinical settings. A translational focus is also ideal. Primary responsibilities will include developing collaborations across campuses, departments, conducting externally funded research, and leading graduate-level courses. Teaching requirements include course leadership and advising of master’s and doctoral level graduate students. Professional service encompasses activities at the local, national and international levels.

Qualifications include:

(1) an earned doctoral degree in an earned doctoral degree in epidemiology, medicine, genetics, infectious disease, biomedical science, bioinformatics or related fields (2) current teaching and research emphasis on genomics, omics analyses of microbial agents (specific expertise in virology is preferred for one position) and translational research; (3) a track record of research in the specified topics with peer-reviewed publications and an extramural external funding record commensurate with the academic rank; (4) expertise in analyses of big data sets including clinical metadata; (5) commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students; (6) excellent written and oral communication skills; and (7) a strong work ethic and enthusiasm for collaborative science.

Interested applicants should complete the web application. Please attach a letter describing qualifications and interests, a curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references to the web application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.

Questions should be directed to: Search Committee Chair - Cesar Arias, MD, Director of the Center for Infectious Diseases,

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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