Assistant Professor (TT) - Community Health Practice (CHP); Management, Policy & Community Health, School of Public Health

Assistant Professor
UTHealth School of Public Health
220001WE 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 level in the Department of Management, Policy & Community Health ( located in the Texas Medical Center.


Position Key Accountabilities:


Responsibilities will include research, teaching, and community service. The applicant will develop and implement research related to community 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, medical, and/or environmental factors associated with health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the design, implementation, and evaluation of community health interventions.

We encourage applicants with a broad array of skills and experience related to Community Health Practice, Social/Behavioral Science, Health Promotion, Health Management, Health Services Research, Policy, and other related disciplines to apply. We are interested in applicants with experience and expertise in community health practice. Research and practice should be community driven and may include community-based participatory research, participatory action research, etc. The ideal candidate will conduct research related to health equity with an area of interest that compliments the work of current faculty (e.g., social or economic determinants of health; infectious diseases, aging, healthcare access for underserved and marginalized populations).

Candidates will participate in classroom instruction and should be prepared to teach graduate-level classes. Teaching commitment will be agreed upon with Department Chairs and the Curriculum Coordinator in the Department. We aim to recruit outstanding research scholars, and the compensation package will be competitive.



(1) doctorate with a focus in social/behavioral science or related disciplines (including public health, medicine, psychology, psychiatry, health services, sociology, political science, anthropology, social work, organizational science, etc.);

(2) evidence of collaborative research supporting advances in community health practice;

3) track record of established independent research funding;

(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, biostatistics, engineering, and other equivalent disciplines/fields will also be considered.


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 correspondence to search committee Staff Coordinator Monica Bennett ( Address any questions to Vanessa Schick, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at and please be sure to add Houston Community Health Faculty Search to the message subject line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.


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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