Assistant Professor in Public Health
The newly created Department of Public Health at The University of Texas at San Antonio invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in Public Health. The University is situated in a vibrant and growing community, serving a diverse, multicultural population that is reflected in our student body. While continuing its tradition of excellence in teaching and community service, UTSA is rapidly moving toward classification as a doctoral/research intensive institution. For more information, please visit our Department website at https://hcap.utsa.edu/public-health/ and the University website at http://www.utsa.edu/. Responsibilities include teaching both undergraduate and graduate courses in community and public health, conducting nationally visible research in identified specialty area(s) in collaboration with current faculty, pursuing external funding, and performing university and community related service. Required qualifications are 1) an earned doctorate in Public Health, Community Health, Health Promotion, Health Education, Epidemiology, Biostatistics or related field (ABD with anticipated graduation of August 2021 will be considered for Assistant Professor rank. Preference will be given to candidates who have already finished their degrees); 2) demonstration of ability to teach in the areas related to public health, community health, and health promotion; 3) demonstration of a solid research agenda and publication capability; 4) potential for external research funding. Successful candidates will also demonstrate commitment to inclusion and diversity to include the ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. Preferred qualifications include 1) expertise in Epidemiology or Biostatistics; 2) experience with education and research of culturally diverse and underserved populations; 3) teaching experience of public health or community health at the collegiate level; 4) record of publications and external funding; 5) potential to collaborate with current faculty; and 6) related certification (CHES, MCHES or CPH). All applicants must submit an application using the online system: https://www.utsa.edu/hr/employment/ (Job ID 5369). Applications should include: 1) a letter of application; 2) a current curriculum vitae; 3) a research and teaching statement, which includes a discussion on the role diversity and inclusion play in an academic environment; 4) unofficial transcript of terminal degree; and 5) contact information from three professional references. The committee may solicit additional references or other supporting materials. Review of applications will begin October 30, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and background. Summer employment is contingent on student demand and funding. The position will begin in the Fall 2021, pending budget approval. Applicants who are selected for interviews must be able to show proof that they are eligible and qualified to work in the United States by the time of hire. UTSA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. UTSA is a diverse, Hispanic Serving Institution and over half of the student population are first generation college students. Successful candidates must demonstrate their ability to work with and be sensitive to the educational needs of diverse urban populations and support the University’s commitment to thrive as a Hispanic Serving Institution and a model for student success. Successful candidates must have the ability to work with a diverse urban population and be sensitive to the education needs of such students. Demonstrated intellectual contributions linked to diversity, inclusion and/or inclusive excellence may include: experience in multicultural, diversity and power and privilege practice, demonstrated experience successfully teaching, mentoring, and advising diverse, underserved students, including students of color and non-traditional students.
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