Open Rank - Biosocial Approaches to Health Disparities

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Open Rank - Biosocial Approaches to Health Disparities

College/School/Unit: College of Liberal Arts
Department: Economics
Posted: Oct 22, 2019
Apply By: Open until filled


The Department of Economics at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a faculty member to contribute to a University-wide cluster hiring initiative in biosocial approaches to understanding health disparities. We are seeking a productive scholar whose research focuses on identifying and understanding how social and biological factors interact to influence health across the life course and create health inequities. The position will be at the Advanced Assistant or Associate/Full level, and duties will include teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels, research, and service. Applicants must have a PhD in Economics, have a clearly defined and productive research agenda, and demonstrate a commitment to teaching excellence.


The successful candidate for this position will be joining the UT Austin faculty as part of the Cluster and Interdisciplinary Hiring Initiative. This initiative is designed to supplement departmentally-based hiring practices and norms and extend collaborative research and scholarship. This new initiative is authorizing up to 40 new faculty hires whose interdisciplinary areas of knowledge cross the boundaries of existing academic departments. The selected candidate will be expected to actively participate as a core member of “Biosocial Approaches to Health Disparities.” Contributions to the cluster will be an important facet of the faculty member's annual performance evaluations and consideration for promotion/tenure. Interdisciplinary cluster hiring in biosocial approaches to health disparities is coordinated by the Population Research Center (PRC).

Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter that includes a description of current and planned research, fit with the cluster hiring initiative in biosocial approaches to health disparities, fit with the Population Research Center, a curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to: Questions about the position may be directed to the chair of the Economics department, Dr. Jason Abrevaya, Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2019. The University of Texas is an AA/EEO employer.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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