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Assistant Professor in Community, Behavioral or Veteran/Military Health

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health San Antonio Campus
San Antonio, Texas
Annual salary + benefits
Posted Date
Mar 21, 2023

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Position Type
Faculty Positions
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

The UTHealth Houston School of Public Health San Antonio Campus invites applicants to fill an assistant professor tenure-track faculty position. For more information about the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health and the San Antonio campus, please access the following link:

Qualifications include: (1) a doctorate with a focus in social/behavioral science or related disciplines (including public health, psychology, psychiatry, sociology, political science, anthropology, social work, health services, organizational science, etc.); (2) evidence of collaborative research supporting advances in mental health, community practice, military health, substance abuse, chronic disease prevention, violence, and/or health services research; 3) track record of established independent research funding including VA, CDC, or NIH-funded grants; (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.

Responsibilities will include research, teaching, and community service. The applicant will develop and implement research related to community and mental 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 behavioral interventions.

We encourage applicants with a broad array of skills and experience related to Social/Behavioral Science, Health Promotion, Health Management, Health Services Research, Policy, and Community Health to apply. We are particularly interested in applicants with expertise in mental illness and substance use disorders, violence, and/or military health. We also encourage applicants with strong background in advanced statistical methods related to population health (e.g., machine learning, social network analysis, systems dynamics modeling, etc.), dissemination & implementation research, participatory-based research methods, quantitative methodologies and analytic approaches to population research, innovative modelling techniques or the application of innovative alternative study designs appropriate for complex clinical and/or community-based studies. We will be hiring faculty at the tenure-track assistant professor level. There may be opportunity to help lead one of our dual degree programs (MD/MPH, MBA/MPH).

Applicants must demonstrate experience as an independent researcher with funded research studies, presentations at national and international conferences, and a record of high-quality peer-reviewed publications. Successful candidates will provide guidance and mentorship to graduate and post-doctoral students. 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.

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health San Antonio Campus, an integral part of UTHealth, is located within the Texas Medical Center ( and has 165 faculty and 1300 students at six campuses located strategically throughout Texas. Opportunities for research and collaboration are outstanding. San Antonio is the seventh largest city in the United States and boasts a strong economy with a relatively low cost of living ( ).

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 Elva Apodaca ( Address any questions to Vanessa Schick, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at and please be sure to add San Antonio Faculty Search to the message subject line.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the positions are filled.


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