UTHealth Houston School of Public Health invites applicants to fill two assistant professor tenure-track faculty positions at the San Antonio location.  For more information about the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health and the San Antonio location, please access the following link: https://sph.uth.edu/campuses/san-antonio. The faculty will report to the San Antonio Regional Dean and their respective Department Chair (Biostatistics and Data Sciences; Epidemiology; Environmental Safety and Occupational Science; Management, Policy, and Community Health; or Health Promotion and Behavioral Sciences).


Position Key Accountabilities:


The positions involve research, teaching, and community service. The successful candidates will conduct and execute research related to population health, community health, or clinical health initiatives, and collaborate with UTHealth Houston School of Public Health colleagues. The San Antonio location is especially interested in expanding its research focus on behavioral health interventions and welcomes applicants with applied, practical expertise in analytic methods suitable for enhancing research examining psychosocial, behavioral, structural, or environmental factors related to health outcomes as well as empirical research involving the development, implementation, and evaluation of health interventions.

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 Chair and the Curriculum Coordinator in the Department.



(1) a doctorate with some focus in health, including psychology, psychiatry, sociology, health economics, public health, social work, health services research, community health, organizational science, etc.); 2) strong potential for independent research funding or track record of established independent research funding including NIH-funded grants (e.g., K-series or R-series); (3) commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students


We are looking to hire faculty who have research expertise in these specific domains:

1.     Addiction (e.g., substance abuse, gambling)

2.     Occupational health (e.g., staff wellness, job burnout)

3.     Behavioral health technologies (e.g., app-based interventions, ecological momentary assessments)

4.     Social support interventions (e.g., addressing loneliness, family disintegration)

5.     Causal inference methodologist (e.g., synthetic control methods)


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 UTHealth Careers – Careers – UTHealth. Address correspondence to search committee Staff Coordinator Ms. Melissa Garcia (Melissa.E.Garcia@uth.tmc.edu). Address questions to Vanessa Schick, Ph.D., Search Committee Chair, at Vanessa.Schick@uth.tmc.edu 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.

About University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) San Antonio Campus

For more information about the UTHealth Houston School of Public Health and the San Antonio location, please access the following link: https://sph.uth.edu/campuses/san-antonio. UTHealth Houston School of Public Health, is an integral part of UTHealth Houston, is located within the Texas Medical Center (www.texmedctr.tmc.edu) 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 (https://www.sanantonio.gov/).


UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy.  Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with the applicable law and UTHealth policy.  The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.  This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education code §51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.