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Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health
Tenure Track Assistant/Associate/Full Professor Epidemiology, Environmental Sciences, or Occupational Health

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health is expanding its environmental health multidisciplinary research program to address environmental determinants of health and well-being. We invite applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant/Associate/Professor level. Competitive salary and start-up resources are available. This single position may be located at any of our School of Public Health campus locations. The faculty will report to the Department Chair of Epidemiology, Human Genetics, and Environmental Sciences and Campus Dean (if located at a regional campus).

With a combined total of 165 faculty and 1,200 graduate students at the master’s or doctoral levels, UTHealth School of Public Health comprises six campuses located across Texas: Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston, and San Antonio. The UTHealth School of Public Health offers multiple master’s and doctoral degree programs. Students take courses offered through all of the six campuses using TelePresence technology (or ITV), enabling interactive teaching across campuses and collaborations among faculty and students.

This position offers the opportunity to join an innovative research team within a recently reorganized center for occupational health and exposome studies and the intellectual space to collaborate with current programs while developing new ideas and research directions. Primary responsibilities include maintaining an independently funded research program in fields related to Total Worker Health®. The successful candidate will be expected to serve in the Total Worker Health program of the NIOSH- supported Southwest Center for Occupational and Environmental Health and provide graduate-level courses in the environmental and occupational health curriculum as well as mentor and advise both master’s and doctoral students. Ideal candidates will have a broad understanding of public health, particularly of epidemiology, environmental and occupational health sciences, and/or related research methodologies, including assessment techniques, study design, data management, and analytic approaches. This includes risk factor identification and experimental designs.

Specifically, we are seeking candidates with these qualifications:

  • An earned doctoral degree in occupational or environmental health sciences related disciplines in research design and quantitative methods. An MD or DO degree with experience in occupational medicine will be considered as well.
  • Graduate-level teaching and research with emphasis and experience in Total Worker Health programs and policies that integrate work related safety and promotion of illness and injury prevention efforts to encourage worker well-being.
  • A track record of research publications commensurate with academic rank and demonstrating potential for securing external funding.
  • Experience with conducting field-based research in occupational settings, including designing, implementing, and evaluating comprehensive interventions as part of interprofessional teams.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates must access this link to complete the web application for faculty at the UT School of Public Health, and the position for Total Worker Health. Only applicants received here are considered for the position.

Please attach a letter describing your qualifications and interests, curriculum vita, and contact information for three professional references to the web application. Please also provide a 1-page description of how your research and teaching relate to the field of T otal Worker Health. Address correspondence to Search Committee Staff Coordinator, Holly Cieslikowski ( Address any questions to R. Sue Day, PhD, Search Committee Chair (

UTHealth 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 beconsidered 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.