Research Faculty Associate Position in Health Promotion

Dec 19, 2014

Research Faculty Associate Position in Health Promotion

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

School of Public Health, El Paso Regional Campus 

We are seeking a doctoral researcher to collaborate with on health promotion research, including evaluations of community health partnerships, community health worker interventions, and self-help support groups. Health outcomes addressed include substance use, physical activity, mental health, and cancer, with an emphasis on the prevention of health problems. Interventions take place in both the United States and Mexico, although travel to Mexico is not expected. The Faculty Associate position will involve project management tasks such as coordination with community partners, survey development, data management, analysis, and manuscript preparation. The individual will also be supported in pursuing funding as principal investigator.  

The successful candidate will have outstanding oral and written communication skills, along with quantitative research skills. Qualitative research experience and Spanish language skills are also valued. A doctoral degree in public health, psychology, sociology, anthropology, social work, or another relevant discipline is required.

The El Paso Regional Campus is one of six campuses in the School of Public Health. Our doctoral program in health promotion is ranked #1 in the country. The school is part of The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, which has over $250,000,000 in research expenditures per year.

El Paso is a city of about 700,000 people with a low cost of living. The city is unique in that a mountain, which is a state park, cuts through the middle of it. The sun shines like in Phoenix but it is not as hot because of the elevation (~4,000ft). El Paso is also ranked as the safest city in the U.S. despite high rates of poverty. The culture is substantially different than other parts of the U.S. and it’s an excellent place to study contextual influences, the need for adaptation, and generalizability. Juárez, Mexico (population 1.3 million) is part of the same metropolitan area, and provides unique opportunities for cross-cultural comparisons.

Applicants must apply at https://jobs.uth.tmc.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=101691 . Only applications received through the online system will be considered. Questions about the position should be directed to Louis Brown, louis.d.brown@uth.tmc.edu or 915-747-8506.

UTHealth is an EEO/AA employer. UTHealth does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or any other basis prohibited by law. EOE/M/D/F/V.



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