Chair, Department of Health, Behavior, and Society
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Type: Full Time
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The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio
a collaborative school of public health of
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio &
The University of Texas at San Antonio
San Antonio, Texas
Chair, Department of Health, Behavior and Society
The University of Texas School of Public Health San Antonio (UTSPHSA or School) seeks a founding chair for the Department of Health, Behavior and Society. UTSPHSA is a new collaborative school between The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) and The University of Texas at San Antonio (UTSA)—two federally designated Hispanic Serving Institutions.
The Department of Health, Behavior and Society will examine and intervene at the individual and community levels to promote a healthy society for all. The department will prioritize and emphasize public health in South Texas and in San Antonio through a health equity lens and will include areas of emphasis ranging from health disparities in heart disease, stroke, dementia and other neurocognitive disorders, cancer, behavioral health (including use of tobacco and alcohol), substance use, physical activity, nutrition and diabetes and metabolic disorders, sexual health and infectious diseases. Faculty in the department will focus on structural and social determinants of health, social capital, cultural determinants of health, approaches to priority populations, community-based participatory research, implementation science, structural interventions, evaluation and health communication.
Joining a team of inaugural leaders at UTSPHSA, the chair will work as strategic thought partners with, and report to, the School’s founding dean, Vasan Ramachandran, MD. The successful candidate will be an an innovative, visionary and entrepreneurial academic leader with a demonstrated commitment to multidisciplinary work and a record of innovation with credentials that qualify for appointment as a tenured full professor. The chair will ably create and continually enhance an academic environment focused on excellence, professional growth, social justice, equity, belonging and inclusion.
UT Health San Antonio and The University of Texas San Antonio are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, or local laws, unless such distinction is required by law.