The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, established in 2015 and located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a semi-tropical area known for rich culture, wildlife and economical living conditions is growing. We seek faculty members for multiple openings to join and significantly contribute to teaching, research and service. Faculty in the Department of Population Health and Behavioral Sciences will teach and conduct research on determinants and outcomes of population health, promotion of disease prevention and translation of health-related innovations into practice. The UTRGVSOM provides unique access to clinical and community-based, translational research programs along the U.S./Mexico border. Substantial population health programs with sister UT institutions allow for collaborative research on chronic and infectious diseases.
The Department of Population Health and Behavioral Sciences is building an interdisciplinary faculty with substantial backgrounds in epidemiology, statistics and modelling, public health, health policy, health management, translational science, sociology, social policy, psychology, economics, behavioral science, geography, health promotion, medical informatics or similar disciplines will be considered. Experience in an LCME accredited medical school is preferred. The chosen individuals will assist in implementing a vertically and horizontally integrated curriculum utilizing active learning, team based learning, problem based learning, flipped classroom and similar educational techniques. Applicants with research and teaching experience in the areas of chronic disease, maternal child health, health disparities and health informatics are particularly encouraged to apply.
Successful candidates should demonstrate scholarship through strong publication records in refereed journals and awards of external funding for scientific studies, commensurate with rank.
Ph.D. or similar terminal degree.Â One (1) year of recent medical education experience at an LCME accredited medical school strongly preferred or one (1) year of recent research and teaching experience.Â Academic rank will be awarded commensurate with experience and academic credentials.
About The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley (UTRGV) was created by the Texas Legislature in 2013 as the first major public university of the 21st century in Texas. This transformative initiative provided the opportunity to expand educational opportunities in the Rio Grande Valley, including a new School of Medicine, and made it possible for residents of the region to benefit from the Permanent Unive...rsity Fund – a public endowment contributing support to the University of Texas System and other institutions.
UTRGV has campuses and off-campus research and teaching sites throughout the Rio Grande Valley including in Boca Chica Beach, Brownsville, Edinburg, Harlingen, McAllen, Port Isabel, Rio Grande City, and South Padre Island. UTRGV, a comprehensive academic institution, enrolled its first class in the fall of 2015, and the School of Medicine welcomed its first class in the summer of 2016.
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourageapplications from women and minorities.