University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Peter O'Donnell Jr. School of Public Health

Position ID:University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center-Peter O'Donnell Jr. School of Public Health-756886 [#26709]
Position Title: Health Data Science Faculty
Position Type:Open Rank
Position Location:Dallas, Texas 75230, United States
Subject Area: All / All
Appl Deadline:2023/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2023/11/22, listed until 2024/05/22)
Position Description:    

Join the O’Donnell School of Public Health as Health Data Science Faculty

The Peter O’Donnell Jr. School of Public Health (OSPH) at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas is seeking applicants for Health Data Science Faculty positions. The general requirements include:

A Ph.D., Sc.D., DrPH, or equivalent research doctoral degree in biostatistics or closely related field (completed by start date). Demonstrated ability to conduct impactful scholarly research. Ability to mentor students and capacity for teaching excellence at the graduate level. Highly self-motivated individual, enthusiastic about scientific discovery and able to collaborate closely and effectively with other members of multidisciplinary research teams. Desire to partner with healthcare systems, public health agencies, and/or community organizations to conduct research aimed at enhancing the health of the people of Texas and beyond. Commitment to excellence in teaching and education. Commitment in collaboration in translational or clinical research. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Time management and multi-tasking. Candidates with a record of collaborative research especially in health care or academic medical center environments Candidates with experience in supporting investigators in study design, data analyses, publications and statistical support for research grant proposals Although not required, candidates with prior experience in survey methods, predictive modeling, EHR data, or large population data analysis, such as Medicare Claims data, will be preferred.


Founded with a $100 million transformative gift from the O’Donnell Foundation – the largest founding gift to a school of public health – it has grown rapidly and now includes a multidisciplinary team of 48 primary faculty members, 35 scholars with secondary appointments, and 75 staff who conduct research and prepare the next generation of professionals to address major public health challenges. The school is poised to grow further in a short period of time.


A research powerhouse: home of 6 Nobel Prize winners, 26 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 19 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigators. Rated among the top 20 large employers on America’s Best Employers 2023 list compiled by Forbes and Statista. Employees 2,900 full-time faculty who garner more than $524 million in annual grant funding for research. Ranked among the Top 20 Honor Roll hospitals on U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals for 2023-24, tied for No. 1 hospital in Texas for the seventh consecutive year. Ranks No. 3 among global health care institutions in the 2023 Nature Index for its published research and, for the third year in a row. Access to large amounts of data for research through connections with the UTSW health system and/or one or more affiliated health systems – Parkland Health & Hospital System, Children’s Health, Texas Health Resources, the VA North Texas Health Care System, and Texas Scottish Rite for Children. Why Dallas?

Provides unique academic and research opportunities within a culturally rich environment. It is ranked No. 4 in diversity in the U.S; its majority-minority population is 41% Hispanic and 24% African American. Excel in population research by leveraging our unmatched community diversity. The Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area has 7.8 million people spread across 13 counties and 9,000 square miles. The application package should include:

A cover letter accompanied by curriculum vitae (CV) Three-page research statement (organized as approximately a one-page summary of past research work and a two-page summary of future plans). At least 3 references. Apply via and search for noted job number.

Important Dates

Applications received by December 31, 2023 will be considered in the first round of evaluation. However, evaluation will continue until the positions are filled.


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Consideration may be given to applicants seeking less than a full-time schedule. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

This position is security-sensitive and subject to Texas Education Code 51.215, which authorizes UT Southwestern to obtain criminal history record information.

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