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Careers in Population and Data Sciences

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Open positions are listed below, or visit UT Southwestern Careers for other career opportunities on campus.

Associate Professor/Professor
Chief, Division of Epidemiology

The Department of Population and Data Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking applicants for an Associate Professor or Professor-level faculty position commensurate with experience who will serve as the Chief of the Division of Epidemiology in the Department of Population and Data Sciences.

We expect the Chief to recruit several faculty and postdoctoral positions over the next several years. The goal is to further strengthen the breadth and depth of the Department, which will provide in-depth epidemiological collaboration and consultation with all clinical investigators at UT Southwestern.

Candidates for this position must have significant accomplishments in the field of epidemiology, especially as it pertains to medical disorders (e.g., cancer, cardiology, psychiatry, etc.). We aim to develop a world-class Division of Epidemiology.

Professional experience or accomplishments should include innovative contributions to the design or analyses of epidemiological investigations, a track record of consistently high-quality publications, demonstrated leadership with management, organizational, and administrative skills, and evidence of strong communication, conceptualization, and teaching abilities.

The successful doctoral applicant will play a pivotal role in the development of both the Division and the Department, ensure the development of top-notch clinical and epidemiological investigators (in both interventional and translational research), recruit and develop faculty within the Division, and continue his/her own scientific work.

If these challenges and opportunities excite you, please submit a cover letter describing your background and experience, as well as a curriculum vitae and contact information with three references to:

Celette Sugg Skinner, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair
Department of Population and Data Sciences
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9066

Faculty, Division of Biomedical Informatics

The Division of Biomedical Informatics in the Department of Population and Data Sciences at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas is seeking applications for faculty. Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. The Division’s mission is to pursue high-impact research across the spectrum of biology and medicine through the design and implementation of novel computational methods and systems that solve challenging problems in the collection, representation, management, integration, analysis, and interpretation of high-dimensional, heterogeneous biomedical and clinical data sets, including but not limited to electronic health record data, imaging data, and data generated via high-throughput cellular and molecular assays.

Successful candidates will have a Ph.D. and a strong background in the computational and/or information sciences as evidenced by professional experience and accomplishments that include innovative contributions to peer-reviewed publications, obtainment or active participation in peer reviewed research funding, successful teaching leading interactive and thought-provoking coursework at the graduate level, and involvement on academic/institutional committees. The candidate must have an excellent interpersonal and communication style essential for developing and building collaborative research projects throughout the biomedical research environment.

We specifically encourage candidates with formal training and significant experience in machine learning/deep learning/artificial intelligence and a demonstrated track record of:

  • Innovating novel learning approaches and applications
  • Application of these methods to questions within the domain of immunology and closely related areas, including basic immunology, microbiome science, autoimmune disease, infectious disease, and cancer immunology, and
  • Successful collaboration with experimentalists, clinicians, and/or population scientists

Interested applicants should send a one-page letter of interest, an NIH Biosketch (including the Personal Statement and Contributions to Science sections), and a research statement to:

Lindsay G. Cowell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Division of Biomedical Informatics
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390-9066

Faculty, Qualitative Research

We seek to expand our Qualitative Research Core (QRC), an established scientific team (Ph.D., M.P.H., M.A./M.S.) that conducts research studies in health care delivery, implementation science, and program evaluation in diverse settings.

Led by Associate Professor Simon Craddock Lee, Ph.D., M.P.H., the QRC collaborates with a highly collegial group of faculty investigators, physician scientists, and cadre of professional research staff to conduct interdisciplinary team science, emphasizing mixed-methods intervention studies in minority and underserved communities across the care continuum, in multiple disease conditions, with an explicit interest in health disparities science. We have a robust program of research in urban Dallas County, with a growing portfolio of research activities across a 35-county rural and underserved region of North Texas.

This is a research-funded position, executing mainly peer-reviewed protocols, conducting qualitative data collection and analysis, including writing for scientific journal publication (i.e. not ethnography). Teaching opportunities are negotiable in the medical and population science graduate context.

Appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center is one of the world’s leading health science research institutions, with nationally ranked clinical training programs and a robust commitment to advancing clinical and translational research under the auspices of the NIH-funded Center for Translational Medicine. Our institutional partners include:

  • Parkland Health & Hospital System, the integrated safety-net system for Dallas County
  • Children’s Health, a premier pediatric network including community-based pediatric primary care and pediatric tertiary care hospital
  • Southwestern Health Resources, an accountable care organization partnership with Texas Health Resources serving 16 North Texas counties through a network of more than 300 clinics and hospitals
  • VA North Texas Health System, the second largest VA system in the country, serving more than 123,000 area veterans with 1.4 million outpatient episodes

Dallas is the ninth largest county and one of the most ethnically diverse in the U.S. As a major urban metroplex, the Dallas-Arlington-Fort Worth region continues to experience rapid population growth, with arts and culture offerings as renowned as the athletic franchises.

Competitive applicants would have at least 2-3 years of work experience following receipt of terminal doctorate, and:

  • Must have Ph.D. or equivalent doctoral degree in public health OR an applied health research-focused social science with explicit expertise in multiple qualitative methods
  • Working knowledge of Nvivo and/or other qualitative analytic software
  • U.S. citizens and permanent residents at the time of application
  • Bilingual English/Spanish language is an advantage, but is not required.

Qualified candidates should apply online and upload cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a professional reference list.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women and minority candidates are encouraged to apply.