JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2022 - January 31, 2023

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, School of Public Health

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Management, Policy, and Community Health
Health Economist - Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (TT)

JOE ID Number: 2022-02_111469883
Date Posted: 09/14/2022
Date Inactive: 01/31/2023
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Health Economist - Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor (TT)
Section: US: Full-Time Academic (Permanent, Tenure Track or Tenured)
Location: Houston, Texas, UNITED STATES
JEL Classification: I -- Health, Education, and Welfare
Health Economics
Public Health
Healthcare policy
Health Services Research
Big Data Analysis
Full Text of JOE Listing:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) School of Public Health seeks economists who are passionate about health services and health economics research with high impact on healthcare policy, health services delivery, health outcomes, and/or public health. Interested faculty should also be trained and capable of teaching microeconomics, health economics, econometrics and quantitative research methods, and preferably have training or experience with economic evaluation methods.

The UTHealth School of Public Health has 165 faculty and 1300 students at campuses in Austin, Brownsville, Dallas, El Paso, Houston and San Antonio; each campus strategically located across Texas. The UTHealth School of Public Health is a top ranked school with a strategic vision for leading population health innovation and practice. This position is in the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health (MPACH) at the Houston campus.

Houston is the fourth largest city in the United States and boasts a strong economy with a relatively low cost of living ( The Houston Campus is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world—with eight million patient visits and more than 180,000 surgeries annually. Texas Medical Center members include but are not limited to: MD Anderson Cancer Center, Texas Children's Hospital, Memorial Hermann Health System, CHI's St. Luke Health, and Houston Methodist. Texas is a large and diverse state that has not expanded Medicaid, creating unique opportunities for health services research.

Primary responsibilities will be: (1) establishing an externally funded research program focused on health services and/or health economics research; (2) mentoring emerging scholars in health economics; (3) teaching in MPH and/or doctoral programs; and (4) serving in institutional and external capacities.

Qualifications include: (1) an earned doctoral degree in economics, public policy, health economics or equivalent area; (2) graduate level training in economics if the doctoral degree is not in economics; (3) a track record and/or strong promise of obtaining peer-reviewed funding and publications; (4) expertise in big data analysis, health economics, health services, and health policy research; (5) commitment to excellence in teaching and advising graduate students; and (6) excellent written and oral communication skills.

Interested applicants should complete the web application at:

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Competitive salary and startup package are available. Address any questions to Suja S. Rajan, Chair, Health Economics Search Committee at

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
  • Letters of Reference Instructions Below
Application deadline: 01/31/2023
Reference Instructions:
Reference letters should be sent to: