Center for Studies in Demography and Ecology

Assistant Professor of Demography

Posted: 9/26/2017 (Employment)

Health Data Analytics Cluster Hire in the Department of Demography

The Department of Demography at the University of Texas at San Antonio, in partnership with other academic units at UTSA, is committed to advancing demographic and policy driven research using large, complex data sets and novel analytic approaches to big data. The department has an opening for an Assistant or Associate professor in demography starting Fall 2018, with specializations in big data, health/life course/environment/space and time, and policy. The Department of Demography is housed in the College of Public Policy. The successful applicant will create and/or maintain a nationally prominent research program, including securing external funding, focused on big data issues in demography and health and inequality. The candidate would also be expected to contribute to the development of the research capacity for big data/health/demographic and policy research across disciplines and other academic units at UTSA. Collaborations may result from the following institutes, departments, and collaborations: Institute for Demographic and Socioeconomic Research (IDESR), Texas State Data Center; consortium agreement with the Texas Census Research Data Center (TxRDC) at Texas A&M University, Institute for Health Disparities, San Antonio Life Sciences Institute (SALSI), UT Health San Antonio, UT School of Public Health San Antonio, Department of Kinesiology, Health and Nutrition, Department of Sociology, and Department of Management Science and Statistics.

-The position involves teaching, research, advising, mentoring and other activities in the PhD program in Applied Demography. Responsibilities include teaching doctoral, master’s, and/or undergraduate courses offered at UTSA’s Downtown campus, including evening classes; scholarly research and publication; acquisition of external funding; and university and professional service. The Department of Demography has approximately 40 students enrolled in the Applied Demography PhD program with about one-third of them being supported as research assistants. General information about the Department and the Institute can be obtained online at: http://copp.utsa.edu/department/category/demography/

-Salary and supporting start-up package are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is subject to budgetary approval.

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Location: University of Texas at San Antonio