Assistant/Associate Professor, Nuclear Medicine - Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, McGovern Medical School

Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor, Nuclear Medicine - Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging, McGovern Medical School

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 23000371

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time faculty position in the Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging. The preferred candidate will be a board-certified radiologist with special competence in nuclear medicine or a Nuclear Medicine physician.

McGovern Medical School primarily provides imaging services atMemorial Hermann Hospital, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospitalin theTexas Medical Center,andLyndon B. Johnson Hospitalin theHarris Health System.The Nuclear Medicine section performs a broad array of nuclear medicine diagnostic examinations and therapies in both adults and children, including cardiac imaging and PET/CT. The Nuclear Medicine section faculty perform a total of approximately 8,081 examinations and procedures per year. The position involves teaching residents, fellows, and medical students. Evidence of scholarship is desirable. Academic activities are strongly encouraged and supported.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The faculty in Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging will be doing research, teaching, clinical service, administration, providing patient care, and supervising medical students and residents in hospital settings.

  • Performing a variety of staff management functions including interviewing, and evaluating clinical, and support staff.

  • Providing coaching, mentoring, support, and consultation to clinical managers, attending physicians, research personnel, colleagues, and clinical staff.

  • Serving as a role model in professional behavior and leadership skills, problem-solving ability, and interpersonal skills.

  • Maintaining an ongoing departmental Quality Improvement Plan and process consistent with the organizational Quality Management Plan; developing and implementing unit-specific standards, policies, and procedures that guide and support the provision of care and services; continuously assessing and improving assigned departments' performance while enhancing service.

  • Participating in and/or chairing committees, work groups, and meetings as appropriate

  • Assuring interdisciplinary performance improvement programs are active, maintained, and ongoing. Following up to ensure that complaints have been satisfactorily handled. Collaborating to maintain a focus on providing excellent clinical services.


  • ABR or ABNM certified and CAQ certified or eligible.

  • Experience and expertise in protocoling, supervising, and interpreting a variety of nuclear medicine studies and therapies.

  • Texas Medical license or qualify for a faculty temporary license.

P referred Qualifications

  • Board-certified radiologist with special competence in nuclear medicine or a Nuclear Medicine physician.

  • Credentials such as a diagnostic radiology residency and additional Nuclear Medicine training or Nuclear Medicine

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong potential for a leadership role within the department.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery, and service, have the potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealth Houston has adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealth Houston ​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’s Houston rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.