Assistant Professor (CNRA) - Nurse Anesthesia, Cizik School of Nursing

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant Professor (CNRA) - Nurse Anesthesia, Cizik School of Nursing

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Assistant Professor

Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001PF

Cizik School of NursingatUTHealth Houstoninvites applicants for full/part-time, tenure, or non-tenure clinical track positions at the Assistant Professor level in theDepartment of Nurse Anesthesia.


The faculty member will train and supervise nursing students in the specialty area of Nurse Anesthesia. The candidate may conduct a scholarship in a field of research, will participate in clinical practice, and provide service to the school and the university. Responsibilities will include clinical supervision, clinical simulation, and/or didactic teaching and may include other administrative activities as well.


  • Participates in the development of curriculum.

  • Attends course planning meetings.

  • Communicates with course faculty about student assignments, requirements, and progress.

  • Evaluates student’s progress, performance and provides timely feedback in compliance with established course protocols.

  • Identifies problems and consults with course faculty to develop strategies to resolve them.

  • Serves as a professional role model and resource for students.

  • Promotes compliance with student/university policies.

  • Provides direct patient care activities through clinical practice opportunities with affiliated hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

  • Shows a strong potential for developing a funded program of scientific research as well as maintaining a teaching workload (Faculty on the tenure track)

  • Maintains a relevant area of scholarship (Faculty on the clinical track)


  • DNP or PhD

  • Eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse and advanced practice recognition in Texas.


  • A minimum of one-year full-time nurse practice experience.


  • Previous experience in leadership/management, education (clinical or didactic teaching), or clinical simulation within nurse anesthesia.

  • Strong clinical background and teaching experience.

  • For tenure-track faculty, preference will be given to those who have completed a funded post-doctoral fellowship or to those who have a history of Federal funding as a primary investigator.

  • Experience with a course management system.


  • NBCRNA certification as a CRNA

  • Willingness and ability to teach in advanced pharmacology and physiology courses

  • Recent clinical anesthesia experience in an acute care setting

  • Assigned active clinical anesthesia practice as faculty

  • Ability to function in a cohesive educational team model

  • Effective oral and written communication skills.

  • Interpersonal skills to interact effectively with students and faculty.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).

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.

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