Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Critical Care - Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor, Critical Care - Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230002XZ

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houstoninvites applications for a full-time, Assistant/Associate Professor in theDepartment of Pediatrics, division ofCritical Care Medicine.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The selected candidate will contribute to all aspects of the Pediatric Critical Care Division. The educational mission is accomplished by teaching our critical care fellows, pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, and emergency medicine residents, and the medical students at McGovern School of Medicine. The expectation is to be actively involved with research and also with quality improvement projects that will improve the care of our patients. Clinical care is provided at theChildren’s Memorial Hermann Hospitalwhere our division staffs the pediatric intensive care unit (PICU) and is located in theTexas Medical Centerin Houston.

Pediatric critical care medicine physicians provide twenty-four-hour, in-house coverage in a multi-disciplinary; twenty-two-bed PICU with comprehensive services for a wide variety of critically ill medical and surgical patients. Medical and surgical subspecialties from all disciplines are immediately available in the PICU. Areas of subspecialty expertise include respiratory failure, sepsis, mitochondrial diseases, solid organ transplantation, trauma and pediatric surgery, neurosurgery, and ENT. Furthermore, the PICU has available advanced treatment modalities such as extracorporeal membrane oxygenation for neonatal and pediatric respiratory and cardiac failure and renal replacement therapies.


The selected candidate for the position must have a Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License. Candidates must be board eligible or board certified in Pediatrics and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine and be able to obtain a Texas Medical License.

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

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