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UT Health Assistant Professor/Associate Professor - Musculoskeletal Imaging, McGovern Medical School in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor/Associate Professor - Musculoskeletal Imaging, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 2200004E

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure clinical track Assistant Professor in the Department of Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging, Section of MSK. The selected candidate will contribute to the department’s mission to educate health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public health through research, teaching, clinical services, and professional activities.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The Assistant Professor in Diagnostic & Interventional Imaging will provide clinical services in our section of musculoskeletal imaging at Memorial Hermann Hospital-TMC and its affiliated outpatient imaging centers and LBJ General Hospital. In addition, you will provide direct patient care and supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows in a clinic and hospital settings.


  • Developing and sustaining an environment in the patient care units that support excellence and innovation in clinical practice and patient care through assessing, planning, implementing, and evaluating programs and standards that support positive patient care outcomes to include excellent risk-adjusted outcomes.

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

  • Delegating authority and accountability to clinical & nursing staff for clinical practice and patient care decisions that are consistent with professional standards,regulatory agencies, and organizational policies and procedures.

  • 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 assesses and improves assigned departments performance while enhancing service.

  • Participating in and/or chairs committees, workgroups, 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.

  • Maintaining professional growth and development through seminars, workshops, in-services, current literature , and professional affiliations to keep abreast of latest trendsin fields of expertise; supporting and promoting education and research

The academicresearchopportunities at McGovern Medical School are abundant. The basic science section of the department is well equipped (withresearchdedicated 3.0 and 7.0 T MR units) and well-staffed with physicists. Functional imaging is a major focus of research activity.

The musculoskeletal department has a comprehensive clinical practice with all facets of diagnostic and interventional services. The major facets of the MSK section include

  • High-end sports imaging including National football league (NFL), National Basketball Association (NBA), University teams, and Ice hockey leagues

  • MSK Ultrasound diagnostic and therapeutic procedures

  • Platelet-rich plasma (PRP) procedures and biologics treatment with image guidance.

  • Rich case-mix from the LBJ County hospital

  • Extensive MSK / clinical research opportunities

  • Expanding MSK operations with leadership opportunities

Qualifications :

The selected candidate for the position must have a Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License. Must have completed a Diagnostic Radiology Residency and Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Imaging. Must be board certified or board eligible.

Qualified applicants must demonstrate a commitment to excellence, discovery and service, have potential to be outstanding in their field of expertise, and share an interest in fulfilling the common goals of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth. Preferred applicants will possess and demonstrate preferred knowledge or skills such as, excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong potential for a leadership role within the department.

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 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 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.

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