Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Basic Scientist or Clinician Scientist) - Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Basic Scientist or Clinician Scientist) - Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2400008W

McGovern Medical School atUTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), faculty position in theDepartment of Ophthalmology and Visual Science.

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 service, administrative activities, and other services.

UTHealth Houston hosts a dynamic research community, consisting of six (6) schools and dozens of research centers and institutes. There are numerous opportunities for collaboration within the Texas Medical Center. Faculty members can participate in well-established graduate programs at theUniversity of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth Houston Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, providing access to exceptional graduate students.

Position Key Accountabilities:

We are looking for individuals who possess exceptional expertise in various aspects of visual sciences. This encompasses a broad spectrum of specializations, such as glaucoma, cornea, neuroscience, retinal cell biology, the development of the visual system, research into degenerative diseases affecting the visual apparatus, and advancements in the field of regenerative medicine.


Successful candidates must hold a PhD, MD, or equivalent degree and demonstrate a track record of publications in leading peer-reviewed journals. Candidates with a proven record of independent, extramural research funding will receive priority consideration. Investigators will be appointed at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, based on qualifications and experience.

We offer excellent facilities, including an imaging facility, generous start-up funds, and comprehensive administrative and operational support. Salaries will be commensurate with qualifications and per the University's pay scales.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a complete curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests, and the names of three references to: Steve Massey ( and Chai-An Mao (

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.