Forensic Psychiatrist (Clinical Faculty)- Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Forensic Psychiatrist (Clinical Faculty)- Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230000LS

Louis A. Faillace, MD, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciencesof theMcGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houstonhas extraordinary opportunities for forensic psychiatrists seeking to develop a career in inpatient psychiatry. This position will also be able to establish a new psychiatry forensic fellowship on behalf of UTHealth Houston. Opportunities are located at the new academic psychiatric hospital, part of theJohn S. Dunn Behavioral Sciences Center, which will combine the most advanced patient care, research, and education in partnership withTexas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC)and the Texas Medical Center. The 253,000-square-foot state-of-the-art facility includes 264 new inpatient beds, serving patients in all age groups.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The forensic psychiatrist will be responsible for the treatment and care of inpatient forensic patients, duties will include, but not be limited to: clinical assessments; medication management; documentation of progress notes; development of treatment, transition, and post-discharge plans; participation in competency evaluations and court testimony as needed; preparation and submission of case reports or summaries as requested by government and/or mental health agencies.

In addition, the forensic psychiatrist will participate in the supervision and education of medical students and trainees, and establish a new psychiatry forensic fellowship on behalf of UTHealth Houston


  • Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License.

  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in general psychiatry, and forensic psychiatry or have completed accredited training in these specialty and subspecialty areas in the United States.


  • Experience or interest in research and/or education.

Depending upon candidate’s qualifications and credentials, a faculty appointment at the level of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor will be offered.

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.