Professor, Research - Orthopedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Professor, Research - Orthopedic Surgery, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001O5

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), Professor (Research) non-tenure or tenure position in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery.

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.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The Professor in Orthopedic Surgery will participate in research, teaching, clinical service, administrative and other activities.


  • Conducting research studies focused on musculoskeletal health, including but not limited to bone, muscle, and joint disorders.

  • Designing experiments, collecting and analyzing data, and interpreting results.

  • Collaborating with other researchers, clinicians, and industry partners to develop novel treatments and interventions.

  • Publishing research findings in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at conferences.

  • Contributing to grant writing and securing funding for research projects.

  • Mentoring graduate students and junior researchers.

Supporting the research mission of the department and university through:

  1. Facilitating reasonable and appropriate access to patients by research staff.

  2. Assisting when requested with a collection of research data including biological specimens and

  3. Providing information and education on ongoing research studies to potentially eligible research subjects.


  • PhD in a relevant field such as biomechanics, physiology, orthopedics, or a related discipline.

  • Strong background in musculoskeletal research, with a track record of publications and presentations.

  • Experience with experimental design, data collection, and statistical analysis.

  • Proficiency in relevant research methods and techniques, such as biomechanical testing, imaging, and molecular biology.

  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced research environment.

Prior experience in grant writing and securing research funding is desirable but not required.

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

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.