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Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor, Infectious Diseases - Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston
2200031H Requisition #

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure clinical track faculty positions in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases


The selected candidates will contribute to the department’s mission to strive to improve the quality of health care through excellence in the education of students, physicians, and the public; the advancement of biomedical knowledge through discovery, integration, and translation to the clinical setting; and the provision of comprehensive, compassionate, and accessible patient care.


Position Key Accountabilities:


The faculty responsibilities in the Division of Infectious Diseases will be primarily inpatient infectious diseases consultation service and outpatient infectious diseases clinics at our affiliated hospitals; teaching medical students, internal medicine residents, and/or infectious diseases fellows. While both positions will include general ID, one of the positions will have a specialty focus on transplant ID, including a directorship, at one of our affiliated hospitals. The other position will have a specialty focus on surgical infections and infection prevention. There is potential for clinical or basic research for the positions depending on qualifications and experience.


  • 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, evaluating programs, and standards that support positive patient care outcomes to include excellent risk-adjusted outcomes.


  • Providing coaching, mentoring, support, and consultation to clinical managers, attending physicians, research personnel, colleagues, and clinical staff.


  • 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, organizational policies, and procedures.


  • Identifying patient and family needs of the populations served; recommending and/or developing new programs and services to meet those needs; assuring that age-specific equipment, supplies and educational resources are available for assigned units/services


  • Collaborating with UTHealth Houston and hospital administration and physicians to identify future opportunities, and define the direction of department services; developing, and implementing plans to achieve identified goals, including productivity and patient throughput targets across the care continuum


  • 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 assessing and improving assigned departments' performance while enhancing service


  • Participating in and/or chairing committees, work groups, 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 the latest trends in fields of expertise; supporting and promoting education and research


  • Supervising a highly specialized clinical team of direct care providers and administrative staff.  




  • MD degree

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

  • Board certification in Internal Medicine and board certification or eligibility in infectious diseases are required with a minimum of 2 (two) years of infectious diseases fellowship training.

  • Transplant ID training is highly desirable for the transplant position.


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.  Preferred applicants will demonstrate 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.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Office of Benefits Website.


Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth 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 policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.


UTHealth 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 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 rules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements. 

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