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Assistant Professor, Pediatrics Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

Assistant Professor
McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
210001RD Requisition #

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 faculty position in the Department of Pediatrics, Program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.  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 service.


Within the Department of Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics is part of the Children’s Learning Institute (CLI), a nationally recognized leader in clinical and research programs in child development, neurodevelopment, child learning and learning disabilities, and public policy related to education. The principal clinic is the Dan L Duncan Neurodevelopmental Clinic, providing comprehensive assessment of children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of developmental and learning problems.  The extensive research program at CLI informs the clinical practice at the Duncan clinic, allowing an individualized, evidence-based approach to each patient.


In addition to the rich research environment, program clinical faculty have diverse interests and expertise within their respective specialties, including:

  • Autism spectrum disorders

  • Child development

  • Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder

  • Learning disabilities

  • Developmental and behavioral disorders

  • Traumatic brain injury


The Assistant Professor in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics will provide direct patient care in the Duncan L Clinic and will participate actively in the clinical education of medical students, residents, and other trainees.  



The selected candidate for the position must have a Texas Medical License or be eligible for a Texas Faculty Temporary License and will be board-eligible/certified as a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician.  

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.  

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.

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