Faculty/ Endowed Chair (Research) - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School

Houston, TX

Faculty/ Endowed Chair (Research) - Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, McGovern Medical School

Location: Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001OJ

NEW Endowed Chair Opportunities

The Louis A. Faillace, M.D., Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houstonhas an extraordinary opportunity for a senior scientist with a funded multidisciplinary program of clinical care research who is at the rank of an Associate or Full Professor .

The candidate’s research focus can span any area relevant to advancing scientific knowledge about psychiatry and mental health, including but not limited to neurodevelopment, genomics, neurogenesis, digital technologies, and their application in addressing clinically important questions, including but not limited to autism, clinical effectiveness, depression, brain imaging, cognitive neurosciences, psychosis, and suicide.

The incumbent is expected to be a recognized academic leader who will promote intellectual and ethical leadership in clinical research to advance the science through translation science or quality improvement and outcome-driven clinical competencies and practices. This position will be endowed annually to support the holder’s research.


The successful candidate will have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree, be an established thought leader in their respective discipline with a substantial scientific portfolio (including current NIH & DOD funding that can be transferred), and have demonstrated program-building capabilities and interest necessary to lead the expansion of departmental research programs.

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.


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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.