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UT Health Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Children's Learning Institute in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Assistant Professor, Pediatrics - Children's Learning Institute

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Assistant Professor

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 190002Q8

The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth), a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure clinical track position in the Department of Pediatrics, Children's Learning Institute at McGovern Medical School.

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 high-level responsibilities: research, teaching, clinical service, administrative activities, and other service.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Conduct comprehensive inpatient and outpatient neuropsychological

evaluations, including interviewing patients and determining, administering,

and scoring the psychological and neuropsychological tests needed to

address the referral question.

  1. Write detailed reports containing relevant history, test results, and summary

and interpretation of findings for presentation to the referral source. Make

recommendations regarding remediation, including psychiatric referrals,

where appropriate. Provide feedback to patients regarding findings.

  1. Provide specific neuropsychological services to the adult and child epilepsy

surgery programs at McGovern Medical School, UTHealth, including

conducting pre- and post-operative neuropsychological testing, performing

Wada and intra- and extra-operative cortical mapping studies, and

participating in weekly case conferences.

  1. Maintain patient records and databases for clinical and research purposes.

  2. Initiate original research and support faculty research projects.

  3. Supervise pre-doctoral practicum students and post-doctoral fellows

completing rotations within the Center for Clinical Neurosciences.


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. Preferred applicants will have completed a Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Clinical Neuropsychology, possess a current license to practice Psychology in the State of Texas, and have experience in the neuropsychological evaluation of both children and adults. Experience in pre-operative evaluations of candidates for epilepsy surgery, including cognitive mapping and Wada procedures, would be particularly valuable.

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.


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