Assistant/Associate Professor, Program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics - Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate Professor, Program in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics - Pediatrics, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 240001NV

McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houston, a leading academic health center, invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure clinical track Assistant/Associate Professor 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 services.

Within the Department of Pediatrics, Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics is part of theChildren’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 theDan L Duncan Neurodevelopmental Clinic,providing a 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 various interests and expertise within their respective specialties, including:

  • Autism spectrum disorder

  • Child developmental surveillance in high-risk children

  • Down syndrome

  • Spina Bifida

  • Attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder

  • Learning disabilities

  • Developmental and behavioral disorders

  • Traumatic brain injury

The Assistant/Associate 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 or Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician.

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.

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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.