Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Glaucoma Specialist) - Ophthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor (Glaucoma Specialist) - Ophthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Assistant Professor

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 230001OQ

Ruiz Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science, McGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houstonis seeking to add board-certified or eligible fellowship-trained glaucoma specialist.Consideration will be given to applicants with an interest in clinical or basic research and comes with the opportunity to participate in our educational program including medical students, residents, and fellows.

UTHealth Houston has an extremely stimulating environment with unparalleled opportunity. The department offers competitive salaries and extensive benefits for our faculty.

Position Key Accountabilities:

This is an academic appointment with research and teaching opportunities and expectations. We are looking for a clinician interested in building a busy practice at our primary location, theRobert Cizik Eye Clinic, located within theTexas Medical Center. Other responsibilities may include resident and/or fellow supervision at our county hospital, Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital, which is central to and the primary location of our education programs.

This is an academic track with the potential for tenure. Appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level will be determined in accordance with experience.


  • Completed fellowship training or equivalent in glaucoma.

  • Board certified/eligible in ophthalmology.

  • Texas medical license or eligibility to obtain amedical license in the state of Texas.

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 possess and demonstrate knowledge or skills such as excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong potential for a leadership role within the department.

Potential applicants must apply through UTHealth’s career webpage atUTHealth Houston Careers. Only applications received through the online system will be considered.

This is a security-sensitive position and thereby subject to Texas Education Code #51.215. A background check will be required for the final candidate.

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.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

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

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.