Associate Professor/Professor, Director of the PhD Program – Research Department, Cizik School of Nursing

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Associate Professor/Professor, Director of the PhD Program – Research Department, Cizik School of Nursing

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 2300023N

Cizik School of NursingatUTHealth Houstoninvites applicants on the tenure track at the Associate Professor or Professor rank with a program of research.


Faculty at the rank of tenure track/tenured Associate Professor or Professor should have a strong program of funded research. Faculty are expected to teach and actively maintain their research productivity. Instructional responsibilities include didactic coursework (online and classroom as appropriate) and mentoring students and faculty.


  • Administration of a model of scholarship in the Ph.D. program for the Cizik School of Nursing.

  • Strategic planning, operations, course coordination, continuous monitoring, evaluation, and program quality improvement.

  • Leadership to faculty regarding national trends, curriculum design and instruction, admission and progression of students, and leading necessary changes based on program evaluation.

  • Collaboration with schools and organizations/systems in the Texas Medical Center and other entities to implement the Ph.D. Program, promote the profession, advance the profession of nursing, and achieve the missions of the University. Other scholarly/institutional service responsibilities will be determined in coordination with the Research Department Chair.

  • Administratively within the Texas Board of Regents, CSON, and UTHealth Houston policies and procedures, maintains the values espoused by the university and school and promotes excellence in all areas of the mission.


  • A doctoral degree in nursing or related field (Ph.D., DrPH) and eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in Texas are required Meet qualifications for the rank of tenure track/tenured Associate Professor/Professor.

  • Minimum of two years of teaching/mentoring experience in higher education.

  • Familiarity with academic roles, rules, policies, and procedures.

  • Record of ongoing scholarship.


  • Two years of experience in a leadership role in academia and/or research.

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.

  • Growth mindset with demonstrated professional development goals.

  • Ability to motivate and support faculty in achieving excellence in teaching roles.

  • Maintains a high level of integrity and ethical practice.

Additional certifications may be required or desired depending on the specialty area (e.g. CRNA, NP-BC).

Excellent benefits packages and competitive pay based on education and experience are offered.

All interested applicants should apply on our "Faculty Career Opportunities" website at

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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Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.