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UT Health Director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics - McGovern Medical School in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Director of the McGovern Center for Humanities and Ethics - McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 2000024R

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) seeks applicants for a tenured position at the rank of professor to serve as Director of The John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Humanities and Ethics (McGovern Center). Compensation is based on qualifications and experience. The McGovern Center was established in 2004 to examine moral, spiritual, and cultural aspects of medicine and the health sciences. Housed in McGovern Medical School, the McGovern Center collaborates with all six health professional schools of UTHealth, delivering quality ethics and humanities education, programming, and scholarship.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The successful candidate will be an accomplished scholar in medical humanities. This person will direct the teaching and scholarship in the McGovern Center, as well as service initiatives to UTHealth. The Director will be highly organized and an effective communicator. Additionally, the Director will be responsible for managing the budget of the McGovern Center, and she or he will be charged with looking for ongoing funding opportunities. While the specific area of expertise is open, the McGovern Center is seeking a candidate with demonstrated leadership abilities, who offers a broad humanistic perspective on medicine and health care, and who will bring a creative vision of the future of humanities and ethics in the McGovern Center. The candidate is expected to provide vision and leadership for diversity and inclusion initiatives for the McGovern Center.


Professor with Tenure

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in a humanities discipline

  • Holds rank of professor at current institution

  • 10+ years experience teaching ethics and humanities to medical students

  • Publication of at least two scholarly monographs and peer-reviewed scholarship in Medical Humanities

Desired Attributes:

  • In addition to a PhD in a humanities discipline, an MD

  • Experience directing a medical humanities program

  • Intellectual vision consistent with the mission of the McGovern Center

  • Evidence of excellence in scholarship, both in one’s discipline-specific field and in medical humanities more generally

  • Evidence of excellence in teaching (awards, etc.)

  • Experience in collaborating with senior leadership in university administration

  • Experience in interprofessional education

  • Experience in Graduate Medical Education

Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2021. The anticipated start date is Sept. 1, 2021

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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