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UT Health Professor, Research Institute Director and Endowed Distinguished Chair - Research Department, Cizik School of Nursing in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Professor, Research Institute Director and Endowed Distinguished Chair - Research Department, Cizik School of Nursing

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth

Requisition #: 2000029S

The University of Texas Health Science Center at HoustonCizik School of Nursinginvites nominations and applications for theCizik Nursing Research Institute Director and Endowed Distinguished Chair. This Chair position is reserved for a tenured Professor who demonstrates expertise in leading faculty research and development. The incumbent is expected to be a recognized academic leader who will promote intellectual and ethical leadership in research.

While candidates must demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and service, the Cizik Nursing Research Institute Director is reserved for those interested in expanding and leading the scholarly activities of the Institute faculty and developing research through the development of strategic partnerships within and beyond UTHealth.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The Director collaborates with other Endowed Chairs, the Associate Dean for Research, and the Dean to advance the research mission and goals of the Cizik School of Nursing and the Cizik Nursing Research Institute. This position functions administratively within the Board of Regents, UTHealth Science Center, and the Cizik School of Nursing Policies and Procedures.

The Director is responsible for the design, execution, and procurement of funding of research in compliance with applicable laws, regulations, policies, and procedures. Faculty in this position must maintain the values espoused by the institution and school and promote excellent in the areas of the mission.

The Director will:

  • Demonstrates strong leadership skills to promote cooperative and collaborative research.

  • Accountable for management of the Research Institute including adherence to the University’s academic, research and administrative principles.

  • Maintains a teaching load concentrated on PhD courses and committees.

  • Maintains a significant research portfolio supported by external funding.

  • Provides mentorship for the research faculty within the Institute to enhance research capacity at the school.

  • Responsible for career development of faculty within the Institute in collaboration with the other Chairs and Associate Dean for Research.

  • Works with the Associate Dean for Research to meet the strategic goals of the school.

  • Acts an ambassador for the Institute, recruiting faculty within the Texas Medical Center and beyond to become members of the Institute.

  • Promotes dissemination of the Institute’s faculty scholarly work.


The successful candidate should have an earned doctorate in Nursing, Medicine, Public Health, or equivalent field and a strong record of significant research funding with preference given to those NIH funding. Experience in a senior research management position or similar accomplishments and leadership are a requirement. This is an indefinite, senior position and the candidate is expected to meet the standards for appointment at the academic rank of a tenured Professor.

Additional Information:

This chair position is endowed to support the holder’s research. This is an exempt, full-time position. Salary is commensurate with experience, and includes an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/LTD insurance/403(b), and retirement plan.

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.

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