Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and Development (Professor) - Anesthesiology, McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and Development (Professor) - Anesthesiology, McGovern Medical School

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Faculty

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 24000094

The Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain MedicineofMcGovern Medical SchoolatUTHealth Houston, is seeking a dynamic academic Anesthesiologist at the rank of Professor for the position of Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and Development to oversee the academic career enhancement of new faculty, Assistant Professors, and Associate Professors. The department employs over 120 Faculty Anesthesiologists, and 80 Advanced Practice Providers (CRNAs and CAAs) and has one of the largest Anesthesiology residency programs in the country with 30 approved positions per class. The department is affiliated with theCizik School of NursingSRNA DNP program and has the new UTHealth Houston Anesthesiology Assistant Master of Science in Anesthesia program, the only one based in the state of Texas, which is scheduled to start in August 2024. The Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and Development will report to the Chairman, Dr. Holger Eltzschig, and Executive Vice Chair, Dr. Charlie Artime.

Position Key Accountabilities:

The Vice Chair of Faculty Development responsibilities will include working with the departmental Faculty Development Team and the UTHealth Houston Office of Faculty Affairs and Developmentto:

  • Develop a program for early career development – orientation and onboarding, lectures and workshops, and an outline for career development and the promotion process.

  • Establish a mentorship program that pairs faculty mentors and mentees.

  • Launch a Faculty Leadership Development Program.

  • Maintain a high-quality Faculty Development website.

  • Outline domains for the promotion process, fostering faculty development of exceptionalism in one or more domains.

  • Build a faculty database to track the promotion process.

  • Advise the Chair on faculty development priorities, funding needs, and infrastructure support.

  • Act as a champion regarding faculty wellness, engagement, recruitment, and retention.

  • Address faculty professionalism issues in collaboration with the Chair and other relevant Vice Chairs and institutional offices supporting professionalism.


  • MD/DO or equivalent with Board Certification in Anesthesiology

  • Title or experience commensurate with a rank of Professor

  • Evidence of proven leadership in Faculty Development designed to assist faculty in the 3 domains of academic pillars, namely role as teacher & educator, researcher & scholar, and leader & administrator.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

Qualified candidates interested in this position should send their CV to: Maya S. Suresh, M.D. Email: Maya.S.Suresh - Department of Anesthesiology, Critical Care, and Pain Medicine 6431 Fannin Ste. #5.020, Houston, TX 77030.

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.