Professor of Medical Education in Curriculum and Instruction

University of Houston - College of Education

College of Education

The College of Education Department of Curriculum and Instruction and the College of Medicine at the University of Houston seek a scholar for the new Houston Methodist Professorship of Medical Education. This faculty appointment at the academic rank of Professor with tenure will reside in the College of Education with a joint appointment in the College of Medicine, as well as a courtesy faculty appointment with the Houston Methodist Academic Institute (HMAI). The position is designed to align with the University of Houston’s strategic initiative addressing Health Care Innovation. This faculty member will help facilitate the evolving link between UH and HMAI for the purpose of designing, directing, and overseeing research projects that improve the teaching expertise provided by members of the UH College of Education, the UH College of Medicine, and the Houston Methodist Academic Institute. This unique endowed professorship targets a learning scientist in interprofessional medical education with a track record of medical education research as evidenced by research funding and publications.

Successful candidates should be of high national prominence, able to elevate the stature of the University of Houston by bringing a record of achievements recognized by membership in the National Academy of Science, National Academy of Medicine, or another national academy related to the field of study. The recipient should have demonstrated accomplishments in the area of Health Care Innovation as a national thought leader in this area. Finally, the candidate should have a demonstrated record of extensive external funding.

At the University of Houston, we not only dare to dream big dreams, but we collaborate to achieve them. Building on a trajectory of accelerated research activity, the University is pursuing a bold initiative to increase research and scholarly output by 50 percent in five years. The successful candidate will join a University with a growing number of nationally-funded research centers and an aggressive agenda to leverage science to make a transformative impact locally, nationally, and across the globe. The endowed professorship will also provide access to the HMAI, a setting where advanced technology, state-of-the-art facilities, and some of the finest academic physicians and researchers in the world reside as an integral part of the nationally-ranked Houston Methodist Hospital.

Responsibilities: Responsibilities include conducting innovative research and publishing in peer-reviewed journals; securing external funding to support an interdisciplinary program of research; teaching in graduate and undergraduate courses; mentoring students, chairing and serving on doctoral committees; affiliating and actively engaging with the College of Medicine and the Houston Methodist Academic Institute; presenting research at professional meetings; and participating in service to the Department, College, University, and profession.

Appointment: This is a nine-month appointment. Review of candidates will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date is September 1, 2022. Salary will be commensurate with the applicant’s qualifications and experience and will include benefits. Please contact Dr. Margaret A. Hale (Department Chair, [email protected], 713-743-5037) should you have any follow-up questions. Interested candidates may also contact the Search Committee Co-Chairs, Dr. Nathan Grant Smith ([email protected], 713-743-7648) or Dr. Marino Bruce ([email protected], 713-743-5953).

To apply, the following materials should be uploaded online:

1.  A cover letter describing your (a) qualifications and interest in the position, (b) evidence of scholarly impact, and (c) history of external peer-reviewed funding
2.  Curriculum Vitae
3.  Contact information of at least 3 references

Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action: The University of Houston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Houston is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

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