Chief, Division of Genetics, Department of Pediatrics
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - School of Medicine
Location: Harlingen, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Doctorate
College / University
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: FRGV1290
The primary purpose of the Director, Division of Genetics is to provide broad direction and coordination of all activities within the Division
The chosen candidate will be responsible for: overseeing recruitment and retention of faculty and staff within the Division; establishing standards of academic, educational, and clinical performance; and leading strategic planning for research and for clinical activities in the Division. The successful candidate will foster an environment that values the development and facilitation of quality clinical and research programs. The successful candidate also will promote and facilitate integration of clinical care, research, and education within the Division. Current genetics faculty in the Department of Pediatrics include one assistant professor clinical geneticist whose is focus on care of patients with biochemical disorders. The present faculty member is the only physician in the RGV who cares for such patients. Clinical responsibilities for the Division Chief will include evaluation and management of patients with inborn errors of metabolism and other genetic disorders in outpatient and inpatient settings.
The chosen candidate will have a secondary appointment in the Department of Human Genetics. The faculty in Department of Human Genetics are a world class group of researchers with state-of-the-art facilities distributed across South Texas. The Department of Human Genetics has outstanding capabilities in genome sequencing and other omics approaches, with laboratories in Brownsville, McAllen, and San Antonio. A Ph.D. program in Human Genetics is scheduled to launch in the fall of 2022. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to participate in the Ph.D. program and to conduct collaborative research in the Department of Human Genetics.
The selected candidate will provide a balanced and integrated educational program for the students, residents or other trainees who may rotate through the Division.
EEO Statement It is the policy of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley to promote and ensure equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or protected veteran status. In accordance with the requirements of Title VII of the civil rights act of 1964, the title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, as amended, our University is committed to comply with all government requirements and ensures non-discrimination in its education programs and activities, including employment. We encourage women, minorities and differently abled persons to apply for employment positions of interest.
Diversity Statement UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.
Minimum Qualifications: The applicant should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in academic medical genetics. The candidate must be board certified in Genetics and must hold or be eligible for a Texas Medical License.
Discipline Specific Required Qualifications: Completion of an accredited genetics fellowship.
About The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley - School of Medicine
The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine, established in 2015 and clinical entity UT Health Rio Grande Valley are located in the heart of the Rio Grande Valley of Texas, a semi-tropical area known for rich culture, wildlife and economical living conditions, is expanding rapidly. The UTRGV SOM prioritizes social responsibility, respect, dignity, advocacy and community service – with a mission to improve health, and life, at the individual and community levels.