Chair of the Department of Health Sciences

San Antonio
Feb 08, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The School of Health Professions (SHP) of the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UT Health San Antonio) invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Health Sciences (DHS). The School seeks a dynamic and accomplished academician and scientist to lead it to greater accomplishments in education, research, patient care and service. The Department hosts programs in Respiratory Care (RC) and Medical Laboratory Sciences (MLS), and the School is open to leaders from either field, or related fields, who will significantly add to the rigor, depth, breadth and collaboration among the programs of the Department, School and campus.

Supported by a well-qualified faculty and administrative staff, the Chair will oversee all administrative, operational, research, and patient care functions of the Department. The Chair will report to the Dean of the School of Health Professions and work collaboratively with the other chairs and School leadership across all missions and administrative areas. The next Chair is expected to assume office on or around July 1, 2018.

The Department of Health Sciences provides students with intensive, hands-on clinical experience that prepares them to be outstanding practitioners and leaders in providing quality health care. The vision set forth for the Department is to be a recognized academic leader in respiratory care and medicallaboratoryscienceseducation,research,serviceandpractice. Formoreinformationabout the Department, see: sciences

As an integral part of UT Health San Antonio, the School of Health Professions seeks to make lives better through excellence in teaching, research and scholarship, service and patient care. The SHP strives to educate a diverse student body in becoming outstanding health care practitioners, scientists and leaders; advance health research and scholarship; and provide health services and education to the community.

UT Health San Antonio is one of the country's leading academic health centers. Ranking among the top health sciences universities worldwide in receiving National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding, the University has provided outstanding health sciences education and training since its founding in 1968. With undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate programs, UT Health San Antonio is a major academic health science university comprised of the School of Health Profession and four additional schools: Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, and Graduate Biomedical Sciences.

For additional information about UT Health San Antonio, this opportunity, as well as procedures for nomination and application, please visit Academic Search, Inc. The position will remain open until an appointment is made. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, beginning March 1, 2018. Nominators and prospective candidates may arrange a confidential discussion with Senior Consultant Bill Howard at or 202-263-7489.

All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions. The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/ Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities.


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