Assistant Professor - Congenital Heart Surgery

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Assistant Professor - Congenital Heart Surgery

Austin, TX
Open Date:
Sep 20, 2019

The Dell Medical School in partnership with Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas (DCMCCT), is seeking an Assistant Professor in Pediatric Congenital Heart Surgery to be part of the Texas Center for Pediatric and Congenital Heart Disease. This position will assume teaching responsibility in the medical school for training medical students, residents, and fellows in congenital heart surgery via didactic and clinical instruction and will work collaboratively with a multidisciplinary team to deliver world class pediatric heart care and serve the growing need of the pediatric population in Central Texas.

This position will assume co-responsibility for the treatment of complex congenital heart defects in newborns, children, adolescents and adults. The ideal candidate will have a strong interest for participation in clinical, research and educational activities.

Will have a joint appointment within both the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care and the Department of Pediatrics at Dell Medical School and regular participation in educational activities with medical students and residents will be expected. Opportunities for collaboration with medical and adjunct specialties will be encouraged to allow for the pursuit of innovative program development and clinical research initiatives.

Successful candidates will have completed an additional fellowship in Pediatric Cardiac Surgery, be Board Certified by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery (or hold acceptable equivalent credentials) and be eligible for a valid and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the state of Texas.

Dell Medical School, the first new medical school to be built at a tier one research university in nearly 50 years, welcomed its inaugural class in 2016. The school is committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, by educating leaders, developing new models of care, and advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery.

DCMCCT, a member of Ascension Texas and the Seton Healthcare Family, is a tertiary children’s hospital with 248-beds serving 46-counties that includes 24 pediatric critical care beds and 22 pediatric intermediate care beds in a mixed PICU/PCICU unit and a robust ECMO program. There are approximately 1,800 admissions to the ICU annually. It is the only freestanding pediatric facility in the region with a level 1 pediatric trauma center, level 4 epilepsy center and level 4 neonatal intensive care unit.

Austin has been designated by US News & World Report as one of the top ten “Best Places to Live” for several years. This growing metropolis is considered “the live music capital of the world,” a high-tech growth hub, and home to one of the largest state universities in the country.

Seton Healthcare Family is a member of Ascension Health, the largest not-for-profit health network in the nation.

  • Eligible for appointment as an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Meets applicable credentialing and privileging standards for his/her specialty. Board certification or acceptable equivalent credentials.
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas (or the ability to obtain prior to appointment).
  • Demonstrated leadership, clinical teaching, evaluation, and communication skills.
  • Ability to influence/motivate others at all professional and administrative levels.
  • Must be an innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence.
  • Must possess tenacity, self-motivation and initiative necessary to drive the development and maintenance of established and new programs.
  • A track record of being able to lead, direct, and influence a team (regardless of reporting lines). Demonstrates behaviors of a team player.

Application Instructions:

Applicants are asked to send a current curriculum vitae along with a statement of professional interests to [email protected]




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Posted: 9/21/2019
Application Due: 9/27/2019
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