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Assistant/Associate Professor - Division Chief Palliative Care Program

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Assistant/Associate Professor - Division Chief Palliative Care Program
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Texas Tech Univ Health Sciences Ctr
Org Level 7
512201 - Family Med Dpt Lbk Genl
Position Description
University Medical Center (UMC) and the Department of Family Medicine (DFM) at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Medicine seeks candidates for an Assistant or Associate Professor position to serve as team member for the Palliative Medicine Program at UMC. 

University Medical Center

UMC is the primary teaching hospital for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. During the last 40 years UMC-- a public hospital for the citizens of Lubbock County-- has become a health system we can be proud of and a great investment for Lubbock County taxpayers. Together with UMC Physicians, UMC has seen an increase in market share, demand for service, and growth in reputation. Even during difficult economic times, sound financial planning has allowed the system to thrive. UMC's team has over 4,600 employees who serve an organization Texas Monthly has recognized as “one of the Best Companies to Work for in Texas®.” And we have never served more patients than we do now with 495 beds. UMC has helped Texas Tech train over 10,000 healthcare professionals and counting.

TTUHSC Department of Family Medicine - Palliative Program

The clinical program at UMC is a well-established Palliative Care program provided by a multidisciplinary team. A consultation service provides care across inpatient units including a multitude of ICU and medical surgical units. A newly developed outpatient Palliative Care Clinic in the UMC Cancer Center is being expanded. This service will be essential as UMC builds a new state of the art Cancer Center.

Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Rank of Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Professor and applicable salary are dependent upon candidate’s qualifications and experience.
Requisition ID
Travel Required
Pay Grade Maximum
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills
Major/Essential Functions
Responsibilities include serving as division chief leading the palliative team implementing clinical programs for the multidisciplinary Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service and expanding the Palliative Care Clinic in the UMC Cancer Center. The division chief serves as the leader for palliative services for UMC and participates in medical staff leadership for the hospital. The responsibilities include clinical work within these services. This faculty position will also participate in medical student, resident, and fellow education.

Candidates should have strong leadership, clinical, and educational skills, a demonstrated commitment to all missions of the division, and proven excellence in mentoring, leadership, and administrative abilities.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to build on an enormously strong foundation of excellence, including innovative research, renowned clinical services, and prominent educational programs including a fully accredited HPM fellowship program.
Grant Funded?
Pay Grade Minimum
Salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills
Pay Basis
Work Location
Preferred Qualifications
It is preferred that applicants be hospice and palliative medicine certified or eligible in a medical specialty related to Palliative Care. Applicants should have a valid professional license of documentation that application for license is in process.
HSC - Lubbock
Family Med Dpt Lbk Genl
Job Type
Full Time
Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.
Job Group
Assistant Professor
EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.
Required Qualifications
M.D. or D.O. degree.
Salary Grade
Does this position work in a research laboratory?
Jeanne Clery Act
The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act is a federal statute requiring colleges and universities participating in federal financial aid programs to maintain and disclose campus crime statistics and security information. By October 1 of each year, institutions must publish and distribute their Annual Campus Security Policy & Crime Statistics Report (ASR) to current and prospective students and employees. To view this report, visit the TTUHSC Clery Act website.


TTUHSC operates five schools, multiple online programs and numerous facilities across the state of Texas, with campuses in Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas, and the Permian Basin (Midland & Odessa), in addition to our flagship campus in Lubbock, Texas.

As a university separate from Texas Tech University, we have been entrusted with a singular charge: to teach the next generation of researchers and health care professionals while simultaneously providing world-class patient care to the surrounding communities. We are both an institution of higher learning and a place where real people come for life-saving medical care.

What We Stand For: Inclusion, Vision & Values

Being part of the TTUHSC team means being part of a supportive community that empowers each individual and embraces all cultures, races, backgrounds, abilities and identities. Diversity and Inclusion are not just important—they are essential to our mission and integral to our purpose.

Five core values—One Team, Kindhearted, Integrity, Visionary, Beyond Service⁠—drive everything we do. Through our Values-Based Culture, we are committed to promoting an exceptional, inclusive & equitable workplace.

Our Vision: “Transform health care through innovation and collaboration.” Here, everyone plays a vital role.

Compensation & Benefits

TTUHSC proudly provides many exceptional employee benefits, including a generous compensation package with comprehensive benefits, medical and dental insurance at no charge to the employee, paid time off (vacation, sick leave, and state holidays) and substantial automatic retirement contributions.

Additionally, we invest in employee success by providing many resources designed to support your personal wellness and professional growth, including:

Comprehensive Health Plans and Other Core Insurance
State Retirement Programs and Pension Options
Retiree Insurance for Lifetime Medical Benefits
Continuing Education & Lifelong Learning Programs
Tuition scholarships for employees and their dependents
Leadership and Professional Development Programs
Mental and Physical Wellness Programs
Employee Recognition Programs and Longevity Pay

We are excited for you to consider joining our team at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. Nationally-recognized as a "Great College to Work For,” TTUHSC provides so much more than just a job!

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