The Division of Hematology/Oncology is seeking outstanding physicians at the Assistant/Associate Professor level to join the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Children’s Health Dallas.
The search focuses on individuals interested in a “clinical scholar” or “clinician-educator” career path. Successful candidates will be excellent clinicians who are interested in leveraging substantial existing resources to develop novel clinical research initiatives and new clinical programs for children with cancer and blood disorders. Suggested target areas include but are not limited to: cancer survivorship; design of experimental therapies for patients with malignant and non-malignant disorders; and non-malignant hematology including management of sickle cell disease and neutrophil and platelet disorders.
The applicant will join a vibrant and growing Division consisting of 23 other full-time faculty members, many of whom have national and international recognition. Researchers will be supported by exceptional infrastructure on the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus, including the Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, the Department of Clinical Science and the Children’s Research Institute.
Candidates should display excellent leadership skills, ambition, and the desire to substantially improve the care of children with these diseases. Must be board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics and/or Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and be eligible for Texas Medical Licensure. Academic appointment will be commensurate with academic credentials.
Potential applicants should forward a curriculum vitae and a letter of interest to: Stephen X. Skapek, M.D., Division of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, 5323 Harry Hines Blvd., Dallas, TX 75390-9063, Email: Stephen.Skapek@UTSouthwestern.edu
UT Southwestern Medical Center is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Must be board certified/board eligible in Pediatrics and/or Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and be eligible for Texas Medical Licensure. Academic appointment will be commensurate with academic credentials.
About University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
UT Southwestern Medical Center is distinctive for its overall quality and for the strength of its three core missions of education, research, and patient care. These mission components are highly interdependent; each is integral to and enhances the others. The results of basic science, translational, and clinical research inform the patient care we provide; research projects are influenced by the ...desire to understand the causes of disease and the hope of designing new—and effective—treatments and cures; and our students and trainees are exposed to innovative scientific thinking and clinical expertise, and in turn, stimulate our faculty to remain at the cutting edge of their fields. UT Southwestern is proud of its distinguished record of breakthrough scientific discoveries, outstanding medical education and training, and excellence in patient care. Founded in 1943 as a private medical school by a group of prominent Dallas citizens, it became part of the University of Texas System in 1949, and has evolved over the years to become one of the leading academic medical centers in the country.
UT Southwestern consists today of three degree-granting schools and a University Health System of hospitals and clinics. Its faculty is renowned for including six Nobel Laureates (one now Emeritus) and many members of the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), and UT Southwestern Medical Center is either nationally ranked or rated as high performing in nearly a dozen specialties by U.S. News & World Report. The initial connection with the Dallas community has been sustained, and their ongoing interest and generosity have been fundamental to UT Southwestern’s growth and success.
UT Southwestern contributes to the Dallas community and North Texas region in multiple ways. With about 12,000 employees and an operating budget of close to $2.06 billion, the Medical Center is a major source of jobs and economic activity for Dallas. UT Southwestern faculty receive over $400 million a year in external funding for research, and as an extension of our research mission, UT Southwestern promotes technology transfer activities that lead to the creation of companies aimed at translating research results into therapeutic agents.
In regard to clinical care, UT Southwestern contributes directly and indirectly to the quality of health care available to those who live in Dallas and North Texas. More than 60 percent of the physicians who practice in the area were trained at UT Southwestern, and in addition to the care provided by UT Southwestern faculty physicians to patients at our affiliated partners – Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Medical Center, and the Dallas VA Medical Center – UT Southwestern University Hospitals (Zale Lipshy University Hospital and William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital) provide members of the Dallas community access to the most advanced care for the most serious medical problems. Clements University Hospital is a designated stroke center, and our Harold C. Simmons Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center in North Texas.
The new Clements University Hospital opened in late 2014, and is designed to be an expression of our commitment to delivering high-quality, patient-centric care that reflects the integration of our academic and clinical missions.
UT Southwestern is committed to remaining at the forefront of scientific research; to educating and training physicians, scientists, and health care professionals for the changing landscapes of health care delivery and of biomedical and clinical research; and to providing excellent and innovative patient care. The leadership, faculty, staff, and students of UT Southwestern Medical Center are proud to be engaged in creating the future of medicine, today.