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Careers in Houston for Outstanding Nursing Educators

WELCOME to UTHealth! – With six schools, three hospital partners and a network of healthcare clinics throughout the Houston area, our community of experts is working tirelessly to solve the greatest health challenges of our time. UTHealth includes world-renowned researchers, highly respected educators and clinical practitioners, as well as many other people dedicated to building healthier communities.

Established in 1972, Jane and Robert Cizik School of Nursing is located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center, the largest healthcare complex of its kind in the world – where new discoveries in the life sciences are made every day. And our hometown of Houston ranks third-lowest in overall cost of living among the nation’s 20 most populous metropolitan areas!

According to the 2019 Best Graduate Schools guide, Cizik School of Nursing is the highest-ranked master’s nursing program in the Gulf Coast Region of Texas. Also, our Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program is the highest-ranked in Texas and No.39 nationwide. Noted for its innovative curriculum, the School is widely recognized as a leader in nursing education.  

In addition to the rich collaborative environment, you will have the opportunity to work in a 195,000-sq-ft, award-winning LEED® Gold building equipped with the latest educational technology and state-of-the art research facilities. Uniquely positioned to advance the health and well-being within our diverse communities, we develop tomorrow’s leaders in nursing practice, education and research. Come see how you can be a part of our powerful mission!

Faculty Openings – All Academic Ranks – Apply Now!  

Cizik School of Nursing invites applications for full- and part-time non-tenure track (tenure-track optional) positions as a faculty member in the specialty areas of Adult & Family Health, Community Health Nursing, Medical-Surgical, Maternal/Pediatrics, Obstetrics, Pediatrics, Psychiatric and Women’s Health Nursing, Nurse Anesthesia, Nursing Informatics and Administration. We are recruiting for the academic ranks of Instructor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, and Professor, commensurate with degree and experience.

ALL current Cizik School of Nursing faculty openings are posted and searchable by School, Job Category and/or Job Title on the university’s “Human Resources” website (


Instructional responsibilities include both didactic coursework (online and classroom as appropriate) and clinical supervision of students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.

Faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor or Associate Professor, Tenure Track should show a strong potential for developing a funded program of scientific research.  Faculty on the tenure track are expected to teach and actively maintain their research productivity.

Faculty at all ranks on the Clinical Track should have a strong clinical background and teaching experience preferred.  Faculty on the Clinical Track are expected to teach and maintain a relevant area of scholarship. Faculty members may also provide direct patient care activities through clinical practice opportunities with affiliated hospitals and other healthcare organizations.

Other scholarly/institutional service responsibilities will be determined in coordination with the Department Chair.


A baccalaureate degree and a master’s degree in Nursing (MSN) or related discipline and eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in Texas are required for the rank of Instructor.

A doctoral degree in nursing or related field (PhD or DNP) and eligibility for licensure as a registered nurse in Texas are required for the rank of Assistant Professor and above. MSN or related discipline preferred.

Three years of experience as a nurse educator or nurse practitioner in a clinical and/or educational setting is also highly desirable for non-tenure track.

For tenure-track faculty, preference goes to those who have completed a funded post-doctoral fellowship or to those who have a history of federal funding as a principal investigator.

Additional certifications may be required or desired depending upon the specialty area (e.g. CRNA, NP-BC).

Excellent benefit package and competitive pay based on education and experience is offered, plus start-up funding for senior nurse scholars.

Apply Now! 

To begin the application process for faculty positions of all academic ranks, you must create a “Candidate Profile”  in UTHealth's centralized HR job search/apply online system. After completing the Profile online and submitting your résumé and other required documents, the School of Nursing will be informed of your application.

If you are applying for a casual/contract faculty position, use the following online link (click HERE) to create your employment profile and sign up for job alerts.

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Research Institute Director/Endowed Chair Opening – 

Cizik School of Nursing invites applications for NURSING RESEARCH INSTITUTE DIRECTOR and Endowed Distinguished Chair. This position is reserved for a tenured Professor who demonstrates expertise in leading faculty research and development.  The successful candidate will be a recognized academic leader who will promote intellectual and ethical leadership in research. While candidates must demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and service, the Cizik Nursing Research Institute Director is reserved for those interested in expanding and leading the scholarly activities of the Institute faculty and developing research through the development of strategic partnerships within and beyond UTHealth.

For this position's Responsibilities, Qualifications and other information, go to the university’s “Human Resources” website:

Tenured Faculty Openings – Endowed Research Positions

Cizik School of Nursing is recruiting senior scientists for four new ENDOWED DISTINGUISHED CHAIRS. Also seeking a tenured faculty member who demonstrates expertise in education research for the endowed position of EDUCATION DISTINGUISHED PROFESSOR. Senior scientists with a funded multidisciplinary program of clinical care research who are at the rank of a tenured Associate or Professor are invited to apply. While we are open to a broad range of areas of expertise, we have particular interest in Distinguished Chair candidates whose work focuses on Translation Science, Biobehavioral Science, Chronic Disease or Biomedical Engineering. Although candidates must demonstrate a commitment to quality teaching and service, the four Chair positions are reserved for those concentrated in the advancement of research.

ALL current Cizik School of Nursing faculty openings are posted and searchable by School, Job Category and/or Job Title on the university’s “Human Resources” website (

Staff (non-faculty) positions 

Cizik School of Nursing classified staff job openings are listed and searchable on the university's “UTHealth Careers” website.