The University of Texas Medical Branch Assistant Professor (N-T Trk Clin), Preventive Medicine & Community Health in Galveston, Texas

Min Qualifications

M.D.or D.O. or equivalent; M.P.H or equivalent degree. Texas Medical License or ability to obtain such license within 6 months of starting. Residency training and Board Certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine in Aerospace Medicine. Minimum of 5 years of experience in practice, teaching, and research in aerospace medicine

Salary Range

$180,000 - $200,000. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Specific Job Related Duties

Specific Job Duties

  • Serves as Program Director of the Aerospace Medicine Residency, managing the training of aerospace medicine residents in both the traditional track and the combined track (with Internal Medicine);
  • Serves as the Director or Co-director of the Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine course.
  • Assists in teaching and mentoring in the M.P.H. program in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health.
  • Manages monthly journal club and Grand Rounds activities as well as other didactics to benefit residents, faculty, and NASA aerospace physicians.
  • Serves as Principal Investigator for the NASA-UTMB Cooperative Agreement and HTRI, which support residency training.
  • Contract management for the UTMB hired and credentialed employees working on the NASA-Wyle Human Health and Performance Contract, which includes recruiting, hiring, and retention of physicians and scientists as well as clinical oversight of credentialing, evaluations, and liaison activities with Wyle management team.
  • Clinical work in the Aerospace Medicine Center (AMC); ensures high quality medical evaluation and care of pilots and air crew members evaluated through the AMC; ensures proper interpretation and application of aerospace medical standards to determine medical qualifications for FAA and various corporate aviation related medical requirements as well as FAA and other governmental Commercial Spaceflight standards for future commercial spaceflight crew and passengers.
  • Initiates proposals for new and additional funding of research projects under the FAA COE CST, the HTRI, and other funding sources; serves as Principal Investigator or Co-investigator for funded projects; mentors aerospace medicine residents in research projects during their residency program.

*General Job Description: *This position involves activities in four primary areas:

  • Education responsibilities serving as the Program Director of the Aerospace Medicine Residency program; teaching and mentoring students in the M.P.H. program; teaching in courses such as the Principles of Aviation and Space Medicine course, in the medical school aerospace medicine track, and other courses with aerospace medicine content that may be developed.
  • Contract management responsibilities and clinical oversight of physicians and scientists working on the NASA-Wyle Human Health and Performance Contract.
  • Clinical responsibilities conducting pilot aviation medical examinations, spaceflight participant medical evaluations, air crew fitness for duty and disability evaluations, monitoring of pilots in the FAA program for pilots with alcohol or substance abuse problems, and other aerospace related clinical activities in the Aerospace Medicine Center.
  • Research responsibilities in tasks funded by the FAA Center of Excellence for Commercial Space Transportation (FAA COE CST), the NASA Human Research Program’s Translational Research Institute (HTRI), and other organizations.

Preferred Skill/Competency

  • Experience in graduate medical education
  • Experience in providing medical support for human spaceflight activities
  • Demonstrated success in research projects and publication of research results

Closing Statement


Equal Employment Opportunity

UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Job Title: Assistant Professor (N-T Trk Clin), Preventive Medicine & Community Health

Job ID: 52979

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: SOMED