Vice Chair of Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • , TX

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper is helping UT Southwestern to place a vice chair of research.UT Southwestern is an academic medical center, world-renowned for its research, widely respected for its teaching and training, and highly regarded for the quality of clinical care its faculty provides to patients at UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics and its affiliated hospitals. The Medical Center has three degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation provides services at facilities across the UT Southwestern Medical Center campus, including UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Parkland Memorial Hospital, and Children’s Health, as well as the VA North Texas Health Care System. Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation faculty are actively involved in both clinical and basic science research in the areas of burn injury, pain and spine, brain injury, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injury, stroke, and electrodiagnostic medicine.

Position Overview

UT Southwestern Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is recruiting a Vice Chair of Research. The goal of the Vice Chair of Research is to build a federally funded research program, consistent with departmental and university long-term goals. S/he will develop and sustain ongoing collaborative relationships with research leadership throughout the department and the university.  In addition, this individual will assist in the recruitment of faculty, staff, and educators whose background will further contribute to the development of inquiry and translational investigation within the Department.

It is a position for a rehabilitation scientist who has had extensive and varied research experience and is prepared to take over the building and leadership of PM&R research activities department-wide. S/he must have excelled in their own research and built an outstanding reputation for research innovation and program development. Dallas is one of the fastest growing areas in the country and the UT Southwestern hospitals anticipate real future growth.


  • MD and/or PhD degree.
  • Strong history of federal grant support, including funding through NIH.
  • Accomplished academic record sufficient to fulfill the UT Southwestern criteria for Associate Professor or Professor level faculty appointment.
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