Center Director – Center for Pain Therapeutics & Addiction Research

San Antonio, Texas
Jan 03, 2024
Feb 29, 2024
Requisition #23002415
Contract Type
Full Time

The School of Dentistry at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications for a full-time tenure track/tenured faculty position at the Associate Professor/Professor level to direct the newly established Center for Pain Therapeutics & Addiction Research. The Director must be an outstanding independent investigator committed to innovative research in pain and addiction and its clinical application, with the vision and administrative acumen to leverage the Center’s resources for growth and collaboration. Applicants must hold a PhD, DDS/PhD, or MD/PhD in biomedical sciences or neuroscience and be a nationally recognized leader in the field of pain and addiction research with a strong publication record and an independent NIH-funded research program that complements the center’s mission.

The Director of the Center for Pain Therapeutics & Addiction Research will foster and lead a thriving nucleus of productive, NIH-funded Principal Investigators. The Director will be expected to design and implement large-scale initiatives and multidisciplinary operational teams to translate research findings and establish independent funding for the Center. They will also contribute to the overall mission of the school, participate in teaching and clinical practice (if applicable), and interact with staff and students across campus.

The Center Director will join an established and highly productive research community at UT Health San Antonio’s School of Dentistry which ranks among top ten NIH-funded dental schools in the world. UT Health San Antonio is the home of several innovative, nationally recognized research institutes including an NCI-designated Mays Cancer Center, NIH-funded Barshop Aging Institute, NIA-funded Alzheimer’s Research Center, and the NCAT-funded Institute for Integration of Medicine and Science. The Director will also enjoy access to several state-of-the-art core facilities that include services and instrumentation specializing in flow cytometry, genomics/bioinformatics, light, electron and confocal fluorescence microscopy, proteomics/mass spectrometry and a modern animal facility.

All interested applicants should apply online (Requisition #23002415) via the UT Health Careers Faculty applicant portal at:

Please include in your application submission:

1. A cover letter detailing your vision for the center, research, and leadership experience.

2. Curriculum Vitae.

3. The addresses and contact details of three references.


For questions, please contact Connor McBrearty, Manager of Research Operations for the School of Dentistry, at

The University of Texas Health Science Center is located in San Antonio, Texas, a family-friendly community with excellent public schools and many cultural, recreational, and sporting activities. Further information on the University and local area can be found at  and  

UT Health San Antonio offers a competitive salary, a comprehensive benefits package. For more information, visit our website at

UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security-sensitive positions.