Vice Chair of Research in Ob/Gyn

Houston, Texas
Mar 04, 2024
Jun 30, 2024
vacancy number 18355
Chair, Faculty, OB/GYN, Research
Contract Type
Full Time

Vice Chair of Research in Ob/Gyn


The department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Baylor College of Medicine is seeking to hire a Vice  Chair for Research (VC-R) who is a dynamic and visionary academic scientist or physician scientist with proven experience in women’s health-related research with strong leadership ability and exceptional communication skills.

The VC-R will provide high-level strategic and operational oversight of research activities across the Department. The VC-R will have a broad latitude to shape research activities according to their own vision while also aligning with the Department’s research priorities. The VC-R will serve as a point of contact for both internal and external opportunities for research collaboration and will evaluate potential new collaborations for mutual benefit and goodness-of-fit. The VC-R will represent the Department at the highest level on Councils and Executive Committees and will assure that the unique aspects of research in vulnerable populations (e.g., pregnant women and adolescents) are considered. The VC-R will have general oversight and executive managerial responsibility for the conduct and support of all the Department’s research programs (clinical, translational, benchtop, public health, innovation, etc.). This includes both strategic planning for infrastructure, as well as ensuring compliance and scientific integrity. Responsibilities include:


Hold an MD, DO, and/or PhD degree.

Be a faculty member in the Department at the rank of Associate Professor or above.

Demonstrate career experiences relevant to the position, including experience in strategic planning in research.


About Baylor College of Medicine

Baylor College of Medicine fosters diversity among its students, trainees, faculty, and staff as a prerequisite to accomplishing our institutional mission and setting standards for excellence in training healthcare providers and biomedical scientists, promoting scientific innovation, and providing patient centered care. Located in the heart of the world’s largest medical center (Texas Medical Center), Baylor is affiliated with multiple educational, healthcare, and research affiliates (Baylor Affiliates). You can learn more about Baylor College of Medicine at


About Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women

Texas Children’s Pavilion for Women is recognized as a level IV maternal care facility by the state of Texas, providing the highest level of comprehensive care for pregnant and postpartum patients, from low risk cases to the most complex medical, surgical and obstetrical conditions that present a higher risk of maternal morbidity or mortality. In 2019 the Pavilion opened one of the nation’s first maternal intensive care units, staffed 24/7 by a team of Baylor faculty who specializes in pulmonary critical care, advanced cardiovascular life support, and maternal-fetal issues. The hospital is also home to a nationally recognized placenta accreta spectrum program and has earned accreditation as a Center of Excellence in Minimally Invasive Gynecology. In addition to a strong general obstetrics and gynecology practice at the Pavilion, Baylor OB/GYN provides virtually all the subspecialty care at the hospital, including maternal-fetal medicine, fetal surgery, infertility, and reproductive psychiatry, among others.

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Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.