Assistant Professor/Clinical- Spine Neurosurgeon

School of Medicine
22002126 Requisition #

Neurosurgeon: Spine & Trauma

Department of Neurosurgery

Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio.


The Department of Neurosurgery, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine at UT Health San Antonio is seeking a full-time faculty member at the Assistant Professor/Clinical level with a demonstrated interest in developing a productive academic neurosurgery practice.

The department is looking to hire a neurosurgeon with a specialization in spine and trauma who wants to advance their academic career in the clinical and research arenas.

Please visit the UT Health candidate portal: and apply for position # 22002126.


Opportunity Details

Join a highly regarded neurosurgery program with a strong reputation for research, a multidisciplinary faculty, and innovative training programs.

Serve as a mentor for residents and fellows in the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio Department of Neurosurgery residency program.

Access research facilities that are headed by outstanding Ph.D. researchers and equipped for in-depth studies of ischemia, neuroprotection, cell cultures, brain and spinal cord injury, cancer, and molecular genetics research of the cranial facial skeleton, and our residency program offers diverse graduate medical education experiences.

Earn a market-competitive salary commensurate with your education and experience.

Receive comprehensive medical coverage with enhanced plan designs for participants receiving services from select UT physicians and select UT medical facilities.

Enjoy generous leave programs that provide employees with an exceptional level of work-life balance.

Academic rank, salary, and benefits will be commensurate with training and experience.  


Graduate of an LCME-accredited medical school

Successful completion of training in an ACGME-accredited neurosurgical residency

Candidates should be US Board eligible/certified in neurological surgery

Meet the requirement for medical licensure to practice in the state of Texas and at our hospital partner facilities

Spine & Trauma at UT Health

Our renowned team of neurosurgeons treats the full range of spinal and peripheral nerve disorders such as carpal tunnel and trigeminal neuralgia that cause pain and disability. When conservative methods are not effective or feasible, patients rely on our surgeons for treatment options.

We use minimally invasive techniques whenever possible and collaborate with other specialists, such as those involved in pain management and rehabilitation medicine to develop a superior treatment plan designed with each patient’s specific needs in mind.


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.


Benefits Overview

UT Health San Antonio offers an excellent benefits package for its employees. Employees who work at least 20 hours a week, with an appointment of at least 4.5 months, are eligible for benefits.

Medical- UT SELECT Medical insurance is offered free for employees and administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas. Family members can be added to the plan through payroll deduction. Employees and their dependents can also receive discounted copays and coinsurance when using UT Health Physicians, a network of 800 premier physicians including more than 100 specialists.

Dental - Three dental insurance plan options are available for employees and their families through Delta Dental Insurance Company, two PPOs and one dental HMO plan. Both PPO plans allow employees to choose any licensed dentist.

Vision- Fully insured Vision Care benefits are offered by Superior Vision Services. Two vision plan options that offer either standard or enhanced vision benefits. Life Employees receive $40,000 of group term life insurance and $40,000 of basic accidental death and dismemberment insurance for free, with options to purchase additional employee and dependent coverage for both at group rates.

Retirement- Employees are eligible for either the Teacher Retirement System (TRS) or the Optional Retirement Plan (ORP). TRS is a defined benefit retirement plan which UT Health matches employee contributions. ORP is for eligible faculty staff employees. Voluntary retirement programs are also available to invest before- or after-tax dollars with the choice of five quality retirement plan providers.

Time Off- A generous leave program offers multiple paid leave options:

Front-loaded Paid Time Off: 128 to 208 hours (16 to 26 days) of Paid Time Off based on years of service, given at the start of each fiscal year. PTO may be prorated in year one based on date of hire.

Extended Illness Bank: 8 hours (1 day) accrued per month which can be used for illness or injury after one day of Paid Time Off is taken.

Paid Family Leave: Up to 240 hours (6 weeks) to care for a spouse, child, or parent after 6 months of consecutive employment.

Holidays: 12 set paid holidays each year plus three floating holidays, which can be used anytime during the fiscal year.

FSAs- Employees can enroll in flexible spending accounts (FSAs) to set aside money from earnings before taxes for qualifying dependent day care expenses or out-of-pocket health care expenses.

Discounts- Employees enjoy a range of discounts on services, tickets, and gym membership.

UT Health San Antonio is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer.  It is our policy to promote and ensure equal employment opportunity for all individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability, or veteran status.

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