Why UT Southwestern?

A wide range of factors combine to shape the UT Southwestern Medical Center experience. The factors include financial rewards and benefits, training and professional growth opportunities, and the many distinctive cultural elements that make our workplace compelling.


UT Southwestern ranks among the top academic medical centers in the world.


UT Southwestern faculty includes six members awarded Nobel Prizes since 1985.

Leading Edge

UT Southwestern is a premier research institution pioneering breakthroughs in cancer, cardiovascular disease, neurosciences, and women’s health. 

Foundation for Growth

  • Aggressive 10-year strategic plan to become a top 10 academic medical center
  • Operating budget of nearly $3.7 billion
  • More than 18,800 employees
  • The new $800 million, 12-floor, 460-bed state-of-the-art William P. Clements Jr. University Hospital opened in December 2014. Designed to optimize the experience for patients and their families, Clements University Hospital incorporates the latest medical technologies – from robotics in the operating rooms to imaging and tracking systems – that support safety, quality assessment, and cost-efficiency goals.
  • Recent expansion includes the BioCenter and Research Tower on North Campus
  • BioCenter provides a vital resource for commercial development of discoveries made at UT Southwestern Medical Center and elsewhere so that these advances can ultimately be available to benefit patients
  • New Research Tower houses basic research labs for faculty and provides educational opportunities for graduate students

Educational, Patient Care, and Research Leadership

  • Nationally ranked or rated as high performing in 10 specialties by U.S. News & World Report
  • Receives more than $524.1 million per year to fund more than 5,800 research projects
  • Trains more than 3,600 medical, graduate, health professions students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows each year
  • Faculty and residents provide care to more than 105,000 hospitalized patients, more than 370,000 emergency room cases, and oversee more than 3 million outpatient visits a year
  • Home to National Cancer Institute-designated Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • 25 members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors attainable by an American scientist

Dynamic Work Environment

Community Event Participation

More than 20 community walks available each year supporting a wide range of health-related causes.


The Offices of Diversity & Inclusion and Equal Opportunity, Faculty Diversity & Development, and Women's Careers, and cultural event employee volunteer opportunities comprise this area.

Employee Advisory Council

An elected group representing all areas of the campus. The Council advises and recommends new programs and initiatives to the President for employee welfare and engagement.


Opportunity to support discovery by participating in confidential research studies with UT Southwestern.


  • PACT Recognition – Campus-wide program to recognize employees who go above and beyond to provide service to their customers and colleagues.
  • Service Awards – Meritorious service awards are presented beginning at five years of service through the quarter-century club.

Compelling Benefits


Competitive wages and compensation package. Classified pay plan.

Longevity Pay

Additional pay that increases with your length of service.

Paid Time Off

Up to 14 paid holidays and personal days, in addition to vacation and sick leave.


Lifetime annuity pension plan with a substantial employer match.

On-Site Fitness Center

Providing a wide range of exercise equipment, classes, and programs.

On-Site Employee Assistance Program

Offering advice, short-term counseling, and referrals to employees and families in need.

On-Site Child Care

Two centers conveniently located on our campus with a choice of program types and costs.

Employee Discount Program

Show your badge and receive significant discounts at a wide variety of area restaurants, lodging, entertainment, and other services.

Employee Wellness Program

Free on-site health screenings and educational programs to help employees improve their well-being.

Development Opportunities

Career Development

Assessments, training, and one-on-one counseling for growing your career.

Leadership Development

Programs for those in management or interested in moving into a management role, including a variety of training programs, assessments, coaching, and an on-site master's program delivered in partnership with UT Dallas and tailored to UT Southwestern.

Organizational Training and Development

Numerous continuous training and learning opportunities for all employees.

Tuition Assistance

Benefit to advance your education with $2,000 per year in tuition assistance for approved educational programs.