Chair and Professor - Surgery
Chair & Professor
The University of Florida College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for the position of Edward R. Woodward Professor and Chair of the Department of Surgery.
The Department of Surgery is part of the College of Medicine, one of the six health science colleges located on the University of Florida's 2,000-acre campus in Gainesville, Florida. The health science center colleges combine with our major teaching affiliate, Shands Hospital, to create UFHealth, https://ufhealth.org/. The College of Medicine ranks in the top 20 public medical schools and graduates 135 physicians each year. http://med.ufl.edu/ The College of Medicine is closely affiliated with the Malcom Randall VA Medical center which is adjacent to the main campus. http://www.northflorida.va.gov/locations/gainesville.asp
The department of surgery has 300 faculty, residents, fellows and staff. The department includes the clinical divisions of general surgery, pediatric surgery, plastic surgery, transplantation surgery, thoracic and cardiovascular surgery and vascular surgery. Members of the faculty perform 10,600 inpatient and outpatient procedures per year and see over 35,000 clinic visits. There is a well-developed surgical research program with emphasis on cell death and cell signaling, inflammation biology, stem cell and regenerative medicine, and vascular biology. Members of the department have over $6,000,000 in federal grants and the department ranks in the top 20 of surgery departments in research support. The departmental website contains more information http://surgery.med.ufl.edu/.
The chair reports directly to the Dean of the College of Medicine and has responsibility for the overall administrative, academic, and clinical performance of the department.
POSITION QUALIFICATIONS: Candidates must have a MD, or equivalent degree, and be eligible to be appointed Professor in the University of Florida system. They must be currently ABMS certified in their specialty with recent experience in clinical practice and must be eligible for a Florida medical license. The successful candidate must have leadership experience in a complex academic health care center, preferably at both the departmental and institutional level. The chair candidate must demonstrate dedication to improving the health of the community, training the next generation of surgeons and advancing the science of surgery. The candidate should have national visibility in academic surgery.
The successful chair must have commitment to patient safety and quality and be able to recruit surgeons of the highest skill level for a very complex practice while mentoring current faculty to be successful in their careers. The chair will understand the importance of collegial participation with the other leaders of the College of Medicine in advancing the goals of the institution.
APPLICATION PROCESS: Interested candidates should apply online at http://jobs.ufl.edu/ referencing requisition number 499251. The review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until positions are filled. An offer of employment is contingent on successful pre-employment screening, including a review of criminal records, reference checks and verification of education.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. The recruitment/selection process will be conducted in accordance with Florida's "Government in the Sunshine" and public records laws.
Salary is negotiable.
Candidates must have a MD, or equivalent degree, and be eligible to be appointed Professor in the University of Florida system. They must be currently ABMS certified in their specialty with recent experience in clinical practice and must be eligible for a Florida medical license.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: Three letters of recommendation or a list of three references, CV/Résumé and Cover Letter
Health Assessment Required: Yes