Chair & Associate/Full Professor of Neurosurgery
Chair & Associate/Full ProfessorJob Description:
The University of Florida’s College of Medicine – Jacksonville (UF COM-J) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Neurosurgery.
Neurosurgery services are provided at UF Health Jacksonville hospital, a private, not-for-profit hospital affiliated with the UF Health Science Center campuses in Jacksonville and Gainesville; and in North Jacksonville, at UF Health North, a 92-bed hospital, 24/7 adult and pediatric emergency center, outpatient surgery center and a medical office building. UF Health Neurosurgery – Jacksonville is made up of highly skilled neurosurgeons committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive care of patients suffering from diseases of the brain, spinal cord and nervous system, including brain tumors, aneurysms, epilepsy, movement disorders and spinal disease and injury.
Our faculty neurosurgeons also work in close conjunction with UF neurologists, neuroradiologists and neuropsychologists to provide comprehensive patient care at the UF Health Neuroscience Institute, as well as outpatient care at UF Health Neurosciences – Emerson. We also provide pediatric neurosurgery services to Wolfson Children's Hospital. Our department is nationally recognized as a premier referral center for the treatment of spasmodic torticollis.
The largest neurosurgical practice in Northeast Florida, UF Health Neurosurgery - Jacksonville is also one of the most advanced, with most of our faculty neurosurgeons having completed fellowship training in subspecialty fields, including skull-base surgery, neuro-oncology, complex and reconstructive spine surgery, pediatric neurosurgery, cerebrovascular surgery, endovascular surgery, functional neurosurgery and neurosurgical trauma.
The Department of Neurosurgery offers an Undergraduate Medical Education rotation for fourth-year UF medical students. For current health care professionals, we are active participants in the UF Continuing Medical Education program. In addition, our faculty neurosurgeons assist in the education of health care professionals in the field of orthopaedic surgery, neurology, oral and maxillofacial surgery, and general surgery. In addition, we assist in training mid-level practitioners (PAs, ARNPs).
The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three UF colleges - medicine, nursing and pharmacy - located on the approximately 110-acre UF Health Jacksonville campus. The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 400 faculty members and 300 residents and fellows. The college offers 32 accredited graduate medical education programs. In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical students enrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at the Jacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urban setting.
The Neurosurgery Chair will join a strong leadership team that has set its sights on advancing the national profile of UF Health. The population of the area, in conjunction with the strong statewide reputation of UF Health, provides a great opportunity for clinical growth.
Reporting to the Dean of the College of Medicine - Jacksonville, the chair is responsible for the overall administrative, academic, and clinical outcomes of the department. UF seeks an accomplished academician and clinician with an M.D. from an accredited school, current board certification, and have a national reputation for clinical, educational and scholarly activities appropriate for appointment to the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in either a clinical or tenure-track position. Candidates must possess significant leadership experience, such as a section or division chief, vice chair or similar role, with demonstrated fiscal and managerial responsibility. It is important for the new Chair to possess a vision to ensure that the Department grows in rank and reputation. The ideal candidate will be able to grow the department’s clinical program in concert with the expansion of UF Health Jacksonville. The candidate should have national recognition and be actively involved in professional societies and physician organizations.Advertised Salary:
Commensurate with experience and qualifications.Minimum Requirements:
Accomplished academician and clinician with an M.D. from an accredited school, current board certification, and have a national reputation for clinical, educational and scholarly activities appropriate for appointment to the rank of Professor or Associate Professor in either a clinical or tenure-track position. Candidates must possess significant leadership experience, such as a section or division chief, vice chair or similar role, with demonstrated fiscal and managerial responsibility.Special Instructions to Applicants:
Please direct all nominations and applications to: Guy I. Benrubi, M.D., Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs; Chair, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology; Associate Chief Medical Officer, UF Health Jacksonville. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Applications should include one PDF containing the following: (1) a comprehensive letter of interest that addresses how their strengths and experience match the qualifications for the position, and what they see as challenges and opportunities of the Chair in the current academic environment; (2) a curriculum vitae, and (3) names, and contact information for three references. Documents should be submitted electronically to Neurosurgerychair@jax.ufl.edu.
The final candidate will be required to provide an 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 the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.Health Assessment Required: Yes