Professor and Chair of Family and Community Medicine

Job description

The University of Kentucky is seeking a Chair of Family and Community Medicine. This position is charged with the growth and development of research and teaching excellence of the Department and will oversee research, education, service, and other departmental activities. This Chair will work closely with the Department's Faculty, the Dean and senior leadership within the College, University and UK Healthcare to outline a strategic plan for the Department.

The Chair must also foster and support research in basic, translational, and clinical research in alignment with the vision and mission of the University, oversee the continuing education of the Department's faculty and overall educational mission. The Chair serves as an important spokesperson for UK's Family and Community Medicine Department research, service, and educational activities at the local, regional and national level.

Applications will be reviewed immediately, and will continue until the position is filled. Please include a CV and cover letter along with application.

Job Title
Professor and Chair of Family and Community Medicine

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Lexington, KY

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Required Education

Applicants should have a MD or equivalent degree.

Required Related Experience

The applicant should be an outstanding physician with an international reputation in leadership, teaching, or research. In addition, achievement in research, clinical and educational pursuits, as well as progressive and broad administrative leadership experience within an academic or similarly complex institution is required.

The qualified candidate will have a distinguished record of achievement in basic, translational, and/or clinical research, and experience sufficient to be a tenured full Professor.

Required License/ Registration/Certification

Applicant must be currently certified or eligible for certification with the Kentucky Board of Family Medicine.


The applicant should have the following qualities:

-Proven ability to provide visionary leadership in a complex environment.
-Broad and thoughtfully considered approach to leading an academic Department of Family and Community Medicine, inclusive of all disciplines within the department.
-Demonstrative leadership and effectiveness in building research initiatives alongside clinical programs. Strong scholarly credentials with a proven ability to recruit research faculty, partner with external organizations and secure additional research funding.
-Proven track record as an outstanding clinician and administrative leader demonstrated by inclusive leadership style, collaboration, integrity judgment and strong interpersonal skills.
-Ability to articulate a clear vision for growth, expansion, and evolution of the Department of Family and Community medicine to a top tier medical education institution.
-Demonstrated leadership style that enjoys interacting with people and can easily connect with faculty and staff in the department, centers of research, across disciplines and among external entities in the community.
-Demonstrates the ability to recruit and retain outstanding faculty and physicians; have worked effectively with program leadership; ability to effectively delegate.
-Shown evidence of success in grant writing and funding procurement.
-A philosophy of collaboration and teamwork in interactions within and across departments; have shown the ability to successfully support multidisciplinary efforts in a complex environment.
-Shown skills to be a collaborative leader with medical school, health sciences, and university colleagues to advance the UKCOM and broader UK missions.
-Demonstrated ability to be engaging and persuasive with strong teamwork skills; politically astute, diplomatic, and able to manage by influence.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Open Untill Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's Online Employment System?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Academic Keys
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the above
  2. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita
  2. Cover Letter
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    Posted: 2/28/2018
    Application Due: 4/29/2018
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