Department Chair

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Job Title: Department Chair
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 14729
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USG Applicant Clearinghouse Position ID Number for Faculty Postings 40171.

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The Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology. The Chair plays a pivotal role in building and supervising both clinical and academic programs that are part of the Augusta University enterprise. The Chair reports to the Dean and will serve as the department’s academic and administrative leader, providing direction in research, educational programs, faculty recruitment, retention and development, budget management and oversight, and strategic planning.

The role of Department Chair of Obstetrics & Gynecology requires articulation of a vision that enhances the excellence of the department, fosters interdisciplinary collaboration across the University, and undertakes new initiatives that maintain and expand the existing departmental, clinical, research, and teaching missions. The Chair will be a critical leader within the Health System and will be expected to partner with other Department Chairs and Health System leaders to lift the Augusta University Health System to world-class levels of excellence in all aspects of performance including clinical quality, financial success, growth of patient volumes, patient satisfaction, employee satisfaction, and physician satisfaction. The new Chair will also be expected to actively contribute to strategic planning activities that are essential for plotting the course to success for the Health System.

The ideal candidate will have a demonstrated track record of successfully recruiting strong faculty members, and developing and enhancing OBGYN programs at an academic medical center / medical school. In addition, top candidates should be strong mentors of junior faculty and have a passion for helping develop younger faculty members to achieve success with research endeavors as well as in the clinical and educational arenas. He / she should also have a national reputation for excellence in the field of Obstetrics & Gynecology and demonstrate active participation – preferably in leadership roles – in the professional societies. A key focus for the new chair will be enhancing the stature and reputation of the Department among other leading physicians across the country. The new chair will be expected to champion excellence in clinical quality and should therefore have a track record of consistently achieving quality outcomes at the highest levels of the profession. The new Chair will also be expected to synchronize the Departmental educational goals with those of the residency program, based on the pillars of research, teaching, learning, innovation and quality improvement.

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Qualifications for the position include an MD/DO or equivalent degree, current board certification in Obstetrics & Gynecology, and academic accomplishments that merit tenured appointment at the rank of associate or full professor. He /she must possess, or be eligible for, a medical license in the state of Georgia. An outstanding record of academic accomplishment and demonstrated excellence in patient care, education, and research along with demonstrated experience working with and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment and a commitment to do so as a faculty member at Augusta University is required.

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On behalf of the Search Committee Chair, Jatinder Bhatia, MD, applications, nominations and inquiries will be received electronically by Sharon Wingard, Executive Search Consultant, Augusta University at [email protected]

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All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree in the form of an original transcript. Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.

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Posted: 10/9/2018
Application Due: 11/4/2019
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