Vice Chair of Research, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
The Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) at the University of Kentucky (https://pmr.med.uky.edu/) located in Lexington, KY is seeking a Vice Chair of Research (M.D./D.O. and/or PhD.) with experience in research related to the discipline of PM&R. The successful individual will be expected to develop a strategic plan to grow our research program in size and scope, facilitate the research education/participation of clinical faculty and residents, and contribute to the growing translational research platform of the University of Kentucky. Responsibilities will include conducting independent, externally funded research, administrative oversight of the research program, research mentoring, and participating in departmental, college and university service. It is preferred but not required that the applicant have experience in neurorehabilitation (spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and/or stroke), and/or more general PM&R such as cancer, musculoskeletal, and rehab outcomes. Priority will be placed on research strengths that complement existing priorities across the University of Kentucky. Depending on the research profile, an affiliated appointment in other colleges is possible. The University of Kentucky inspires and supports discovery, creativity and research innovation across all disciplines. For more information, visit https://www.research.uky.edu/.
The applicants for this key position must be renowned in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a strong research reputation, ready to assume a leadership role, and have the skills needed to develop a nationally recognized research program. Program support includes multiple endowments for research faculty.
Academic appointment will be commensurate with credentials and experience. We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package, including a relocation stipend, malpractice, generous CME allowance, retirement plan, and more. Qualified candidates should have experience in, or be able to demonstrate a commitment to, working with diverse populations and/or in a culturally diverse work and educational environment. Lexington, KY known as the Horse Capital of the World is renowned for its beautiful horse farms with rolling pastures. It offers a low cost of living, nationally recognized public and private schools and colleges and a multitude of cultural, recreational, shopping, professional/collegiate sports venues and activities for the outdoor enthusiast.
Please include a CV, cover letter, and a two-page research statement (upload under Specific Request 1). In addition, please include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system.
Applications will be reviewed immediately, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted by January 7, 2019 to receive full considerations.
Informal inquiries can be addressed to:
Susan McDowell, MD
Janet Galloway Carter Endowed Chairperson
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
University of Kentucky
Vice Chair of Research, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
7H951:PHYSICAL MEDICINE & REHAB - RESEARCH DIV
Type of Position
Position Time Status
MD/PhD, DO/PhD or PhD degree.
Required Related Experience
Experience in research related to the discipline of PM&R
Required License/ Registration/Certification
The applicants for this key position must be renowned in physical medicine and rehabilitation with a strong research reputation, ready to assume a leadership role, and have the skills needed to develop a nationally recognized research program.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?
Preferred experience in neurorehabilitation (spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, and/or stroke), and/or more general Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation such as cancer, musculoskeletal, and rehab outcomes. Priority will be placed on research strengths that complement existing priorities across the University of Kentucky.
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