Acute Care Surgeon - Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor (71919)

Jacksonville, FL Campus
Mar 28, 2021
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Acute Care Surgeon - Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor (71919)

Jacksonville, FL Campus
Open Date:
Mar 26, 2021

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville (UFCOM-J), Department of Surgery, Division of Acute Care Surgery, seeks a full-time Acute Care Surgeon faculty position at the non-tenure accruing level of Clinical Assistant/Associate Professor.  We currently have nine full-time surgeons and are hoping to grow as our clinical mission expands.  We follow a shared service model, covering the full spectrum of acute care surgery, including adult and pediatric trauma care, emergency general surgery, and surgical critical care.

Surgery services are provided at UF Health Jacksonville, an American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 Trauma Center that provides coverage to Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. Our trauma program has about 4000 trauma resuscitations per year with about 2500 patients requiring admission.  The blunt/penetrating ratio is 85/15%, and about 25% trauma patients have an ISS> 15. The hospital has 696 beds including 28 Surgical Intensive Care Unit beds. We founded the Trauma One aeromedical transport program more than 35 years ago, and have strong relationships with other prehospital providers, including Jacksonville Fire and Rescue.   

We are looking for a faculty member with a strong interest in medical student and resident education.  UFCOM-J has a freestanding general surgical residency graduating 4 chief residents per year, as well as a fully accredited surgical critical care fellowship with 2 positions.  We also have rotating third and fourth year medical students, physician assistant students, and other trainees under our supervision as part of our care teams.  Our group also has strong research portfolios, with more than $1 million in research funding, nearly 70 IRB-approved or pending studies, and well over 100 publications and presentations in the previous year alone.  Opportunities for clinical, translational, and collaborative preclinical studies abound, and research partnerships with UF Gainesville and extra institutional entities are very common. Salary is negotiable; UF benefits are excellent. 

Jacksonville is a growing city with a beautiful climate that affords year round outside activities such as golf, biking, running, and surfing. It is the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars (NFL) and Jumbo Shrimp (Minor League Baseball). Professional golf and tennis tournaments are hosted each year in the surrounding areas. Major college sports are in close proximity, and Jacksonville hosts annually one of the most historic rivalry games in college football, the Florida-Georgia game. Broadway Theater, major concerts, and fine arts pair well with the growing culinary scene. 

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three colleges at the Health Science Center Jacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health in Jacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the 603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — and more than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 440 faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as well as medical students from UF and around the country. We offer an incredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to train many of best primary care providers and specialists throughout the region, the state and the country.

The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical education programs and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents and fellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinical rotations as well.

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. While third-year rotations are only offered to UF students, elective rotations in the final year of clinical training are available to students from accredited schools in the US and Canada.

For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields.

The college's faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 million in external research funding, approximately 50% of which was federally sponsored projects.

The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translational research facility. To support faculty and resident research, the college has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchers analytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center for Research Training, helping develop the next generation of highly collaborative clinical researchers.

Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolest summers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is a major port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, several nature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches. Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, which plays a major role in our work and play.

To learn more about our college, our leadership and our campus, please visit us at



  1. Candidates must be board certified in general surgery and have or be eligible for Certificate of Added Qualifications in Surgical Critical Care.  
  2. Candidates must either have or be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Florida. 
  3. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the value of diversity and inclusion and contribute to the organizational culture of mutual respect.

Application Instructions:

The search committee will begin to review applications as soon as an applicant pool is identified. Please include a cover letter and CV.  For additional information, contact Marie Crandall, MD, MPH at [email protected]

The 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   

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.  


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