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Chair of Community Health and Family Medicine (76748)

University of Florida
University of Florida College of Medicine
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Chair of Community Health and Family Medicine (76748)

University of Florida College of Medicine
Open Date:
Jul 13, 2021

The University of Florida College of Medicine, based in Gainesville, Florida, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM). Rank and Tenure status will be commensurate with qualifications

The Department of Community Health and Family Medicine (CHFM) at the University of Florida College of Medicine has 52 faculty members and fellows and 27 residents.  CHFM has a robust and expanding clinical enterprise.  The department's nine clinics provide services to rural patients and smaller communities (Old Town, Starke, Lake City), safety net patient populations (Main and Eastside), as well as traditional community-based clinics.  The practice sites provide approximately 132,000 patient visits annually.  UF Student Health adds an additional 38,000 patients visits annually.  In addition to their outpatient practice clinics, the department covers 28 beds on an inpatient service that is mainly populated by patients associated with the departmental practices.  Clinical revenues are approximately $25 million.  The UF College of Medicine, the largest of six colleges at the University of Florida Academic Health Center, is ranked #18 in public medical schools by U.S. News & World Report and is home to thousands of faculty, students, and staff committed to improving the health and well-being of people across the globe.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the Chair will address a wide range of opportunities and challenges to meet the UF COM’s aspirations, including deliverables pertaining to access and delivering care to the underserved population through equity creation and community engagement; development of clinical services via multidisciplinary care teams and a primary care backbone for a community based, population health approach to delivery; and innovative approaches to education as well as scholarly activity. The Chair will oversee residency programs, fellowships, and an active undergraduate educational program.  The Chair also oversees the Department’s clinical activities, with responsibility for their success in the marketplace and for achieving the delivery of high quality and cost effective care. 


The ideal candidate will have a current academic rank of at least Associate Professor of Medicine along with a distinguished record of teaching and clinical care in a community medicine environment.  Candidates should have demonstrated success as a leader of a Department or Division of Family Medicine, of an interdisciplinary institute, or an academic entity of comparable size and scope.  The ideal candidate will have experience in the development and successful implementation of new clinical programs and services. Candidates must be an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D., be board certified in Family Practice, and eligible for licensure in Florida.  A distinguished record of innovative leadership, scholarly accomplishments, and excellence in administration is sought and management education or training is highly desired.

Application Instructions:

WittKieffer has been retained to assist in this recruitment.  Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited, and candidates should include a letter of interest outlining their special qualifications for this position and a current curriculum vitae.  Confidential inquiries and documents should be submitted to the WittKieffer consultants supporting this search, Stephen Davis, Kimberly Smith, and Claudia Teschky at [email protected].

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

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. 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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