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Head & Neck Surgeon / Oncology

Southern Illinois University
Springfield, Illinois

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Assistant Professor
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The Department of Otolaryngology at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine is seeking an Assistant Professor to join our growing faculty. The Department currently consists of seven full-time physicians, four advanced practitioners, six audiologists and a speech language pathologist. We are a fully accredited residency training program accepting two residents per year. We are currently pursuing opportunities for clinical growth and for strategic expansion within central and southern Illinois. Research opportunities are available and strongly encouraged. In addition to traditional opportunities for research, SIU has excellent support for investigating disparities in care through collaboration with the Department of Population Science and Policy.


Job Duties:

I.             Administration

Assist in the administrative functions of the Department of Otolaryngology working with the chair to develop systems of supervision and evaluation of residents and medical students. Help develop specialized clinics related to the field of Otolaryngology where appropriate in conjunction with the School of Medicine.

II.            Teaching

Provide a role model as a teacher in Otolaryngology. Develop teaching modules in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. Assist with methods for students, residents in Otolaryngology, and other residents rotating through Otolaryngology. Develop and implement programs in Otolaryngology for national distribution Participate in the development and implementation of CME Programs. Provide head and neck oncology education to SIU-SOM faculty, nurses, and allied health workers when requested. Participate in education forums organized by the Simmons Cancer Institute (SCI) for physician and non-physician faculty.

III.           Research

Supervises and participates in research in medical education related to Otolaryngology. Promote research and scholarly activities within the Department by example and encouragement.  


Service: Demonstrate, by actions, commitment to the mission and the behavioral standards of SIU School of Medicine. Provide excellent service to both internal and external customers through collaboration and partnership; compassion and respect; integrity and accountability; diversity and inclusion; as well as continuous learning and improvement. Set an example as a highly skilled and conscientious practitioner of Otolaryngology with a practice style that is balanced with self-education and other academic activities which will provide an example of future practitioners of Otolaryngology.

  1. Maintain a practice of Otolaryngology in order to continue clinical proficiency.
  2. Provide a role model as a practitioner for faculty, house officers, students and fellow practitioners.
  3. Attend national meetings, symposia and committees related to Otolaryngology.
  4. Present papers and lectures at meetings of Otolaryngology or related fields.
  5. Serve on committees where appropriate of national, regional and state societies pertaining to Otolaryngology.

Represent the Department of Otolaryngology on committees as requested by the Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology. On an ad hoc basis, collaborate with the outreach activities of the SCI to provide education to the communities of central and southern Illinois on the early detection and prevention for head and neck cancers.


Minimum Job Requirements:

Illinois MD License Board-certified or Board-eligible in Otolaryngology Surgery A highly competitive salary will be offered. SIU School of Medicine is located in the historic capital City of Springfield, Illinois with a population of 120,000 serving over 2 million throughout central and southern Illinois.  It is an excellent place to live and raise a family with high quality affordable housing. Excellent public and private schools are available as are a wide range of cultural and entertainment offerings.  Springfield is conveniently located between St. Louis, Chicago, and Indianapolis.

We are seeking a board-certified/board eligible Neurotologist who is invested in the growth of the Department as well as education, interpersonal relationships, sensitive to the needs of underrepresented populations, collaboration, and program development. This is an academic position in the practice and teaching of Otolaryngology / Oncology to medical students, residents and allied health professionals. Interested and qualified applicants should visit and apply for Assistant Professor of Head and Neck Surgery. Questions regarding the position may be directed to Department of Otolaryngology Chair, Dr. Dana Crosby, at [email protected]


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