Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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Health & Medical, Medicine
Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Virginia is seeking candidates for a tenure eligible Assistant Professor position to start September 2024. This clinical faculty position is responsible for providing exceptional patient care in the management of orthopaedic sports medicine with a strong commitment to musculoskeletal research. Qualified applicants must have demonstrated clinical expertise and the ability to perform quality basic scientific or clinical research. Candidates must have an MD and be board-eligible or board-certified. Fellowship in the sub-specialty of Sports Medicine is required as well as evidence of academic productivity. Salary and tenure status are dependent upon qualifications. The position will remain open until filled.

The Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Division currently has six surgeons and three physician assistants to manage the patient population. The Division works with athletes at the professional, collegiate, and high school levels along with recreational sports. Training and exposure in the broad range of surgical techniques is preferable, particularly using the latest minimally invasive arthroscopic procedures. The selected candidate will join a group of 30 orthopaedic faculty who share emergency orthopaedic call coverage at a Level 1 quaternary care trauma center. The candidate will see patients in our newly constructed UVA Orthopaedic Center Ivy Road, a 200,000 square foot facility housing all adult orthopaedic subspecialties, physical therapy, operating rooms, conference space, prosthetics and orthotics, and a sports medicine center. The candidate will perform surgery in both the in-patient and the out-patient areas of the UVA Health System.

This position will also extend their expertise beyond diagnosing and treating athletic injuries to focusing also on injury prevention, successful rehabilitation and lifestyle changes to assist the athlete to perform at their highest level. This position will work closely members of the Sports Medicine Center’s multidisciplinary team that includes primary sports medicine, imaging, nutrition, orthotics, occupational and physical therapy, neurological concussion care, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

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Minimum Requirements
Education: Candidates must have an MD and be board-eligible or board-certified. Fellowship in the sub-specialty of Sports Medicine is required as well as evidence of academic productivity.

Experience: Qualified applicants must have demonstrated clinical expertise and have demonstrated the ability to perform quality basic scientific or clinical research.

Licensure: Candidates must be licensed to practice medicine in the State of Virginia and be board-eligible or board-certified.

Application Instructions
For the Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine, please use Requisition #R0047268.
External Applicants please apply through Workday and search for the requisition #R0047268. Complete an application online, and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
Internal UVA Applications: please apply through your Workday home page. Complete an application online and attach a cover letter, CV/resume, and contact information for three references (name, email address, telephone number, and address).
For further information about the position and application process, please contact Carley Pavelka Bacher Administrative Manager, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, 434-243-0291. For questions about the application process, please contact Eric Allen.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


In 1819, the University of Virginia established a new model for intellectual exchange and cross-disciplinary collaboration in higher education. Two hundred years later, as a major research institution, we continue to challenge conventions, lead with ingenuity and advance knowledge for the common good.

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As we invest in and strengthen our research capabilities, UVA seeks new faculty ready to uncover new insights, rewrite old rules and collaborate on intellectual discoveries.


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UVA is also home to a nationally renowned academic medical center and the UVA Health System, which serves a three-part mission to treat patients, conduct translational research and train medical practitioners in a wide variety of disciplines.

Established as the nation’s 10th medical school in 1825, the institution has since grown to include a 612-bed hospital and a Level I trauma center, nationally recognized cancer and heart centers, a Children’s Hospital, and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia.

The UVA Medical Center is consistently ranked among the nation’s best hospitals by the U.S. News & World Report magazine and has been named among the top 25 percent in seven specialties.


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Perhaps most importantly, faculty come to UVA knowing that instruction is as important as research, and they pride themselves on their many teaching awards.  Our best professors look for ways to encourage, mentor and develop tomorrow’s leaders inside and outside the classroom.


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In addition to UVA and its health system, several major employers have facilities in Charlottesville, including State Farm, Northrop Grumman, the U.S. Department of Defense, GE and others.  Charlottesville is also becoming a center for innovative start-up businesses.  The University also actively helps spouses and partners of faculty members build their networks and pursue employment opportunities with a wide variety of area employers. 

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA) and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, qualified individuals with disabilities are protected from discrimination and may be entitled to reasonable accommodations to assist in their pursuit of employment at the University. This includes assistance in completing the online job application as well as reasonable accommodations during the interview process. Please contact the UHR Service Center: 434.982.0123 to request assistance.

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