Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program; Assistant/Associate/ Full Professor

Florida Atlantic University
Clinical - Off Campus Location (COM use only)

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Position Type
Assistant Professor
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

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Position Summary:

The Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University is seeking an outstanding faculty member to serve as Program Director of the General Surgery Residency Program. This position is intended for faculty with major effort in teaching, leadership, innovation and service in General Surgery and its sub­specialties. The instructional role is flexible and will include a combination of direct teaching, developing instructional materials, trainee advising, curriculum design, assessment of trainee performance, and other roles as determined by the developing needs of the College of Medicine. Faculty with expertise in teaching of residents in general surgery are preferred.

Our mission is to produce graduates who are prepared and motivated to play a central role in the achievement of three critical state goals: (1) providing the highest quality health care to Florida's citizens; (2) assuring that the state has the requisite number of medical faculty required to support Florida's medical schools/training programs and assure continued access to medical education opportunities in Florida; and (3) producing physician-scientists and residents/fellows with the knowledge and skills required to transform healthcare and biomedical research in the state. Faculty will collaborate in the development of the five-year curriculum. The focus of this position(s) is graduate medical education of residents in general surgery in a five-year curriculum with an elective sixth year in research.

The Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

Minimum Qualifications:

M.D. or D.O. from an accredited institution and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher.

Applicants must have significant teaching experience and demonstrated teaching excellence.

A Florida medical license or eligibility for Florida licensure and active or eligible for American Board of General Surgery (ABMS) board certification in General Surgery.

The preferred candidate has served as faculty of a general surgery residency or residency program director. Experience as a course or clerkship director is desirable.

The ability to effectively communicate with a variety of students, residents, fellows and employees from widely diverse backgrounds is required.

Demonstrates and supports a culture of inclusivity and belonging.

Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes inclusivity and belonging.


Commensurate with Experience

College or Department:

College of Medicine/Surgery


Clinical - Off Campus Location (COM use only)

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Application Deadline:


Special Instructions to Applicant:

This position is open until filled and may close without prior notice.

This position is subject to funding.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required employment application for this recruitment and submitting the related documents.

Required Documents:
FAU’s Career Page permits the attachment of required/requested documentation.
PLEASE NOTE: A maximum of five (5) documents may be attached to your application. If more than five (5) documents are required for submission, please combine additional documents into a single attachment to not exceed the maximum permitted.

The site permits the attachment of required/requested documentation. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter and curriculum vitae.

The selected candidate for this position is required to submit an official transcript sent directly from the institution for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Similarly, for degrees from outside the United States, the evaluation by an organization belonging to the National Association of Credential Evaluation (NACES), with an indication of the documents the evaluation was prepared from (official transcripts, diplomas, dissertation abstracts) is required for the Provost’s credential file prior to the first day of employment. Transcripts must be issued to Florida Atlantic University, not to the individual applicant.

Background Screening:
Selected candidates must successfully complete and pass all employment screenings prior to the start of employment. Employment screenings may include a criminal background check (level I and level II), motor vehicle check, credit check, reference checks, alcohol, and drug screening check.

As a Hispanic-serving institution, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) is one of the most racially and ethnically diverse institutions in the Florida state university system. We are committed to recruiting and retaining talented and diverse faculty and staff. We embrace our shared responsibility to create and celebrate a diverse, welcoming, inclusive, and equitable campus environment for all. Our community features excellent schools, a vibrant and safe community, and a sub-tropical climate conductive to year-round outdoor activities.

Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations may contact Human Resources at 561-297-3057. For inquiries concerning employees, job applicants or other available accommodations, please email or call the Office of Civil Rights and Title IX at (561) 297-3004.

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