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Chair, Department of Family Medicine

University of Vermont
Burlington, VT

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The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, the seventh oldest medical school in the nation, seeks a nationally recognized physician leader and scholar in family medicine to serve as the next Chair of the Department of Family Medicine. This is a unique opportunity to lead a vibrant, mission-oriented Department committed to advancing the academic, clinical, and research activities, to positively impact the inclusive care environment in Vermont and the overall health of patients, families, and communities. The new Chair will hold the Morris Goldman ’29, MD ’32 Professor of Family Medicine named endowment.

The Larner College of Medicine works closely with the only tertiary academic medical center in Vermont, the University of Vermont Medical Center. Together, they offer leading-edge clinical, research, and educational programs. The UVM Health Network, a health system with six hospitals, a large multispecialty physician group, outpatient clinics, home health, and hospice, serves the population of Vermont and northern New York.

The Department of Family Medicine has a long tradition of commitment to providing excellent, state-of-the-art patient care, education, and research. The Department has two ACGME-accredited family medicine residency programs and an ACGME-accredited hospice & palliative medicine fellowship. Family Medicine provides patient care across twenty-eight ambulatory clinics and health centers, an academic medical center, two community hospitals, three critical access hospitals, and a respite house. The Department employs 59 faculty, 87 non-faculty physicians and 73 APPs, 35 family medicine residents, four dental residents, and two hospice and palliative medicine fellows. The Department of Family Medicine Research Division focuses on research to advance the science of social connection, healthcare communication, and the application of socially just conversation analytics in healthcare redesign. Current research departmental funding, including NIH grants, is more than $14M.

The next chair will bring a strong track record of leadership and successful mentorship of diverse faculty, development of sponsored research programs, excellence in care delivery, commitment to the education of the next generation, and a proven leader and advocate for excellence in diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives. Qualified candidates must hold an MD or equivalent medical degree; be board-certified in Family Medicine and eligible for medical licensure in Vermont and New York and have credentials appropriate for an appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor (clinical scholar or tenure pathway) at the University of Vermont.

All nominations, expressions of interest, and applications including a cover letter, DEI statement, and CV should be directed to Kimberly Smith and Linda Komnick through the office of Tricia Porter preferably via e-mail to

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, and research, scholarship, or creative arts. Applicants are required to submit a separate statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence.

We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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The University of Vermont’s hilltop campus looks out across one of America’s most vibrant small cities to Lake Champlain and the Adirondack Mountains beyond. Here, students’ educational experience and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and independent spirit of Vermont.

UVM is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship. With a commitment to undergraduate education, UVM professors — world-class researchers, scholars, and artists — bring their discoveries into the classroom and their students into the field.

You’ll find UVM faculty and students studying the effects of climate change aboard the Melosira, a research vessel and floating lab; testing new vaccines at the on-campus medical center; launching local start-ups; and working with refugees at Burlington community centers.

UVM doctorsSince 1791, the University of Vermont has worked to move humankind forward. The fifth oldest university in New England, UVM boasts a legacy of important firsts in education: the first college to declare public support of freedom of religion and the first to admit women and African-Americans to Phi Beta Kappa.

Today, the university continues to provide endless ways to explore the world, challenge ideas, and dig in on the most pressing issues of our time.

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  • Founded in 1791, became a Land Grant university in 1862
  • Home to seven undergraduate schools and colleges, the Honors College, Graduate College, Larner College of Medicine, and Division of Continuing and Distance Education
  • Enrollment: 10,267 undergraduates, 1,462 graduate students, 461 medical students, 23 post-baccalaureate certificates, 892 non-degree students
  • 1,556 full- and part-time faculty
  • Offering 100+ bachelor’s degree programs, 50 master’s programs, 29 accelerated master’s programs, and 22 doctoral programs
  • 18 Division I athletic teams
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With a metro-area population of approximately 210,000, Burlington is Vermont’s largest city. In addition to UVM, large local employers include Global Foundries, GE Healthcare, Keurig Green Mountain,, Seventh Generation and Ben & Jerry’s Homemade. Vermont’s public K-12 schools are perennially ranked among the best in the nation.

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