The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications for the position of chair of the Department of Surgery. The College of Medicine seeks a visionary chair with demonstrated leadership abilities, a strong record in academic medicine, with administrative experience as a division chief or program/center director who could provide strong leadership skills as a listener, decision-maker, humanist and effective advocate for the discipline in the Department of Surgery and its faculty. Candidates with an NIH-funded research program (current or previous record of funding) are welcomed, but this is not a primary criterion for the role. The successful candidate will also serve as surgeon-in-chief for UKHealthCare.
The successful candidate should be recognized for the exceptional accomplishments as a clinician and academician and will be required to continue to practice while serving as chair. The candidate should have accomplishments in scholarship suitable to the level of a tenured professor of surgery. Furthermore, the candidate should have skills in collaboration and the ability to learn and share, and should have people-skills that promote, foster and facilitate the trust of colleagues, the broader university and those who might make philanthropic gifts to UK HealthCare or the university. The chair should have impeccable integrity and be an effective and able communicator.
Candidates should have a clinical background in general surgery and/or other current divisions/sections of the department of surgery which include vascular surgery, trauma surgery, cardiothoracic surgery, transplant surgery, pediatric surgery, endocrine surgery, colorectal surgery, surgery oncology and plastic surgery.
Applicants must submit a Curriculum Vita and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.