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Job ID: 154190

Chairperson of Department of Medicine
University of Louisville

Date Posted Feb. 15, 2021
Title Chairperson of Department of Medicine
University University of Louisville
louisville, KY, United States
Department Medicine
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date July 2021
  • Department Head/Head/Chair
  • Internal Medicine


The University of Louisville School of Medicine (established 1837) invites applications for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Medicine. The School seeks a Chair to lead the scientific, clinical, and educational programs of the Department of Medicine, with an emphasis on expanding the excellence, diversity, and collaboration within the School and with our partners. The Chair is responsible for overseeing operations and strategy across the department. The Chair provides leadership and oversight in the development of centers of excellence, supports outstanding clinical programs, and inspires and guides groundbreaking clinical, translational and basic research. Candidates should have a proven record of operational leadership, strong teaching, clinical, mentoring and research skills, as well as demonstrated administrative experience, academic excellence and the ability to add intellectual diversity with cultural richness. Candidates should be committed to patient care, faculty development, research and education of medical students, residents and fellows.

Candidates will have an M.D. or M.D., Ph.D. degree, and a record of teaching, research and scholarship which would merit appointment at the rank of professor with tenure.

The Chair of the Department of Medicine will be responsible for the planning and guidance of clinical efforts within the UofL Health system. UofL Health is a fully integrated regional academic health system with five hospitals, four outpatient medical centers, and nearly 200 physician practice locations. UofL Health is the third largest healthcare provider in the Commonwealth of Kentucky and is focused on delivering outstanding clinical care, providing cutting edge clinical research, and offering a supportive educational environment to our learners.

The Department of Medicine was established in 1837 and is comprised of 169 full-time faculty, 15 part-time faculty,108 housestaff and 73 fellows in 11 divisions, with 14 Endowed Chairs. It currently has $98 million in grant funding, including $76 million in NIH grant funding. Further information on the Department and its faculty is available at

Applicants must apply online at for position # 40547 by attaching a current curriculum vitae documenting education, research, and administrative experience. Applicants should also submit a cover letter describing their vision for promotion of Departmental excellence in clinical service, research and teaching (cover letter and CV should be uploaded as one document).

Review of applications will begin in late April 2021 for all applications received by April 23, 2021. The position will be open for additional applications until filled.

  • The University of Louisville is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity, Americans with Disabilities Employer, committed to diversity, and in that spirit, seeks applications from a broad variety of candidates.

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Contact Information

  • Carmel Mackin
    Dean;s Office
    University of Louisville
    323 E. Chestnut Street
    Louisville, KY 40202
  • 502-852-5728


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