The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications for the position of chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. The College of Medicine seeks a visionary Chair with a successful record of achievement in academic neurosurgical medicine. Prior extensive administrative experience as a department chair, division chief or program director is preferred. The successful candidate should demonstrate strong leadership skills as a listener, decision-maker, humanist, collaborator, and be able to be an effective advocate for the Department and its faculty. Exceptional accomplishments as a surgeon and academician are required as the Chair’s duties include clinical practice.
The predominant criteria for appointment as Chair includes the proven ability to deliver excellent patient care while having scholarly productivity and evidence of success in training future leaders in Neurosurgery.
The candidate should also have experience developing and/or participating in collaborative initiatives and the personal qualities to promote, foster, and facilitate the trust of colleagues and the broader university. The successful applicant should demonstrate impeccable integrity and be an effective and able communicator.
The Department of Neurosurgery currently consists of 9 clinical faculty (1 additional signed for next year), 6 research faculty, 5 advance practice providers and over 18 staff members not including ambulatory clinical staff. The department manages a 7-year Neurosurgery residency program (2 residents per year, 14 residents total), as well as fellowship programs in Vascular Neurosurgery (starting in 2021).
Questions and inquiries can be directed to Dr. Lisa Tannock, Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications will be handled in a security sensitive and confidential manner. Applications must include a CV and cover letter, and will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.