The Department of Medicine at University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine seeks to recruit a dynamic physician leader and educator as Vice Chair of the department. We are seeking a clinician-educator with strong leadership and organization skills, with previous senior level management experience in an academic healthcare organization. The applicant must have a record of accomplishment at a national or international level in their field of expertise and a strong interest in pursuing research and scholarly activity. Candidates must also commit to diversity and equal opportunity.
In addition to serving in an administrative capacity as Vice Chair (Academics) of the department, the role of the Vice Chair is to also:
Assist in faculty development and faculty academic promotion efforts
Participate in teaching and training of residents, medical students and fellows including clinical teaching in the hospital and clinics as well as by participation in didactics including morning report, Grand Rounds and other conferences
Actively participate in recruitment of faculty, mentor young faculty to improve their scholarly activity
Disseminate scientific knowledge through publications and other scholarly activities
Assist the Chair in the general administration of the department, especially as a key faculty member in the residency program and as a member of the clinical competence committee
Review and approve requests for credentialing of medical staff in the department. Review OPPE and FPE reports and take appropriate action
Assist the Chair in the development and implementation of the strategic plan for the department and oversee the CME activities of the department
Complete other tasks as assigned by the Chairperson of the Department of Medicine from time to time
Give lectures at departmental, local, state, national and international conferences
Maintain a high degree of personal integrity
The GSM seeks a clinician-educator with strong leadership and organization skills, with previous senior level management experience in an academic healthcare organization. The applicant must have a record of accomplishment at a national or international level in their field of expertise and a strong interest in pursuing research and scholarly activity. Candidates must also commit to diversity and equal opportunity.
This position is a tenured or non-tenure track academic appointment with dedicated time for pursuing academic and scholarly activity. The candidate must be board certified by the American Board or American Osteopathic Board in Internal Medicine or a sub-specialty board and eligible to obtain a license to practice medicine in Tennessee. Academic rank will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and qualifications.
Additionally, the ideal candidate will have the following:
Proven record of administration and management in an academic medical center setting
Demonstrated commitment to education
Dynamic leadership skills for further clinical, research, and academic growth
Distinguished, nationally recognized academic career with strong clinical and research credentials
Extensive knowledge of and commitment to excellence in teaching programs, relevant research programs, and state-of-the-art clinical services
Experience mentoring junior faculty
Demonstrated commitment to collegiality, collaboration, and service
Familiarity in recruitment development, utilization, and retention of faculty
Clear commitment to improving the atmosphere for diverse faculty
Demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, and diversity and inclusion
Department of Medicine
The Department of Medicine includes 17 divisions and comprises more than 190 faculty members dedicated to the tripartite mission of clinical care, education, and research. In addition to thriving Internal Medicine Residency and Transitional Year programs there are well established fellowships in Cardiovascular Disease, Interventional Cardiology and Pulmonary Disease/Critical Care Medicine and Hematology/Oncology. Plans are underway for expansion into additional areas.
Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.
Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville
The GSM is home to ten academic departments with more than 400 full-time and volunteer teaching physicians, dentists, and researchers. Currently, 224 residents and fellows train in 15 ACGME-accredited specialty and subspecialty programs, and 16 residents train in CODA-accredited general dentistry and AAMOS accredited oral and maxillofacial surgery programs.
Third-year medical students from the UTHSC perform core clerkships with GSM faculty in family medicine, internal medicine, obstetrics and gynecology, surgery, pediatrics, neurology, and psychiatry. Fourth-year electives are offered in a number of specialties and subspecialties and are available to medical students across the country.
The GSM, in partnership with the UTMC, sponsors extensive translational research in both clinical and laboratory settings. The faculty collaborates with various institutions both regionally and nationally including other UTHSC campuses, UTK, ORNL, and other health science center institutions.
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.
Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT's doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges -- Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state's largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.
UT GSM is ideally located in beautiful East Tennessee, at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, affording metropolitan conveniences coupled with rural charm.
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.