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Chair and Professor of Internal Medicine

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Chair and Professor of Internal Medicine
Requisition Number FE02542
Working Title Department Chair of Internal Medicine
Department Name 7H000:COLLEGE OF MEDICINE
Work Location Lexington, KY
Type of Position Faculty
Position Time Status Full-Time
Tenure Track Status Tenure Track
Required Education

MD, DO, MD/PhD or equivalent

Required Related Experience

• National recognition as demonstrated through involvement in academic and professional societies at a national level
• Demonstrated leadership in administrative positions in medical school or an academic medical center setting
• Proven record of recruitment and retention of talent

Required License/Registration/Certification

Board certification required in Internal Medicine.

Eligible for, or in current possession of, a medical licensure in Kentucky.

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine in Lexington, Ky., invites applications and nominations for the position of professor and chair of the department of internal medicine. This is an outstanding opportunity to expand care as part of a rapidly growing health system, and to substantially build upon a strong research and academic foundation.

The department of internal medicine is the largest department in the College of Medicine and at the University of Kentucky, with 15 divisions, approximately 300 faculty, 88 residents, 40 fellows, 100 advanced practice providers, and over 320 staff members as of fall 2020. The department is also vital to UK HealthCare, a nationally recognized health care system dedicated to patient-focused care. University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region, according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals Rankings.

The College of Medicine, is one of six health-related colleges at the University (Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health), encompassing a combined 25 basic science and clinical departments and more than 1,100 faculty members.
In the past few years, the college has expanded its educational and research efforts, adding two new regional campuses in Bowling Green and Northern Kentucky, and doubling its National Institutes of Health funding.

There is particular opportunity to advance research in alignment with the University’s historic commitment to key research priorities, and in partnership with the National Cancer Institute designated Markey Cancer Center, Gill Heart & Vascular Institute, Barstable Brown Diabetes Center, and the UK Center for Clinical and Translational Science, among many others institutes and centers.

The predominant criteria for appointment as chair include the proven ability to deliver excellent patient care while training future leaders in internal medicine. The successful candidate will be a nationally-prominent academic leader and role model with an established record of excellence in clinical care, research, clinical education, and mentorship.

The Executive Search Firm of WittKieffer has been selected to recruit for this position. To be considered, you must complete the UK application process (including uploading a CV and cover letter) as well as contacting Jeff Schroetlin, Karen Otto, and Megan Welch, the WittKieffer consultants supporting UK in this recruitment at UKInternalMedicine@wittkieffer.com

Applications will be reviewed immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The successful candidate should demonstrate strong leadership skills as a listener, decision-maker, humanist, and an effective advocate for the department, its divisions, and its faculty. The candidate should have experience developing collaborative initiatives and the personal characteristics needed to promote, foster, and facilitate the trust of colleagues and the broader University faculty. The successful applicant should demonstrate impeccable integrity and be an effective communicator.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? Yes
Preferred Education/Experience

Prior extensive administrative experience as a department chair, division chief, or program director is preferred.

Deadline to Apply
Open Until Filled Yes
University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posted: 2021-02-17 Expires: 2021-05-20

Career Employment at UK

UK offers fulfilling careers in diverse fields supporting our teaching, research and health care missions. We also offer a compelling benefits package, including a generous retirement savings match and a supportive work environment distinguished by a respect for the unique work-life needs of every individual. Our culture of learning also provides tremendous support and resources for ongoing education, training and development. 

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