The University of Texas Medical Branch seeks an inaugural Chair for its new Department of Neurosurgery. The inaugural Chair will help move our highly diverse and respected neurosurgery team in the Houston/Galveston area to the next level. Consistent with the core values of the institution, the Professor and Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery is responsible for the quality of educational, scientific and clinical programs within the department. He or she is responsible for the overall leadership, development and management of the department consistent with guidelines set forth in the UTMB Handbook of Operating Procedures and the Board of Regents’ Rules and Regulations and in support of UTMB’s rapidly- expanding programs. This oversight includes the appropriate and optimal use of human, financial, space and other resources to successfully manage the clinical, educational, research and administrative missions of the department. The Chair is the Academic and Clinical Leader and is expected to advance excellence in clinical care, teaching and training, research and scholarship including mentoring residents and fellows to become successful clinicians, educators and academicians. He or she must help develop and sustain an appropriate balance between high levels of client service and exceptional operational efficiency while fostering a culture of informed, self-directed compliance with institutional regulations. The Chair reports to the Executive Vice President and Provost and Dean of Medicine.
Income Package: A negotiable income package is offered based upon level of Academic experience. Superior benefits and retirement program along with relocation expenses and other incentives are also provided.
MD, DO degree or equivalent degree, eight to ten years of related experience, demonstrated familiarity with academic administration in a specialty field, demonstrative comprehensive understanding of a medical school/hospital environment, board certification and the ability to obtain a Texas state medical board license.
About UTMB Health
UTMB Health is a $2.2 billion health science center comprised of schools of Nursing, Medicine, and Health Professions, as well as a Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, three institutes and over 10 exceptional research centers. Located near the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world, UTMB has a long and remarkable history of advancing health sciences education, research and patient care. It was the
first academic health center in Texas and is home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing and allied health sciences. UTMB is also home to the Galveston National Laboratory, one of only two laboratories conducting research on a university campus at the BSL-4 level in the U.S. Overall research funding has increased 20% over the past five years to $132 million and UTMB ranks 54th nationally in NIH funding among medical schools. UTMB also ranks as a five-star hospital by Vizient, 1 of 12 of the 107 academic medical centers in the nation, for superior performance in providing high quality care. For 125 years, the university has maintained a forward-thinking spirit that has enabled it to serve its students, its patients and the people of Texas and beyond, in innovative ways. For more information, visit https://www.utmb.edu/
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Downtown Houston is less than an hour drive and has two available major airports (Hobby and Intercontinental).
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Interested candidates should submit a Cover Letter and current Curriculum Vitae (CV) to Skott Harrington via email, firstname.lastname@example.org Please be sure to include a preferred contact method.
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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About UTMB Health
Established in 1891, UTMB has a long history of advancing health science education, research, and patient care. We were the first Academic Health Center in Texas and home to the state’s first schools of medicine, nursing, and allied health sciences. UTMB is comprised of 4 schools, 3 institutes, with 3 hospitals and clinics throughout the state supporting medical education. The Medical School enrolls 230 students per class and 1 in 6 Texas physicians have trained at UTMB.