The Department of Surgery at the University of Florida College of
Medicine – Jacksonville, is seeking an Otolaryngologist at the
tenure or non-tenure accruing level of Associate/Full Professor for
the position of Chief, Division of Otolaryngology. The Department
of Surgery at the University of Florida College of Medicine –
Jacksonville is a tertiary referral center that serves the
population of Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia. It is home
to the divisions of General Surgery/Surgical Oncology,
Otolaryngology, Plastic Surgery, Trauma/Acute Care/Critical Care,
and Vascular Surgery.
The department is poised for substantial growth as we expand the
elective surgical practice throughout the Northeast region. The
ideal candidate will significantly impact our mission of being the
regions most valued surgical health care asset while also striving
to achieve our vision of providing the nation’s best surgical care
at your doorstep. The Division of Otolaryngology has been ranked
among the Top 50 Ear, Nose and Throat programs in the nation by US
News and World Report in 2019 and 2020. Multidisciplinary care and
collaboration are hallmarks of the program’s continued success –
the Chief will position the division for growth in each
subspecialty along with serving as a key contributor of the UF
Health Skull Base Center.
Jacksonville is a growing city with a beautiful climate that
affords year round outside activities such as golf, biking,
running, and surfing. It is the home of the Jacksonville Jaguars
(NFL) and Jumbo Shrimp (Minor League Baseball). Professional golf
and tennis tournaments are hosted each year in the surrounding
areas. Major college sports are in close proximity, and
Jacksonville hosts annually one of the most historic rivalry games
in college football, the Florida-Georgia game. Broadway Theater,
major concerts, and fine arts pair well with the growing culinary
We are seeking a candidate with broad clinical experience in
otolaryngology, with a particular interest in rhinology as well as
head and neck cancer. The candidate must be MD or DO, Board
Certified/Eligible in Otolaryngology with experience in all aspects
of the evaluation and treatment of disorders involving the ear,
nose, throat, and all related structures of the head and neck. This
position will report to the Chairman of the Department of Surgery
at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville.
Every faculty member in the department will have a mentoring team
assigned to them and participate in the department wide faculty
The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are
not limited to:
- Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the value of
diversity and inclusion and contribute to the organizational
culture of mutual respect.
- Leadership: Work with department chair to provide stable,
supportive leadership for the division as it expands to meet the
academic and clinical needs of the area
- Manage educational and research activities of the division in
alignment with and support of the mission of the COM, and the
department of surgery
- Responsible for divisional obligations for compliance
- Responsible for financial management of the division including
management of faculty and of support staff. Make recommendations
regarding resource deployment.
- Establish processes and practices within the division that are
transparent and fair.
- Recommend faculty and staff salaries consistent with
- Culture: Establish an intentional culture where people want to
be. This includes a culture of mentoring faculty, supporting their
development and encouraging collaborative endeavors.
- Clinical coverage: assure adequate staffing of surgeons
24/7/365. This includes managing vacation and travel of surgeons
- Regular meetings: Hold regular meetings (at least monthly) to
serve as a platform for faculty to provide input and as a conduit
- Serve as a positive advocate and role model for the division,
department and institution
- Personnel accountability: responsible for initial discussions
when there are personnel issues. Makes recommendations to
chair/administrator regarding personnel.
- Recruitments: Identify potential areas for recruitment. Work
with Department Chair and institution to recruit the best faculty
The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the
largest of the three colleges at the Health Science Center
Jacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health in
Jacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the
603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — and
more than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughout
Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.
The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 440
faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as well
as medical students from UF and around the country. We offer an
incredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to train
many of best primary care providers and specialists throughout the
region, the state and the country.
The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical education
programs and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents and
fellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College of
Medicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinical
rotations as well.
In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in
all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF
College of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical students
enrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at the
Jacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urban
setting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UF
students, elective rotations in the final year of clinical training
are available to students from accredited schools in the US and
For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical
education program that recruits national and international speakers
who are well known and respected in their fields.
The college's faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical
research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at
locations across the country and publish their projects in
well-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 million
in external research funding, approximately 50% of which was
federally sponsored projects.
The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translational
research facility. To support faculty and resident research, the
college has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchers
analytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center for
Research Training, helping develop the next generation of highly
collaborative clinical researchers.
Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the Atlantic
Ocean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy an
average of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolest
summers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is a
major port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, several
nature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches.
Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, which
plays a major role in our work and play.
To learn more about our college, our leadership and our campus,
please visit us at https://med.jax.ufl.edu/about/
- Candidates must either have or be eligible for medical
licensure in the state of Florida.
- Candidates must be board certified in otolaryngology with broad
clinical experience all aspects of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck
Surgery is desired. Rhinology, head and neck cancer or laryngology
experience is preferred.
The search committee will begin to review applications on December
9, 2020 and applications will be accepted until a robust applicant
pool is found. Please include a cover letter and CV.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to
the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be
considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is
visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of
the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional
credentialing service provider approved by National Association of
Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution
dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and
The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity
Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to
apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida
Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon
eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance
with Florida's Sunshine Law.
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