Division Chief, Otolaryngology and Associate/Full Professor (67614)

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Dec 8, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Surgery
Salary Band
Not specified
Employment Type
Full Time

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 scene .

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 development program.

The duties and responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:

  1. Candidates must demonstrate a commitment to the value of diversity and inclusion and contribute to the organizational culture of mutual respect.
  2. 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
  3. Manage educational and research activities of the division in alignment with and support of the mission of the COM, and the department of surgery
  4. Responsible for divisional obligations for compliance
  5. Responsible for financial management of the division including management of faculty and of support staff. Make recommendations regarding resource deployment.
  6. Establish processes and practices within the division that are transparent and fair.
  7. Recommend faculty and staff salaries consistent with institutional policies
  8. Culture: Establish an intentional culture where people want to be. This includes a culture of mentoring faculty, supporting their development and encouraging collaborative endeavors.
  9. Clinical coverage: assure adequate staffing of surgeons 24/7/365. This includes managing vacation and travel of surgeons and staff.
  10. Regular meetings: Hold regular meetings (at least monthly) to serve as a platform for faculty to provide input and as a conduit for communication
  11. Serve as a positive advocate and role model for the division, department and institution
  12. Personnel accountability: responsible for initial discussions when there are personnel issues. Makes recommendations to chair/administrator regarding personnel.
  13. Recruitments: Identify potential areas for recruitment. Work with Department Chair and institution to recruit the best faculty and residents.

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 Canada.

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/ .

  1. Candidates must either have or be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Florida.
  2. 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 http://www.naces.org/ .

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff.

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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