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University of Wisconsin-Madison
Wisconsin, United States
Salary Not Specified
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Jun 30, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Surgery
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Job no: 236688-FA
Work type: Faculty-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Health Care, Medical, Social Services

Position Summary:

The Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health seeks a dynamic and innovative colon and rectal surgeon to lead the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery. The Department of Surgery consists of more than 140 faculty across eleven specialty Divisions, performing more than 25,000 operations annually. The Department also trains more than 70 residents and fellows and is consistently ranked amongst the top surgery programs with extramural research funding.

The Division Chair will lead and direct successful clinical, education, and research programs that span the breadth of the field. As both the primary providers of colon and rectal Surgery care locally, as well as a large regional tertiary referral program, the 8 faculty in the Division provide clinical expertise in the full breadth of colon and rectal surgery, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, benign abdominal colon conditions, anorectal disease, endoscopy, and minimally invasive techniques. The Division leads and participates in multidisciplinary programs in inflammatory bowel disease and rectal cancer in conjunction with colleagues from gastroenterology, medical oncology, radiation oncology, radiology, and pathology. The faculty currently provide service in five unique sites: The UW Health University Hospital, the adjoining William S. Middleton VA Hospital, The American Center hospital, Unity Point Meriter Hospital and the outpatient Digestive Health Center. Education within the Division includes a commitment to medical student education and curriculum, and the Division plays a central role in the clinical and academic training of our general surgery residents, and supports an ACGME-accredited colon and rectal surgery fellowship. The Division has multiple clinical outcomes/health services research programs and a basic laboratory research program supported by federal extramural funding.

The Chair will provide direction, vision, oversight, development and accountability across the full range of the academic mission, and partners with colleagues across the School of Medicine and Public Health, UW Health, and the broader health system.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. The School of Medicine and UW Health are committed to efforts to become an anti-racist institution. As such, it is critical for candidates to foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal Duties:

The selected Division Chair will be an accomplished colon and rectal surgeon with demonstrated success in developing clinical and academic programs. The Division Chair will be responsible for developing effective relationships with clinical and administrative leaders locally and on a system level to accomplish the goals and objectives of the Division of Colon and Rectal Surgery, Department of Surgery, and School of Medicine and Public Health. Duty allocations are approximate, and may vary based on final candidate, but would be estimated to include 40% clinical, 10% research and 50% administrative.

Clinical, Research and Education Activity - The successful applicant must have a demonstrated record of successful clinical practice as well as excellence in research and education, and be able to demonstrate the capacity to further grow and enhance the research and educational missions of the Division. Clinical activities will correlate with the incumbent's surgical specialty. The chairperson will participate in training of medical students, residents, and fellows, and will be expected to provide high quality care to the patients of UW Health.

Management and Leadership - The selected Division Chair will be responsible for managing and leading the Division, which will include working with faculty and staff to leverage their strengths, developing and enhancing Division-wide academic initiatives, empowering individuals to contribute to the mission of the health system, identifying and implementing ways to ensure a cohesive and collaborative culture, and promoting engagement with Department strategic initiatives. The Colon and Rectal Surgery Chair will report to the Chair of the Department of Surgery.

Clinical Program and Faculty Development - Ideal candidates will possess a record of creating and enhancing clinical programs and service lines, aligning clinical care pathways across multiple care locations, maintaining a track record of responsible fiscal oversight, and establishing collaborative relationships with administrators and physicians.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

MD, DO or equivalent is required.

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

Applicants should have a history of successful clinical program development and a demonstrated track record of scholarship and education. Candidates must possess clinical and academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. Appointment as Associate Professor or full Professor will require that candidate's credentials meet criteria for rank established by the School of Medicine and Public Health and UW-Madison guidelines.

License or Certificate:

Specialization must include current certification by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery.

Candidate is required to have, or be eligible for, a Wisconsin Medical License and must be eligible for enrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospital privileges within the UW Health network.

Additional Information:

The University of Wisconsin is a world-renowned institution that provides an unmatched academic foundation for research, education, and service. Madison is the capital city of Wisconsin. It is situated on several scenic lakes, and is frequently cited as one of the best cities in which to live. The city offers an excellent environment for individuals and/or families, as well as a wide variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. A competitive salary and fringe benefit package is provided.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.

This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy (Job #) 236691; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with both tenure-track faculty credentials and non-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.



Work Type:

Full Time: 100%

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

JANUARY 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

Instructions to Applicants:

To apply, click "" to upload a CV and cover letter. In your cover letter please detail your experience and interests in the domains of programmatic clinical, research, and education leadership as relates to this position, as well as a statement of your leadership philosophy.

The Department of Surgery is committed to cultivating and supporting a diverse, inclusive, equitable and anti-racist culture and environment. Please consider providing comments in your cover letter to discuss support and engagement in these areas.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 1, 2021, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


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The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is engaged in a Title and Total Compensation (TTC) Project to redesign job titles and compensation structures. As a result of the TTC project, official job titles on current job postings may change. Job duties and responsibilities will remain the same. For more information please visit: .

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department .

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