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Chair, Department of Prosthetics & Orthotics

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, Texas
Commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Jun 29, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine
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Full Time
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The UT Southwestern School of Health Professions and the UT Southwestern Medical School invites applications for the position of Chair, Department of Prosthetics and Orthotics.  The Chair of the Department Prosthetics and Orthotics (P&O) has appointments in both the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and in the School of Health Professions. This leadership position is uniquely designed to facilitate further integration and growth of the clinical enterprise and research activities between departments and across the institution. The Chair holds a full-time, 12 month appointment as faculty with administrative and clinical responsibilities, reports to the Dean of the School of Health Professions and Department Chair of PM&R, and has oversight of the P&O department’s academic program, clinical operations and research activities. This role involves working collaboratively with university administrators, medical school department chairs, faculty and staff to achieve shared goals for continued clinical and educational growth.  Candidates should possess a medical degree or doctoral degree.  Preference will be given to applicants with direct rehabilitation experience in prosthetics & orthotics or related practice areas. Candidates whose career includes clinical care must have appropriate licensure to be eligible to engage in clinical practice in the State of Texas.  Applicants should also have significant clinical experience, as well as involvement in higher education administrative leadership roles.  Applicants must provide evidence of leadership ability, fiscal management skills, personnel management, as well as scholarly achievement.  The most competitive applicants will have a successful and well recognized research program with a record of extramural funding and high quality research publications.  It is preferred that research programs and interests be focused in the clinical research arena with an emphasis on translational / patient-oriented research.  Applicants should be qualified for appointment within the School of Health Professions at the level of either Associate Professor or Professor.  Academic rank will be commensurate with experience.

Applicants should apply at and submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, brief research summary and contact information, including e-mail addresses of three references.  Inquires or questions about the position can be directed to:

Geoffrey Grabow, M.Ed.
Manager, Office of the Dean
School of Health Professions
UT Southwestern Medical Center
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75390-9082 

Compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate enforced by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) is a requirement for this position.  Federal law requires individuals holding this position to be fully vaccinated or have an approved exemption for certain medical, disability, or religious reasons.  Individuals who do not meet CMS vaccination requirements are not eligible and should not apply for this position but are encouraged to apply for other non-healthcare positions at UT Southwestern for which they qualify.

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex; including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information; citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.


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