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Chief, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery and Perioperative

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 25, 2024

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Chief, Division of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care

College/School/Unit: Dell Medical School
Department: Surgery and Perioperative Care
Posted: Jun 24, 2024
Apply By: Open until filled


The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is seeking a dynamic and accomplished leader to join as the inaugural Chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery within the Department of Surgery & Perioperative Care. Eligible applicants will be board certified in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology.

About Dell Medical School and the University of Texas at Austin Medical Center

As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation's leading research universities, the Dell Medical School pursues innovation in the redesign of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education. It is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable the development and success of the Dell Medical School including now the planning for two additional hospital towers which will create the University of Texas at Austin Medical Center. The School is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the community's entire population. The Dell Medical School is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to excellence within the learning health system.

About the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care

The Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care is comprised of faculty in broad specialties (anesthesiology, cardiothoracic and vascular surgery, emergency medicine, general surgery, orthopaedic surgery, otolaryngology, plastic surgery and urology) with a focus on delivering outstanding care to the community.

The Department's mission is: Transforming the health and lives of the communities we serve through innovation in surgical care, research and education.

In order to accomplish this our priorities are:
  • To develop new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that rewards value.
  • To educate and train future health care leaders.
  • To develop research programs to evaluate new care delivery paradigms.

Our departmental Cultural Norms is a value system that highlights attributes we aspire to and use as a framework to guide us each day. One of those is we seek work/life balance and acknowledge that we are more than our work.

About the position

The Chief of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery will be the first hire into the Division and be the integral leader in the development and growth of the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery program, responsible for the recruitment, development and evaluation of faculty members across all three mission areas and representing the Division in relevant contexts at the level of the Department, Dell Med and external partners.

The Chief will be responsible for developing an ambitious specialty-focused otolaryngology-head and neck surgery practice at UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School, with intention to become a local and regional referral center.The ideal candidate will possess the ability to influence and motivate others at all professional and administrative levels; be an innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence; and possess tenacity, self-motivation and initiative necessary to drive the development and maintenance of the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery program.

Essential Functions:
  • Working with leadership from the department and UT Health Austin, develop a strategic plan for growth and development of clinical and academic programs related to otolaryngology-head and neck surgery;
  • Oversight and provision of all aspects of clinical care for the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery service;
  • Build and sustain the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery by leading in the recruitment, onboarding, appointment and mentorship of faculty;
  • Help to build discipline-specific collaborations across health care systems; develop partnerships with referring physicians, hospitals, and ancillary providers in Austin and Central Texas;
  • Collaborate with the Associate Chairs of Clinical Integration & Operations, Education, and Investigation & Discovery to define and implement strategic goals related to the Division of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery;
  • Actively participate in the academic department by participation in department leadership groups and abiding by all required departmental policies.

About Austin

Austin is a vibrant, lively university city, known for its excellent public K-12 schools, lively music scene, superb cuisine, and international festivals such as South by Southwest. The city typically ranks among the country's best places to live. Nearby lakes and rivers as well as the beautiful adjacent Texas Hill Country provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities.


Required qualifications:
  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school;
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Texas (or the ability to obtain prior to appointment);
  • Current Board certification by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery
  • Demonstrated leadership, clinical teaching, and evaluation and communication skills;
  • A track record of being able to lead, direct and influence a team (regardless of reporting lines). Demonstrates behaviors of a team player;
  • Eligible for appointment as an Associate or full Professor rank in the Department of Surgery and Perioperative Care at Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior leadership roles in an academic Department and/or health system
  • Familiarity and experience with value-based health care payment and delivery models

Application Instructions

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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