University of Tennessee Health Science Center: Professor and Chair-Neurology

This position is located in Chattanooga, TN

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), Department of Neurology in the College of Medicine invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure Professor and Chair of Neurology position.

The UT College of Medicine is one of six colleges that comprise the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences. The College of Medicine has three campuses, Memphis, Chattanooga, and Knoxville, a Family Medicine Program in Jackson, and a satellite unit in Nashville.

The COMC includes a Dean as its chief executive officer and Departments of Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Medicine, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Plastic Surgery, Neurology, Orthopaedic Surgery, Surgery, and Urology. Each of these departments is headed by a chair and each sponsors a residency program. Undergraduate clerkships for third-year medical students are offered by the Departments of Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics, and Orthopaedic Surgery. The faculty of the Departments are comprised of various combinations of geographic tenure-track faculty, strict or geographic full-time faculty, part-time paid faculty, affiliate faculty, and clinical faculty.

All full-time and affiliate faculty have multiple responsibilities and expectations with varying combinations in undergraduate and graduate medical education, research, public services, and patient care.

Educational, research, and patient care programs of the Chattanooga campus are centered at the affiliate hospital, Erlanger Health System and its component units. A mutually beneficial Affiliation Agreement governs the relationship between the COMC and Erlanger.

Responsibilities

  • The Chair is responsible for the search, recruitment, and appointment of all faculty in the Department. In this role, the Chair will be familiar with the policies of the COM relative to faculty recruitment and appointment and with the UT-EHS Affiliation Agreement.
  • The Chair in cooperation with the Dean will develop a plan for the size and structure of the faculty of the department. The plan will include the structure of the faculty relative to geographic full-time, affiliate, part-time, and clinical status.
  • The Chair is expected to endeavor to structure the faculty as geographic full-time to the extent possible.
  • The plan for the size and structure of the department will include a proposal on the funding of all faculty positions.
  • The plan will be submitted for approval by the Dean of the COMC.
  • The plan for the size and structure of the faculty will take into consideration the educational, research, service, and patient care needs of the department, and the patient care needs of Erlanger Health System.
  • The Chair will cooperate fully with the COMC in providing experiences for students of other medical schools when such programs are undertaken by the COMC. Educational experiences offered on an individual basis by the department and to students of other medical schools will be carried out within the guidelines of the COMC.
  • The Chair will be responsible for maintaining a fully accredited residency program. The residency will be coordinated with the leadership of EHS and will be carried out in accordance with the policies and guidance of the Office of Graduate Medical Education.
  • The Chair will be expected to maintain the patient care program of the faculty of the department, maintain the skills of the faculty, and provide appropriate resources to support the department’s education and research programs. In all patient care endeavors, the Chair will coordinate the plans and the program with the leadership of the COMC to best meet the needs of the EHS.
  • The Chair will be responsible for the research program of the department and will adhere to all research policies of the EHS, and UTCOMC.
  • The Chair will be responsible for fostering and guiding the careers of the faculty of the Department of Neurology. He/she will work with the faculty to establish on an annual basis, expectations for each paid faculty member, and based on those expectations will carry out an annual evaluation of each paid faculty member in accordance with the policies of the COMC. He/she will seek appropriate input from the leadership of the University and EHS in evaluating faculty. He/she will nominate faculty for appointment in the COMC. He/she will establish the annual total compensation of all geographic full-time, part-time, and affiliated faculty in the Department of Neurology, Faculty compensation levels will be established in consultation with the Dean of the COMC and with the leadership of the EHS. All faculty compensation levels must be approved by the Dean. All faculty in the Department report to the chair in their roles as faculty members. The chair reports to the Dean of the COMC.

Qualifications

Minimum requirements are an MD or its equivalent, board certification, and rank of Associate Professor or above.

Applicants should have a demonstrated commitment to and knowledge of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action.

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center is the flagship statewide, public, academic health institution in Tennessee. Founded in 1911, the mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science is to improve the health and well-being of Tennesseans and the global community by fostering integrated, collaborative, and inclusive education, research, scientific discovery, clinical care, and public service. Employing more than 4,600 people on its faculty, staff, and not-for-profit corporation faculty practice groups, and with more than 3,200 students across the state, UTHSC contributes $4 billion to the economy of Tennessee.

Part of the University of Tennessee System, the Health Science Center is headquartered in Memphis and includes all six of UT’s doctoral-degree-granting health science colleges - Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Nursing, Graduate Health Sciences, and Health Professions. UTHSC spans the state with its four major, regional clinical health science locations in Memphis, Knoxville, Chattanooga, and Nashville, as well as more than 100 clinical education sites across Tennessee. UTHSC is the largest educator of health care professionals in the state and operates the state’s largest residency and fellowship advanced training programs.

Located in West Tennessee on the banks of the Mississippi River, Memphis is the second-largest city in the state and among the largest cities in the Southeast. The Greater Memphis metropolitan area has more than 1.3 million residents, and the city ranks among those with the lowest cost of living in the country. It is home to a vibrant restaurant scene, a revitalized Downtown, the Midtown Arts District, many scenic neighborhoods, an active medical district, and a burgeoning airport in the midst of a $214 million modernization.

Memphis boasts attractions, including Elvis Presley’s Graceland, the Memphis Grizzlies, historic Beale Street, the National Civil Rights Museum, the second-largest urban county park in the United States, and the Memphis in May World Championship Barbecue Cooking Contest.

 

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