UTHSC: Chair of the Department of Neurology

The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) College of Medicine seeks a collaborative academic leader to serve as its next Chair of the Department of Neurology. The incoming chair will work with the executive dean, and university and clinical partners, to expand and enhance a modern Department of Neurology that serves the needs of the community in all missions.

UTHSC is Tennessee’s only public, statewide, academic health system, dedicated to delivering groundbreaking discoveries with global impact and training the next generation of health science leaders. It is an exciting time for UTHSC as the main Memphis campus has invested significantly in renovation and construction, including a new Translational Science Research Building and a dedicated Multi-Disciplinary Simulation Building. The main UTHSC campus is located in Memphis and includes six colleges: Dentistry, Graduate Health Sciences, Health Professions, Medicine, Nursing and Pharmacy. The Health Science Center is part of the statewide, multi-campus University of Tennessee system, and has multiple clinical partners across the state. UTHSC has launched an aggressive campaign to double extramural research funding over the next ten years.

The UTHSC College of Medicine is the state's largest with 656 medical students and over 1,200 residents and fellows in 90 GME training programs and has a rapidly increasing research portfolio that exceeds $70 million in research revenues. Multiple physician practice groups make up the College of Medicine faculty practice arm with the largest number of faculty being members of University Clinical Health. In addition, the college benefits from close partnerships with major research institutions including St. Jude Children's Research Hospital and Oak Ridge National Laboratory.

The Department of Neurology faculty and trainees provide care in concert with multiple clinical partners, including Regional One Health, the Memphis VA Medical Center, and University Clinical Health. The department embraces a tripartite role in clinical service, research, and education.

Reporting to the Executive Dean, Dr. Scott Strome, the incoming chair will support neurologists who specialize in particular clinical or research areas. The successful candidate will be expected to grow the research portfolio of the department and partner closely with clinical partners to coordinate care across multiple sites. The successful candidate will be an outstanding leader with integrity, intellect, and the ability to work effectively with numerous key constituents. Qualified candidates must hold an MD or equivalent medical degree, be board certified and be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Tennessee. Compensation, rank and tenure consideration will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Candidates should seek to actively engage with the community and serve the state of Tennessee.

The committee is being assisted by WittKieffer consultants Joyce De Leo, PhD, Jeff Schroetlin and Cody Burke. Please direct all questions, nominations or expressions of interest to cburke@wittkieffer.com.

Applications, including a CV, Letter of Interest and a Mentoring, Teaching and Advocacy Statement, must be submitted to the university website linked here.

The University of Tennessee is an EEO/AA/Title VI/Title IX/Section 504/ADA/ADEA institution in the provision of its education and employment programs and services.

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