Position Type Permanent Faculty
Working Title Chair, Department of Surgery
Appointment Type Open Rank
Full-time/Part-time Full Time
If part-time, hours per week
Vacancy ID FAC0003584
Posting Open Date 07/27/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
seeks a well-qualified leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Surgery.
The Department of Surgery is nationally recognized for its excellence in
clinical care, research, and education. The Department is comprised of 345
faculty, staff, and trainees who sustain and drive the tripartite mission,
which is “to provide the highest quality patient care to all people through
innovation, world-class research, and training the next generation of surgical
health care professionals and scientists”. The selected individual will
provide leadership and direction for clinical health care across 9 divisions
and clinical programs, including Acute Care and Trauma Surgery, Burn Surgery,
Cardiothoracic Surgery, Gastrointestinal Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Plastic
and Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Abdominal Transplant Surgery
and, Vascular Surgery. The department provides surgical services at UNC Rex,
UNC Hillsborough and UNC Chatham Hospitals. Uniquely, the Department provides
surgical leadership through UNC's Project Malawi, multi-disciplinary oncology
programs, and its nationally recognized Burn Center.
The UNC School of Medicine is ranked #5 nationally in NIH funding among
public universities. For the Department of Surgery, total research funding and
federal research funding has increased steadily each year over the last 5
years, and many Divisions have active research programs in both clinical
and/or the basic sciences. Funding also includes two T32 training awards in
Surgical Oncology and Burn.
The Department has 6 fellowship programs and 4 ACGME approved residency
programs – Cardiothoracic, General Surgery, Plastic and Vascular – along with
a Simulation lab with Xi Robotic training programs. Surgery excels in teaching
learners at all levels of training from entry level to post-graduate.
The Department and School of Medicine have well-established collaborations
with the #2 ranked Gillings School of Global Public Health and #1 ranked UNC
Eshelman School of Pharmacy, both of which are within two blocks of the School
of Medicine. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill provides a highly
collaborative and interactive environment, and department faculty have
multiple collaborations across the University as well as inter-institutional
Minimum qualifications include a M.D./D.O. degree
Qualifications and Experience
Chosen candidate will possess a distinguished track record of strong
leadership skills and experience, clinical expertise, a record of research
accomplishment, a strong commitment to education and diversity, and a clear
demonstration of the qualities needed to lead and manage a multifaceted
Equal Opportunity Employer
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender,
gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the
search has been successfully concluded. Interested individuals should submit a
cover letter describing their interest, a current curriculum vitae, and a
research/leadership statement via the following:
https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/196394
Candidates considered for an interview will be asked to provide the names and
contact information for four references. Women and individuals identifying as
underrepresented are strongly encouraged to apply.
Quick Link https: // unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/196394
Department Contact Name and Title Crystal Walker, Project Coordinator
Department Contact Telephone or Email Crystal.firstname.lastname@example.org
If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about
the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice
Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to
Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able
to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.
If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department
notify the Department Contact.
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