Chair, Department of Pediatrics, UT Health San Antonio
UT Health San Antonio
May 2, 2018
San Antonio, Texas
Full Time - Experienced
On behalf of Robert Hromas, MD, Dean, Joe R. & Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio, MillicanSolutions, a leader in academic pediatric executive search, is conducting a national search for the Chair, Department of Pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio.
The Chair, Department of Pediatrics will be the academic, clinical, and administrative leader of the Department of Pediatrics at UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine. The Chair has responsibility for building a nationally leading program in children’s health through the recruitment, retention and development to the current 106 full-time faculty (84 physicians and 22 advanced practice providers) with primary appointments in the Department of Pediatrics. The Chair of Pediatrics will lead and direct programmatic, clinical, research and educational development within the Department.
The following clinical divisions are included in the Department of Pediatrics at the Long School of Medicine: General Ambulatory Pediatrics; Pediatric Critical Care; Pediatric Cardiology; Pediatric Nephrology; Pediatric Endocrinology; Pediatric Gastroenterology; Pediatric Hematology/Oncology; Pediatric Nephrology; Pediatric Infectious Disease, Allergy & Immunology; Neonatology; Pediatric Hospital Medicine; Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine; and Child Abuse.
The Chair, Pediatrics has responsibility for aiding with the recruitment, retention and development of pediatric faculty with primary appointments in the Department of Pediatrics and in other departments that provide child health services. This includes but is not limited to pediatric surgery, pediatric orthopedic surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, congenital heart surgery and pediatric ophthalmology. The Chair is also responsible for providing effective mentoring, educational opportunities and professional development for all faculty within the Department.
One of the institution’s visions for the Department of Pediatrics is to have it grow into a nationally-leading comprehensive children’s clinical, research and training program. The Chair will work to enhance the research profile of the Department. This occurs in the course of faculty development and through the efforts of future recruitment of academic faculty. It is assumed that the Chair would have his/her own clinical and research interests. In addition, the Chair has ultimate responsibility for the organization, assessment, and accreditation of pediatric medical student clerkship and electives and a pediatric residency with 40 total residents.
Other strategic initiatives include increasing market share and revenue, increasing physician alignment, achieving excellence in quality and patient experience and enhancing workforce development and engagement.
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UT Health San Antonio is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer including protected veterans and persons with disabilities. All faculty appointments are designated as security sensitive positions.
Candidates for the position of Chair of Pediatrics will be selected from a diverse pool. Requirements include, but are not limited to the following criteria:
•A distinguished academic and professional career, including significant clinical, teaching, and research experience.
•An MD, MD/PhD or equivalent degree and the academic rank of full professor are required; desirable but not mandatory would be additional advanced degree(s).
•Board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics.
•Eligible for licensure in the state of Texas.
•A significant leadership role in a complex, multi-faceted university or academic medical center, with demonstrated strategic and implementation skills, particularly with respect to balancing the academic tripartite mission. •Demonstrated leadership in an academic medical center as a division chief, department chair, or other relevant position.
•Scholarly and professional achievement meriting the academic rank of Professor with tenure in an appropriate clinical division.
•Knowledge of and experience in the support and conduct of research (ideally with externally and or other public or private – including foundations – funding sources). Current NIH funding is not required but previous funding/research experience is preferable.
•Experience in publishing as both first and last author in high impact medical journals.
•Knowledge of and experience in the recruitment of diverse faculty and faculty development.
Internal Number: M0020/56423
About UT Health San Antonio
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (dba: UT Health San Antonio), one of six health institutions in The University of Texas System, is the major source of health professions education and life sciences research in South Texas and is a major center for patient care in South Texas. UT Health San Antonio is a comprehensive academic health center with 3,250 students enrolled in five schools: the Joe R. and Teresa Lozano Long School of Medicine, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, the School of Dentistry, the School of Nursing, and the School of Health Professions.
We believe that good health is the cornerstone of progress. We are firm in our resolve to make exemplary health care accessible and affordable to all, dedicated to lowering the high rate of cardiovascular disease, including stroke, in minority populations and committed to advocacy and diversity. We are guided by ethical principles in all transactions and strive for excellence in our training and skills.