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Requisition # 73945

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Friday, May 1st, 2020
College:Carver College of Medicine



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

Multi-Specialty Anesthesia Division Chief

The University of Iowa department of Anesthesia is seeking an accomplished academic anesthesiologist to serve as chief of its Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia. Anesthesia for the following surgical specialties are included in this division: general surgery, otolaryngology, oral surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery, urology, transplant surgery, and ophthalmology. This position is available at the rank of associate professor or professor in the clinical or tenure track. The division chief will have a clear vision for advancing anesthesia for these specialties as well as advancing the careers of anesthesiologists who provide multispecialty anesthesia. The candidate will have experience collaborating with perioperative physicians and other colleagues and demonstrated leadership skills in shaping the future of the division.

About Us

The UI Department of Anesthesia has its roots in the first formal anesthesiology residency program to be established at an American university. Today, the Department boasts more than 80 faculty members, 57 residents, and 12 fellows who provide clinical anesthesia services for more than 50 operating rooms at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as well as procedural anesthesia services for Pediatrics, Radiology, and nearly 20 other surgical and non-surgical clinics and specialty suites. This broad range of services places the Department in the 99th percentile for diversity of surgical cases among U.S. hospitals.

Departmental faculty serves on editorial boards of major anesthesiology journals, provide refresher courses for the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting and serve as board examiners of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Department researchers are funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and non-governmental organizations. The Department has an extensive and well-organized mentoring program for junior faculty and is proud of its tradition of providing a wide range of career development opportunities.

University of Iowa Health Care

UI Health Care is Iowa’s only comprehensive academic medical center, employing nearly 900 physicians and more than 2,500 nurses. UI Hospitals and Clinics is an 811-bed tertiary and quaternary care facility, including a Level 1 trauma center and the Stead Family Children’s Hospital, a 190-bed state of the art facility. The Carver College of Medicine is ranked as one of the nation’s best public medical schools and offers a full range of residency and fellowship programs. Its thriving research enterprise has received $2 billion in NIH funding over the past decade.

Iowa City, Iowa

The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a vibrant, diverse community in southeastern Iowa. The Iowa City area offers affordable housing, low crime rates, excellent schools, Big Ten sports, abundant outdoor activities, and numerous cultural, musical, arts and literary events. In addition, in 2018, US News & World Report named Iowa the best state overall and ranked it in the top 10 in five categories: infrastructure (#1), health care (#3), opportunity (#4), education (#5) and quality of life (#9).

Division Chief Role

The Division Chief will be responsible for actualizing our tripartite mission--clinical care, education, and research—as it relates to general anesthesiology or anesthesiology within subspecialty areas of practice. These responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with medical directors to lead clinical operations to ensure consistently high-quality patient care with efficient and innovative use of clinical and material resources

  • Promoting effective collaborations among divisional faculty and other clinical and research faculty across campus

  • Facilitating undergraduate and graduate medical education

  • Recruiting new faculty to the division and supporting their career development

  • Developing innovative scholarship in multidisciplinary anesthesia

Internal Resources

  • Protected administrative time to support goal-directed personal and division-related professional development

  • Seed funding for research as well as statistical and clinical trial support

  • NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, which includes collaboration with investigators from all 11 colleges on campus

  • Internal and external professional development support

Employee Benefits & Compensation

  • Competitive base salary & quarterly clinical incentive package

  • One-time lump sum transition payment; relocation payment, if applicable

  • Annual continuing education allowance

  • Malpractice coverage, and licensing and exam fees reimbursements

  • Generous benefits package, including low monthly premium rates for medical insurance, annual vacation accruals of 24 days (capped at 48), and annual sick time accruals of 18 days with no accrual cap

  • Employer retirement contribution is 10% of the base salary (capped at $26,000)

  • Abundance of health and wellness resources

Both domestic and international candidates are encouraged to apply.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Education Requirement:

  • Qualified candidates must show successful completion of an approved residency program in anesthesiology

  • Candidates must hold an MD, DO, MBBS, or equivalent degree

Required Qualifications:

  • Candidates must be board-certified in Anesthesiology (or non-US Board equivalent)

  • Candidates must demonstrate experience working effectively in a diverse environment

  • Candidates must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Iowa


  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Fellowship training or equivalent clinical experience in any of the aforementioned subspecialty areas

  • Interest in teaching and/or basic or clinical research

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vitae
Name and Contact Information of References
Letter of Interest
 Number of References:  3

To start the Online Application process for this position, click the "Apply for This Position" button located below the Contact Information.

Contact Information

Contact:Connor C Downes -
Colloton Pavilion
160 Hawkins Drive
8485 JCP
Iowa City, IA 52242
Phone: 319-467-6792
Department URL:

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences. The University also affirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities and equal access to University facilities. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply for all employment vacancies. For additional information on nondiscrimination policies, contact the Coordinator of Title IX and Section 504, and the ADA in The Office of Institutional Equity, 319/335-0705 (voice) or 319/335-0697 (text), The University of Iowa, 202 Jessup Hall, Iowa City, Iowa, 52242-1316.

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