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CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF CARDIOTHORACIC SURGERY

Requisition # 74371

Position Basics


Type of PositionTENURE-TRACK
Advertising Ends on:Extended Until Position is Filled
Advertising Started on:Wednesday, January 19th, 2022
College:Carver College of Medicine
Department:Medicine Administration

Salary


Salary:$1,100,000.00 to Commensurate

Position Details


Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Position Description:

University of Iowa Health Care (UI Health Care) seeks a dynamic, experienced, and distinguished executive to serve as its next Chair and Department Executive Officer leading the UI Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery. The Carver College of Medicine and the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics are equal partners in UI Health Care. The Carver College of Medicine is a part of a major research university and ranks among the top public medical schools by US News and World Reports. UI Hospitals & Clinics is one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the United States and is adjacent to the Iowa City Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a vibrant community located in the rolling hills of southeastern Iowa. The community offers excellent schools, quality entertainment, literary, musical, and cultural opportunities, as well as Big 10 sporting events. 



The Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery is a newly formed department with a history of distinguished teaching, research, and clinical faculty composed of national and international leaders in their respective subspecialty and research areas. The faculty are equally balanced with experienced, skilled senior members and energetic, creative junior faculty members who collaborate on the tripartite mission of patient care, research, and education. The UI Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery aims to advance the field through developing breakthrough treatments and techniques, combining talent and innovation with the comprehensive resources of an academic medical center, and participating in basic science research to provide world class patient care and education of the next generation of cardiothoracic surgeons.



The Chair of the Cardiothoracic Surgery is the leader of all aspects of the Department’s enterprise, serves as the spokesperson for the faculty, and represents the Department in interactions with the College, UI Health Care, and practitioners throughout the state and nationally. Responsibilities include faculty recruitment and appointments; educational, clinical and research programs; fiscal planning and management; and short- and long-term strategic planning.    



The search committee will accept nominations and applications until the position is filled. Nominations should include a curriculum vitae and a brief statement outlining the attributes and qualities of the individual that make them suited for this position.



For confidential nominations and expressions of interest, please contact Isaacson Miller via Nick Strand, PhD, at nstrand@imsearch.com.



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:

  • Board Certification in Cardiothoracic Surgery and licensure or eligibility for licensure in the state of Iowa. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Progressive administrative leadership experience in an academic medical center environment and Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

  • National recognition for achievement in clinical, educational and/or research pursuits that warrants a tenured appointment.

  • Record of accomplishment for developing a research infrastructure and extramural funding (NIH, DoD, industry, etc.).

  • Excellent strategic skills, administrative experience and financial acumen.

  • A minimum of five years demonstrated leadership achievement in a large volume, high-performing, contemporary department with comparable complexity to the UI Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

  • A commitment to fostering racial, ethnic and gender diversity in students, residents and faculty.

  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated interpersonal skills, allowing for transparency, respect, effective problem solving and ethical decision-making. 

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Strategic thinker who thinks creatively in a dynamic marketplace and within health care that may require flexibility to change direction in response to these market dynamics.

  • An open and direct communication style. Collegial presence that encourages consensus building, collaboration and cooperation.

  • Comfortable in the public domain. Have the ability to engage the community through philanthropy to support education, research, clinical and service missions. 

  • Embracing diversity, able to work with a variety of individuals and groups in a constructive and professional manner while appreciating the unique contribution of individuals from varied cultures, race, creed, color, national origin, age, gender, disability, sexual orientation and gender identity across the Department and the institution.

  • A leadership style that assists others before oneself and holds others accountable to agreed upon objectives.

  • A strong advocate for the Department, who negotiates well across all levels of the organization to support the Department's objectives.


Online Application Required Documents


 Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest

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


Additional Application Materials


Materials:Three to five references will be requested from candidates who reach the finalist stage of this recruitment.

The materials listed above are not part of any online process. Please send the materials to the contact information below.


Contact Information


Contact:Sasha Alexander, Executive Assistant
sasha-alexander@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-384-4736



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. 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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