The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

The Department of Surgery

The Department of Surgery




The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is conducting a search for Chair of the Department of Surgery for the University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine (UTGSM), Knoxville campus. We seek an individual to lead the Department with documented accomplishments and national recognition in patient care, education, and either research or innovation. The Chair will cast vision for the Department and further develop an engaged faculty.

The Chair is expected to enhance postgraduate programs, along with the residency program director, supporting up to 36 residents and 6 fellows per year. The candidate should have proven business acumen; strong communication, negotiation, and team building skills; and a willingness to foster regional and national relationships. He/she should be expected to elevate the Department’s national recognition and drive the organizational mission of healing, education and discovery.

The Chair will serve as Service Chief of Surgery for the University Health System’s (UHS) University of Tennessee Medical Center (UTMC).  UTMC is a 633 bed acute care academic medical center with over 700 active medical staff, 250 post-graduate trainees and medical students, and active research programs.  It is designated as a:  Level I Trauma Center, Regional Perinatal Center, Certified Comprehensive Stroke Center, Certified Comprehensive Cardiac Center, Advanced Certification Center for Total Hip & Total Knee Replacement and a Kidney Transplantation Center.  The University of Tennessee Medical Center has six centers of excellence:  Heart Lung Vascular Institute, Brain and Spine Institute, Cancer Institute, Emergency and Trauma Center, Advanced Orthopedic Center and the Center for Women & Infants.

Academic Rank: Associate Professor or Professor. Faculty rank and tenure status at appointment will be commensurate with candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Reports to: Dean, Graduate School of Medicine, and collaboration with the President and CEO of University Health System




Nominations and Applications

The Search Committee invites letters of nomination, applications (with a letter of interest, a complete CV, and a list of three references), or expressions of interest to be submitted to UTGSM. Review of materials will begin immediately and will continue until the appointment is made. Preliminary interviews are targeted to begin in the spring of 2019. All materials should be submitted to:

Amanda Wilson, Faculty Affairs Coordinator
Office of Faculty Affairs
UT Graduate School of Medicine
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 94
Knoxville, TN 37920
Phone: 865-305-6482 || Fax: 865-305-6494

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