Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond. Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce. Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.
Position Summary The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an accomplished and energetic leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Anesthesiology.
The Department of Anesthesiology is nationally recognized for its excellence in clinical care, research, and education. The Department is comprised of more than 350 faculty, staff, and trainees who sustain and drive the mission of the Department. In FY22, the Department provided clinical anesthesia services for over 103,000 patient encounters. Each day we provide care in an average of 101 anesthetizing sites. In addition to patient care, the Department teaches residents and medical students the specialty of anesthesiology and, through educational outreach programs, educates the medical community on the highest standards of anesthetic care. The selected individual will provide leadership and direction for clinical health care across 8 academic divisions and 12 program sections including Ambulatory, Cardiothoracic, Critical Care, General, Liver Transplant, Neuroanesthesia, Obstetric, PreAnesthetic Care, Endoscopy, Pain Management, Pediatric Anesthesia, Regional Anesthesia and Community Practice Anesthesiology. In addition to the academic practice locations, the Department provides anesthetic care in some of UNC’s affiliated healthcare system hospitals utilizing an employed group of private practice physicians.
The UNC School of Medicine is ranked #5 nationally in NIH funding among public universities. The Department of Anesthesiology’s research portfolio includes a thematic, NIH-funded research program focused on improving pain outcomes and recovery after stress and trauma. The Department also leads research in the areas of pain expression and therapy. Growth in research with associated NIH and other funding sources is a priority for the new Chair.
The Department has 4 fellowship programs – Obstetric Anesthesiology, Acute and Chronic Pain Management, Pediatric Anesthesiology, Regional Anesthesiology. The Department residency program meets all the requirements of the American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA) and is fully accredited by the American Medical Association’s Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Notably, the Department hosts the Carolina Refresher Course, a nationally-attended multi-day CME meeting each year.
In recent years the Department has expanded to include a Community Practice division which includes locations across the Triangle and State. This expansion includes services at UNC Holly Springs, UNC Fertility Services, UNC Panther Creek ASC, UNC Wayne Hospital, and UNC Johnston Hospital. This integrated model requires a high level of private practice knowledge and strong financial leadership. The Chair must work well in a traditional tertiary/quaternary care environment as well as smaller, sometimes rural, community practices.
The selected individual will lead a diverse group of faculty and staff members and will oversee all aspects of the Department, including clinical practice, education, research, and fiscal management consistent with the strategic planning of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals/UNC Health.
This recruitment is Open Track/Open Rank and the appropriate track and rank will be determined once the top candidate is selected. In addition to a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Anesthesiology, the selected candidate will hold a secondary EHRA Non-Faculty administrative appointment as Department Chair.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Minimum qualifications include an M.D./D.O. degree, eligible for a North Carolina license, ability to obtain clinical privileges at UNC, a distinguished record of research accomplishment, a strong commitment to clinical excellence, extensive experience in education and training healthcare professionals from all backgrounds, and clear demonstration of the qualities needed to lead and manage a multifaceted academic department into the future.
Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience Formal leadership role in an academic medical department preferred (e.g., Assistant Director, Director, Vice Chair, Associate Chair).
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.