Saint Louis University, a Catholic, Jesuit institution dedicated to student learning, research, health care, and service is seeking applicants for a full-time Academic Department Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Saint Louis University Medical Enterprise. This individual is responsible for leadership and management of the department functions and goals of the education, research, and clinical missions of the University, School of Medicine, and department. The position reports to the Vice Dean, Medical Affairs and is expected to have a holistic understanding of school of medicine and clinical operations and strategy.
**Internal Candidates only will be considered for this role.
Job Tasks and Responsibilities:
Develop curricular strategy and instructional models.
Liaise with departmental faculty to grow and execute all aspects of the teaching program.
Organize faculty development programs to support faculty recruiting and retention.
Recruit students and trainees from high quality undergraduate and graduate programs.
Manage teaching program, including infrastructure, content, and faculty teaching schedules.
Manage, differentiate, and grow continuing medical education, residency, and fellowship programs in coordination with school-wide leaders/resources
Develop and coordinate research experiences and experiential learning for medical, nursing, physical therapy and other SLU students.
Provide career support infrastructure to students and trainees, with a focus on improving graduation rates, performance on national examinations, and facilitating the transition to residency positions or first-job opportunities.
Facilitate faculty involvement in extramural professional organizations.
Help to identify and recruit clinical and research faculty and contribute to promotion reviews, as needed.
Provides overall leadership toward maintaining and improving the quality and integrity of the Orthopaedic department. Maintains accountability for staffing, quality, safety, and service excellence throughout the patient care setting.
Advocates for and models value-based care.
A proven background in recruitment, mentoring, and development of outstanding academic and administrative leadership. A dedicated leader and mentor to scientists, clinicians, and staff.
Required, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Requirements for the position include proven leadership skills in an academic environment, excellence in teaching and clinical practice, program development and experience in research administration.
American Board Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) certification/eligibility in orthopaedic surgery is required by appointment start date. Applicant must be BC/BE. Eligibility for medical licensure in Missouri are required.
Effective use of strong interpersonal and communications skills that incorporate tact and diplomacy; requires an approachable leadership style.
Evidence of excellent collaboration skills with the ability to cultivate relationships.
Thinks and works independently and collaboratively to creatively and effectively solve problems.
The position requires a strong work ethic.
Consistent focus to maintain and navigate the university's immediate and strategic goals.
Demonstrated leadership competency and ability to develop productive working relationships with multiple constituencies.
Must have strong project management, and team-building skills, as well as skills and abilities to work cooperatively with all constituencies.
Knowledge of student and patient privacy regulations (FERPA, HIPAA, etc.).
Must be willing to learn and collaborate in all aspects of the college's strategic approach to curriculum, diversity, and inclusion.
Must be willing to learn and respect University policies, relevant Liaison Committee on Medical Education standards, and SLUSOM policies related to physicians serving as educators and course delivery.
Extensive knowledge of quality improvement in a medical education setting.
The individual hired into this role will spend up to 40% of time fulfilling the duties of this administrative role. The remaining percentage of time will be dedicated to other clinical/research/educational activities.
Saint Louis University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for the position applied for without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, military/veteran status, gender identity, or other non-merit factors. We welcome and encourage applications from minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities (including disabled veterans). If accommodations are needed for completing the application and/or with the interviewing process, please contact Human Resources at 314-977-5847.
Saint Louis University(SLU) is a private, co-educational Jesuit university located in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Founded in 1818 by the Most Reverend Louis Guillaume Valentin Dubourg SLU is the oldest university west of the Mississippi River. The University has campuses in St. Louis, Mo. and Madrid, Spain. SLU values academic excellence, life-changing research, compassionate health care, and a strong commitment to faith and service. For nearly 200 years, the University has gone beyond teaching facts and figures, encouraging students to form ideas and identities. Today, SLU students are nearly 14,000 strong. The University has invested vast resources to advance academic programs and enhance the student experience. SLU also is a major research institution where premier researchers tackle local and global challenges. And the University's commitment to community service has earned it national acclaim and bolstered its status as a character-building college.