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Chair, Otolaryngology

Company: University of Colorado
Location: Aurora
Posted on: January 25, 2023

Job Description:

University of Colorado - CU Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Job Title: Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

Position #00665132- Requisition #25576

* Applications are accepted electronically ONLY at www.cu.edu/cu-careers

The University of Colorado has a requirement for COVID-19 vaccinations and full completion thereof by 9/1/21 or upon start date. Information regarding this requirement, and exemptions can be found at:

Anschutz: https://www.ucdenver.edu/docs/librariesprovider284/default-document-library/3000-general-admission/3012---covid-19-vaccination-requirement-and-compliance.pdf?sfvrsn=4e9df3ba_2

Denver: https://www.ucdenver.edu/coronavirus

Exemptions vary by campus location/department.

Campus/Unit-Specific Exemptions:

* Anschutz Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical or religious reasons.
* Denver Campus - Exemptions are allowed for medical, religious, or personal reasons.
* Consolidated/Central Services Administration - Will follow Anschutz policy on exemptions.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus seeks individuals with demonstrated commitment to creating an inclusive learning and working environment. We value the ability to engage effectively with students, faculty and staff of diverse backgrounds.

The Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery has an opening for a full-time Chair, Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery position.

About the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals - UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children's Hospital Colorado - that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit www.cuanschutz.edu.

Position Summary

The University of Colorado School of Medicine seeks a Chair for the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery to provide strategic and operational leadership. Reporting to the Dean of the School of Medicine and serving on the School's Executive Committee, the chair will be responsible for clinical and research activities of the department in addition to its academic programs in medical student, graduate student, resident, and postdoctoral teaching and training.

The Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery has an outstanding faculty, stable leadership structure, solid financial footing, and a significant grant portfolio. The department has about 80 paid faculty, including 45 MDs, 10 PhDs, 3 Audiologists, and 32 PAs/NPs/SLPs, with total annual clinical revenue of $17.5 million. The department ranks 18th in the country among departments of otolaryngology in total NIH funding, according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. total award funding for the department is $4.7 million. The current research portfolio includes a T-32 training grant in its second 5 year funding cycle, and six active RO1s. There are 22 trainees in our resident group with an annual complement of 4 in addition to 2 within the T-32 training grant structure. The pediatric fellowship consists of 2 fellows annually. A newly created clinical fellowship program in Speech - Language Pathology is one of only 11 in the country that focuses on dysphagia, voice, and the full spectrum of head and neck conditions.

The chair will be responsible for overseeing and maintaining excellence in the Department's clinical, education, and research programs in collaboration with leadership of the School of Medicine and its faculty practice University of Colorado Medicine (CU Medicine). The position requires excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to bring together diverse groups to advance the common goals of the department and the institution. The successful candidate will be a strong leader, supportive of diversity, and have a proven track record of administration, education, and research, as well as a keen understanding of the complexities of an academic Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, and the ability to lead the further growth and development of the Department in all missions.

The Department chair is expected to work collegially with other chairs and center directors at the School of Medicine and with colleagues at its affiliates: UCHealth, Children's Hospital Colorado, Denver Health, VA Eastern Colorado Health Care System, National Jewish Health, and St. Joseph's Hospital.

Major Responsibilities

The chair will lead the clinical, educational, and research programs of the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, with an emphasis on expanding the excellence, diversity, and collaboration within the School of Medicine and with our partners. The chair will:

* Define the mission and establish the strategic direction for the department, in collaboration with the leadership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and its affiliates.
* Ensure the necessary financial and human resources are available to support the clinical, educational, and research missions of the department.
* Assure excellent education and advanced training is delivered to the medical students, graduate students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows.
* Expand and strengthen the department's education portfolio with the consideration of developing additional key fellowship programs including in Head and Neck surgical oncology.
* Define and lead strategy that expands and strengthens the department's research portfolio, provides for deliberate investment into research activities and priorities, and supports principal investigators and other faculty in efforts to secure extramural funding.
* Prioritize and align multidisciplinary research collaboration outside of the department to fulfill the institution mission (i.e. Head and Neck cancer SPORE, Center for Lungs and Breathing).
* Supervise, prepare, implement, and monitor the department budget, which encompasses all funding sources, managing financial assets, and ensuring compliance with grant, legislative, and institutional guidelines. Work effectively to manage available resources responsibly.
* Recruit, hire, develop, and retain outstanding and diverse faculty, including MDs, PAs, NPs, SLPs. Ensure an atmosphere of support, inclusion, and equity.
* Be a role model and ensure compliance with highest standards of professional conduct throughout the Department.
* Work collaboratively with diverse leaders of the School of Medicine, the Anschutz Medical Campus, and affiliate partners, including fellow chairs, administrators, faculty, and staff.
* Align the department with the strategic plan of the University of Colorado School of Medicine, University of Colorado Medicine (CU Medicine), and the Anschutz Medical Campus.
* Serve on the School of Medicine Executive Committee and on the board of CU Medicine, which is a 501(c)(3) corporation that provides practice and business management services for nearly 3,000 faculty physicians and advanced practice providers of the School of Medicine.

Critical Competencies for Success

Leadership: The successful candidate must possess the leadership skills necessary to take a strong and established department to a higher level of academic accomplishment and operational excellence while creating a world-class department committed to an environment of diversity, inclusion and equity. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

* A clear vision for building excellence in all aspects of the academic mission;
* An understanding of the current trends in Adult and Pediatric Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery and the implications for a successful clinical and academic department; and
* The ability to manage programs and lead people effectively.

Relationship Building: The successful candidate must be able to build constructive relationships with others at the School of Medicine, other professional schools, hospitals and other affiliated programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

* An ability to collaborate with constituencies in multiple organizations;
* Success at developing cohesiveness among high-achieving individuals and groups in a diverse department; and
* Responsibility for establishing and maintaining an environment that ensures mutual achievement.

Mentorship: The successful candidate will possess a track record of success in mentoring trainees and faculty. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

* Active participation in medical, resident, graduate student and postdoctoral education;
* A strong track record of faculty and department-wide programmatic development;
* A history of successful mentorship; and
* An outstanding ability to identify, recruit and retain superior faculty members.

Other:

* The highest integrity and personal ethics.
* A commitment to community service.
* A commitment to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.
* Outstanding writing and speaking skills.
* Strong organization and process-management abilities.

Reports to: John J. Reilly, Jr. MD

Dean, School of Medicine, and Vice Chancellor of Health Affairs

President, University of Colorado Medicine

Desired Outcomes:

* Outstanding clinical outcomes within the department resulting in a consistently excellent reputation as a leading clinical department in the region and the country.
* Educational programs that rank among the best in the country.
* Growth of the research portfolio within the department and collaboratively in the school, resulting in increased extramural funding, cross-departmental initiatives, and training of future scientific leaders.
* Continued leadership and commitment to health equity through programming that supports gender and racial diversity within the department.

Diversity Statement

The University of Colorado School of Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve our diverse communities in Colorado and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University's research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, like the University of Colorado School of Medicine, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. The University of Colorado School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

The University of Colorado School of Medicine is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication, and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

Salary and Benefits:

The salary range for this position has been established at $600,000 to $900,000.

The salary of the finalist(s) selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to, internal equity, experience, education, specialty and training.

The above salary range (or hiring range) represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Your total compensation goes beyond the number on your paycheck. The University of Colorado provides generous leave, health plans and retirement contributions that add to your bottom line.

Benefits: https://www.cu.edu/employee-services/benefits

Total Compensation Calculator: http://www.cu.edu/node/153125

Diversity and Equity:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at hr.adacoordinator@ucdenver.edu.

The University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ community, and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The University of Colorado Denver - Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must meet minimum qualifications at the time of hire.

M.D. or D.O. with board certification in Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery with a record of professional accomplishments on a national and international scale, with a strong focus on clinical and research success, meeting the requirements for a faculty appointment at the Professor level.

Preferred Requirements

* The ideal candidate will have demonstrated capability across the spectrum of individual scholarship, collaborative academic leadership, clinical and research program development, educational excellence, successful faculty recruitment and retention, community engagement, and will have designed, implemented and integrated effective programs across complex organizations.
* The ability to build strong relationships with others in an environment where the medical school and the clinical system are partners and where the Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery fulfills expectations that it will be a leader within the overall institution.
* Service as a division chief, vice chair, or chair of otolaryngology who has developed academic leaders, mentored and developed junior faculty, and identified and recruited diverse students, trainees, staff, and faculty.
* Vision to recognize areas for growth and ability to lead and mentor faculty as they develop opportunities.
* The knowledge to take advantage of research funding and development trends as they evolve.
* Ability to engage in public relations and philanthropic activities to promote and enhance the visibility of and support for the department.
* A dynamic, passionate, and experienced physician and administrative leader.
* Understanding of the complex financial pressures facing academic medical centers and health care delivery organizations with significant financial management experience.

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