The Department of Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking an outstanding physician-scientist to serve as the Chief of our Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine (PACCM). We are looking for an individual with exemplary leadership, administrative, and mentoring skills who maintains a significant extramural grant portfolio and will work to enhance the clinical, research and educational activities of the Division.
The University of Pittsburgh is annually ranked in the top five institutions in terms of NIH funding dollars, and UPMC, as a partner, continues to make major investments in the academic mission of the School of Medicine. PACCM is one of the largest, most productive, and respected pulmonary divisions in the USA, ranking 7 th in the nation in 2018 by US News & World Report with more than 100 faculty and $22 million in annual research expenditures. The Division houses several world class research centers and institutes including, the Acute Lung Injury Center of Excellence, the Simmons Center for Interstitial Lung Disease, the Center for Pulmonary Vascular Biology and Medicine, the Asthma Institute, the Center for Medicine and the Microbiome, the HIV Lung Research Center, the Center for Sleep and Cardiovascular Outcomes Research, the Cystic Fibrosis Research Center, the Emphysema COPD Research Center, the Small Molecule Therapeutics Center, and the Transplantation Immunology Center. Clinically, PACCM has built a robust enterprise covering 8 UPMC hospitals, 123 ICU beds, over 25,000 clinic visits and 85,000 inpatient encounters per year, and both inpatient and outpatient telemedicine services. Furthermore, the division houses multiple subspecialty clinical programs including world class cystic fibrosis and lung transplant programs. Thus, the Division has a strong translational research infrastructure and maintains a large and diverse clinical profile, as well as overseeing a highly competitive educational and fellowship program that includes a T32 training grant in its 31 st year.
The selected candidate will be provided substantial resources to create or expand centers of excellence and recruit a pool of talented physicians, physician-scientists and PhD faculty to enhance the research, clinical and educational missions of the Division.
Pittsburgh is consistently rated as one of the most livable cities in the United States by the Economist, Forbes, and the Places Rated Almanac. The city and region has a strong economy based on health care, higher education, biomedical research, technology, robotics, nuclear engineering, finance, and services. Pittsburgh offers outstanding schools, affordable housing, safe, varied and eclectic communities, superb cultural and sporting activities, and a range of outstanding indoor and outdoor recreational activities for all ages. Together, these attributes make Pittsburgh a great place to live for adults and children.
Interested applications should forward a curriculum vitae and letter of interest to Mark Gladwin, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, at: firstname.lastname@example.org . The University of Pittsburgh is an "EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled" employer.
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Application Process: Please refer to job description.
Required Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 19003030
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.