Stanford Medicine is initiating a search for the position of Chair and Professor of the Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine. Recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, Stanford University is located in Silicon Valley, the heart of the Bay Area bioscience community. Stanford Medicine incorporates the School of Medicine as well as two internationally renowned hospitals: Stanford Health Care, and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. It is situated on Stanford campus, which also includes the Schools of Humanities and Sciences, Engineering, Law, Business, Earth Sciences, and Education.
Anesthesiology has been undergoing major changes globally, expanding roles beyond the operating room in offering high quality personalized services in peri-operative health, pain management, critical care and other medical disciplines.
Stanford is a world-leading department of anesthesia that offers comprehensive training in perioperative patient care, pain management and critical care. Over five decades, the anesthesia service at Stanford has evolved from a band of a dozen doctors to a thriving department with over 200 faculty, staff, fellows, residents and interns.
Research has been a major factor underlining these changes and will continue to be an essential force driving the evolution of the specialty. Stanford Anesthesia research includes a wide spectrum of programs in basic, translational, clinical, health service, and medical education areas. Project fields range from subcellular mechanisms of anesthesia, pain, and opioid addiction, tissue/organ injury, novel anesthesia agents, techniques and devices, treatment effectiveness, epidemiology, patient safety, health economics and other areas. Interdisciplinary collaborations are increasingly a feature. Our department has been among the top five NIH funded anesthesia departments since 2011, with current external research grants and contracts totaling $17 million annually.
Stanford Anesthesia pays special attention to research training for the next generation of anesthesiologists and has established a research-training continuum bridging between medical student and faculty stages. We place special emphasis on supporting the residency-fellowship-junior faculty period. A key part of this support is the Fellowship in Anesthesia Research and Medicine (FARM) program and our two NIH supported T32 training grants.
The department of Anesthesiology is deeply committed to helping the community, both locally and globally. Tangible, local outreach endeavors include transport programs (Neonatal Critical Care Transport, Adult Critical Care Transport) that were developed to permit transportation of critically ill patients from institutions with inadequate facilities to Stanford hospitals for state-of-the-art care. On a global level, many faculty have participated in medical volunteer efforts in disadvantaged countries of the world. Faculty and residents have also been involved in helping improve the health and wellbeing of endangered and exotic animal species.
Stanford Medicine is seeking a person who combines proven leadership skills with an outstanding record of academic accomplishment, a dedication to excellence in the clinical, research, and educational missions of the department, and an understanding of the complexity of academic medicine; along with the creative vision to help shape the future of a dynamic department. The Chair reports to the Dean of Stanford Medicine and will also be expected to work collaboratively with Chairs of other departments within Stanford Medicine, as well as leaders of the interdisciplinary institutes at Stanford, and the leadership of Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. The Chair will also collaborate with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in achieving the goals of the Department of Anesthesiology, and the Stanford medical community. The candidate should have MD or MD/PhD degrees; faculty rank will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Scholarship and teaching (and in some cases, clinical care activities) are the critical components of faculty appointments in the University Tenure Line (UTL). Under normal circumstances, the proportion of time and effort dedicated to scholarship and teaching will be more than that devoted to clinical care. For those faculty whose primary commitment is to clinical care, appointment in the Medical Center Line (MCL) is normally more appropriate. The role of an MCL faculty member is defined by engagement in clinical care, teaching, and scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford welcomes applications from all who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.
Interested candidates should submit an electronic CV, accompanied by a 1-2 page cover letter describing key accomplishments, and a biographical sketch (such as that used by the NIH) to Anitra Bowers, Director of Strategic Leadership, at email@example.com. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but consideration of completed application materials will begin by 6th July 2020. All submissions will be held in strict confidence, to be shared only with the Search Committee.
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About Stanford University
Located between San Francisco and San Jose in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford University is recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions. Leland and Jane Stanford founded the University to "promote the public welfare by exercising an influence on behalf of humanity and civilization." Stanford opened its doors in 1891, and more than a century later, it remains dedicated to finding solutions to the great challenges of the day and to preparing students for leadership in a complex world. The University's thriving diverse community is comprised of nearly 7000 undergraduate students, 12000 graduate students, 2000 faculty members, 1900 postdoctoral scholars, and over 11,000 academic and administrative staff in seven schools including several interdisciplinary research centers and institutes. The campus spreads over 8000 contiguous acres and nearly all undergraduates live on campus. Stanford offers bachelor's and master's degrees in addition to doctoral degrees (PhD, MD, DMA and JD) plus a number of professional and continuing education programs and certifications. More at http://facts.stanford.edu and http://www.stanford.edu. Stanford is an equal empl...oyment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.