Essential Functions: The Chair will have the vision and experience to lead a major urban academic Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. The candidate will strategically expand care, sustain and substantially build research, and enhance training vital to women's health in Detroit and beyond. The individual will collaborate with Vice-Deans for Education, Research, Clinical Affairs and Faculty Affairs as well as work with affiliated health system leadership to develop and implement short-term action and long-term strategic plans for the department that are aligned with the needs and goals for the School of Medicine. Duties will include, but not be limited to, the following:Recruit, select, and retain excellent faculty that have the skill sets for both personal success and to be a valuable asset to the Department.Maintain an active role in faculty appointment renewals and provide oversight of the factors for promotion and/or tenure, including the completion of meaningful annual performance reviews for each faculty member within the department. Assure mentoring for junior faculty, and when needed, for mid-career and senior faculty.Expand and fortify the department's ongoing scholarly activity. Oversee the educational activities of the Department such as supervision of medical student clerkships, electives and sub-internships, sustain academic proficiency for affiliated residencies and fellowships, and cultivate relationships at affiliated hospitals to expand educational programs for all trainees.Foster relationships with affiliated hospitals and key stakeholders in order to facilitate the growth and overall opportunities for the department of OB/GYN.Competently manage departmental finances to achieve budgetary goals and maintain a positive fiscal balance. Perform other administrative and job-related duties as assigned.
Qualifications: Candidates must possess excellent leadership and negotiating skills, financial acumen and strategic vision to provide future direction for the department. Successful applicant will hold an MD and be board certified in appropriate discipline.Experience in academic medical leadership is needed.
Internal Number: 76_208664
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