The University of Iowa department of Anesthesia is seeking an accomplished academic anesthesiologist to serve as chief of its Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia. Anesthesia for the following surgical specialties are included in this division: general surgery, otolaryngology, oral surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery, urology, transplant surgery, and ophthalmology. This position is available at the rank of associate professor or professor in the clinical or tenure track. The division chief will have a clear vision for advancing anesthesia for these specialties as well as advancing the careers of anesthesiologists who provide multispecialty anesthesia. The candidate will have experience collaborating with perioperative physicians and other colleagues and demonstrated leadership skills in shaping the future of the division.
The UI Department of Anesthesia has its roots in the first formal anesthesiology residency program to be established at an American university. Today, the Department boasts more than 80 faculty members, 57 residents, and 12 fellows who provide clinical anesthesia services for more than 50 operating rooms at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, as well as procedural anesthesia services for Pediatrics, Radiology, and nearly 20 other surgical and non-surgical clinics and specialty suites. This broad range of services places the Department in the 99th percentile for diversity of surgical cases among U.S. hospitals.
Departmental faculty serves on editorial boards of major anesthesiology journals, provide refresher courses for the American Society of Anesthesiologists annual meeting and serve as board examiners of the American Board of Anesthesiology. Department researchers are funded by the National Institutes of Health, the Department of Defense, and non-governmental organizations. The Department has an extensive and well-organized mentoring program for junior faculty and is proud of its tradition of providing a wide range of career development opportunities.
University of Iowa Health Care
UI Health Care is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center, employing nearly 900 physicians and more than 2,500 nurses. UI Hospitals and Clinics is an 811-bed tertiary and quaternary care facility, including a Level 1 trauma center and the Stead Family Children's Hospital, a 190-bed state of the art facility. The Carver College of Medicine is ranked as one of the nation's best public medical schools and offers a full range of residency and fellowship programs. Its thriving research enterprise has received $2 billion in NIH funding over the past decade.
Iowa City, Iowa
The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a vibrant, diverse community in southeastern Iowa. The Iowa City area offers affordable housing, low crime rates, excellent schools, Big Ten sports, abundant outdoor activities, and numerous cultural, musical, arts and literary events. In addition, in 2018, US News & World Report named Iowa the best state overall and ranked it in the top 10 in five categories: infrastructure (#1), health care (#3), opportunity (#4), education (#5) and quality of life (#9).
Division Chief Role
The Division Chief will be responsible for actualizing our tripartite mission--clinical care, education, and research--as it relates to general anesthesiology or anesthesiology within subspecialty areas of practice. These responsibilities include:
Collaborating with medical directors to lead clinical operations to ensure consistently high-quality patient care with efficient and innovative use of clinical and material resources
Promoting effective collaborations among divisional faculty and other clinical and research faculty across campus
Facilitating undergraduate and graduate medical education
Recruiting new faculty to the division and supporting their career development
Developing innovative scholarship in multidisciplinary anesthesia
Protected administrative time to support goal-directed personal and division-related professional development
Seed funding for research as well as statistical and clinical trial support
NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, which includes collaboration with investigators from all 11 colleges on campus
Internal and external professional development support
Employee Benefits & Compensation
Competitive base salary & quarterly clinical incentive package
One-time lump sum transition payment; relocation payment, if applicable
Annual continuing education allowance
Malpractice coverage, and licensing and exam fees reimbursements
Generous benefits package, including low monthly premium rates for medical insurance, annual vacation accruals of 24 days (capped at 48), and annual sick time accruals of 18 days with no accrual cap
Employer retirement contribution is 10% of the base salary (capped at $26,000)
Abundance of health and wellness resources
Both domestic and international candidates are encouraged to apply.
Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.
With over 31,000 students, the University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities, a member of the Big Ten conference and the Association of American Universities. The University of Iowa is composed of eleven colleges and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. It is home to one of the nation's largest academic medical centers and the pioneering Iowa Writers' Workshop. The University of Iowa promotes work/life integration and is located in the casual yet cosmopolitan environment of Iowa City, widely recognized as one of the country's most livable communities.