Chair, Department of Surgery & Surgical Specialties

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), College of Medicine Rockford (COMR) seeks an Associate/Professor who is a clinically active MD/DO, or its foreign equivalent, with strong academic experience and effective administrative and leadership skills to serve as Chairperson for the Department of Surgery and Surgical Specialties. UIC’s College of Medicine is one of the largest medical schools in the United States with three campuses across the State of Illinois. The Rockford campus hosts more than 200 diverse medical students, a rural training track and offers outstanding opportunities for development of its students, faculty and staff.  

The ideal candidate will provide academic leadership, program development, and coordinate the clinical, educational and research activities of the Department. Medical student education is the primary focus within the Department and utilizes a community network of physicians for clinical instruction. This position is ideal for an academic surgeon who can envision and effect academic growth and excellence within the Department. The Chair reports to the Regional Dean of the College of Medicine Rockford.  

Rockford is a delightful, mid-sized metropolitan area in northern Illinois, west of Chicago. The city has three hospital systems, numerous golf courses, one of North America’s top Japanese gardens, numerous museums including the top-ranked family Discovery Center, theater, and a revitalizing downtown. Additionally, it boasts several parks and a river walk for walking, hiking, bicycling and cross-country skiing on more than 10,000 acres of natural land. Public and several private school systems are available.

If you have a desire to work in a community-based setting, and have experience in healthcare administration, curriculum development, and clinical teaching, please submit a cover letter, CV, and three professional references at For fullest consideration, please apply by January 4, 2021. Applications will be accepted until February 4, 2021.  Minimum qualifications include MD/DO degree or its foreign equivalent, board certification in General Surgery, and/or a Surgical Sub-specialty and eligibility for/or licensure in the State of Illinois.  

Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees and are made contingent upon the candidate’s successful completion of any criminal background checks and other pre-employment assessments that may be required for the position being offered. Additional information regarding such pre-employment checks and assessments may be provided as applicable during the hiring process.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.