Chair, Family Medicine

Morgantown, West Virginia
Feb 12, 2021
Mar 14, 2021
Family Medicine
Full Time

West Virginia University (WVU) and the Department of Family Medicine in the WVU School of Medicine seek a visionary leader to serve as Chair. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity for a physician with an unwavering commitment to excellence in clinical care, education, and research.

The Department of Family Medicine includes 26 faculty, 9 Advanced Practice Providers, and 18 residents.  The department completes approximately 40,000 patient visits per year.  The Department of Family Medicine's Research Division works with the West Virginia Research Network on various projects throughout the state. The research mission of the Department of Family Medicine at WVU is to disseminate information and to implement programs relevant to the discipline of family practice and to the population of West Virginia.  The department currently has $300,000 in grants.

The successful candidate will provide leadership in the delivery of patient-centered care within a growing, integrated delivery health care system. The successful candidate will have the skills and commitment necessary to advance medical education and research and motivate department faculty and trainees in the discovery and application of state of the art knowledge.  Candidates should have excellent communication skills.  Administrative experience should include strategic planning, finance/budgeting, and recruitment.  Experience in a multi hospital system is desirable. 

Qualified applicants must be currently board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), have an MD, DO or foreign equivalent degree, and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license.  A minimum of five years of experience in an academic leadership role and an academic rank of Associate Professor or above are required. Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with qualifications.  All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University’s affiliated health system, West Virginia’s largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of ten member hospitals, six managed hospitals, and two affiliated hospitals all anchored by its flagship, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. The health system has an integrated electronic medical record system (Epic) which facilitates care delivery across all clinical settings.  WVU Medicine has more than 1,000 active medical staff members and 18,000 employees who serve hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation. The department is home to an ACGME accredited family medicine residency program, and has a major role in the MD degree curriculum in the school of medicine.

Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate.  The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities.

Join us in changing WV’s future by having an immediate impact and serving the entire state of WV and the surrounding region.  Share your sense of purpose with us!

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Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates with questions or to submit a CV may contact:

Deveran George


To formally apply, visit: and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three (3) references.

WVU is an EEO/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.  The university values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.