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Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

University of Missouri School of Medicine
Columbia, Missouri
Salary and rank commensurate with experience.
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Jun 3, 2022

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Director, Division of Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility

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The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health is seeking an innovative, strategic leader to head the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility (REI). This position offers the opportunity to lead our well-established Division, its innovative clinical programs, and its faculty and staff into the future.

The Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, & Women’s Health is the leader in mid Missouri for the provision of women’s healthcare, and Ob/Gyn clinical education, and reproductive science research. The Director of REI will play a prominent role in developing a compelling vision for clinical services within the Division.  This vision will be focused on growth, while embracing MU's academic pillars of education and research.

We seek a strong leader in REI with a powerful combination of vision, energy, and leadership who will embrace the patient-centric culture within MU Health Care (MUHC). The Director must have a passion for introducing and advancing state-of-the-art clinical services and a strong business sense with the ability to responsibly manage the human, material, and financial resources in the division. Additionally, the Director will align the resources of the Division with women's health services across our health system. We especially welcome applications from underrepresented minorities as we seek to enhance our diversity and inclusivity hiring initiatives.

The new Director will possess strong leadership skills, business acumen, and the passion to drive the Division to the spotlight on a national level. The Director will also work effectively with the leadership of the School of Medicine (SOM) and MUHC to foster collaboration and engagement across research, teaching, and clinical missions. They will also develop new interdisciplinary initiatives designed to engage multiple disciplines throughout the University.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Lead the Division of REI
  • Collaborate with the leadership of the SOM, MUHC, and the department
  • Work with the Department Chair, Dr. Jean Ricci Goodman, and the Senior Department Administrator, to ensure that the REI clinical business is fully aligned with department strategic and budgetary goals
  • Provide oversight and strong leadership over all educational, clinical, and research activities within the Division.
  • Develop a regional and national reputation across all divisional missions
  • Effectively mentor division faculty to develop his/her academic career.

Professional Qualifications:

  • MD or DO
  • Hold ABOG board certification in General Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Hold ABOG board certification or board eligibility in Reproductive Endocrinology & Infertility
  • At least 5 years of successful IVF practice is desirable for our IVF Division Director Role 
  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri
  • Possess both leadership experience and a willingness to seek additional leadership development
  • Have the ability to recruit and retain clinical faculty members
  • Bear a strong business sense

Professional Experience:

  • The ideal candidate will have:
    • Demonstrated leadership in an academic environment
    • Participation in national REI academic activities
    • An understanding of the complexities of academic life and the interactions between departments (divisions), hospitals, and health care systems.

Personal Characteristics:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting
  • Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships
  • Capacity to embrace change with appropriate respect for culture and tradition
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity
  • Motivator and mentor capable of developing strong teams and developing others
  • Unquestioned personal integrity

The salary and academic rank for this position will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and academic background. The University of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package including generous paid time off, retirement benefits, etc.

For the purposes of this application, board-certified are considered experienced. 

Our Community

Columbia is rated by Forbes magazine as the fifth best small city for business and careers in America and is consistently rated a top place to live by Money Magazine, boasting a low cost of living, a vibrant community, and nationally renowned public schools. Columbia is an ideal college town that combines small-town comforts, and community spirit, with big-city culture, activities, and resources. Our community is energetic and engaged, packed with restaurants and entertainment venues, and hosts more than a dozen annual cultural festivals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at U.M. System Total Rewards Benefits

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff, and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Vice-Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO), please use the following links:

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Vaccination Statement

After careful consideration of COVID-19 virus trends and the overwhelming evidence of COVID-19 vaccine safety and effectiveness, the School of Medicine, along with MU Health Care, the Sinclair School of Nursing and the School of Health Professions, recently announced the decision to require COVID-19 vaccinations by Oct. 1, 2021, for all employees, unless granted a medical or religious exemption.

All new hires will be required to submit proof of vaccination prior to your start date. If you would like to request a medical or religious exemption, you must do so upon acceptance of employment so our team has time to review prior to your scheduled start date. You will not be allowed to begin work until you have submitted proof of vaccination or received an approved medical or religious exemption.

Thank you for helping us to create the safest environment possible for our colleagues, students and our patients by protecting yourself and others through COVID-19 vaccination.

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