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Chief for the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

Wayne State University SOM - Department of Internal Medicine
Detroit, Michigan
Closing date
Oct 16, 2022

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Full Time
Position Type
Chair/Chief/Medical Director


Chief for the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension

The Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM), in Detroit,  seeking an academic Chief for the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor. The Nephrology program is a collaborative effort between WSU SOM and the Wayne Health (WH)  faculty practice. As a member of WH, the physician will participate in the clinical activities in General Nephrology (Hospital and Ambulatory). Experience in hypertension, interventional nephrology, and onco-nephrology is welcomed. As an academic faculty member of WSU SOM, the successful candidate will join the Department of Internal Medicine and be responsible for the following:

• Oversee the division, by actively promoting the division in clinical care, research, and continuing medical education through programs that maximize exposure of our exceptional programs, faculty, and expertise.
• Oversee the day to day clinical service responsibilities in the area of  nephrology, through employment at Wayne Health.
• Teach and mentor medical students, residents and fellows.
• Recruit and retain existing high caliber faculty, staff, and trainees consistent with the division’s core mission of education, research, and clinical care.
• Develop and implement innovative mentoring and career development  plans for new and current faculty, toward development and growth.
• Develop a plan for allocation of new resources for hypothesis-driven  research that leads to extramural funding.
• Demonstrate a firm commitment to fiscally sound management and prudent allocation of available resources; establish and monitor appropriate accountability for faculty, staff, and trainees.
• Provide responsible fiscal stewardship along with the Chair of the  Department of Internal Medicine, and proactively seek entrepreneurial  opportunities for the division.
• Evidence of scholarly activities as demonstrated by publications, and an  active extramurally funded research program.
• A commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive learning and patient care .environment
• Administrative duties as assigned.

The incumbent should be board certified in internal medicine and nephrology, demonstrate interest, experience, and commitment to basic science and translational research, and a record of service within the field of nephrology on a national or international level. Joint positions within the basic sciences and among other schools within Wayne State University will be considered. Wayne State University is a public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit. We offer more than 33,000 metropolitan Detroit students from all backgrounds a rich, high quality education via more than 350 academic programs in our 12 schools and colleges. Our deep- rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, and diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.  WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented minorities. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

We are committed to building an inclusive and diverse program and  passionate about improving health equity and justice in medicine for our  patient population. Our interview will include questions relevant to this, so we request that you submit one to two paragraphs illustrating your commitment to these principles.

Please go to our website to apply: and apply to Posting 046675.

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