The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) seeks a strategic and influential leader to serve as the ...

Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Closing date
Sep 4, 2024

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Surgery, Surgery, Neurological
Full Time
Position Type

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) seeks a Chair of Neurosurgery to continue to support and grow a financially and clinically sound enterprise in a competitive and expanding marketplace.  The Chair has responsibility for defining the clinical, research, and educational priorities of the Department as it strives to meet its clinical, teaching, and scientific missions.  Of particular importance is strong clinical leadership experience in an academic setting, along with the abilities to successfully recruit, strategize, mentor, collaborate, and understand the ever-changing healthcare environment and operational achievements required to lead the Department into the future.

The Chair of Neurosurgery will be an accomplished physician prepared to devote this phase of their career to the advancement of faculty, the department, and the medical school. They will be an individual with an engaging and open leadership style – someone who can inspire the faculty, staff, trainees, patients, and potential donors alike.  The Chair will be active in national activities, having a professional network that can support recruitment and reputation building.


The successful candidate will demonstrate a passion for the mission and vision of the MCW Department of Neurosurgery and will have a strong track record of clinical excellence, scholarly achievement, and academic leadership. In addition, candidates should possess the following qualifications, experience, and skills:

  • MD, DO, MD/PhD, fellowship trained in Neurosurgery and board certified in Neurosurgery.
  • Eligible for an unrestricted license in the State of Wisconsin
  • Academic leadership experience and accomplishment commensurate with qualifications for an MCW faculty appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level
  • Experience in medical education/administration, strong evidence of administrative ability, including, but not limited to, interpersonal, leadership, and management skills.
  • An ability to articulate a compelling vision and implement a strategy that engages and advocates for patients, faculty, staff, students, partners, and donors alike.
  • A record of scholarly achievements through contributions to academic neurosurgery, basic science, and/or clinical and translational research
  • Demonstrated personal and professional commitment to valuing diversity, promoting inclusion by modeling, and fostering diversity and cultural proficiency.
  • Unquestionable integrity and personal ethics
  • Outstanding communication skills, both oral and written
  • An entrepreneurial, collaborative, creative, and driven spirit

Medical College of Wisconsin

The Medical College of Wisconsin is the state’s only private medical school and health sciences graduate school. MCW consists of a School of Medicine with campuses in Milwaukee, Green Bay and central Wisconsin, a School of Graduate Studies, and a Pharmacy School. MCW is a major national research center ranking in the top third of U.S. medical schools in NIH funding and is the second largest research institution in Wisconsin. The core of everything we do at the MCW is academic medicine, which brings together scientists, clinicians, students, and community members to solve challenges in health and society. MCW is a diverse group of thought leaders collaborating to build a healthier world. Every study we conduct, and every patient we see, leads to new learning and a continuous cycle of life-changing knowledge. Approximately 1,650 physicians, 750 nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other healthcare practitioners care for approximately 521,000 patients of all ages annually.

The beautiful, safe, and modern campus of the Milwaukee Regional Medical Center (MRMC) houses Froedtert Hospital, Children’s Hospital and Health System, Curative Care, Blood Research Institute of Versiti Blood Center of Wisconsin, and the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division. These member entities share a common mission of excellence in patient care, medical education, biomedical research, and community service.

Our Commitment to Mental Health and Wellbeing

MCW recognizes the hard work and multiple responsibilities of our faculty and staff and is committed to improving wellness and wellbeing. As part of MCW’s commitment, a multitude of resources are provided and encouraged including the Well-Being Index, literature/research, courses, and peer support programs.

Our Commitment to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming workplace that includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We believe that embracing human differences is critical to realize our vision of a healthier world, and we recognize that a healthy and thriving community starts from within. We strive to integrate our human and social differences into MCW’s functioning, strategies and culture to create a diverse and equitable workplace. If you believe embracing individuality and working together makes us stronger, then MCW is the place for you. People of color, women, LGBTQIA+, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to fostering a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff, and students, as well as ensuring equal educational opportunity, employment, and access to services, programs, and activities, without regard to an individual's race, color, national origin, religion, age, disability, sex, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristic, or military status.


Milwaukee, the largest city in Wisconsin, is located on Lake Michigan’s western shore. A metropolitan area with more than 1.5 million people, Milwaukee is an affordable, comfortable place to live, work, and play, big enough to be exciting and uncongested enough to get around easily. Milwaukee’s many neighborhoods have incredible charm, accommodating a variety of lifestyles, from high-rise apartments to small farms. Nestled along a magnificent bluff overlooking Lake Michigan, Milwaukee’s downtown is home to botanical gardens, museums, a theater district, the world champion Milwaukee Bucks, the Milwaukee Brewers, and many fine restaurants. The lake and its harbors are skirted by scenic parklands and provide first-class opportunities for recreation, including hiking, cycling, boating, and more. A recent study ranked Milwaukee as the 15th most walkable of the 50 largest US cities.

Procedure for Candidacy

For the full position profile, to learn more, and/or to apply, please contact:

Sarah Cousland
Senior Executive Faculty Recruiter
Medical College of Wisconsin

Applications should include a current CV and a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications. References will be required at an appropriate time in the process. All interactions will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant.

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