Chair, Department of Dermatology

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Closing date
Oct 17, 2024

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Full Time
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Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Health Sciences Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary
The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an accomplished and energetic leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Dermatology.

The Department of Dermatology provides care to patients of all ages. As a tertiary care referral center, faculty physicians have medical expertise in general adult dermatology, pediatric dermatology, cutaneous oncology, and auto-immune skin diseases, with treatments including phototherapy, laser, and Mohs micrographic surgery. The Clinical services are provided at three sites with projected visits of 60,000 per year. The Department also provides inpatient consultation at UNC Hospitals. Our vision is to advance our missions of patient care, teaching and research through ongoing innovation and service in a supportive, caring environment for patients, staff, physicians, and all members of our health care team.

The Department of Dermatology teaches and trains students, residents, and fellows with a rigorous curriculum that prepares the highly skilled dermatologists of the future, including a commitment to train a work force that reflects the people we serve. The Department’s residency program is a nationally accredited, three-year program, that matches six residents per year. The Department also offers fellowships in pediatric and procedural dermatology, with a new fellowship in dermatopathology in the planning stages.

The UNC School of Medicine is ranked #5 nationally in NIH funding among public universities. The Department of Dermatology has basic science and clinical research programs with several NIH-funded investigators, with special expertise in autoimmunity, epidermal cell biology, vascular anomalies and skin cancers. The department averages $2.5M in grants and contracts annually. The Department also has a clinical trials unit.

The selected individual will lead a diverse group of faculty, trainees, and staff members and will oversee all aspects of the Department, including clinical practice, education, research, and fiscal management consistent with the strategic planning of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals/UNC Health. UNC is a collaborative environment and chairs meet weekly to advance the shared mission of the UNC School of Medicine.

This recruitment is Open Track/Open Rank and the appropriate track and rank will be determined once the top candidate is selected. In addition to a primary faculty appointment in the Department of Dermatology, the selected candidate will hold a secondary EHRA Non-Faculty administrative appointment as Department Chair.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
Minimum qualifications include an M.D./D.O. degree, board certification, eligibility for a North Carolina license, and ability to obtain clinical privileges at UNC.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience
A formal leadership role in an academic medical department, a strong commitment to clinical excellence, a distinguished record of research accomplishments, experience in education and training healthcare professionals from all backgrounds, and a clear demonstration of the qualities needed to lead and manage a multifaceted academic department will enhance the candidate’s application. Board certification in dermatology is preferred.

Special Instructions
In the required documents section, your Administrative Summary should include a narrative of your leadership, research, and educational accomplishments, including current work and future direction.

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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