| Department Head Department of Orthopaedics Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine New Orleans |
Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in New Orleans invites applications and nominations for Head of the Department of Orthopaedics. The successful candidate will be responsible for managing all aspects of department programs, including undergraduate medical education, resident and fellow selection and training, program accreditation, faculty recruitment and retention, clinical practice development in public and private venues, and development of educational and clinical research programs. Excellent leadership, management, and communication skills are necessary; the successful candidate will work with departmental and dean’s office administrative faculty and staff, faculty group practice (LSU HealthCare Network) personnel, and various hospital entities and their staff and administration. The department currently has faculty members supporting educational programs in orthopaedics in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, and Lafayette. Program building opportunities are available with our various clinical partners, including the Veterans Administration Medical Center; the New Orleans VAMC, currently under construction, will be situated in proximity to the new University Medical Center, also under construction. Applicants must understand the inherent issues associated with distant integrated medical school sites and be committed to nurturing programs and faculty at those sites. Candidates must be able to provide evidence of leadership accomplishments, commitment to education and clinical service, and the ability to provide strategic direction for the department while building on its historic strengths.
A significant record in teaching, educational or collaborative clinical research, clinical competency, mentorship, and leadership that promotes an inclusive environment and diversity is essential. Previous management and leadership experience in a public or private academic health setting is required, as is a thorough understanding of basic financial and accounting concepts. Academic credentials that qualify the applicant for tenure and rank of full professor are required. The successful candidate will have a MD or MD/PHD or equivalent and will also be a board-certified in orthopaedics, eligible for or licensed to practice in the state of Louisiana.
Women and under-represented minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply. Candidates should provide their curriculum vitae, including a full list of publications, a brief statement of academic interests and qualifications, and the names and contact information of three references. These materials should be forwarded electronically to:
Cathy Torres, MSHA Office of Faculty and Institutional Affairs, LSUHSC – School of Medicine, email@example.com
Review of applications will commence immediately and will continue until the position is filled. LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.