Division Chief of Endocrinology and Metabolism
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) in Lubbock Texas, is seeking candidates for the Chief of the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism position under the Department of Internal Medicine. The Chief will have the extraordinary opportunity to join TTUHSC at an exciting period of transition and growth. The successful candidate will be a collaborative and energetic leader who will build the division and also work towards building a future fellowship training program by inspiring and supporting existing faculty, as well as recruiting new faculty toward supporting TTUHSC’s missions in education, patient care and research.
The Department of Internal Medicine is the largest clinical department at TTUHSC School of Medicine which houses 10 divisions that include Allergy and Immunology, Cardiology, Endocrinology and Metabolism, Gastroenterology, General Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Nephrology, Pulmonary Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, and Rheumatology. There are 46 full time faculty, 10 part time faculty, 48 internal medicine residents, 28 subspecialty fellows, 10 post docs and 8 full time research faculty. Furthermore, there are 150 affiliate and clinical faculty in the department in addition to the full time faculty who participates in the teaching of the trainees. Also included in the department are more than 150 staff. The research mission is funded through multiple National Institutes of Health and Department of Defense funding along with a robust clinical trials program. It is a priority for the Department of Internal Medicine and School of Medicine to expand the clinical and academic missions of the division of Endocrinology and Metabolism. The division provides service in both the clinic and hospital settings.
Chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine, the division chief is responsible for:
- The strategic and operational leadership of the patient care, educational and research activities of the division.
- Oversee and lead the academic activities of the division providing strategic guidance and decision making on matters relative to recruiting, faculty development, clinical services and education of the trainees at student, resident or fellowship level.
- Assisting the chairman in resource planning, policy development, promotion of research and scholarly activity, and exploration of innovative funding opportunities for the division.
- Supervising the academic and clinical activities of the faculty with in the division.
Qualifications: Candidates must have successfully completed a sub-specialty fellowship in Endocrinology, preferably have five or more years of full-time working experience at an ACGME medical school, and be eligible for licensure in the State of Texas.
The successful candidate will be fully employed as a faculty in Texas Tech Physicians (TTP), the clinical faculty practice plan for TTUHSC School of Medicine. The clinical practice of the physician will be at the TTP clinic locations and at University Medical Center in Lubbock Texas, which is the primary teaching hospital for TTUHSC.
Lubbock is a growing educational, commercial, medical and cultural center with a college-town atmosphere. The metropolitan population in excess of 300K residents of whom 30K+ are Texas Tech students, lives in mild seasonal conditions with an average of 267 days of sunshine per year. Lubbock residents enjoy an easy lifestyle and a cost of living at the 30th percentile, unique restaurants, bars and boutiques, and the shortest commute in the nation. Lubbock has great public and private school systems, safe neighborhoods and over 66 public parks, making it a great place to raise a family.
All questions can be directed to Sarah.Harris@ttuhsc.edu , Director of Faculty Recruitment
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