Nominations are being sought for Professor and Head, Department of Family Medicine & Community Health at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Your confidential recommendation of a colleague/associate who is interested/qualified is welcome.
The University of Minnesota Medical School (the “Medical School”) is pleased to announce a national search for a new Head of the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health (DFMCH), with the upcoming retirement of the current Head, Macaran (Mac) A. Baird, MD, MS who has led the department since July 2002. The Medical School is a highly prestigious, widely respected and academically productive center for the education and training of physicians, development of investigative scientists and researchers, graduate and undergraduate medical education programs, basic and translational research initiatives, and overall clinical excellence.
The Medical School is seeking a transformational, innovative, strategic and collaborative academic physician-scholar executive to serve as the new Professor and Head of the DFMCH. The DFMCH has a long tradition of academic and clinical excellence, with 97 faculty members based at the University of Minnesota, 252 adjunct faculty appointments and 74 affiliate faculty appointments. The family medicine training programs have graduated more than 1,900 physician residents since the first class graduated in 1971. Currently there are 162 residents in training. The DFMCH has clinical net revenue of $24.8 million. From 2011 to 2016, the department’s research portfolio consisted of more than $60 million, of which $54.6 million came from federal agencies.
The Department of Family Medicine & Community Health strives to fulfill the tripartite mission of the Medical School: excellence in teaching, research, and clinical service. DFMCH is the third largest department in the Medical School, reaching across both the Twin Cities and Duluth campuses. It is the academic sponsor for eight family medicine residencies across Minnesota, along with four accredited fellowships. It has a record of research aimed at improving care for the citizens of Minnesota and beyond, and is consistently ranked among the top three National Institutes of Health funded family medicine departments in the nation, with several faculty ranked in the top 20 for family medicine principal investigators.
The successful Department Head candidate will have a philosophy of collaboration and teamwork in interactions within and across Departments. They will have shown the ability to successfully support multidisciplinary efforts and Institutes in a complex environment. Candidates will have demonstrated leadership and effectiveness in building research initiatives alongside clinical programs, preferably at a Departmental level. They will have a proven ability to lead and provide visionary leadership in a complex environment.
Nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including a cover letter and CV/resume) should be submitted via email to Jim King or Beth Frye, MD at Witt/Kieffer, in care of Sue LeGrand at SLeGrand@wittkieffer.com or (314) 754-6073. Thank you for your consideration of this matter; all replies will be treated with confidentiality.
The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity employer and encourages women and under-represented minorities to apply.