The Division of Hematology/Oncology at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine is searching for a nationally renowned physician-scientist for the position of Division Director. The Division Director provides leadership for all aspects of the Hematology/Oncology Division including clinical service, teaching, faculty development, and research. The incumbent will be responsible for recruitment and retention of faculty, including an associate director of clinical affairs for the division and an associate director for education and career development. As such, this person should know other qualified individuals in their network to bring aboard to help fulfil these positions.
This person will also serve as a mentor to all division faculty. The Division Director will work closely with the Heads of the Department of Medicine, Department of Cancer Biology and Cancer Center to form a core leadership group focused on developing and implementing strategic plans for an outstanding basic, translational and clinical cancer research enterprise. This individual will also be offered a leadership position within the Cancer Center commensurate with their clinical and research experience. The Division Director will create efficient clinical services that deliver compassionate and evidence-based care for patients requiring Hematology/Oncology consultation and be instrumental in obtaining NCI designation. The Division Director will build a management culture based on teamwork, open communication, prudent risk taking, innovation and accountability.
The Division Director will take a leadership role in the clinical and translational research program, encouraging faculty to increase patient enrollment in clinical trials and develop innovative investigator-initiated trials. He/she is also expected to maintain a robust funded research portfolio. Another pool of candidates could include those who are extremely successful clinical/translational researchers who have broad networks with funded basic scientists. As such, an attractive candidate would be a PI of high profile clinical/translational trials but not hold basic science RO1 funding, etc. but would bring such scientists with him/her.
A medical degree and board certification in specialty are required. This is a full-time faculty position. Salary will be commensurate with experience. The successful candidate will be at the rank of Associate or full Professor and this person will also have position within the Cancer Center commensurate with their clinical and research experience.
Based in the western suburbs of Chicago, Loyola University Health System is a quaternary care system with a 61-acre main medical center campus and 22 primary and specialty care facilities in Cook, Will and DuPage counties. The medical center campus is conveniently located in Maywood, 13 miles west of the Chicago Loop and 8 miles east of Oak Brook, IL. The heart of the medical center campus, Loyola University Hospital, is a 570 licensed bed facility currently undergoing a significant expansion project. It houses a Level 1 Trauma Center, a Burn Center and the Ronald McDonald® Children’s Hospital of Loyola University Medical Center. Also, on campus are the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center, Loyola Outpatient Center, Center for Heart & Vascular Medicine and Loyola Oral Health Center as well as the LUC Stritch School of Medicine, the LUC Niehoff School of Nursing and the Loyola Center for Health & Fitness. A full position specification is available here: https://www.russellreynolds.com/executive-opportunities/EducationPractice/LUMC_HemOnc_Director-Position_Specification.pdf
Interested candidates should send cover letter and CV addressed to Dr. Ravi Durvasula, MD Chairman, Department of Medicine Loyola University Medical Center to LUMC.HEMONC@russellreynolds.com.
Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator with a strong commitment to diversifying its faculty.