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Merritt, Hawkins & Associates

Las Vegas, Nevada

Full Time

Job Description & Requirements
Academic Chair of Medicine in Nevada
StartDate: ASAP

TheUniversity of Nevada, Las VegasSchool of Medicine is seeking an inaugural Chair for the Department of Internal Medicine.Founded in 1957, UNLV is currently home to more than 28,000 students across the Schools of Allied Health Sciences, Lee Business School, Community Health Sciences, Dental Medicine, Education, Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering, Fine Arts, Graduate College, Honors College, William F. Harrah College of Hotel Administration, William S. Boyd School of Law, Liberal Arts, Nursing, Sciences, and the Greenspun College of Urban Affairs.

After experiencing unprecedented population growth over the past several decades, Las Vegas has become the largest city in the country without a dedicated allopathic medical school and/or an academic medical center with over two million residents and 40 million annual visitors.Recognizing the strong community and regional need for additional physicians and the opportunity afforded by such a growing and diverse community, UNLV officially approved the establishment of a new medical school on August 22, 2014.The schoolinitiated instruction for its inaugural class of 60 medical students in July 2017 with full four year scholarships offered to the entire class.

Capitalizing on partnerships with community hospitals, the VA Medical Center, physicians, and established programs on the UNLV campus, the SOM will seek to become a national leader in interprofessional and team-based learning utilizing state-of-the-art technology and science coupled with a patient-centered approach to health care.Clinical and population-based research programs will be a strong focus, with particular areas of opportunity in the fields of neuroscience, cardiology, oncology, orthopedics, behavorial health, and addiction.

We are seeking an established academic leader eligible for appointment as an Associate Professor or Professor and board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine or an accredited sub-specialty to serve as the inaugural Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.Applicants should have a notable track record of excellence in education, research, clinical care, and leadership. They should be committed to developing a nationally ranked Department of Internal Medicine in collaboration with UNLV School of Medicines health care partners.The Chair will be expected to plan and execute a vision for education, research, and clinical programs within the department and should be prepared to grow the department through fund-raising and recruiting efforts. An accredited internal medicine residency already exists and will move over to the medical school on July 1, 2017.It is expected that accredited sub-specialty fellowships should be established.

Applications, inquiries, and nominations should be confidentially directed to Cody Futch, Vice President of Academic Recruiting at Merritt Hawkins at medcareers@merritthawkins.com and should reference position Number 30097.We currently are reviewing CVs and encourage interested parties to apply as soon as possible.UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity.All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.UNLV employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the U.S.

Job Benefits

About the Company
Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nations leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer. We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.

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