Indiana University School of Medicine is announcing the search for a Chair of the Department of Anesthesia. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader to advance a strong academic department to the next level of excellence.
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners on nine campuses across the state. Its diverse faculty is made up of 2,700 full-time members and 3,200 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana.
The IU School of Medicine Department of Anesthesia has 269 faculty appointees with 148 of these being primary appointments, as well as 80 residents, all on the Indianapolis campus. The department provides training programs for medical student education in the school’s MD program, residents and fellows in the graduate medical education program, and graduate students pursuing a Master of Science in Anesthesia as part of Indiana’s only anesthesiologist assistant program. Three anesthesia fellowships are available for sub-specialty training: pediatric, pediatric cardiac, and dental. Resident board exam pass rates are consistently well above the national average. The training programs are housed on the IU School of Medicine—Indianapolis campus, which is within walking distance to IU Health University Hospital, Riley Hospital for Children, Eskenazi Hospital, and the Roudebush VA Medical Center. Clinically, the Department has recently launched an expanding care team model with 24 appointed faculty anesthetists, including anesthesiologist assistants and nurse anesthetists.
Current areas of research efforts in the Department of Anesthesia include the pharmacogenomics of opioids, personalized pain management, mechanisms of chronic pain and traumatic brain injury. Research in the department is conducted in facilities located on the school’s Indianapolis campus and funded by the National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Indiana State Department of Health, non-profit organizations, foundations and industry. Investigators within the Department of Anesthesia participate in the training of residents and fellows, helping to attract top-tier faculty and increase cross-disciplinary collaborations at both the basic and clinical research levels to transform health in Indiana and beyond. As a result, the Department of Anesthesia is recognized as a leader in innovative research programs.
IU School of Medicine is closely aligned with our health system partner, IU Health, which has twice earned a place on the US News and World Report Honor Roll. The shared vision of both institutions is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality innovation and education to make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states. IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States operating 16 hospitals statewide (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities). This partnership enables the seamless integration of research findings into patient care.
The successful candidate for this position must be board certified in Anesthesia with outstanding academic credentials and a demonstrated ability and clear vision to lead a prominent multi-faceted clinical, research, and educational program. This position is ideal for a collaborative and transformational leader who can build on existing strengths in the Department of Anesthesia.
Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in the nation and the state capital. The cost of living is below the national average even with tremendous growth. The surrounding suburbs have been ranked the #1 place to live in the country and are consistently ranked in the top 25 year after year. The city enjoys a vibrant and developing art, music, and food culture. Indianapolis is internationally recognized for motorsports along with various professional and amateur sports teams. Please check out Visit Indy or No Mean City to learn more about Indianapolis.
To apply for this leadership opportunity, visit: http://indiana.peopleadmin.com/postings/9363. Please include (1) a letter of interest addressing leadership, administrative and education goals and experiences and (2) a curriculum vitae. The priority review deadline is Friday, April 3, 2020
IU is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse learning environment and supporting the professional development of ethnic minorities, women, and people with disabilities. IU School of Medicine strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. IU School of Medicine provides concierge and dual career services to assist new faculty with their personal or family’s relocation needs.
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About Indiana University School of Medicine
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the United States. Comprised of five basic science departments and 20 clinical departments, IU School of Medicine offers exceptional training for students wishing to pursue a medical degree.