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Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Open Rank Faculty Anesthesiology

University of Virginia Physicians Group
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Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs, Open Rank Faculty Anesthesiology
The University Of Virginia Department Of Anesthesiology is seeking a Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development. At a minimum, the open position requires the applicant meet the established criteria for the rank of Professor at the University of Virginia and have significant experience in faculty development. This position will report directly to the Chair. Duties to include the following:

Partner and collaborate with the Chair, other departmental leaders and departmental administrators to recruit and retain a diverse group of talented faculty with a commitment in one or all of our academic missions of clinical care, education, and research

Partner and collaborate with the Senior Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Faculty Development at UVA School of Medicine to continually support, sponsor and promote our faculty in their efforts to achieve personal and professional success in clinical care, research, and/or education.

Develop and maintain a robust faculty development program that is catered to individual faculty members based upon their academic level and interests

Develop and maintain a mechanism to identifying faculty members for nomination to local, regional, and national prestigious awards in anesthesiology and in academic medicine in general

Chair the UVA Department of Anesthesiology Promotion and Tenure Committee

Support the faculty promotion and tenure program as chair of above committee

Develop and maintain a faculty orientation and on-boarding program that provides our new faculty a comprehensive platform from which to achieve their greatest success as an academic anesthesiologist at the University of Virginia

Develop and maintain a robust 360 degree/peer evaluation system

Partner with the Vice Chair of Clinical operations to develop and maintain the UVA Department of Anesthesiology Faculty Ongoing Professional Practice Evaluation and Focused Professional Practice Evaluation program as required by UVA Credentialing and Joint Commission

Partner with the Chair, School of Medicine and Health System leaders to develop and maintain a comprehensive program and pathway for the management of unprofessional behavior on the part of members of the Department of Anesthesiology

Deliver quality clinical care

Provide medical supervision of residents and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists

Teach fellows, residents, and students

Rank and tenure status are dependent upon qualifications. The tenure-eligible faculty positions are designed for and require physicians with an interest in a balanced career of clinical care, research, and teaching. The tenure-ineligible faculty positions are designed for and require physicians focused on quality clinical care, including active participation in teaching. Tenure-ineligible hires may be eligible to convert to a tenure-eligible track at an appropriate time in the future, consistent with the School of Medicine Promotion and Tenure guidelines and candidate qualifications: .

The department and its members provide anesthesia care for close to 60,000 cases in approximately 65 anesthetic locations, which include main operating rooms, an ambulatory surgical center and many non-operating room anesthesia locations.

Qualified candidates must have an MD or equivalent degree and must have completed an anesthesiology residency program. Qualified candidates must be American Board of Anesthesiology certified or certification-eligible.


Please apply through Workday , and search for R0027665. Complete an application online and submit:


Cover Letter - please include how you learned about this position

Contact information for at least 3 references

Applicants invited for interviews may be asked to provide 2 letters of recommendation at the discretion of the search committee.

Please note multiple documents can be submitted in the CV/Resume Box. Alternatively, materials may be bundled into 1 document for submission. Applications that do not contain all of the required documents will not receive full consideration. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile.

For additional information about the positions, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Keith Littlewood, MD, via email at

The University of Virginia assists UVA faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more about these services, please see

Review of applicants will begin October 14, 2021, and the positions will remain open until filled.

For questions about the application process please contact Ashley Cochran, Senior recruiter at .

The selected candidate will be required to complete a background check at time of offer per University Policy.

The University of Virginia expects all current and new employees (UVA Health System and Academic), to be vaccinated against COVID-19.

If hired to work within the University Health System, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to receive the vaccination. Employees may request a medical or religious exemption from vaccination.

If hired to work on the Academic side of the University, excluding the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, UPG, and the Health Systems Library, you will be required to provide proof of vaccination or be willing to submit to mandatory, weekly prevalence testing. Employees that are working 100% remotely will not be subject to weekly prevalence testing; however, if the employee works on UVA Grounds (including the Medical Center) even intermittently, then they are required to be tested for COVID-19 once per week on an indefinite basis and follow masking mandates.

NOTE: Some medical and safety-sensitive positions require vaccination and are not eligible for an exemption. For more information on how the vaccination and testing requirements will apply to you at your work location, see the UVA New Hire Vaccination Requirements webpage.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician's Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

The University of Virginia is an iconic public institution of higher education, boasting nationally ranked schools and programs, diverse and distinguished faculty, a major academic medical center, and proud history as a renowned research university.

In January of 1819, the Commonwealth of Virginia's General Assembly chartered what would become the University of Virginia. Entering our third century, the University has served Virginia, the nation, and the world by: educating responsible citizen-leaders; advancing, preserving, and disseminating knowledge; and providing world-class patient care. These responsibilities are enduring and continue to inspire our efforts.

The UVA Health System is renowned for providing outstanding patient care, educating tomorrow's health care leaders, and discovering new and better ways to treat diseases. The UVA Medical Center and Physicians Group, School of Medicine, and School of Nursing are recognized for their excellence in patient care, education, and research.

At UVA, we offer a rich collection of benefits, which have long been recognized and valued for their comprehensiveness and competitiveness in the market. In addition to a robust array of traditional benefits such as health care, time off, and retirement, UVA offers an array of other benefits and services to support faculty, staff, and UVA Health team members with their personal and family needs.

We are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and welcome diversity in all forms. For more information on the University of Virginia and the surrounding area, visit our Why UVA and Why Charlottesville webpages
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