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Chair of Department of Environmental Medicine - University of Rochester Medical Center

29 Sep 2016

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair in the Department of Environmental Medicine. This nationally-recognized basic science department includes 13 tenure-track faculty
members, 5 research-appointed faculty members, and 19 jointly-appointed faculty members from other departments representing many disciplines. All enjoy close collaborations with many other departments and centers across the Medical Center and the broader University.

The Chair of the Department of Environmental Medicine is an academic appointment within the School of Medicine and Dentistry. The Chair reports directly to Mark Taubman, MD, the URMC CEO, University Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, and the SMD Dean. The chair also reports indirectly to the Dean through the Vice Dean for Research, Stephen Dewhurst, PhD.

The Chair is accountable for the development and implementation of strategy and policies; will plan, lead, organize, and direct the educational, research, and business affairs of the department, as well as represent the department within the medical center and the university, and to other external constituents, collaborators and customers. The Chair is overall charged, through vision and persuasion, with supporting an environment in which the departmental community functions as a whole greater than the sum of its
parts. This is expected to include maintaining and strengthening existing activities and, in coordination with institutional goals, developing new efforts.

The ideal candidate will be an outstanding scientist, educator, and leader with the stature, experience, and vision required to assure the success of the department and the goals noted above. The candidate must possess a doctoral degree in a relevant scientific
discipline, should be a nationally recognized investigator with a strong track record of extramural funding, including from the NIEHS, and must qualify for appointment as a tenured professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Inquiries should be addressed to the chair of the recruitment committee, Jeffrey M. Lyness, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, phone 585-275-6741 or email Applicants should submit electronically a cover letter and complete curriculum vitae to Dr. Lyness, and also apply via the University Human Resources website at (search for job posting #197127).
The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Click here to view the full article which appeared in Environmental Health