Assistant/Associate/Professor of Surgery and Director of Surgical Research

Florida Atlantic University
Date Posted: January 10, 2020

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks an outstanding academic researcher and educator for a part-time faculty position at the level of Assistant/Associate/Professor to serve as the Director of Surgical Research for the Department and Residency Program in General Surgery. The Director of Surgical Research [DSR] will establish a robust and collaborative program of scholarship within FAU’s College of Medicine, it’s Department of Surgery and the Program in General Surgery. The DSR will lead a research methodology curriculum and systematically support the scholarship efforts of the students, residents and faculty. In addition, the DSR will lead the development of scholarship, centered around medical education and innovation within the program and department of surgery. In 2010, the Florida Legislature, thereby making the College of Medicine an independent medical school and becoming only the 134th allopathic (M.D.) medical school in North America, passed legislation authorizing FAU’s medical education program. The College of Medicine is now graduating 64 medical students per year, is fully LCME accredited and is emerging as one of the premier medical schools in Florida. In its second phase of major development, the College of Medicine implemented residency training programs in internal medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery, neurology, and psychiatry, as well as fellowships in Cardiology, Palliative Medicine, Geriatrics and Vascular Surgery. For this purpose the school is affiliated with five premier hospitals in Palm Beach County [Baptist Health South Florida’s Boca Raton Regional Hospital and Bethesda Healthcare, along with Tenet HealthCare system's Delray Medical Center, St. Mary's Medical Center, and West Boca Medical Center] to form the base for its high quality clinical education programs. The Program in General Surgery was accredited by the ACGME in 2016, and is accepting 7 residents per year. As an academic program with a strong community focus, the program offers a comprehensive array of general surgery and specialty rotations, in addition to a unique value-added year of scholarship, during which the residents can pursue research, advanced degree course work and/or an in-residency specialty fellowship. It is the mission and vision of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and that of the Department and Program in General Surgery to educate the highly qualified physicians and scientists that meet the healthcare needs of Florida, conduct state-of-the-art biomedical research to advance knowledge and improve patient care, and to serve patients and communities with competence, compassion and respect. The College of Medicine and the Department and Program in General Surgery are committed to become the primary force in the transformation of the quality of health care and the quality of life in the region by developing nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs in medical education, biomedical science, and innovative research and community collaborations. Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have completed an MD or PhD degree from an appropriately accredited institution and have credentials that merit appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher. Candidates should have at least five years of GME/UME teaching experience at an academic teaching institution, and a track record and genuine interest in scholarship as their career pathway. Candidates who have completed or are in the process of completing a Master of Health Profession Education [MHPE] or similar degree are preferred. Ideal candidate has served as academic faculty in collaboration with a surgery residency program or other graduate medical education program, demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship, and the ability to communicate effectively within a diverse multi-professional and multi-specialty teaching environment. All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Assistant/Associate/Professor of Surgery and Director Surgical Research on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload the following: a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and copies of official transcripts scanned into an electronic format. A background check will be required for the candidate selected for this position. This position is subject to funding. For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now REQ07890. Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711. FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service. All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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