Department Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Lexington, Kentucky
Feb 08, 2018
Position Type

The College of Medicine seeks a dynamic academic and clinically driven innovative leader to serve as its next Chair for the Department of Family and Community Medicine and invites applications and nominations for the position.

This is a unique opportunity to build upon a strong and diverse foundation to substantially impact the health challenges facing the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Therefore, we desire a visionary chair with an understanding of the future of primary care for the Commonwealth and demonstrated leadership abilities.

A successful candidate should be recognized for exceptional accomplishments as a clinician and academician and will be required to continue to practice while serving as chair. Additionally, the candidate will have a strong record in academic medicine; administrative experience as a division chief or program/center director; and ability to serve as a listener, decision-maker, humanist, and effective advocate for the Department of Family and Community Medicine and its faculty.

Furthermore, the candidate should collaborate effectively; possess the desire to learn and share; and should have people-skills that promote, foster, and facilitate the trust of colleagues, the broader University, and those who might make philanthropic gifts to the University. The chair should have impeccable integrity; be an effective and able communicator; be nationally recognized achievement in research, educational, and clinical pursuits that would warrant appointment as a Full Professor; demonstrate upward movement in leadership or administrative positions in medical school or academic medical center setting; and have a proven record of recruitment and retention of talent and mentorship.

Reporting to the dean of UK College of Medicine, Robert S. DiPaola, MD, the chair serves as the chief academic and administrative officer for the department. The chair will have the opportunity to significantly enhance the academic and research missions of the department, to build upon its clinical services, and further its partnerships within UK Healthcare, the University, and with numerous external partners.

MD or MD/PhD or equivalent with a sustained record of scholarly activity

How to Apply
Candidates should apply online at: with a curriculum vita and letter of interest. Applications will be reviewed immediately, and applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Upon offer of employment, successful applicants must undergo a national background check and pre-employment drug screen as required by University of Kentucky Human Resources. The University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from minorities and women.