Department Chair

Updated: about 22 hours ago
Location: Greenville, SOUTH CAROLINA

Posting Details

Job Title Department Chair
Position Number 960023
Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Department HSH BSOM Emergency Medicine
Department Homepage
Advertising Department EMERGENCY MEDICINE - ADMIN
Division Health Sciences
Classification Title Chair and Professor
Working Title Emergency Medicine Department Chair
Number of Vacancies 1
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) 1.0
Full Time or Part Time Full Time
Recruitment Range Commensurate with Qualifications
Position Location (City) Greenville
Position Type Faculty (Teaching)
Job Category Faculty (Physician)
Organizational Unit Overview

East Carolina University is a national model for students success, public service, and continued regional transformation by:

Using innovative learning strategies and delivery methods to maximize access;

Preparing students with the knowledge, skills and values to succeed in a global, multicultural society;

Developing tomorrow’s leaders to serve and inspire positive change;

Discovering new knowledge and innovations to support a thriving future for eastern North Carolina and beyond;

Transforming health care, promotes wellness, and reduces health disparities; and

Improving quality of life through cultural enrichment, academics, the arts, and athletics.

Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is a 40-year-old medical school with a strong primary care orientation. The school established a three-fold mission in 1974 that continues to serve as a guiding framework for our overall educational efforts:
To increase the supply of primary care physicians to serve the state
To improve the health status of citizens in eastern North Carolina
To enhance the access of minority and disadvantaged students to a medical education.

The Brody School of Medicine is nationally recognized for the number of graduates practicing primary care, approximately 42%.

The Brody School of Medicine provides many of the doctors practicing in North Carolina: 1 out of 5 doctors in North Carolina is a Brody grad!

The Brody School of Medicine is considered one of the highest value medical schools in the nation; the average amount of debt for a Brody graduate is $60,000 less than the average amount for other medical schools. The cost of attendance information is available on the Student Affairs Financial Aid webpage.

Brody is annually recognized as one of the top ten institutions in the nation for preparing family doctors by the American Academy of Family physicians. One in six family physicians practicing in North Carolina is a Brody graduate.

ECU was an early pioneer in telemedicine and now leads a statewide telepsychiatry initiative, NC SteP, aimed at improving access to mental health in a cost effective way.

The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education.

East Carolina University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

The Department of Emergency Medicine is one of 19 departments of the Brody School of Medicine at ECU.

The emergency department has more than 40,000 square feet with 58 dedicated treatment areas. An additional nine treatment spaces are located in the detached MedDirect facility, which is designed to expeditiously evaluate and treat minor illnesses and injuries. The emergency department treats patients from a area that is 29 North Carolina counties large. Within the region its serves as the principal source of emergency care for Level I trauma, stroke, pediatrics, poisoning, and acute cardiac disease.

Since its inception, ECU Emergency Medicine has focused on scholarship through developing new knowledge, translating evolving knowledge, and disseminating discovered knowledge.

Residents have matriculated to ECU from across the country and have subsequently moved throughout the country to enjoy successful careers as clinicians and academicians.

Residents in our current classes have brought diverse backgrounds and experiences to our program.
BSOM Emergency Medicine faculty provide medical direction for the county’s EMS system and the EastCare Critical Care Transport system.

The EMS system encompasses a spectrum that includes a career fire and rescue department and very rural volunteers. EastCare, with its three helicopters and

multiple ground mobile intensive care units, complete more than 8,000 critical-care transports annually.

Job Duties

The Chair of Emergency Medicine will provide strategic leadership, direction and coordination of clinical, administrative, education and research endeavors.

The successful candidate will be a respected emergency medicine Physician with a track record of excellence in clinical care, education, and research.

The Chair is expected to mentor faculty to meet the missions of the department and institution, while promoting ongoing efforts to enhance a diverse working environment.

In addition, the successful candidate will also serve as the ECU Distinguished Professor of Emergency Medicine.

Minimum Education/Experience

MD or equivalent in relevant discipline;

Board Certification in Emergency Medicine;

Eligible for a North Carolina Medical License;

10 years of experience with at least 5 years of experience in a leadership role at an academic department of emergency medicine;

demonstrated scholarship

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation

Eligible for a North Carolina Medical License;

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Consistently demonstrates highest levels of integrity and professionalism in all interactions, serving as an exemplary role model for faculty and staff

Demonstrated success using data to assess opportunities and reach conclusions in a timely basis, while engendering collegial support

Demonstrated success over a sustained time in teaching, research, and professional service careers

Demonstrated success working directly with senior medical school administration, hospital administration, and other organizational executives

Demonstrated success in building effective teams to identify and resolve problems

Demonstrated success in developing and expanding clinical and translational research programs and extramural funding

Special Instructions to Applicant

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position. In addition to submitting a candidate profile online, please submit online the required applicant documents:

Curriculum Vitae
Letter of Interest
List of Three References (noting contact information)

Additional Instructions to Applicant

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date 11/20/2020
Open Until Filled Yes
Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.
Initial Screening Begins 12/20/2020
Rank Level Professor
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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or .

Eligibility for Employment

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

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