Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

    The University of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC 27514

    Job Description

    Posting Information

    Position Type

    Permanent Faculty

    Working Title

    Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

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    Open Rank

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    Full Time

    If part-time, hours per week


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    Open Until Filled


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    Position Summary

    The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a well-qualified leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Neurosurgery.

    The Department of Neurosurgery, founded in 2010, has steadily grown in number of faculty and trainees since its inception. The Department provides neurosurgical care to adults and children throughout the state of North Carolina, and consists of 16 total faculty including 13 neurosurgeons. The ACGME accredited residency includes 14 residents (7 year program with 2 residents at each level). The department has active Divisions in Adult and Functional Neurosurgery, Neurovascular Neurosurgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, and Spinal Neurosurgery. Additionally, the department has a very progressive multidisciplinary skull base program. The department has an active Global Health Program with the UNC Malawi Initiative and a state-of-the-art Multidisciplinary Surgical Skills Lab for training and research. The department is also an ENRICH (Early Minimally-invasive Removal of IntraCerebral Hemorrhage) Multicenter Trial Site.

    The Chair will provide leadership and direction for the clinical, educational, research and professional missions of the department consistent with the strategic plan of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals/UNC Health Care.

    Educational Requirements

    Minimum qualifications include an M.D./D.O. degree with board certification in Neurological Surgery.

    Qualifications and Experience

    Chosen candidate will possess a distinguished record of research accomplishment, a strong commitment to clinical excellence, education and diversity, and clear demonstration of the qualities needed to lead and manage a distinguished public academic department in the 21st century.

    Equal Opportunity Employer

    The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

    Special Instructions

    Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the search has been successfully concluded. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter describing their interest, current curriculum vitae, and a leadership statement via the following: Candidates considered for an interview will be asked to provide the names and contact information for four references. Women and individuals identifying as underrepresented are strongly encouraged to apply.

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    Department Contact Name and Title

    Crystal Walker, Project Coordinator

    Department Contact Telephone or Email

    Contact Information

    If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University's Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

    Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

    If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

    Applicant Documents
    Posting ID: 559537534Posted: 2020-06-04