Department of Radiation Oncology Chairperson

Chicago, Illinois
Competitive salary and benefits
Apr 26, 2018
Jul 15, 2018
Career Fair Category
Career Fair

Department of Radiation Oncology Chairperson

Rush Medical College/Rush University Medical Center

Chicago, Illinois

Rush University Medical Center, a nationally recognized clinical and academic institution and the teaching hospital for Rush Medical and Nursing Colleges, located in downtown Chicago, invites nominations and applications for the position of Chairperson of the Department of Radiation Oncology.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a commitment to a clinical and academic service that includes teaching and mentoring faculty, trainees, and medical students. Research achievement, a strong record of collaborative leadership, commitment to academic excellence, and community engagement are desirable. The successful candidate will have an established national/international reputation in the field of radiation oncology and will have demonstrated experience in leading implementation of a vision through innovation and accountability. In addition, (s)he will have credentials that merit appointment as Associate Professor or Professor, will have an MD or equivalent degree, will be board certified in Radiation Oncology, will possess a demonstrated commitment to innovation, and will have the leadership skills necessary for guiding faculty development and advancement across research, clinical and academic missions. As a department leader, the Chairperson will provide an energetic and inventive vision for growing clinical volume, improving clinical productivity, and further defining sub-specialization clinical expertise. The Chairperson also will work to facilitate collaborative work between departments to grow and improve existing spheres of clinical care and develop clinical-oriented research within the Rush Cancer Center. Recruitment of this leader is part of a key strategic growth initiative and generous resources are being dedicated to this enterprise.

The Department has a long tradition of excellence and expertise in many clinical domains. Our physicians use the most advanced technologies and approaches, including the following: Radiosurgery; Brachytherapy (low and high dose rate); IORT; Breath hold (DIBH)/gating techniques; IMRT/IGRT platforms on all treatment machines.  The Radiation Oncology Residency program is a fully accredited four-year training program which accommodates six residents and combines both didactic and clinical instruction in oncology patient care, medical physics, and radiation biology. With six full-time faculty members, our staff-to-trainee ratio offers residents a highly personalized training experience.  The department consists of nationally and internationally respected experts that specialize in treating a vast array of cancers and benign conditions.

Rush Medical College was established in 1837 and is one of the oldest medical colleges in the United States. Rush University Medical Center is one of the largest private academic medical centers in Illinois, with completion of the most comprehensive construction and facilities renovation program in its history.  The “Rush Transformation” process has invested in new technology and facilities, culminating in a new Tower hospital that opened in January 2012, uniquely designed to deliver patient care safely and efficiently. Rush University has over 2,000 students and offers more than 30 degree or certificate options throughout its four colleges.  Rush is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report, and is one of the two top ranked hospitals in Illinois.

We encourage women and minorities to apply.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Nominations or letters of interest that include a curriculum vitae should be sent to Courtney Kammer:

Associate Vice President
Faculty Recruitment & Physician Services