Chair, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology

MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas (US)
Competitive salary and benefits
Sep 06, 2018
Oct 06, 2018
Full Time

Chair, Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology
Division of Cancer Medicine
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology within the Division of Cancer Medicine at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center seeks a Chair to oversee all department functions and operations. The Department Chair is responsible for providing administrative leadership and assumes full administrative responsibility for all areas of the academic department, including but not limited: direct patient care; basic, translational, and clinical research programs within the department; faculty development and evaluation; integration of educational programs; finance and budget; and long-range planning of the department. The Chair will provide career development opportunities and mentorship for department faculty and trainees, and foster their growth in clinical, research, academic, and professional areas. The Chair will also represent the department, division, and institution in local, regional, state, and national matters. The Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology is one of the largest multidisciplinary programs in the United States with patients benefitting from a team-oriented approach that includes our colleagues in Surgical Oncology, Dermatology, Pathology, and Radiation Oncology as well as, clinical pharmacists, dietitians, social workers, clinical and research nurses.

Through research conducted within our department and in collaboration with our translational research partners, the Department of Melanoma Medical Oncology will increasingly contribute toward the development of new treatments such as immunotherapy for melanoma as well as related cancers, and will develop better treatments for patients with melanoma through alignment of laboratory and clinical approaches, provide outstanding care to patients with melanoma, and train the next generation of clinical scientists capable of translating novel concepts from the laboratory to the clinic.

Ideal applicants will be known nationally and internationally in their field and will have:

A distinguished record of exceptional patient care in academic and/or community settings, including experience in building clinical practices based on patient demographics and community needs;

Demonstrated skills in programmatic development and evaluation, including negotiation of agreements with clinical and/or industry partners;

Leadership experience with patient-reported outcomes, quality improvement, and/or patient safety initiatives;

Research objectives that complement and contribute to the research-driven patient care mission of the institution;

Demonstrated administrative competence to ensure the effective day-to-day operation of the department, resolution of operational issues, and management of finances and human resources;

Experience as an academic role model for faculty and trainees; and

Commitment to the continued growth of the department, its faculty, and its mission.

Applicants must be board‐certified in Internal Medicine and either Hematology and/or Medical Oncology by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and eligible for licensure in the state of Texas. Medical leadership/administrative experience and knowledge of program development is required. The University of Texas MD Anderson is committed to building a diverse community of faculty and encourages women and minorities to apply.

Interested candidates should send a copy of their curriculum vitae and three references along with a supplemental narrative statement to address their qualifications (2‐3 pages) by November 1, 2018 to:

Melanoma Medical Oncology Chair Search Committee
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Blvd – Unit 1492
Houston, TX 77030

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