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Endowed Chair and Chief Division of Hematology Oncology, UT Tyler School of Medicine

Grant Cooper
Tyler, Texas
Salary commensurate with experience with a generous benefits package.
Closing date
Jun 1, 2023

The University of Texas Tyler School of Medicine seeks an accomplished leader to serve as the Chief of Hematology/Oncology. Applicants should have sufficient academic experience and credentials to qualify for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor Rank. The appointment will also be furnished with a $4M Endowed Chair.

This individual will report directly to the Chair of Internal Medicine and will be responsible for developing a regionally, if not nationally, recognized division of hematology/oncology. This individual will integrate the diverse clinical and research activities within the UT Tyler School of Medicine. This individual will also lead the development of a new hematology/oncology fellowship training program.

UT Tyler School of Medicine will be the first in northeast Texas, welcoming their inaugural class of students in the Fall of 2023.  Construction has begun on a new $308 million Medical Education Building and represents an expansion of the UT Health East Texas System.  UT Tyler, UT Health East Texas and the University of Texas at Tyler Health Science Center have formed a partnership to improve the educational and healthcare outcomes of East Texas. The newly integrated enterprise includes 10 hospitals, 50+ clinic locations, and 400+ physicians. 

Education and Experience

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) or foreign equivalent
  • Board certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine in Hematology/Oncology
  • A successful track record and national reputation as an academic leader as demonstrated by scholarly achievement
  • A commitment to the education and training of medical students, graduate students, residents, and fellows
  • Experience with expansion of clinical and research programs and the recruitment of additional faculty
  • Experience with forming collaborations with other service lines throughout the health system.
  • Experience with outreach and engagement with the broader community
  • A commitment to support efforts to promote a climate of diversity, equity, and inclusion in all aspects of the Division
  • Negotiable mix of clinical and academic commitments, allowing time for leadership responsibilities

Additional preferred qualifications include leadership experience with the development of clinical and academic programs, including active participation in clinical trials.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership that promotes professional development of existing faculty members and attracts highly-motivated and exceptional faculty, staff and students to the division
  • Recruitment of academic faculty to support divisional growth and research goals
  • Monitor and consistently work to improve clinical quality and outcomes
  • Programmatic development of a robust clinical fellowship program and recruitment of high-quality fellows
  • Develop clinical programs with concentrated and disease-focused practices
  • Increase clinical trial enrollment

UT Tyler views diversity as a core value that embodies inclusiveness, mutual respect, and multiple perspectives and serves as a catalyst for change and the achievement of health equity. Inclusion fosters innovation, creativity, and a sense of belonging, reflecting differing ideas, beliefs, experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds that lead to biomedical discovery and scientific advancement. Diversity is an essential component of inclusive excellence. As such, UT Tyler encourages faculty from varied backgrounds to consider exploring this opportunity.


This is a full-time position that will be performed on site in Texas. Salary commensurate with experience with a generous benefits package.

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