Chairperson - West Virginia University School of Medicine
West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

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West Virginia University School of Medicine
Chair, Department of Medicine

West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine seeks a creative, dynamic, and collaborative servant leader and mentor to serve as its next Chair of the Department of Medicine in Morgantown, WV. He/she should have an established track record as an excellent physician-educator or   physician-scholar with a vision for the future of medical education, the discovery of knowledge, and high-quality, compassionate, patient-centered care.

The Department of Medicine is the largest in the WVU School of Medicine and is composed of 11 sub-specialty divisions, 221 physician faculty, 137 advanced practice providers, and 160 physician trainees.   Duties of the Chair include providing strategic leadership and direction in all aspects of the Department. He/she will also bring proven leadership skills to the position, a service orientation, the ability to lead change in a collegial manner, and be able to successfully leverage the many collaborative opportunities that exist.    

The position requires an individual with strong interpersonal and leadership skills, clinical expertise, and demonstrated scholarship.  Administrative experience should include strategic planning, finance/budgeting, quality, operations, and recruitment. An understanding of critical issues in rural healthcare is highly desired.  


Applicants must be board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, have MD or DO, and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. A minimum of five years of administrative experience in an academic medical center, and a commitment to service, teaching, and research. Applicants must be eligible for Associate or Professor rank in the clinical or tenure track. Applicants must meet all requirements by the time of appointment. Salary and rank will be commensurate with experience and qualifications.

As a land-grant institution, the faculty, staff, and students at WVU commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare, and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state, and global engagement. WVU is proud to hold R1 research classification, the highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

The WVU School of Medicine is supported in its mission by our health system, WVU Medicine, which provides tertiary and quaternary care through a multispecialty practice plan and 21 hospitals in 4 states. The WVU Medicine System, has more than 23,000 employees; 2,200 clinicians; and more than 2.5 million patient visits annually. We are currently actively recruiting over 150 new physicians due to sustained growth in our clinical enterprise. The WVU Health System has been ranked number 180 out of 500 businesses selected for the Forbes list of "America's Best Employers 2021." Our 700+ bed academic medical campus includes J.W. Ruby Memorial Hospital, WVU Children's Hospital, WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, and Chestnut Ridge Center psychiatric facility. WVU Medicine and the School of Medicine also work with a number of regional campuses, both clinically and academically. The medical center campus includes the Schools of Medicine, Pharmacy, Nursing, Dentistry, and Public Health, each with their own educational and research programs.

Morgantown is a growing community and has received numerous ratings as one of the best small cities in the U.S. for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. Morgantown offers nationally ranked schools, excellent healthcare, low unemployment, and low crime rates. The area is known for world-class recreational opportunities. It is within easy driving distance of Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Washington, DC, and Baltimore. Morgantown was recently recognized as one of 110 cities nationwide to achieve a perfect score on the Municipal Equality Index, which rates how inclusive municipal laws, policies and services are of LGBTQ people.

Join us in changing WV's future by having an immediate impact and serving the entire state of WV and the surrounding region. Share your sense of purpose with us! To learn more visit:

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates with questions related to the position may contact: Michael Edmond, MD, Search Committee Chair, at

To formally apply, visit:
and click Apply Online. Please submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

About WVU

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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