Hepatology, Assistant/Associate Professor, UNLV School of Medicine
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
July 13, 2018
Las Vegas, Nevada
Full Time - Experienced
College / University
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas is inviting applications for positions in the Gastroenterology Division as Assistant/Associate/Full Professor . The UNLV School of Medicine is seeking to grow academic departments and divisions that will provide Southern Nevada with excellent clinical care, education and research. This is a very unique opportunity to be involved in developing and building programs that will sustain these efforts well into the future. UNLV in partnership with UMC hospital has a future goal of establishing liver transplantation as a service provided in Southern Nevada and is seeking qualified candidates to provide leadership in this effort.
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY
Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution of approximately 29,000 students and 3,000 faculty and staff that is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a research university with high research activity. UNLV offers a broad range of respected academic programs and is on a path to join the top tier of national public research universities.
The university is committed to enhancing efforts to attract and retain top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that included the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine in July 2017. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.
ROLE of the POSITION
This full-time clinical professor track position will have an active role in clinical care, education of medical students, interns/residents and fellows and research activities within the Gastroenterology Division. Faculty will also function independently in the care of patients and participate in scholarly activities that may include participation in clinical pharmaceutical and multi-center studies of the treatment of gastrointestinal with a primary focus on hepatic disease. Faculty should also develop innovative programs and areas of expertise that will promote collaboration with other specialties and basic science faculty to establish disease-focused areas of excellence. The clinical professor series is not primarily a tenure-track position, however, qualified applicants with substantial experience and ongoing interest in basic and translational research would be considered based on the UNLV criteria for tenure.
Responsibilities will include, but not limited to, the following:
Clinical: Participation in the GI service at the affiliated University Medical Center (UMC) hospital, including direct patient care, consultation, and endoscopy. He or she may also play a role in outreach to smaller communities and rural areas to facilitate referral and safe transfer to UMC of patients with gastrointestinal disease. Faculty will also practice outpatient gastroenterology in the UNLV School of Medicine Patient Care Center. A major focus of the Hepalology position will be to establish a comprehensive Liver Center to evaluate and treat patients with hepatic disease and to provide physician-leadership in a collaborative effort with the Department of Surgery and UMC in developing and initiating a liver transplant program.
Education: Provide instruction to fellows, residents and students in the diagnosis and treatment of gastrointestinal disorders and care of patients with gastrointestinal disease.
Research: Participation in investigator-initiated, collaborative and/or multi-center studies and provide advice and mentorship to trainees involved in research activities.
About the School of Medicine
The UNLV School of Medicine is creating a world-class center for medical education, patient care, and research that prepares Nevada's physicians with the most innovative and technologically advanced forms of medical training while serving the health care needs of a diverse population through community partnerships. Our main objective is to attract, educate, and retain doctors committed to practicing in Las Vegas, Nevada. UNLV School of Medicine is the first public allopathic medical school in Las Vegas, Nevada. The medical school was officially established Aug. 22, 2014. In 2015, Gov. Brian Sandoval and the Nevada legislature approved more than $27 million in startup funds to help the school meet its deadline of welcoming its charter class of 60 students in summer of 2017. Funding to cover full, four-year scholarships for its entire charter class of 60 students, plus 25 each for the next three entering classes was obtained from local philanthropy which underscores the commitment to the UNLV School of Medicine. The current phase of development includes substantial expansion of the UNLV-based academic faculty to provide a robust advanced clinical learning environment as medical students advance into inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations.
UNLV SOM's Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion
The term diversity refers to the variety of individual and group social differences that arise from distinctions in culture and circumstance. Such differences include race, ethnicity, socio-economic status, values, gender, sexual orientation, country of origin, ability, intellectual traditions and perspectives as well as political, religious, and other affiliations to achieve excellence and innovation in teaching, learning, research, scholarship, and administrative and support services. The term inclusion describes embracing diversity. UNLV School of Medicine strives to instill in all members of the community an appreciation of the true power inclusion and diversity affords toward reaching its teaching, research, scholarship and community outreach goals.
The successful candidate is expected to have an MD or DO degree or the equivalent certification of medical training and completion of Internal Medicine Residency and Gastrointestinal Fellowship programs from an ACGME accredited institution prior to the start date. The candidate must be BC or BE in Gastroenterology prior to employment commencing. Board eligible candidates must obtain certification within two (2) years of completing a fellowship.
Must be eligible for an unrestricted Nevada medical license, malpractice coverage and meet credentialing requirements and must be able to obtain privileges at University Medical Center (UMC) and other site locations as needed.
Additional training hepatology and UNOS certification is desirable. Candidates selected for a position may be subject to a background check.
Salary competitive with those at similarly situated institutions. Position is contingent upon funding.
Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.
Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates' materials will begin immediately and best consideration will be gained for materials submitted prior to that date. Materials should be addressed to Dr. Gordon Ohning, Professor of Internal Medicine, Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu/. For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-3504 or firstname.lastname@example.org.