Founding OB/GYN Academic Dept. Chair | UT Health East Texas | Tyler- 90 mi from Dallas

The University of Texas
Tyler, Texas
Closing date
Mar 12, 2023

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Obstetrics / Gynecology
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The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology within The University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine seeks a highly qualified, academically focused clinical leader for the position of Founding Academic Chair. The Academic Department Chair of Obstetrics and Gynecology will be broadly responsible for the administration of strategic, academic and clinical initiatives within the department for the University of Texas at Tyler School of Medicine and work collaboratively with the Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs.

Preferred Experience:

  • Minimum of 5 years of experience within academic departmental leadership or related activities

Accompanying Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies:

  • Track record of effective leadership, including experience and success in research, education, and clinical administration
  • Success in building, expanding and elevating programs with vision and collaborative team spirit.
  • Ability to develop and implement new programs.
  • Knowledge of creating and managing budgets

About the Department:

•Currently there are 12 labor and delivery recovery postpartum beds and two postpartum/antepartum rooms. This number is expected to increase to approximately 18 postpartum/antepartum rooms and a well-baby nursery after an upcoming expansion.

•UT Health Tyler averages 850 births per year.

•The NICU currently has nine beds but will have approx. 16 beds after the expansion.

•Family medicine residents round with pediatric hospitalists in our hospitals.

•Referrals for gynecologic oncology are typically sent to Dallas.

•Maternal-fetal medicine referrals are sent to Dallas as well, or to CHRISTUS Trinity Mother Frances in Tyler per patient’s request.


  • Paid Medical Insurance Premiums
  • Life Insurance
  • Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Competitive Retirement Plans
  • Professional Development Fund
  • Reimbursement for TX Medical License Registration
  • Fee-exempt status for DEA License
  • County Medical Society Membership
  • Texas Medical Association Dues Reimbursement
  • Medical Liability Coverage: No tail coverage policy needed
  • Vacation Days, Floating Holidays, University Holidays, CME Time, Sick Time

Major Responsibilities / Duties:

  • Support and contribute to the mission of the School
  • Recruit, engage, and/or sustain a qualified faculty for the Department as determined by available resources and with advice and consent of the Dean and health system leaders. 
  • Conduct required faculty reviews
  • Provide oversight, in conjunction with the Department of Medical Education leadership, for the educational programs and leaders (e.g., Program Directors, Clerkship Directors, etc.) within the department. 
  • Supporting the faculty counseling and faculty grievance and appeals processes related to mission area
  • Support the faculty throughout their careers as educators, scientists, health care providers and academic leaders
  • Employ a strong understanding of social determinants of health as it related to members of the department and the region’s patient care population.
  • Serving as consultant on issues related to the specialty focus of the Department
  • Providing and administering teaching and education to residents, graduate students, staff and other participants in departmental educational programs through lectures, didactics, and supervision in practicum settings

About the Community:

  • Tyler, located approx. 90 mi from Dallas, has a population of over 100,000 (233,000 in the Tyler metropolitan area)
  • Outstanding area public and private schools
  • Small-town comforts, including affordable housing and low cost of living with easy proximity to metropolitan cities
  • Various lifestyle choices– lake front, historical homes, modern, rural
  • Fun attractions including Tyler Municipal Rose Garden, Caldwell Zoo, Tyler State Park, Tiger Creek Animal Sanctuary
  • Outdoor recreation to include hiking, walking and biking trails, including on Tyler's Rose Rudman Recreational Trail, while water enthusiasts enjoy the boating and fishing on Lake Tyler.
  • No State Income Tax

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