Job Description

Extended Job Title
Department Chair of Family/Community Medicine - Assoc. Prof or Higher

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Contributes to the university’s mission through teaching, research and service, some variation by academic unit.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Develops and implements a vision for the Department of Family and Community Medicine, and provides leadership of the department to enhance scholarship, education, patient care, and academically-related public service
  • Serves as the Family Medicine clinical chief at affiliated hospitals: The Hospitals of Providence -Transmountain Campus and the University Medical Center El Paso
  • Actively engages in clinical practice in Family Medicine clinics and the hospital inpatient service at affiliated hospitals to fulfill the Department’s contractual clinical service obligations
  • Promotes a regional reputation for clinical excellence
  • Enhances faculty recruitment, fosters faculty development, and promotes retention of qualified faculty
  • Participates in and promotes excellence in undergraduate medical education, including collaboration on the pre-clerkship and clerkship family medicine curriculum
  • Fosters success in graduate medical education for a multisite residency with two independently-accredited Family Medicine residency programs and a sports medicine fellowship program
  • Operates the department in a fiscally prudent and sustainable manner
  • Serves as a member of the Dean’s Council and works collaboratively with departmental chair colleagues
  • Fosters collaborative relationships with community-based and university-based faculty, including internal medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics, and psychiatry faculty
  • Promotes research programs in the department with emphasis on community-based participative research, as well as on currently funded regional and national projects
  • Serves as a mentor and role model for faculty, fellows, residents, staff, and students
  • Contributes to the community through academically-related public service complementary to the institutional mission
  • Engages in advancement of scientific knowledge through research and/or scholarship
  • Ensures compliance with HIPAA and billing regulations
  • Adheres to institutional and departmental policies and procedures
  • Demonstrates professionalism in accordance with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine’s Declaration of
  • Faculty Professional Responsibility and models the Values Based Culture of TTUHSC El Paso

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
salary commensurate with related education, experience and/or skills

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • A distinguished record of clinical care, teaching, and scholarship with national stature
  • Experience and understanding of undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education program requirements
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to relate well within and outside the department, including senior leadership, clinical partners, and the community
  • Experience in recruiting, retaining, mentoring, and developing faculty, staff, and fellows/residents
  • Master’s degree in business administration, healthcare administration, public administration, medical management, or equivalent administrative experience
  • Experience in managing quality outcomes for patient care services
  • Experience in growing revenue, meeting budgets, assessing clinical and economic performance, and strengthening a department
  • Experience in or a willingness to learn philanthropy pertinent to an academic department
  • Established national reputation for the rank of Professor

HSC - El Paso

Family Medicine Elp Genl

Required Attachments
Resume / CV

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

Job Group
Associate Professor


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • M.D. or D.O. degree
  • Texas medical license, or eligible for medical licensure in the State of Texas
  • Board certification in Family Medicine by the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Qualified for faculty appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or higher
  • Emerging regional or national reputation in family medicine
  • Leadership experience at the level of Department Chair, Vice-Chair, Division Chief, Medical Director, Program Director, or other comparable experience
  • Experience as a practicing clinician in an academic medical center

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

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