Acute Care / Trauma Surgeon

This position is a junior- to mid-level, term, non-tenure track faculty position in the area of Trauma, Surgical Critical Care and Acute General Surgery. The faculty member should have clinical interests that complement and expand existing expertise in the Division and community care. Research areas of particular interest include (but are not limited to): investigation of existing practice management guidelines and their effect on outcomes, modification of existing PMG based on evidence as well as laboratory research. The faculty member will also support the division with teaching responsibilities at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Position Responsibilities

1. Teaching

• Faculty member will have teaching responsibilities in all areas of Trauma, Critical Care, Emergency General Surgery and applied anatomy and physiology.

2. Research

• Faculty member must establish a nationally recognized research program with a record of publication in refereed journals and external funding. The incumbent is expected to develop interdisciplinary collaborations to enhance the research program in at VCU. In addition, this position will mentor both undergraduate and graduate students in their research laboratory.

3. Service

• Faculty member will serve on departmental, College, and/or University committees as necessary, as well as in a professional capacity in their field (e.g., reviewer, conference organizer, etc.) The incumbent’s clinical responsibilities may be extended to a shared time between VCU and VA Medical Centers.

4. Clinical

• Faculty member clinical responsibility will be in the care of the trauma and acute care patients on the MCV campus of VCU, the community sites, and any other facilities in the VCU Network. This position will be responsible for the development of an active surgical practice with the support of the Division and Department’s leadership.

Required Qualifications

a. Board certification or eligibility in General Surgery

b. Fellowship in Trauma or Surgical Critical Care

c. Commitment to laboratory and/or clinical research

d. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU

Application Process/Additional Information

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

To apply, please visit our website https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/103549. Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.




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