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Division Chief, GI Surgery

Job ID 49650


The Division of GI Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time tenure track Surgeon-Scientist/Investigator at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. This individual will serve as the Chief of the Division of GI Surgery and play a key leadership role in the expansion of clinical programs and research within the division and health system. Appropriate candidate may also be considered for the position of Vice Chair for Quality in the Department of Surgery. This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving team of clinicians, educators, and researchers. Northwestern Medicine is one of the premier academic medical systems in the nation. Furthermore, the GI Surgery service line is highly ranked nationally, and the Department of Surgery is positioned among leading surgery departments for receipt of NIH funding.


The ideal candidate will have established academic interests and a proven track record in securing extramural funding to support these academic endeavors, which may be in the basic, translational, clinical trial, or health services outcomes research. Depending upon the qualifications, the academic mission of the successful candidate will be supported by a generous recruitment package and an Endowed Professorship.


Clinical practice of the candidate should ideally be focused on colorectal surgery or complex general surgery. Successful applicant will also be expected to develop and maintain an extramurally funded research program (basic, translational, clinical trial, or health services outcomes), and contribute to the education of Medical Students and General Surgery residents.


Qualified candidates must (1) be board certified or eligible by the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery or American Board of Surgery and (2) be able to obtain permanent Illinois licensure.


The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled.


When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position. Also upload this completed list of references form to suggest the names of individuals who could write letters of reference on your behalf.


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  • Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below).

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