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Vice Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine

University of Virginia School of Medicine
Charlottesville, Virginia
Commensurate with qualifications
Closing date
Apr 28, 2024

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Specialty / Focus
Emergency Medicine
Position Type
Chief / Chair / Executive
Practice Setting
Academic Institution / Medical School

Vice Chair for Research, Department of Emergency Medicine
The University of Virginia School of Medicine

The University of Virginia School of Medicine, in partnership with Korn Ferry, invites nominations and expressions of interest for the position of Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Emergency Medicine.

Founded in 1995, the University of Virginia Department of Emergency Medicine has built a rich academic history that includes well-established education programs for medical students, residents, and fellows. Over the years and due to the increase in patient visits, availability of services and consultations, as well as the increase in acuity and need for privacy, in October 2019, the Health System opened the UVA Health South Tower for patient care, with the first floor devoted strictly to Emergency Medicine and the ground floor devoted to EMS arrival. UVA Medical Center is a public Level I Trauma Center and a tertiary referral center, and the Emergency Department (ED) cares for over 70,000 patients per year, treats the full spectrum of disease and acuity, and is prepared for the usual as well as the unusual. The ED includes adult and pediatric services, active air and ground transport programs, and is supported by the Blue Ridge Poison Center. Home to more than 30 full-time and part-time faculty members, the Department has a well-established residency program, fellowships and opportunities in international medicine, and a variety of opportunities for medical students including clerkships, electives, and workshops. Additionally, the Department has a growing research enterprise with a number of active clinical trials and a capable research team, with research projects ranging from disaster readiness to automotive safety to prevention and treatment of poisonings. Under the leadership of Dr. Andrew E. Muck, MD, MBA, the Department continues to expand their views in the fields of Emergency Medicine with passions for research and collaborative efforts across UVA’s grounds.

The Department’s research team is committed to advancing medical research, with a particular emphasis on trauma biomechanics and the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning in clinical medicine, and they are proud to collaborate with the Center for Applied Biomechanics, the largest academic biomechanics laboratory in the world, to advance automotive safety and improve the safety of the military. With the goal of becoming a premier emergency medicine research program, internationally known for their expertise in trauma biomechanics and the application of artificial intelligence to emergency care, the Department seeks to identify a Vice Chair for Research who will further advance the Department’s medical research portfolio through performing robust and reproducible science, publishing articles that change the practice of Emergency Medicine, training successful research fellows, facilitating faculty projects, and engaging learners in research. A national search is underway.

Reporting to Andrew E. Muck, MD, MBA, the Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine, the Vice Chair for Research will lead the department’s research efforts, work closely and collaboratively with the Emergency Medicine Research Office to execute clinical studies, and will serve as the departmental steward in improving patient outcomes and emergency care through driving impactful research and training the next generation of Emergency Medicine researchers. The ideal candidate will have earned an MD or MD/PhD (or equivalent), be board certified in Emergency Medicine, and be eligible for licensure in the state of Virginia. Further, candidates must be eligible for a faculty appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level, have a strong record of research accomplishments, productivity, and peer-reviewed extramural funding, and a track record of program development and faculty and trainee recruitment and development.

Korn Ferry is assisting the University of Virginia with this important recruitment. Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically, in confidence, to

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group, and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

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