Division Chief of Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Dependent upon experience + benefits, bonus
Jun 06, 2024
Jul 06, 2024
Contract Type
Full Time

The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.


Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.


Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.


Position Summary    

This position will serve as Chief of the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology. This position will have an Open Rank faculty appointment that will come with an at-will Division Chief secondary appointment. The Division Chief must be a leader in our robust academic practice and promote the development of expertise in research, medical education, complex clinical care, and quality and safety. The responsibilities of the Chief include a combination of administrative, clinical, research, and educational duties. We seek candidates who have a proven track record of productivity in basic and translational research, clinical outcomes and/or clinical trials. Favored candidates will possess creativity, passion for academic leadership; superior communication and interpersonal skills and a clear demonstration of the qualities needed to manage a multifaceted academic division; and the ability to inspire confidence in their reasoning and decision-making.

The Chief reports directly to the Chair of Medicine and works collaboratively with division chiefs across the department, as well as with other senior leaders, to carry out the intertwined missions of the Department of Medicine and UNC One Health. Rank is dependent upon qualifications and experience.