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University of Utah Chief, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Nephrology Division Chief, Tenure Track w/ Rank DOQ

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin 2023 or thereafter


Chief, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension

Department of Internal Medicine

Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, University of Utah

The School of Medicine at the University of Utah seeks qualified applicants to lead an academic Nephrology Division with an accomplished and dedicated faculty and ample opportunities for growth in the clinical, research, and educational missions. This is an exceptional position for an experienced academician who has aspirations to lead a vibrant Division.

The Division of Nephrology is one of 12 divisions within the Department of Internal Medicine. It is dedicated to delivering high-quality, value-driven patient care. Thirty-two nephrologists and nine advanced practitioners provide outpatient and inpatient services in multiple locations in Utah, Idaho and Nevada, including the University of Utah Hospital, the George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 16 other hospitals, and 16 community clinics. The Division faculty holds 20 medical directorships and provides chronic dialysis care at 25 dialysis centers. The Division serves a large geographic area in the Intermountain West with general nephrology clinics and sub-subspecialty clinics (Glomerulonephritis, Onco-nephrology, Hypertension, Kidney transplant, and Nephrolithiasis), The Division of Nephrology and Department of Internal Medicine have experienced consistent clinical growth for several years. University of Utah Health ranked in the top 10 of the prestigious Vizient Quality Leadership Award for the last 11 years.

The University of Utah is a Top-Tier 1 research university and member of the Association of American Universities. Research funding exceeded $640 million in 2021. Its research community is highly collaborative across 18 colleges, 35 interdisciplinary programs, and 100 academic departments and divisions. University Health Sciences Center provides access to state-of-the-art equipment and services through exceptional Core Facilities (see ) that enhance both discovery and translational science. The University of Utah also has a premier genetics program with ready access to a state-wide Utah Population Data Base.

The Department of Internal Medicine ranked 34 in NIH funding in 2021. The Nephrology Division has a strong research program and commitment to research excellence. In addition of physician-scientists, there are 5 PhD scientists leading independent research programs funded by the NIH , Veterans Affairs and other agencies. Major research emphases include, but are not limited to, kidney molecular physiology, chronic kidney disease, dialysis treatment, and hypertension. In accordance of the mission of the Department of Internal Medicine and the University of Utah, the Nephrology Division aims at expanding its research program and actively recruiting researchers. There will be abundant opportunities and resources to enhance and increase the Division’s research enterprise.

The Nephrology Division is also highly committed to the education of nephrology fellows, Internal Medicine house staff, PhD postdoctoral fellows and students. Attracting and training clinicians and researchers are integral to its education mission. The Division provides training to 4-5 fellows through a competitive, accredited Fellowship Program. The University of Utah offers excellent graduate programs for training PhD and MD/PhD students, and a Physician-Scientist Training Program ( PSTP ) in the Department of Internal Medicine. The Division is also committed to advancing junior faculty in conjunction with institutional research training programs, such as the Vice President’s Clinical and Translational ( VPCAT ) Research Scholar Program and theMaster of Science in Clinical Investigation ( MSCI ) program. (

The Chief will work closely with the Chair of Internal Medicine to promote a collaborative environment that enhances clinical growth, academic development, research and administrative/service missions consistent with Department and Institutional goals. She/he will develop the strategic vision for the Division that is aligned with that of the Department. Competitive candidates will have a track record of accomplishment as an academic nephrologist, as evidenced by practicing and excellence in clinical nephrology, original contributions to nephrology research, national and international visibility, a history of strong peer-reviewed research funding, and progressive leadership and administrative experience.

Strong leadership abilities are required, including the following:

  • Ability to act on the core principles of respect, transparency, accountability and integrity;
  • Ability to motivate faculty through inspiration and leading by example;
  • Effective communication and listening skills;
  • Dedication to fostering the growth of others and experience in mentoring faculty and trainees;
  • Commitment to excellence in all academic domains, including the clinical, research and educational missions;
  • Ability to navigate complex multidisciplinary environments, build trust with multiple stakeholders and nurture a culture of collaboration;
  • Commitment to value, quality, and efficiency;
  • Ability to recruit and retain excellent clinical and research faculty, emphasizing equity, diversity and inclusion.
  • The ideal candidate will be a strategic leader who promotes institutional stewardship throughout the University of Utah Health (U of U Heath) System.

Candidates should qualify for the appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level in the Tenure Line at the University of Utah, must be board certified in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, and must be eligible for a renewable medical license in the State of Utah. Review begins immediately, continuing until the position is filled or the search is closed.

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter containing a description of professional experiences, including leadership responsibilities, scientific accomplishments, clinical practice, mentoring, and administrative/service experiences.

Inquires may be sent to:

John Inadomi, MD

c/o Lori Maness

30 North 1900 East, Room 4C104

Salt Lake City, Utah 84132-2406


To apply online submit C.V. with letter of interest here:

The U of U Health is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

All qualified individuals are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA). More information, including the Director/Title IX Coordinator’s office address, electronic mail address, and telephone number can be located at:

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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 05/10/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02998F

Type Faculty