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University of Utah Chief, Division of Respiratory, Critical Care & Occupational Pulmonary Medicine, Spencer Fox Eccles School of Medicine, University of Utah in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Pulmonary Chief, Tenure Track w/ Rank DOQ

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin July 2023 or thereafter


Chief, Division of Respiratory, Critical Care & Occupational Pulmonary Medicine

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 Pulmonary 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 vision and enthusiasm to lead a vibrant, growing Division.

The Division of Respiratory, Critical Care and Occupational Pulmonary Medicine is one of 12 divisions within the Department of Internal Medicine. It is dedicated to delivering high-quality, value-driven patient care. Thirty-eight pulmonologists and twenty-seven advanced practitioners provide outpatient and inpatient services in multiple locations including the University of Utah Hospital and community clinics and the George E. Wahlen Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The Division serves a large geographic area in the Intermountain West with general pulmonary clinics and sub-subspecialty clinics (Pulmonary Hypertension, Cystic Fibrosis, Asthma, LAM , and IPF ). There is also a multidisciplinary Sleep Wake Center housed within the Pulmonary Division. The Pulmonary Division and Department of Internal Medicine have experienced consistent clinical growth for several years. University of Utah Health has 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 unique resource in the state-wide Utah Population Data Base.

The Department of Internal Medicine ranked 34th in NIH funding in 2021. The Pulmonary Division has a strong research program and commitment to research excellence. In addition to physician-scientists, there are 3 PhD developing independent research programs funded by the NIH , Veterans Affairs and other agencies. Major research areas span a wide spectrum from basic mechanistic studies in cell and molecular biology, through translational studies and clinical trials, to health services research. Scientific areas of emphasis include, but are not limited to, acute lung injury, COPD , cystic fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, health effects of air pollution and pneumonia. Beyond the outstanding opportunities for collaboration within the Division and the Department, there are a variety of centers and initiatives across health sciences at the University of Utah (University of Utah Molecular Medicine (U2M2), Immunity, Inflammation and Infectious Diseases Initiative (3i Initiative), and Informatics, Decision-enhancement and Analytics Sciences Center ( IDEAS Center) offering excellent collaborative opportunities. There is also a strong research presence with excellent resources at the nearby George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs Medicine Center. It is a priority of the Department of Internal Medicine and the University of Utah to expand its research program and actively recruit researchers. There will be abundant opportunities and resources committed to enhance and increase the Pulmonary Division’s research enterprise.

The Pulmonary Division is also highly committed to the education of pulmonary and critical care 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 12 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 pulmonologist, as evidenced by practicing and excellence in clinical pulmonology, original contributions to pulmonary 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 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 Pulmonary Medicine, 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, administrative/service experiences, and commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

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

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are 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:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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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.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 08/01/2022

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03042F

Type Faculty