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University of Utah Faculty Rank & Track DOQ in Salt Lake City, Utah

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Position/Rank Faculty Rank & Track DOQ

Department 00224 - Internal Medicine Admin


Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin As soon as possible


Chief of Endocrinology & Metabolism, University of Utah Health

University of Utah Health invites applications from faculty members specializing in endocrinology to lead its academic Endocrinology, Metabolism and Diabetes Division with an excellent incumbent faculty and superb opportunities in the clinical, research, and education fields. This is an exceptional position for an experienced academician who has the aspiration to grow a program of investigation in diabetes, cardio-metabolic risk reduction, and obesity or related disciplines. The division has 13 faculty members, hasNIH-funded and VA-funded research programs, as well as a strong fellowship program supported byNIH-training awards.

The University of Utah has a notable environment for conducting research on health care delivery and clinical system redesign, serving as the only academic Health Sciences Center within a 500-mile radius. The institution is also widely recognized for its award-winning, state-wide comprehensive integrated health system, and strengths in informatics and advances in health information technology.

The successful candidate will be a physician with a national reputation in Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Metabolism, reflecting a strong record of scholarly accomplishments, clinical leadership, and a history of progressive administrative experience. The new Chief will be appointed by and reports to the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. He/she will also facilitate interactions with the other excellent faculty at the University of Utah across a variety of operational and investigative roles. This includes the newly established Diabetes and Metabolism Research Center (DMRC). TheDMRCsupports faculty recruitment, research projects, collaborations and community outreach. There will also be abundant opportunities to collaborate with researchers in other divisions and departments, including, but not limited to, epidemiology, geriatrics, population health sciences, and biomedical informatics.

Candidates should qualify for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level at the University of Utah. Candidates must be board certified in Internal Medicine, board certified in Endocrinology and be eligible for a medical license in the State of Utah. While nominations and applications will be accepted until a new Chief is selected, interested parties are encouraged to submit their materials by November 1, 2017, to assure optimal consideration.

Please submit applications to:

Inquiries should be sent to:

Kathleen A. Cooney, MD

H.A. and Edna Benning Presidential Endowed Chair

Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

c/o Dori Knight at

Recreational opportunities abound with several sports teams, lively entertainment and nightlife, diverse dining options, shopping, and a rich cultural scene featuring a symphony, opera, ballet, theater, and museums. At an elevation of 4,330 feet above sea level, Salt Lake City is Utah’s capital and gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes and outdoor recreational areas. The city is a well-known ski destination. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic national parks, a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities.

The University of Utah Health (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/Diversity Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. 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. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

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


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif 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 fromURSare 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 09/29/2017

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN01848F

Type Faculty

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