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University of Utah Orthopaedic Shoulder/Elbow Surgeon in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Tenure track/Rank dependent on qualifications

Department 00269 - Orthopedic Surgery Operations

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Tenure Track

New Position to Begin As soon as qualified applicant is found


The Department of Orthopaedics at the University of Utah School of Medicine has an opening for a faculty position as an Orthopaedic Shoulder/Elbow Surgeon in the tenure track. Rank will be determined based on the chosen candidate’s qualifications. Management of complex shoulder and elbow disorders will be the primary focus of the practice including arthroplasty, advanced arthroscopic techniques, and salvage reconstructive shoulder and elbow procedures. The incumbent will become part of a shoulder and elbow division with two other surgeons within an outstanding academic orthopaedic department.

Minimum requirements include completion of a residency in orthopaedic surgery and a one-year advanced fellowship training in shoulder and elbow surgery, or equivalent plus board certification or board eligibility. Additional advanced training in managing shoulder and elbow trauma is preferred. Interest and experience in shoulder biomechanics and/or clinical outcomes research are preferred.

Applicants should have a sincere desire to develop and mentor others to develop focused clinical, research, and educational programs in musculoskeletal disorders, which will include publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at national meetings. The shoulder and elbow division has planned to start a shoulder and elbow fellowship that is currently recognized by the American Shoulder and Elbow Surgeons ( ASES ) with the inaugural fellow starting in the summer/fall of 2023. The applicant will participate in the training of the fellow both in the clinic and the operating room along with training orthopedic surgery residents.

Overall, candidates need to have demonstrated an exceptional academic interest and a clear track record of excellence in all aspects of orthopaedics, including clinical care, education, and clinical or basic science research.

The University of Utah Health Sciences Center ( HSC ) is a patient-focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The University of Utah HSC 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 the mission of the University of Utah HSC .

Submit CV and cover letter to:

Inquiries may be sent to:

Robert Z. Tashjian, M.D.

Professor, Ezekiel R. Dumke, Jr. Presidential Endowed Professor

Department of Orthopaedics University of Utah School of Medicine

590 Wakara Way

Salt Lake City, Utah 84108

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

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and references.

Open Date 06/15/2021

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02668F

Type Faculty