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University of Utah Scott M. Smith Presidential Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Scott M. Smith Presidential Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology

Department 00220 - Anesthesiology - Operations

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin ASAP


The Department of Anesthesiology at the University of Utah invites applications and nominations for the Scott M. Smith Presidential Endowed Chair in Anesthesiology. The Scott M. Smith Presidential Endowed Chair was established in 2008 in honor of Scott M. Smith, M.D., a pioneer in Utah’s anesthesiology history.

Anesthesiologists, other physician scientists, and PhD-scientists with strong records of translational research related to anesthesiology including disciplines such as pain medicine, neuroscience, echocardiography, clinical pharmacology, perioperative analytics, bioengineering, and personalized medicine are encouraged to apply.

The candidate should have:

  1. A track record of publication in preclinical and/or clinical research.
  2. Evidence of successful federal grant funding as the principal investigator.
  3. Proficiency in research mentorship and laboratory organization.

The candidate will be expected to foster research culture within the Department of Anesthesiology and to advance interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research collaborations across University research entities. Preference will be given to individuals with current NIH funding who complement one or more of the strategic research priorities of the Department. This position will report to the Department Chair and will contribute to the Department’s research council leadership.

The Department offers extensive resources, including access to the NIH CTSA -funded Center for Clinical and Translational Science, the Multicenter Perioperative Outcomes Group; a NASA -, NIH -, NSF -, FAER -, and APSF -funded Patient Simulation Center; an Anesthesiology Bioengineering Lab deeply integrated into the Department; an Anesthesia Clinical Research Area; and Pain Research and Management Centers.

Additional information about this position can be found at:

Submit CV and cover letter to:

Dr. Talmage D. Egan, Professor and Chair

Department of Anesthesiology

University of Utah School of Medicine

30 North 1900 East, Room 3C-444

Salt Lake City, Utah 84132-2304


To apply online:

Values and Culture

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/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. 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

Submit CV and cover letter to:

Dr. Talmage D. Egan, Professor and Chair

Department of Anesthesiology

University of Utah School of Medicine

30 North 1900 East, Room 3C-444

Salt Lake City, Utah 84132-2304


To apply online:

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Requisition Number PRN03108F

Type Faculty