Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Radiology

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic : Vice Chair
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNone

Job Description

Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs, Department of Radiology 

Associate or Full Professor Rank 

Non-Tenure Track 

The University of Missouri School of Medicine (SOM) and MU Health Care (MUHC) are seeking an innovative, strategic leader to be the?Vice Chair of the Department of Radiology. This position offers the opportunity to lead our well-established Department, its innovative clinical programs, and its well-staffed faculty into the future.  

The?Department of Radiology is the academic and clinical center for training and clinical treatment at MU School of Medicine. The Vice Chair will play a prominent role in developing a compelling vision for clinical services within the Department that is focused on growth and embraces MU's education, research, and clinical care missions. This is an opportunity to further develop the infrastructure that is supportive of the Department’s growth that is recognized as an innovative market leader for providing comprehensive and high-quality radiological services at our primary clinical institution and training site at MUHC, which includes Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, Missouri Orthopaedic Institute, South Providence Medical Park, and Women’s Hospital.  

We seek a strong leader in radiology with a powerful combination of vision, energy, and leadership who will embrace the patient-centric culture within MUHC. This Vice Chair must have a passion for developing state-of-the-art services and research activities, along with a strong business sense and ability to responsibly manage the human, material, and financial resources. Additionally, this Vice Chair will align the resources of the Department with radiologic services across our health system. Leaders at Missouri Health Care System and School of Medicine will especially welcome applications from underrepresented minorities as we seek to enhance our diversity and inclusivity hiring initiatives. 

The Position: 

This Vice Chair will report to the Department Chair of Radiology, Dr. Talissa Altes and will receive strong support and mentorship during their transition into this leadership role. 

The new Vice Chair will be board-certified in Radiology, have significant leadership skills and excel in at least two (2) of the areas of our three-fold mission: clinical care, education, and research. The Vice Chair will also work effectively with the leadership of SOM and MUHC. They will lead a dynamic department across the divisions of Body Imaging, Breast Imaging, Cardiothoracic Imaging, Musculoskeletal Imaging, Neuroradiology Imaging, Nuclear Medicine Imaging, Pediatric Imaging, and Vascular & Interventional Imaging. The Vice Chair will foster collaboration and engagement across research, teaching, and clinical missions. They will foster new interdisciplinary initiatives designed to engage multiple disciplines throughout the University, region, and nationally and internationally. 

Major Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the Department of Radiology, the academic home of all SOM/MUHC radiologists.  

  • Participate in the leadership of the MUHC and the Department of Radiology. Works with the department Chair and Administrator to ensure that the Radiology service and operations are fully in compliance with our budget and strategic departmental goals. 

  • Lead or see to the leadership of all education, clinical, and/or research activities of the Department. 

  • Development the regional and national reputation of the Department. 

  • Effectively mentor Department faculty to develop his/her academic career. 

Professional Qualifications: 

  • MD or DO 

  • American Board Certification in Radiology 

  • Eligible for licensure in the State of Missouri 

  • Academic credentials which merit appointment as Associate Professor or Professor at the University of Missouri 

  • Excel in at least two of the three missions of the division: education, research, and clinical care 

  • Have leadership experience and be willing to further develop one’s leadership abilities 

  • Ability to recruit faculty members both from within our training program and beyond 

Professional Experience: 

  • The ideal candidate will have: 

    • Demonstrated leadership in an academic environment 

    • Participation in national Radiological academic activities 

    • An understanding of the complexities of academic life and the interactions between departments (divisions), hospitals, and health care systems. 

Personal Characteristics: 

The ideal candidate will have: 

  • Well-developed emotional intelligence with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills 

  • Passion for excellence and a high level of energy and enthusiasm 

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a matrixed organization with multiple lines of reporting 

  • Demonstrated record of promoting collaboration and cultivating strong internal and external relationships 

  • Capacity to embrace change with appropriate respect for culture and tradition 

  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity 

  • Motivator and mentor capable of developing strong teams and developing others 

  • Unquestioned personal integrity 

The salary and academic rank for this position will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and academic background. The University of Missouri offers an excellent benefits package including generous paid time off, retirement benefits, etc. 

For the purposes of this application, board-certified are considered experienced.? 

Radiologists of any subspecialty are invited to apply. 

Facility & Address

  • University of Missouri School of Medicine/MU Health Care
  • 1 Hospital Drive Columbia MO 65212


Contact Information

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