Chair, Department of Radiology

Chair, Department of Radiology

locationFayette County, Lexington, KY, USA
PublishedPublished: 4/4/2024
Full Time

Job Title
Chair, Department of Radiology

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Tenure Track Status
Non-Tenure Track

Required Education

MD, DO, MD/PhD, or equivalent

Required Related Experience

Demonstrated leadership in administrative positions in medical school or an academic medical center setting, national recognition as demonstrated through involvement in academic and professional societies at a national level, proven record of recruitment and retention of talent

Required License/Registration/Certification

Board certification in radiology, eligible for medical licensure in Kentucky

Job Summary

The UK College of Medicine seeks a visionary chair with a successful record of achievement in academic medicine in radiology. Exceptional accomplishments as a clinician and academician are a must as the chair’s duties will include a clinical practice as well as ongoing academic activities.

The chair of the UK College of Medicine Department of Radiology will make vital contributions to implementing the organization’s most critical strategies and will strive to achieve excellence in a full range of quality measurements. The chair will serve as a liaison between the department and the enterprise, reporting directly to the dean of the College of Medicine. The chair will be directly involved with strategic planning and service development, as well as market development and outreach strategy. Planning for future growth and recruitment to accomplish department goals will be integral to the duties of the chair.

  • Work collaboratively with leadership inside and outside of the department to create an infrastructure comprised of high-quality clinical care that incorporates scholarly and teaching activities.
  • Cultivate and maintain professional relationships with clinical leadership, including physician groups, patients, and external entities to foster opportunities for revenue enhancement, enhanced customer service, and to positively impact core clinical measures.
  • Define improved standards of department protocols, goals, and methods for implementation that reflect the department’s vision for regional and national standing as a leader in academic medicine in radiology, as well as a respected service provider in Kentucky.
  • Oversee quality management and provider performance, including physicians, physicists, fellows, residents, and advanced practice providers for the department.
  • Review and report on provider performance annually.
  • Recruit and mentor those of character into a culture of respect, kindness, and professionalism, where teamwork, innovation, and work satisfaction thrive.

The College of Medicine seeks qualified applicants who value its missions and share its commitment to creating an environment in which diversity is valued, inclusion is imperative, and belonging is foundational. As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest, and submission of candidate materials (including a letter of interest and CV) in addition to the application submission at the University of Kentucky Internal Employment system, should be submitted via email to the WittKieffer search consultants:  Joyce DeLeo Ph.D., Jeff Schroetlin and Tricia Porter at UKRadiologyChair@wittkieffer.com.  

Please include CV and cover letter when prompted in the application process.

This posting will remain open until filled. Applications will be reviewed as received.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

The predominant criteria for appointment as chair include the proven ability to deliver excellent patient care while training future leaders in radiology. The successful candidate will be a nationally-prominent academic leader and role model with an established record of excellence in clinical care, research, clinical education, and mentorship.

The successful candidate should demonstrate strong leadership skills as a listener, decision-maker, humanist, and an effective advocate for the department, its divisions, and its faculty. The candidate should have experience developing collaborative initiatives and the personal characteristics needed to promote, foster, and facilitate the trust of colleagues and the broader University faculty. The successful applicant should demonstrate impeccable integrity and be an effective communicator. Prior extensive administrative experience as a department chair, division chief, or program director is preferred.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience
  • National recognition as demonstrated through involvement in academic and professional societies at a national level
  • Demonstrated leadership in administrative positions in medical school or an academic medical center setting
  • Proven record of recruitment and retention of talent
  • Eligible for medical licensure in Kentucky

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.