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Division Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology

The Department of Surgery at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a full-time tenure track Surgeon-Scientist/Investigator at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor. This individual will serve as the Chief of the Division of Surgical Oncology and play a key leadership role in the expansion of clinical programs and research within the division and health system. The selected candidate will receive an endowed professorship and a competitive recruitment package.


This is an exciting opportunity to join a thriving team of clinicians, educators, and researchers at one of the premier academic medical systems in the nation. Northwestern University and Northwestern Memorial Hospital are both highly ranked nationally, and the Department of Surgery has longstanding collaborations with numerous educational, academic, and professional organizations. Furthermore, the Oncology service line is highly ranked, and the Department of Surgery is one of the national leaders in NIH funding.


Qualified candidates must have a strong background in clinical surgical oncology, with preference for candidates with experience in hepatobiliary-pancreatic surgery. They should also have completed an ACGME accredited complex surgical oncology fellowship program, and have at least eight years post-fellowship experience as an attending surgical oncologist, be eligible for licensure in the State of Illinois and to work in the United States. Successful candidates should have a proven track record of leadership and national reputation in surgical oncology and demonstrate excellence in clinical care, research, education, and administration. They should have a proven track record in securing extramural funding to support academic endeavors, which may be in the basic, translational, clinical trial or health services outcomes research. This position includes clinical care of surgical patients, education of medical students and residents as well as the opportunity to lead the research activity/portfolio for the Division of Surgical Oncology. Teaching responsibilities include involvement in student, resident, and fellow education. The selected candidate will also participate in various educational (e.g., training, preceptorship, mentoring, etc.) and research programs (e.g., clinical trials, innovation and patents, etc.) at the Feinberg School of Medicine.


The start date is negotiable and the position will remain open until filled. When applying, please upload a CV and cover letter describing your interest and alignment with the position. Please read ALL instructions and make preparations before proceeding to the application page: Applications will only be accepted via online submission (see link below). Please prepare all documents in advance as Adobe PDF files, and please be sure all information is entered correctly and accurately (especially names and email addresses), as there will be no opportunity for online revision after your application has been submitted. All required fields in the application form are marked with an asterisk and must be filled before clicking the “Submit” button. Be aware that incomplete applications cannot be saved.




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