Chair - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia

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Founding Chair, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
West Virginia University School of Medicine

West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine is seeking a visionary leader to serve as founding Chair for the new Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity for a physician with an unwavering commitment to excellence in clinical care, education, and research. 

The founding Chair will set the strategic vision to build a first class department of PM&R. The Chair will create, plan, and develop strategies that will promote clinical and academic opportunities and expand current services across the University including our five institutes:  WVU Cancer Institute, WVU Critical Care and Trauma Institute, WVU Eye Institute, WVU Heart and Vascular Institute, WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.  

Preferred candidates will have excellent communication skills and ability to maintain a collegial department culture. Administrative experience should include strategic planning, finance/budgeting, and recruitment. Experience in a multi hospital system is desirable. An understanding of critical issues in rural healthcare is highly desired. Candidates with current academic experience are highly desired. 


Applicants must be board certified in PM&R, have an MD, DO, or foreign equivalent degree, and be eligible to obtain an unrestricted West Virginia medical license. A minimum of five years of experience in a leadership role in a complex, multi-faceted university or large clinical group practice is preferred, as well as a proven ability to provide leadership to other physicians, health care professionals, support staff, and students. Applicants must meet all requirements by the time of appointment. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications.

As a land-grant institution, the faculty, staff and students at WVU commit to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement. WVU is proud to hold R1 research classification, the highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University's affiliated health system, West Virginia's largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of eighteen member hospitals and three hospitals under management agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. The WVU Medicine System, has more than 20,000 employees; 2,200 clinicians; and more than 2.5 million patient visits annually. WVU Medicine serves hundreds of thousands of people each year from across the state of West Virginia and the nation. A new 150-bed WVU Medicine Children's Hospital will open in 2022. The WVU Health System has been ranked number 180 out of 500 businesses selected for the Forbes list of "America's Best Employers 2021."

Morgantown, WV is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment.

Join us in changing WV's future by having an immediate impact and serving the entire state of WV and the surrounding region. Share your sense of purpose with us!

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Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled.

To formally apply, visit and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

About WVU

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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