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Summary of Opportunity

The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) is currently seeking qualified applicants and candidate nominations for the role of Chairperson, Department of Family and Community Medicine.

The ideal candidate is a leader in academic Family and Community Medicine with a proven track record in clinical and community service, program development, collaboration and scholarly research. The candidate will have the proven ability to partner and collaborate with other key organizational stakeholders on initiatives such as access, efficiency and community engagement. Preference will be given to innovative, strategic thinkers with the skill set to build on existing strengths and leverage them to develop a 21st century Family and Community Medicine program.

The incoming Chair's focus will be to a) to expand the clinical footprint of the department to optimize the provision of exceptional clinical care to the underserved population in the region b) to build relationships with Temple Center for Population Health (TCPH) to enhancing the academic activity of the Department including innovative research in population and community health and c) to augment the educational mission.

Candidates must possess an M.D. with active board certification by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and credentials that will support a faculty appointment at the rank of Professor is preferred. Candidates also must be active participants in national organizations and committees and be eligible for medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Candidates with additional pertinent degrees (Ph.D., M.B.A., M.P.H.) are encouraged to apply.

Temple Health, one of Philadelphia's leading academic medical centers, is home to more than 1,000 physicians and scientists who share the mission of bringing innovative treatments to patients. Temple Health refers to the health, education and research activities carried out by the affiliates of Temple University Health System and by the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM).
Temple University Health System (TUHS) is a $1.4 billion academic health system dedicated to providing access to quality patient care and supporting excellence in medical education and research.

Procedure for Candidacy

Interested candidates should submit a current curriculum vita and complete contact information to the address below. Personal statements summarizing all relevant experience, clinical, educational, research interests, and contributions to diversity are strongly encouraged.

Laura Goetzl, MD, MPH, Professor, Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Sciences, Director, Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Chairperson Search Committee, C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA, 19140, Email: michael.lester@tuhs.temple.edu Phone: 215-707-5666 Fax: 215-707-9452.
The University is especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute through their research, teaching, and/or service to the diversity and excellence of the academic community. Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities.

Diversity Statement:
The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University values and embraces a diverse community reflected by individuals race, ethnicity, culture, gender, sex, sexual orientation, sexual identity, gender identity and expression, socioeconomic status, language, national origin, religious affiliation, spiritual practice, mental and physical ability/disability, and age. In response to the needs of our local community and patient population, we will concentrate our recruitment and retention efforts on students, residents, and faculty who identify as Black/African American, Hispanic/ Latino, and/or educationally and economically disadvantaged, while also being intentional in our efforts to create an inclusive and welcoming environment for women and LGBT students, residents, faculty, and staff.

We are committed to achieving a climate of inclusion that respects and affirms diverse backgrounds and life experiences. We recognize that excellence in all aspects of education, training, research, and care delivery can only be achieved when all students, faculty, staff, community members and patients experience authentic connection and engagement; feel supported; and are encouraged to participate and contribute to creating health equity.

For more information about diversity at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine, please visit the Office of Health Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.