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The Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM), Section of Rheumatology announces the search for an academically oriented Rheumatologist to join our section in the Department of Medicine. The faculty physician is expected to contribute to teaching Rheumatology fellows by taking part in educational activities, to take part in ongoing clinical research projects, and to care for Rheumatology patients in the newly renovated and modern Medical Office Building.

Currently, the Rheumatology Section consists of eight faculty members. The Rheumatology Clinic cares for a diverse patient population with a wide range of rheumatic diseases, including large numbers of patients with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. The Section of Rheumatology provides care for outpatients with musculoskeletal disorders. Patients are seen every day, and there is a weekly Lupus Clinic. Several ongoing research projects are underway using samples from Rheumatology patients. An onsite Infusion Center facilitates administration of biological and other intravenous therapy and also benefits clinical research. The Section is also responsible for inpatient consultations in Rheumatology at Temple University Hospital.

The Section's laboratory effort is focused on systemic autoimmunity. State-of-the-art laboratories are located in the new Medical Education and Research Building. Section scientists work side by side with scientists from related disciplines in the Temple Autoimmunity Center, a collaborative group of translational researchers sharing an interest in autoimmunity.

The successful candidate will be board eligible/board certified in Rheumatology and interested in pursuing or continuing a career in an academic environment. Rank and compensation commensurate with experience.

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.
Giving our patients access to some of the world's most advanced therapies - and helping them achieve outcomes once thought impossible - is the driving force for all our clinical care, research, and medical education.

Procedure for Candidacy

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

Philip L. Cohen, MD, Professor of Medicine, Section Chief, Rheumatology , 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,

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.