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Orthopaedic Surgery-Sports Medicine
Faculty Opportunity-Open Rank

Summary of Opportunity
The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA is currently seeking qualified applicants who are fellowship-trained in Sports Medicine and have an interest in aligning with a nationally recognized and growing Department. The ideal candidate is BE/BC in Orthopaedic Surgery, trained in an ACGME accredited fellowship program and possesses the credentials for a faculty appointment at a minimum level of Assistant Professor. The new faculty member will be expected to make clinical, academic and research contributions to the department.

The department currently consists of (18) full and part time faculty members all of whom have specific subspecialty interests, and an ACGME training program consisting of (25) residents. Clinical/basic science research and the teaching of medical & podiatry students are active endeavors in our department. We have (4) offices located throughout the Philadelphia area. Our main offices are based at the Temple University Hospital campus in North Philadelphia with other free-standing satellites throughout Philadelphia and the surrounding suburbs. Each of our locations are staffed by a team of board-certified orthopaedic surgeons and physicians, licensed physical therapists and certified athletic trainers. Radiology services are available at all our locations. The opportunity exists for the qualified candidate to participate in the coverage of mens and womens Intercollegiate Athletics for Temple University. The Sports Medicine Division also has an established athletic trainer outreach program, with ATCs embedded in high schools throughout the area. The departments current make up consists of an appropriate mix of senior, mid-level and well trained junior faculty. The collegiality and working environment are ideal.

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 letter of interest, current curriculum vita and complete contact information to the address below. Letters of interest should summarize teaching experience, clinical and research interests, leadership experience and contributions to diversity.

Eric J. Kropf, MD, Chairman, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Sports Medicine, 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.