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Summary of Opportunity

The Department of Medicine at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine is seeking qualified candidates for a faculty position in the Section of Infectious Diseases. Successful candidates must be fellowship trained in Infectious Diseases.
The Section of Infectious Diseases at Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University is dedicated to the highest ideals of teaching, clinical care and advancement of the science of Infectious Diseases. The eight faculty members and six fellows see patients at Temple University Hospital, Fox Chase Cancer Center-Temple University Hospital Bone Marrow Transplant Center and in various clinics on the Temple campus. The Section has broad expertise in all aspects of Infectious Diseases including HIV care and infectious complications of transplantation.
Responsibilities include inpatient ID consultations, transplant ID and oncology ID. Outpatient duties include ID clinic and HIV/HCV clinic. Candidate will be engaged with antibiotic stewardship and infection control and for working with the hospital to optimize antibiotic prescribing. In addition to teaching Infectious Diseases in the hospital, there will be some teaching of preclinical students.

Candidate Qualifications

MD or MD/PhD
Completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Infectious Diseases
Board Certified in Internal Medicine and BE/BC in Infectious Disease
Possess academic credentials for appointment to the rank of Assistant Professor
Possession of or eligible to receive an unrestricted medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
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 $1.8+ 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 letter of interest, current curriculum vita three professional references names/contact information to the address below. Personal statements summarizing teaching experience, clinical and research interests, and contributions to diversity are strongly encouraged.

Rafik Samuel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Interim Section Chief, Infectious Diseases, C/O Michael R. Lester, Senior Director, Department of Physician/Faculty Recruitment & Retention, Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, 3420 N. Broad Street, MRB 101, Philadelphia, PA 19140, Email: .

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.