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Summary of Opportunity

With the recent recruitment of a new Chair the Department of Family and Community Medicine
at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University (LKSOM) is seeking qualified applicants to join its growing program.

We are looking for an inclusive leader who is seeking an opportunity to grow with our expanding department. Our ideal candidate is a collaborative, team-minded clinician educator with a passion for providing high quality, patient-centered, evidence-based care to a diverse population. We are seeking someone who is courageous and dynamic while sharing our commitment to equity, integrity, communication, innovation and creativity.

Candidates must possess an M.D. or D.O., BE/BC by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and credentials that will support a faculty appointment at the minimum level of Assistant Professor. Final Year residents are encouraged to apply. Candidates also must be eligible for unrestricted medical licensure in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at LKSOM has been serving the community for over 120 years and currently has 5 clinical faculty members who are based at its main site at the Temple University Health Sciences Campus. The Department is known both for its partnerships and outreach programs with the North Philadelphia community within which it is imbedded and for its integrated community-health care programs that improve health and reduce cost of care. The Department also serves a major educational role at LKSOM. A key strategic partner is the Temple Center for Population Health (TCPH). The Center was created in 2014 to support the clinical and financial objectives of Temple Health in attaining a sustainable model of health care delivery through clinical and business integration, community engagement and the implementation of medical and nonmedical interventions to promote high value care, improved health outcomes and academic distinction.

LKSOM, established in 1901, is one of the nations leading medical schools. Each year, the School educates approximately 840 medical students and 140 graduate students. Based on its level of funding from the National Institutes of Health, LKSOM is the second-highest ranked medical school in Philadelphia and the third-highest in Pennsylvania. According to U.S. News & World Report, LKSOM is among the top 10 most-applied-to medical schools in the nation. It is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. It employs 550 full-time and 50 part-time faculty members, in addition to more than 1,000 employees. Each year it admits 210 medical students and approximately 24 graduate students.

Temple has invested heavily in new clinical programs, technology and facilities in recent years. The School of Medicine has also recruited renowned physicians from around the country who have enhanced Temples capacity to expand its clinical mission well beyond its traditional boundaries. This growth and dynamism is transforming Temple from a leading Philadelphia academic medical center into a nationally renowned, top-tier medical institution.

Candidate Qualifications

An M.D. or D.O. BE/BC by the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM).
Credentials for a faculty appointment at the minimum level of Assistant Professor.
Candidates should be an active participant in national organizations and committees such as the American Academy of Family Physicians.
Superior communication skills.
Demonstrated sensitivity to the culture, needs, and aspirations of the community.
In possession of/eligible for an unrestricted medical license in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

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.

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

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: 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.