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Associate Professor (HS) & Department Chair

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Local Title: Associate Professor (HS) & Department Chair
Budget Title: Associate Professor (HS)
Work Type: Full Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Faculty - Clinical


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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The Department of Family and Community Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking a full-time Associate Professor (HS) & Department Chair.

The Chair of the Department of Family and Community Medicine is a critical leader within SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. The Chair will provide executive leadership, direction and administration of the Department of Family and Community Medicine in its College of Medicine {COM). The individual who assumes this position will be responsible for ensuring a tradition of excellence into the future.

The Chair will recruit, direct, and develop a faculty who, as a group, can provide the full range of primary care services. The current Department of Family and Community Medicine has nine full-time attending faculty including a Psychiatrist, and five part-time attendings including four attendings who are resident preceptors and a hospitalist. The department's Residency Program is a three-year accredited program, with six residents at each training level. The College of Medicine's Primary Care/Family Medicine Clerkship has approximately 20 students per month. Family physicians see patients in two Family Medicine Centers (Suite Bin University Hospital of Brooklyn and Family Health Services, a community-based facility) as well as a dedicated 24/7 inpatient service.

The Department Chair is also responsible for managing our affiliated hospital centers and partnering with other faculty to build a thriving practice that draws patients and referrals from throughout Brooklyn and beyond. The Chair of Family and Community Medicine will be responsible for administrative operations of the academic Department of Family and Community Medicine at Downstate. In this capacity, the Chair will be responsible for the oversight and success of academic mission of the department including its teaching enterprise in medical student education across all years {UME), resident and fellow education (GME), and health professional’s education as well as the department's research enterprise including studying the outcomes of health interventions in the community.

Working with leadership of University Hospital at Downstate and with the Clinical Practice Management Plan (University Physicians of Brooklyn}, the Chair will be responsible for oversight of the clinical enterprise including hospital-based clinics and services, satellite practice sites and the inpatient service.

The Chair will endeavor to advance faculty development in clinical and academic skills within the department and throughout the entire network. The Chair will also lead his/her faculty (both current and those recruited) in the development of innovative clinical and basic research initiatives, either independently or in collaboration with other investigators on our faculty, other schools and community organizations. A reputation for path-breaking research will, in turn, enhance our ability to attract patients, referrals, and residents, creating the foundation for a new phase of departmental growth. We also expect that the faculty the Chair will recruit will significantly expand the range of services available to its patients while providing a superb educational experience for our residents and students.

The Chair will maintain and enhance Downstate's residency and fellowship programs in primary care and our clerkship offering for medical students. Our graduates have long been recognized as being well prepared to make significant contributions in their discipline, but we believe that we can further enhance the quality and reputation of these programs and will rely on the Chair and the faculty to devote considerable attention to this task. Together with Downstate's academic partners, these programs will prepare the next generation of leaders and practitioners in this field for careers in Brooklyn, New York City, and the nation, and carve a place for Downstate as a leading center for state-of-the-art primary care services.

The successful candidate will have the demonstrated capacity to foster an environment in which excellence in teaching, research and scholarship flourish, as well as experience in developing and leading clinical, education and research programs. Candidates must have a record of effective administrative and fiscal leadership, national stature in academic Family and Community Medicine, demonstrated experience promoting a diverse workforce, excellent interpersonal skills, and positive interactions with faculty, students, and staff. The Chair will report to the Dean of the College of Medicine at Downstate.

Required Qualifications:

Successful candidates must be Board Certified in Family Medicine and will be qualified for appointment as Associate Professor or Professor on tenure track with significant history of academic leadership and productivity in scholarship.

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours (Full-Time)

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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