*JOB OPPORTUNITY* Medical Professor and Department Chair - Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences in New York, New York

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Tuesday, 15 May 2018


The CUNY School of Medicine at The City College of New York (CCNY) is searching for a visionary leader to chair its newly formed Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences. The department was recently formed through the merger of several basic science departments and represents one of the four departments in the school (Community Health and Social Medicine, Medical Education, and Clinical Medicine). The department plays a critical role in our mission-driven BS/MD program and PA program through the teaching of the basic science curriculum and by conducting extramurally funded research. The research agenda of the current members of the department is centered on neuroscience, microbiology and immunology, cardiovascular disease, and oncology. The department chair will be responsible for expanding the department’s strategic objectives which include: a) strengthening of the educational mission by actively participating in our new organ-based curriculum; and b) strengthening of the current research foci and expansion of its research portfolio. This expansion would take place by broadening and strengthening collaboration with other academic departments/institutions (within and outside of CUNY), foundations, and our affiliated clinical centers.

The CUNY School of Medicine has a seven-year integrated curriculum leading to Bachelor of Science (BS) and Doctor of Medicine (MD) degrees. It also has a Master of Science program in Physician Assistant (PA) Studies. The CUNY School of Medicine was founded upon the Sophie Davis School of Biomedical Education, a longstanding school of CCNY. Located on The City College of New York campus in Harlem, the mission of the CUNY School of Medicine is to produce competent, broadly educated, highly skilled medical practitioners who provide quality health services to communities historically underserved by primary care practitioners. The school recruits and educates a diverse, talented pool of students, expanding access to medical education to students from underserved communities, those with limited financial resources, and those from racial or ethnic backgrounds historically underrepresented in the medical profession. The school’s programs achieve academic excellence through rigorous curricula in basic sciences, population health, behavioral and socio-medical sciences, primary care, research, exposure to a variety of health care settings and professional development.


An MD, PhD or equivalent terminal degree from an accredited university with a record of exceptional intellectual, educational, professional achievement is required. The department chair must possess strong leadership qualities to support and strengthen the department’s research and teaching missions. Also required is demonstrated evidence of significant success as a teacher, a track record of excellence in research and scholarship, and a commitment to working with others for the good of the institution. The successful candidate must possess extensive experience in one of the research areas outlined above, with an established and current record of extramurally, peer-reviewed funded research, along with a record of progressive administrative experience. The record of scholarly accomplishment should be sufficient to support appointment at the rank of Full Professor. In addition, the successful candidate must have a thorough understanding of and embrace the mission of the school. The ideal candidate will have proven outstanding team building and organizational skills, as well as experience working with diverse groups/students and demonstrated commitment to diversity and to promoting a culture that nurtures various forms of inquiry and scholarship across multiple disciplines.


Commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.


Review of nominations and applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. The CUNY School of Medicine has retained the search firm Witt/Kieffer to assist in the recruitment of this position. Applicants will apply through CUNYFirst AND the Witt/Kieffer public folder at CUNY_MCBSChair@wittkieffer.com. Please send a C.V., letter of interest and contact information for references.

Confidential inquires and questions concerning this search may be directed to Witt/Kieffer search consultants Joyce De Leo at 630-575-6177 or Jeff Schroetlin at 630-575-6972.

For CUNYFirst application assistance, please contact Rich Savage at 212-650-6859 or medhr@med.cuny.edu.

For full consideration, please apply through CUNYFirst AND the Witt/Kieffer public folder by May 15, 2018.


Open until filled. For full consideration please apply by May 15, 2018.


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CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Job Title: Medical Professor and Department Chair - Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Sciences

Job ID: 18051

Location: CUNY School of Medicine

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

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