Department Chairperson, Family & Community Medicine - Texas Tech University HSC - Lubbock, TX

Lubbock, Texas
Commensurate with experience
Apr 29, 2024
Jun 28, 2024
Role Type
Position Type
Chair / Dean
Full Time
Work Mode
Organization Type

The Chair serves at the discretion of and has responsibilities and authority delegated by the Dean of the TTUHSC School of Medicine. The Chair represents and leads a faculty of 25 members and oversees an annual budget of approximately $10-15 million. Preferred candidates will have or be eligible for tenure at the academic rank of Associate Professor or Professor. A comprehensive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience. Administers affairs of a clinical, basic science, or college department.

Major/Essential Functions

  • Provides direction to the department and all its pursuits, following all institutional and School of Medicine policies and procedures.
  • Provides leadership and mentoring to the faculty in education, research and clinical care.
  • Recruits the best possible staff and faculty to carry out the department’s and School of Medicine’s missions.
  • Assures efficient administration and responsible financial management of the department. Audits conducted by various institutional groups on the department must show appropriate and sufficient management and control of business, personnel, finance, and billing/coding processes.
  • Collaborates with and supports co-endeavors with the University Medical Center (UMC) seeking new opportunities with the teaching hospital that strengthen the teaching and clinical missions of the department.
  • Works with School of Medicine leadership to keep a positive annual operating budget and fund balance. Assists with determining and negotiating the best possible compensation for services provided to UMC.
  • Maintains high quality clinical programs in Family Medicine including all sub-specialties with efficient referrals and management thereof. Maintains a first-rate clinical and research program. Reviews and approves UMC privileges for all Family Medicine providers.
  • Manages the Medical Practice Income Plan in the department in compliance with the plan bylaws, federal, state rules and guidelines, and institutional and School of Medicine policies and procedures. Serves on various school and hospital appointed committees.
  • Complies with LCME requirements.
  • Assure high quality teaching programs for students, residents, fellows, faculty and post-graduates.
  • Maintains a high-quality residency program with all the necessary accreditations and recruits the best possible residents to the School of Medicine.
  • Continues collaboration and develops positive working relationships with other departments on the Lubbock campus and on the regional campuses wherever appropriate.
  • Must maintain an active clinical presence serving patients in area of expertise. In-house call may be required at UMC.

Occasional Duties

Committee Assignments (at a minimum):

  • Clinical Chairs (TTUHSC)
  • Professional Liability (TTUHSC)
  • Medical Practice Income Plan (TTUHSC)
  • Peer Review (UMC)
  • OB Collaborative (UMC)
  • Quarterly Family Medicine Section Meetings
  • UMC Executive Committee
  • UMC Performance Improvement Committee

Required Qualifications


  • Medical Degree: MD or DO.
  • Board Certified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
  • Five or more years of experience in academic Family Medicine.
  • Prior service in a leadership role.
  • Ability to obtain a TX medical license.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ten or more years of experience in academic Family Medicine.
  • Five or more years of experience in a leadership role.
  • Track record of publication.
  • Subspecialty certification.

EEO Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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