Section Chief/Professor

North America, USA, Louisiana
Based on experience.
Apr 27, 2012
May 27, 2012
Jobseeker Type
Organization Type
Clinical Practice

The Department of Medicine at LSUHSC School of Medicine in New Orleans is pleased to announce the search for a Section Chief for the Section of Geriatrics. Under broad review of the Department Head, this chief will provide leadership to promote multidisciplinary collaboration and effective communication, to improve the quality of patient care, teaching, scholarship, administration, research, and services offered by the section.

The successful candidate will have a MD, and will be recognized as a leader in the field of geriatrics; he/she must be board-certified in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine and Geriatrics and be eligible for or licensed to practice in Louisiana. The chosen applicant will be expected to coordinate training programs within the section (including residency, fellowship, and other trainee programs), to develop extramural funding opportunities, and also to foster basic, clinical, and translational research. He/she must demonstrate leadership ability, a commitment to education and scholarship, and have the ability to provide a vision of excellence for the section. A track record of coordinating clinical geriatrics services is required. Achievements in multi-disciplinary collaborative research, mentorship, teaching, and administration that promote an inclusive environment are essential. The successful candidate will also work with the departmental and dean’s office administration, the faculty group practice (LSU HealthCare Network) personnel, and various hospital entities and their staffs and administrations in providing and developing clinical services in both public and private venues. The successful candidate will also provide leadership in the evolving cooperative endeavor with the LSU Pennington Biomedical Research Center in Baton Rouge.

Candidates must qualify for the rank of Associate or Professor in accordance with School of Medicine and LSU System criteria; the compensation package will be competitive. Candidates should provide their Curriculum Vitae, including a full list of publications, a brief statement of educational, research, service (clinical and otherwise) and administrative interests, and the names and contact information of three references.

These materials should be forwarded electronically to

LSUHSC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.


The application process will close June 30, 2012.