Chair, Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine

Chair, Department of Anatomy, Howard University College of Medicine

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Tyler & Company has been retained for an exciting search for the Chair, Department of Pediatrics and Child Health at Howard University College of Medicine.

The Opportunity:

Across the country, Departments of Anatomy are rapidly changing to envision and develop programs to meet the ever-expanding needs of medical, health science, dentistry and graduate students.  Howard University COM’s Department of Anatomy has laid the groundwork to build on the knowledge gained in anatomy and other basic sciences to equip the next generation of students and clinicians with the skills and vision to address transnational and clinical breakthroughs.  The Chair will provide the strategic vision and execution to propel the department into the future.

Reporting to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the Chair of the Department of Anatomy will be responsible for the attainment of all Departmental academic and operational goals; providing leadership essential to building programs and services; and is accountable for the overall clinical, research, administrative and educational direction of the Department.  The Chair is accountable for positioning the Department for its future success and to oversee its efficient operation.  Further, he/she will be committed to supporting the mission and vision of Howard University and organizational diversity initiatives.  The Chair will collaborate effectively with the College of Medicine and the University.

The Ideal Candidate:

The ideal candidate should be nationally recognized in areas which are consistent with Howard University College of Medicine’s mission by providing education, service and research for the under-served and underrepresented groups in medicine.  The selected candidate must have extensive program development experience in human anatomy, molecular, cellular and developmental biology, neuroscience or other affiliated concentrations.  He/She should have a record of experience leading interdisciplinary teams; working collaboratively and breaking down the silos between departments.  The successful applicant will be expected to have the ability to recruit and develop faculty to provide support to key programs.  In addition, the candidate will have a strong commitment to the education and mentorship of students, residents and faculty and a distinguished research record.

The selected candidate will:

  • Have a PhD, MD or MD/PhD degree from an accredited institution;
  • Have a successful record of mentoring faculty and students;
  • Have a track record of extramural grant funding and the ability to fully utilize the robust health services research environment of Howard University and the surrounding DC metro area; and
  • Must be eligible for promotion to a faculty appointment in the Department at the rank of Full Professor or have already obtained the rank of Professor in a Department of Anatomy.
  • Meet criteria for tenure.

The Organization:

Established in 1867, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, doctoral/research intensive university located in Washington, D.C., and is widely recognized as one of the world’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.  This renowned urban research university offers a world-class curriculum that includes professional certification in five fields.  The only comprehensive American university with a predominantly African-American constituency, Howard University is committed to preparing its students to not only be respected leaders in the national and global communities but to also promote social justice and democracy the world over.  Howard has historically educated more African American PhD’s than any other university.  It has a track record, for more than a century, as the home to the single, largest concentration of Black scholars in the world.

The Community:

Home of the White House, host to 176 diplomatic missions, and more than 600,000 residents, Washington, D.C., is more than “A Capital City” – it is the heartbeat of the United States. The District of Columbia is surrounded by Maryland to the northwest, north, northeast, east and southeast and Virginia to the south, southwest and west. The Potomac River divides the District of Columbia from Virginia. The area is served by three major airports – Dulles International, Baltimore-Washington International and Reagan National Airport.

The Washington metropolitan area offers an assortment of housing styles and neighborhoods. Whether one prefers the quiet family living of the surrounding Virginia and Maryland areas or the excitement of city life in historic Georgetown, the DC area has a wide range of housing styles from which to choose. From historic-district row houses to prestigious executive homes, the area can meet one’s needs in terms of location and price. For more info about the community refer to the position spec.

Howard University is an equal opportunity employer.  Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

For more information view the Position Specification.

If you know someone who may be interested, please contact:
Amy Rose, Tyler & Company
Tel Office: 610.558.6100 ext. 222


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