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The University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, VT, United States (on-site)
20 days ago
The University of Vermont Medical Center
Burlington, Vermont, United States (on-site)
20 days ago


The Department of Emergency Medicine at The Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) at The University of Vermont (UVM) is seeking an Emergency Medicine Physician to fill the role of Associate Professor or Professor in the Clinical Scholar Pathway, commensurate with years of experience and accomplishments.  The physician identified in this search will be provided the opportunity to serve as the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs (VCAA) of the Department of Emergency Medicine.

The Department of EM provides clinical coverage at the seven clinical campuses of the University of Vermont Health Network in Vermont and upstate New York.  Fifty academic faculty in the Department work with colleagues in community clinical practice to serve approximately 200,000 patient visits annually, and the Network hospitals serve a catchment of 40,000 square miles and 1.4M people.  LCOM students and Emergency Medicine residents train clinically in three of the network sites with elective rotations in multiple other sites.  Our primary teaching campus is the University of Vermont Medical Center, the only level 1 trauma center in the greater region. The majority of academic faculty provide clinical coverage at multiple sites in Network, including our rural and critical access sites, underscoring our commitment to high quality rural acute care delivery. 

The Vice Chair of Academic Affairs (VCAA) will lead advancement of the academic components of the mission of the Department of EM.  The VCAA will mentor faculty, fellows, and residents in their academic efforts and will lead the Promotions and Tenure Committee in advising the Chair on readiness for promotion.  Recruitment and retention of faculty, fellows, and residents with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion will remain a top priority.  The VCAA will collaborate with colleagues locally at LCOM and nationally through organizations such as AAEM, SAEM, CORD, and the AAMC, providing networking opportunities, enhancing mentorship, incorporating innovative educational practices, and fostering faculty development. The VCAA will be provided with 30% nonclinical time to achieve the roles and responsibilities across the following domains:

  • Leadership and Strategic Planning
  • Faculty Development & Mentorship
  • Faculty Evaluation and Feedback
  • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Wellness
  • Scholarship

Specific roles and responsibilities:

Leadership and Strategic Planning: Lead the education team to establish clear vision and mission statements, including time-bound program aims and metrics for achievement. The VCAA should lead a needs assessment with all relevant stakeholders and advise the Chair on prioritization of resources and effort accordingly, linking measurable outcomes that will add value to the organization. The VCAA will work with the Chair of EM to develop strategic direction for the department with clear timelines and regular reassessments to foster continued growth.  Contribute to the Teaching Academy’s educational collaborations and foster EM faculty engagement, specifically around Teaching Academy retreats, poster sessions, committees, fellowships, and grant funding opportunities. Develop/maintain a national leadership presence with our professional organizations.

Faculty Development & Mentorship: Create and incorporate dynamic faculty development programs that are targeted to the needs identified in strategic planning.  Applying known best practices, activities should include active learning, practical application of new skills, and promotion of peer feedback and support. Each year, following the annual performance review of all faculty, the VCAA should plan the faculty development activities for the next year based on the identified needs and interests of the faculty group.  Direct the Promotions and Tenure Committee for the Department of EM.  Cultivate and develop mentoring relationships across the faculty group, based on areas of interest and skill, and across a continuum where different mentors can address different mentorship needs (including scholarship, leadership development, teaching skills, promotions pathways, and institutional awareness)..

Faculty Evaluation and Feedback: Provide semi-annual feedback to EM faculty in regards to clinical teaching and supervision, didactic and small group teaching, scholarly productivity, residency education participation, student education participation, faculty development activities, national engagement, and contribution to the goals of LCOM. Conduct an Annual Performance Review with all EM faculty to provide mentorship and oversight, and to generate specific short-term and long-term goals. Globally, the VCAA provides education/teaching/scholarship metrics for all faculty members across the department. The VCAA should work with the Chair to develop incentives that foster academic contribution, achievement, scholarship, and promotion.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Work with the Chair, the Director of DEI for EM, and the Office of DEI at LCOM to promote diversity in engagement, recruitment, and retention across EM faculty, trainees, and staff. Ensure that diversity and inclusion is prioritized in emergency medicine leadership, funding, and promotions opportunities.

Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Wellness: Participate in screening and interviewing all EM faculty candidates to assess potential for academic contribution and outline expectations for all EM faculty at UVM. Participate in marketing, branding, and job posting for positions and leverage networks nationally to advertise both faculty and fellowship positions. Promote a sense of purpose, shared goals, and achievement across the entire Department of EM. This includes recognizing contributions, maintaining a positive and appreciative culture, and helping individuals to find autonomy through leadership roles and projects that benefit the group, the educational missions, and/or patient care. 

Scholarship: Support research and scholarship for the EM faculty, residents, EM nursing, and EM-bound students in collaboration with the Research Program Manager and the Director of Faculty Development. Take lead in the development of scholarship committees and writing groups to create accountability and foster mentorship. Assist in identifying funding, resources, and opportunities that promote scholarship for EM faculty and trainees.

Although all interested candidates are encouraged to apply, strong preference will be given to candidates with leadership experience in the educational, clinical, and research activities of academic emergency medicine.  Consistent with all recruitments, we seek candidates that demonstrate empathy, humanism, and humility, and candidates must be comfortable with an environment that employs transparency to create faculty and leadership accountability.  Candidates must commit to our core values of Professionalism at the Larner College of Medicine and are advised to review our Statement on Professionalism

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their research, teaching, and/or service. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about how they will further this goal. 

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

Interested individuals should apply online at (position number 00026358). Confidential inquiries to acquire further information about this position may be directed to Dr. Ramsey Herrington, Chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at .

Job Information

  • Job ID: 66971277
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Burlington, Vermont, United States
  • Position Title: Associate Professor/Professor - Emergency Medicine
  • Company Name For Job: The University of Vermont Medical Center
  • Specialties: Academic Surgery
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Required Travel: 0-10%

In service to the patient, community and medicine since 1879. The University of Vermont Medical Center is committed to providing the highest quality of care for patients throughout the Burlington, Vermont region. We care for people every day by helping them in their time of need, offering compassion and providing cutting-edge, research-based therapies. We are dedicated to outstanding service and putting our patients first. Our nationally recognized physicians and healthcare professionals are dedicated researchers and t...

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