OTOLOGY, NEUROTOLOGY AND LATERAL SKULL BASE SURGEON (NEUROTOLOGIST)
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Location: Madison, Wisconsin
Internal Number: 264476-FA
The Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) is recruiting an exceptional otologist/neurotologist/lateral skull base surgeon (neurotologist) to join the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. We are looking for candidates with a track record of clinical excellence in otology, neurotology and lateral skull base surgery in adults (with or without pediatric expertise), and academic contributions across the research and education missions of UWSMPH. Leadership opportunities including section chief are available and based on rank and experience.
A faculty of 30 provides clinical expertise in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, otology-neurotology-lateral skull base surgery, comprehensive otolaryngology, laryngology, rhinology-skull base surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery across a UW Health hospital system and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. Education within the division includes a commitment to medical student education, an ACGME-accredited residency program of 15 residents and fellowships in Laryngology and Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery. Active research programs within the Division in six investigator labs include 29 funded extramural grants. The Division provides full-spectrum otolaryngology care for adults and children in six clinical practice sites in the Madison area and six outreach sites across Wisconsin and Illinois.
The UW Department of Surgery includes more than 150 faculty across eleven specialty divisions. The Department houses four residencies, ten fellowships and is consistently ranked amongst the top extramural research funding programs currently 8th in the nation according to Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The department provides a robust infrastructure of services through a Qualitative Research Core, Histology Core, Statistical Analysis and Programming Core, Grant Management Team, Grant Writing Support Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) in support of health services research and Office of Clinical Research in support of clinical trials.
Faculty at UWSMPH work to achieve strategic goals at department, school and campus levels which embody the Wisconsin Idea and include UWSMPH strategic pillars of scholarship, science, service and social responsibility.
UWSMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
A competitive salary and benefit package is provided, including generous academic support.
Clinical activity (up to 60%): We seek a neurotologist with interest, skill, and enthusiasm in the care of adults (with or without care of pediatric patients) with disorders of the lateral skull base and temporal bone regions including the auditory and vestibular systems. The applicant should have command of the core knowledge and understanding of medical sciences relevant to these regions and advanced diagnostic and medical and surgical management skills for the care of otologic disorders (hearing loss, balance disorders, and other disorders of the middle, inner and outer ear) and neurotologic diseases and disorders of the petrous apex, internal auditory canals, infratemporal fossae, cranial nerves, and lateral skull base. The applicant is expected to work collaboratively and inclusively within and across related fields including neurologic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, audiology and with colleagues within the division and department. Opportunities for program growth in cochlear implantation/surgical hearing restoration and vestibular surgery are available. Clinical in-patient and out-patient practices are supported by a team of 12 Advance Practice Providers. Occasional otolaryngology on-call and regional outreach represent clinical commitments shared amongst all faculty.
Research program (40% or greater): We are recruiting a physician-scientist on the Tenure Track who will develop (or transfer an existing) original, high-quality research program. The successful applicant will achieve independent and extramurally supported funding in an area relevant to the sub-specialty of otology-neurotology-lateral skull base surgery that makes a substantial and continuing contribution to science. The applicant will lead and conduct research activities that develop coherent and impactful lines of basic, clinical, translational or health sciences research that may draw on numerous available collaborators.
Education (included in clinical activity): Faculty in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery share a commitment to education at levels of medical student, resident training, and continuing medical education. Clinical and sub-intern UWSMPH medical students and resident physicians in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery are included in daily clinical activities. An active commitment to training the next generation of otolaryngologist-head & neck surgeons including a commitment to ACGME-accredited residency training otolaryngology-head & neck surgery and especially in otologic key indicator cases (e.g., tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, and ossiculoplasty).
Service and Leadership (included in clinical activity): The successful candidate will be an active participant in regional and national professional associations. Opportunities for leadership in the Section of Otology-Neurotology & Division of Otolaryngology will be matched to the experience, skills, and interests of the applicant.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
License/certification: Specialization must include eligibility or certification in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) or by the American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOOHNS); and completion of an ACGME Accredited Neurotology Fellowship or sub-specialty certification in Neurotology by ABOHNS, or equivalent.
Candidate is required to have or be eligible for a Wisconsin Medical License and must be eligible for enrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospital privileges within the UW Health network.
Relevant work experience: Applicants should have a track record of professional development and academic scholarship including an interest and history in establishing a successful research program with preference for applicants with a previous Principal Investigator (PI) or Co-Investigator role in funded research activities. Candidates must possess clinical and academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the Tenure Track rank of Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor. Appointment as Full Professor or Associate Professor will require that candidate's credentials meet criteria for rank established by the School of Medicine and Public Health and UW-Madison guidelines.
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
JANUARY 01, 2023
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months)
The Community: Located on an isthmus between two lakes, Madison is the capital city of the state of Wisconsin. Madison has been voted the #1 Best Place to Live (Livability, 2021 and 2022), #1 City for Most Successful Women Per Capita (Forbes, 2019), #1 City for Best Work-Life Balance (SmartAsset, 2020), #7 Best City for STEM Professionals (CEO World, 2020), #2 Best State to Practice Medicine (WalletHub, 2020), #2 Best City for Biking (People for Bikes, 2020), #4 Fittest City in the U.S. (ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020), #4 Greenest City in the US (Zippia, 2020), #1 Best Place to Retire (Money, 2020), #1 Best Place in the U.S. for Raising Children (DiversityDataKids.com 2020), and #1 Best College Football Town in America (Sports Illustrated, 2019).
Madison is the second largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 270,000 and a pattern of sustained population growth. Madison boasts an excellent public school system and is home to state government, county government and the flagship institution of higher education in the state. The city is rich with diverse cultural offerings in the arts between campus venues and the Overture Center for the Arts. From April to November, the Capitol Square hosts the largest producer-only farmers' market in the country.
Madison's technology economy is growing rapidly, and the region is home to the headquarters of Epic Systems, Exact Sciences, American Girl (Mattel), Sub-Zero, and Lands' End, as well as many biotechnology, healthcare IT, and health systems startups.
The city of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison acknowledge that they occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land. The School of Medicine and Public Health recognizes the health inequities faced by Native communities and pledges to learn more and take action across all of its missions.
This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.
Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.
This vacancy is being announced simultaneously with Position Vacancy (Job #) 264474; please note that only one vacancy exists. Having two position vacancy listings allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider candidates with both tenure-track faculty credentials and non-tenure-track faculty credentials for this position.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload the following: -Current CV -Cover letter detailing: 1) Vision for research program & collaborations 2) How you would support and engage in a diverse, inclusive, equitable and anti-racist culture and environment in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in the Department of Surgery.
The deadline for assuring full consideration is September 5, 2022, however positions will remain open, and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.