Florida Atlantic University — Chair of the Department of Population Health and Social Medicine


The Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

FAU’s Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine invites applications for the position of Chair of the Department of Population Health and Social Medicine. Population Health is a new department at FAU and we are looking at candidates who will leverage our institutional expertise in data analytics, the diverse population of our community, and the resources of our community based medical school to bring forward scholarship and innovations. We are searching for a creative, visionary leader for the Department who will bring energy and passion to these efforts in a team-based multi-disciplinary approach and someone who has an established track record in showing how behaviors and care outside the hospital and clinic can make meaningful differences in morbidity and mortality. Reporting to the Dean, the Chair will set the standards of intellectual engagement and accomplishment for the department. The Chair will provide strategic leadership and vision to achieve excellence in all aspects of the academic mission. The Chair will work to assure faculty excellence through recruitment, faculty development, and evaluation of merit for promotion and tenure. Additionally, as the primary executive officer of the department, the Chair will work closely with the CFO on budget planning.

We seek candidates who are committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

The mission of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine as a community-based medical school is to advance the health and well-being of our community by training future generations of humanistic clinicians and scientists and translating discovery to patient-centered care. We are committed to providing educational programs, in partnership with our hospital affiliates, that enable our medical students and residents to become active, self-directed, life-long learners; equip our graduates to effectively treat the patients that they are most likely to encounter in their practices; demonstrate a commitment to inclusiveness and diversity; produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and self-awareness required to practice effective, humanistic, patient-centered, evidence-based medicine in an increasingly diverse healthcare environment; emphasize the centrality of collaborative relationships in the provision of the highest quality comprehensive health care; and foster and value collaboration among medical specialties, and between academic medicine and community health care professionals.

Minimum Qualification

  • MD, DO, or PhD from an accredited institution with credentials that merit appointment as full or associate professor in the College of Medicine.
  • Distinguished record in the field.
  • Proven record of broad and progressive administrative leadership.
  • Record of innovative new program development leadership.
  • Effective in communicating and mentoring with faculty, students, and staff at all levels.
  • Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion activities.
  • Ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, ages, and backgrounds.
  • Budgetary and financial management skills.
  • Ability to engage with the community and establish effective partnerships in an academic environment.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Chair of Population Health and Social Medicine, Associate/Full Professor  on the Office of Human Resources’ career website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) diversity statement, (4) research statement.

Information regarding FAU’s faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on https://fau.edu/jobs

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now (REQ12827)

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.