Chair of Population Health

Dell Medical School: Redefining the role of academia in healthcare delivery innovation

Austin, TX 78723
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Jay Torio
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Merritt Hawkins

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The Dell Medical School has an audacious goal of redefining the role of academic medicine so that it is better aligned with community interests, in particular by accelerating innovations that improve value in the health system. Dell Med also seeks to extend its mission outside of health care venues to create a model healthy community and help Central Texas residents get and stay healthy as part of a learning health ecosystem. We are redefining the role of academia in healthcare delivery innovation and are seeking a national leader who is ready to help make Austin a model healthy city for the 21st century. 

As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading research universities, the Dell Medical School is pursuing innovation in the redesign of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, active investigational collaborations with scientists in the other schools and colleges on the campus and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education. 

Dell Med is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has been made to enable the development and success of the Dell Medical School.

This position will report to the Dean of Dell Medical School. Department chairs are a crucial part of the overall leadership team, both in their area of expertise and also working collectively to create new models for clinical care, education, research, and community engagement. The Dell Medical School has formed innovative partnerships with community members, community-based organizations, regional healthcare providers, and funders to create new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care, especially for the community’s underserved population. This position represents a critical link in leveraging those partnerships for the benefit of all of our partners.

Required Qualifications: MD or Ph.D. in appropriate field; Eligible for appointment as tenured faculty, Professor rank; Record of outstanding leadership and achievement in academic medicine; a nationally recognized record of outstanding leadership and achievement in academic medicine, population health, or community health.

Interested applicants should send their curriculum vitae to Questions and inquiries can be directed to Jay Torio, Senior Director of Academic Recruiting at Merritt Hawkins at (866) 406-0269.  All applications will be handled in a security-sensitive and confidential manner.  

The University of Texas at Austin values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.  This position is security-sensitive; conviction verification will be conducted on applicant selected.

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.