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Chief, Division of Orthopedic Research

University of Maryland School of Medicine

  • Location: Baltimore, MD

Established in 1807, The School of Medicine is the first public and the fifth oldest medical school in the United States, and the first to institute a residency training program. The School of Medicine was the founding school of the University of Maryland and today is an integral part of the 11-campus University System of Maryland. On the University of Maryland’s Baltimore campus, the School of Medicine serves as the anchor for a large academic health center which aims to provide the best medical education, conduct the most innovative biomedical research and provide the best patient care and community service to Maryland and beyond. While its tradition of excellence remains constant, the School of Medicine and its reputation for academic achievement continue to grow. The University of Maryland School of Medicine is seeking an established investigator to serve as Chief of the Division of Orthopedic Research. The goal of the Chief is to build a federally funded research program, consistent with departmental and School of Medicine long-term goals. S/he will develop and sustain ongoing collaborative relationships with research leadership throughout the department and the School of Medicine.

Position Overview

The successful candidate will be responsible for the oversight of all basic science research faculty within the department. This person will also serve on the Department’s Executive Committee. S/he will be asked to work with the residency program director to ensure that orthopedic residents are exposed to a robust and relevant basic science didactic curriculum. S/he will work with other faculty to provide oversight of the resident research experience. The successful candidate will be asked to increase the clinical relevance of the department’s research portfolio by increasing the involvement of the clinical faculty in the department’s basic research program. Importantly, s/he will be asked to develop and implement a plan to increase the department’s NIH funding base to a level that places it within the top five orthopedic department’s nationally as measured by Blue Ridge reports. The new Chief should serve as a mentor to junior scientists in the department including junior clinical faculty who wish to develop their basic science portfolio into an important and sustainable part of their career.


  • PhD or MD/PhD is required.
  • Strong history of federal grant support, including funding through NIH.
  • Accomplished academic record sufficient to fulfill the University of Maryland criteria for associate professor or professor level faculty appointment.


The University of Maryland, Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.