Vice-Chair for Research and Scholarship - Emergency Medicine

Posted: 9/26/2016

West Virginia University Department of Emergency Medicine is in search of a Vice-Chair for Research and Scholarship

The Department of Emergency Medicine at West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine in Morgantown, WV is currently seeking a visionary and highly motivated Vice-Chair for Research and Scholarship.  

The Vice-Chair, who will report directly to the Chair of Emergency Medicine (EM), will be responsible for all scholarly and research programs involving faculty, fellows, residents, advanced practice providers, and students within the Department.  The Vice-Chair will also be charged with expansion of the Department’s investigative research and extramural funding portfolios.

WVU Emergency Medicine is in search of someone with outstanding leadership and administrative skills, creativity, and resourcefulness.  The successful candidate must have a demonstrated track record of conducting independent, investigative research, publishing in high-impact, peer-reviewed journals, writing competitive grants, and in garnering extramural funding.

Again, the Department is looking to expand its research and scholarly footprints.  As such, the Vice-Chair must possess a vision and be able to execute a plan for growth of this departmental mission.  Given this, the Vice-Chair will have to actively engage and inspire—through mentorship and coaching—faculty, fellow, resident, advanced practice provider, and student involvement in research and scholarship.

The Department of Emergency Medicine at WVU maintains a thriving clinical practice—including West Virginia University Hospitals/Ruby Memorial Hospital (~650-bed, level 1 trauma and tertiary-care referral center), United Hospital Center, St. Joseph's Hospital, two WVU Urgent Care centers, WVU Student Health, WVU International Travel Clinic, and an internal locum tenens practice.  Across this myriad of EM practices, our faculty, fellows, residents, and advanced practice providers care for more than 181,000 patients per year.
Our Department is home to a competitive residency program of nearly 30 residents—attracting top-notch housestaff from medical schools across the country.  We also offer a state-of-the-art emergency ultrasound fellowship program—again attracting some of the brightest and most skilled young emergency physicians from around the country.

The nearly 60 faculty members, 1 fellow, 30 residents, and 30 advanced practice providers in the Department are engaged—largely through our EM Clinical Research Center—in a host of extramurally-funded, investigative research projects.  Departmental research in the areas of stroke, emergency medical systems (EMS), medical education, point-of-care ultrasound, and others has culminated in important, original contributions to the peer-reviewed medical literature.

Successful applicants to this position will possess an M.D. and/or Ph.D. as well as the qualifications to be appointed as Associate Professor or Professor on a tenure-earning track.  Preference will be given to candidates possessing an active, portable portfolio of extramural funding.  WVU and University Health Associates (UHA) offer competitive salaries and benefits commensurate with qualifications.

The City of Morgantown, WV, home to West Virginia University, is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country in which to live and to retire.  The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city, in a safe, family-friendly environment.  

Please send a letter of interest, updated curriculum vitae (CV), and contact information to: Ian B.K. Martin, M.D., M.B.A., FACEP, Professor and Chairman, Department of Emergency Medicine, West Virginia University School of Medicine at  and to Angel Dunn, Physician Recruiter, at

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West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.