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Vice Chair for Research, Department of Urology

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Human Resources
Columbus, Ohio
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Department of Urology is seeking an exceptional and innovative scholar to lead a nationally recognized program as the Vice-Chair for Research. The position is full-time on the tenure-track, with rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. The successful candidate is a nationally/internationally respected researcher who has maintained an externally funded and independent research program with impact in or implications for the field of Urology. Demonstrated experience as a research mentor is required. Expertise in research administration is desired, but not mandatory.

Job Duties 

The Vice Chair for Research will develop, implement, and monitor a research strategic plan in the Department of Urology. The Vice Chair for Research will also serve as a resource for research methodology, research project planning, and champion a culture of discovery. This individual will mentor urology trainees and other students to ensure sound project planning, execution, data analysis, and publication of results. She or he will work closely with faculty to develop research plans and proposals with an emphasis on future external funding through the identification of funding sources, grant workshops, and collaborative research opportunities. This individual will also provide assistance in the: 1) management of research budgets and research conflicts; 2) recruitment and oversight of research staff; and 3) development, maintenance, and circulation of research reports. Departmental service on key committees is expected.  Joint appointments with other departments across the University will be available and encouraged. 

Successful Candidate Qualifications:

Applicants must have: 

•        A medical degree or a terminal research degree (PhD or equivalent) in a relevant discipline. 

•        An actively funded research program in basic, translational, or clinical research designed to directly or indirectly improve urologic health 

•        A record of scholarly achievement and funding capabilities appropriate to the applicant’s seniority and professional experience. 

•        Demonstrated potential for successfully teaching and mentoring students, trainees, and/or junior faculty 

•        Exceptional organizational and communication skills for work in an interdisciplinary department. 

•        Demonstrated commitment to recruitment, development, and retention of women and underserved minorities. 

•        Qualifications for an academic appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank  

Department of Urology:

The Department of Urology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for delivering the highest quality of care for the treatment of urologic conditions. Our mission is to alleviate patient suffering from urologic disorders through an integrative model of extraordinary clinical care, patient-centered discovery and educational innovation in service of the citizens of Ohio and beyond. Our vision is to transform the lives of our patients through this comprehensive approach to urologic practice. The Department of Urology has a rich history and timeline dating back to 1917. Under the leadership of Cheryl Lee, MD, as chair, the Department is composed of six specialty Divisions with 28 faculty members. Collectively, the Department performs over 22,000 clinic and operative procedures, annually. Clinical care, research, education, and community service are major priorities, and the Department is engaged in multicenter and multispecialty initiatives. Urology was ranked #24 in the 2023 US News and World Report Rankings. The Department sponsors fellowship programs in Endourology (Endourological Society) and Urologic Oncology (Society of Urologic Oncology) while Nationwide Children’s Hospital sponsors a fellowship in pediatric urology (Society for Pediatric Urology).

College of Medicine:

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, with more than 5,000 learners, is the only academic medical center in central Ohio. Ranked as the 28th Best Medical School – Research, 40th Best Medical School – Primary Care, and 13th Most Diverse Medical School by U.S. News & World Report, it is known nationwide for curricular innovation, pioneering research, and outstanding patient care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. With more than 2,600 faculty members, the college comprises 20 clinical departments, eight basic science departments and a School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center:
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center consists of The Ohio State University Health System, the College of Medicine, the Health Sciences Library and the Faculty Group Practice. The Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is committed to providing world-class care. At the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, we're proud to be celebrating our 31st consecutive year ranked in the U.S. News & World Report Best Hospitals list. This year, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center has 10 nationally ranked specialties out of 15 and two selected as high performing. U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center as the top hospital in Columbus. The Wexner Medical Center is rated as high performing in 14 out of 20 common procedures and conditions, including abdominal aortic aneurysm repair, aortic valve surgery, heart attack, heart bypass surgery and heart failure.
The University:

Ohio State is a top-20 public university, and its Ohio State Wexner Medical Center is one of America’s leading academic health centers and recently ranked No. 4 on Forbes’ list of best U.S. employers for diversity. Eligible Ohio State employees receive comprehensive benefits packages, including medical, dental and vision insurance, tuition assistance for employees and their dependents, and state or alternative retirement options with competitive employer contributions.

Columbus, Ohio:

Located in Ohio’s capital city, Ohio State’s Columbus campus is near the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation, and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available here. In addition to its Columbus campus, Ohio State has four regional campuses including Ohio State Lima, Ohio State Mansfield, Ohio State Marion, and Ohio State Newark, in addition to Ohio State ATI in Wooster. 

All inquiries, nominations and applications will remain confidential during the recruitment for this position. For consideration, please send cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

Katlyn Spano, MBA | Physician & Faculty Recruitment |

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual- career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, historically minoritized, veterans and women. Ohio State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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