The University of Michigan Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery seeks an associate/full professor level candidate to lead its Audiology Program. Candidates must have a demonstrated track record of multi-disciplinary audiology program leadership, clinical excellence and academic productivity, in audiology or related disciplines. A track record of collegiality and meaningful cordial collaborations with colleagues is highly desirable. The successful candidate will lead a large, multi-subspecialty program that is well-integrated into the clinical, research and education missions of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan, and across the Michigan Medicine enterprise.
It is expected that the incumbent will develop a clinical practice in their area of expertise. It is also expected that he/she will become involved in individual as well as inter and multi-disciplinary clinical research. The ideal Director will interact and collaborate effectively and productively with the Otolaryngology Department basic science research faculty. The Director will report directly to the Chair of Otolaryngology- Head and Neck Surgery, and partner with department and Michigan Medicine clinical enterprise leaders to perform successfully in the role.
Provide clinical leadership and practice oversight to audiologists, both faculty and staff, across the Michigan Medicine organization.
Organize and build a leadership team, structure, and approach to program governance that delivers:
Engaged audiologists with professional development support and growth opportunity
Effective teamwork between audiology staff across different disciplines and geographic locations, as well as, the broader department and organization
Shared priorities for program expansion (clinical services, research, education, community service) to meet the missions of the department and Organization along with nimble execution of these priorities
High quality clinical care and research
Clear decision-making paths and strong operational audiology management with regard to: safety, compliance, human resources, billing, and financial management
Achievement of organizational performance goals and department goals as identified ongoing
Deliver strong operational leadership- directly and in the mentorship and shared supervision of content area audiology leaders and administrative/operations leaders- with regard to quality, safety, compliance, patient access, human resources, billing and financial management. At the same time, the Director will foster, and support ideas and initiatives from Audiology faculty and staff.
Provide effective leadership to hiring and professional development practices to ensure individual and team growth as well as to target diversity, equity and inclusion values and priorities.
Develop new programs in alignment with organizational and departmental priorities, according to and in delivery of identified objectives and across all missions.
Lead/oversee teaching residents, fellows, medical students as well as training and providing leadership over the education of audiology student interns and externs.
Initiate and maintain a research program focused on one or more areas of audiology.
Under direction and in alignment with organizational and departmental priorities, initiate and deliver proposals for external funding.
Develop a productive, aligned clinical practice in the incumbent’s area of expertise.
Ph.D. in Audiology
Ability to obtain the appropriate State of Michigan medical licensure.
The successful candidate must have extensive experience as a clinical provider in one or more areas of audiology and/or vestibular sciences.
The candidate will have a minimum of 10 years’ relevant leadership experience, including leading a section, division or program.
We are seeking an individual with a proven track record in a medical setting with demonstrated effective interaction and collaboration with physician, faculty researcher, and administrative leader colleagues.
Strong leadership competencies and demonstrated ability to develop, engage and deploy a cohesive clinical team across broad geographic areas and subspecialties is required to engage this role.
Evidence of clinical competence is expected.
Experience and strong track record of leading effectively in a complex, matrixed academic organization.
Active engagement in audiology professional work and network both nationally and internationally.
A track record of success in obtaining external funding.
Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and references to the following email address: OTO-Faculty-Applicants@med.umich.edu or mail materials to:
Please address materials to:
Hussam K. El-Kashlan, M.D.
Associate Chair and Professor
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery