The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for chair of its well-regarded department of family and community medicine.


The UK College of Medicine seeks a visionary chair with a successful record of achievement in academic medicine in family and community medicine. Exceptional accomplishments as a clinician and academician are a must as the chair’s duties will include clinical practice and ongoing academic activities.

The predominant criteria for appointment as chair include the proven ability to deliver excellent patient care while training future leaders in family and community medicine. The successful candidate will be a nationally prominent academic leader and role model with an established record of excellence in clinical care, research, clinical education, and mentorship.

The successful candidate should demonstrate strong leadership skills as a listener, decision-maker, humanist, and an effective advocate for the department, its divisions, and its faculty. The candidate should have experience developing collaborative initiatives and the personal characteristics needed to promote, foster, and facilitate the trust of colleagues and the broader University faculty. The successful applicant should demonstrate impeccable integrity and be an effective communicator. Prior extensive administrative experience as a department chair, division chief, or program director is preferred.

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  • MD, DO, MD/PhD, or equivalent
  • National recognition as demonstrated through involvement in academic and professional societies at a national level
  • Demonstrated leadership in administrative positions in medical school or an academic medical center setting
  • Evidence of academic achievements such as research, educational programs, or other academic achievements
  • Proven record of recruitment and retention of talent
  • Board certification in Family and Community Medicine
  • Eligible for medical licensure in Kentucky


The college seeks qualified applicants who value its missions and share its commitment to creating an environment in which diversity is valued, inclusion is imperative, and belonging is foundational. As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community in which individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome.

Interested applicants should apply through the University of Kentucky Chair of Family and Community Medicine job posting:

Questions and inquiries can be directed to Lisa Tannock, MD, vice dean for faculty affairs, at All applications will be handled in a secure, sensitive, and confidential manner.

The position is open until filled.