The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications and nominations for chair of its highly-regarded department of obstetrics and gynecology.


The UK College of Medicine seeks a visionary chair with a successful record of achievement in academic medicine in obstetrics and gynecology. Exceptional accomplishments as a clinician and academician are required as the chair's duties will include a clinical practice as well as ongoing research and academic activities.

The predominant criteria for appointment as chair include the proven ability to deliver excellent patient care while training future leaders in obstetrics and gynecology. In addition, 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 be 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 administrative experience as a department chair, division chief, or program director is preferred. Tenure available if appropriate.

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

• Proven record of recruitment and retention of talent

• Board certification in obstetrics and gynecology

• Eligible for medical licensure in Kentucky

The College of Medicine seeks qualified applicants who value its missions and share its foundational commitment to creating an environment that values diversity, inclusion, and belonging. As an Equal Opportunity Action Employer, we strive to foster a community where individuals of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome.

Interested applicants should apply through the University of Kentucky Chair in obstetrics and gynecology job posting:

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

Position is open until filled.