The Department of EM provides clinical coverage at the seven clinical campuses of the University of Vermont Health Network in Vermont and upstate New York. Fifty academic faculty in the Department work with colleagues in community clinical practice to serve approximately 200,000 patient visits annually, and the Network hospitals serve a catchment of 40,000 square miles and 1.4M people. LCOM students and Emergency Medicine residents train clinically in three of the network sites with elective rotations in multiple other sites. Our primary teaching campus is the University of Vermont Medical Center, the only level 1 trauma center in the greater region. The majority of academic faculty provide clinical coverage at multiple sites in Network, including our rural and critical access sites, underscoring our commitment to high quality rural acute care delivery.
Salary & Benefits:
Student loan repayment and relocation assistance is available. Excellent benefits, including an insurance plan and 403(b) retirement program, are provided through The University of Vermont Health Network Medical Group.
Emergency Medicine Physician to fill the role of Associate Professor or Professor in the Clinical Scholar Pathway, commensurate with years of experience and accomplishments. The physician identified in this search will be provided the opportunity to serve as the Vice Chair of Academic Affairs (VCAA) of the Department of Emergency Medicine
The Vice Chair of Academic Affairs (VCAA) will lead advancement of the academic components of the mission of the Department of EM. The VCAA will mentor faculty, fellows, and residents in their academic efforts and will lead the Promotions and Tenure Committee in advising the Chair on readiness for promotion. Recruitment and retention of faculty, fellows, and residents with a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion will remain a top priority. The VCAA will collaborate with colleagues locally at LCOM and nationally through organizations such as AAEM, SAEM, CORD, and the AAMC, providing networking opportunities, enhancing mentorship, incorporating innovative educational practices, and fostering faculty development. The VCAA will be provided with 30% nonclinical time to achieve the roles and responsibilities across the following domains:
• Leadership and Strategic Planning
• Faculty Development & Mentorship
• Faculty Evaluation and Feedback
• Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
• Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Wellness
Specific roles and responsibilities:
Leadership and Strategic Planning: Lead the education team to establish clear vision and mission statements, including time-bound program aims and metrics for achievement. The VCAA should lead a needs assessment with all relevant stakeholders and advise the Chair on prioritization of resources and effort accordingly, linking measurable outcomes that will add value to the organization. The VCAA will work with the Chair of EM to develop strategic direction for the department with clear timelines and regular reassessments to foster continued growth. Contribute to the Teaching Academy’s educational collaborations and foster EM faculty engagement, specifically around Teaching Academy retreats, poster sessions, committees, fellowships, and grant funding opportunities. Develop/maintain a national leadership presence with our professional organizations.
Faculty Development & Mentorship: Create and incorporate dynamic faculty development programs that are targeted to the needs identified in strategic planning. Applying known best practices, activities should include active learning, practical application of new skills, and promotion of peer feedback and support. Each year, following the annual performance review of all faculty, the VCAA should plan the faculty development activities for the next year based on the identified needs and interests of the faculty group. Direct the Promotions and Tenure Committee for the Department of EM. Cultivate and develop mentoring relationships across the faculty group, based on areas of interest and skill, and across a continuum where different mentors can address different mentorship needs (including scholarship, leadership development, teaching skills, promotions pathways, and institutional awareness).
Faculty Evaluation and Feedback: Provide semi-annual feedback to EM faculty in regards to clinical teaching and supervision, didactic and small group teaching, scholarly productivity, residency education participation, student education participation, faculty development activities, national engagement, and contribution to the goals of LCOM. Conduct an Annual Performance Review with all EM faculty to provide mentorship and oversight, and to generate specific short-term and long-term goals. Globally, the VCAA provides education/teaching/scholarship metrics for all faculty members across the department. The VCAA should work with the Chair to develop incentives that foster academic contribution, achievement, scholarship, and promotion.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI): Work with the Chair, the Director of DEI for EM, and the Office of DEI at LCOM to promote diversity in engagement, recruitment, and retention across EM faculty, trainees, and staff. Ensure that diversity and inclusion is prioritized in emergency medicine leadership, funding, and promotions opportunities.
Faculty Recruitment, Retention, and Wellness: Participate in screening and interviewing all EM faculty candidates to assess potential for academic contribution and outline expectations for all EM faculty at UVM. Participate in marketing, branding, and job posting for positions and leverage networks nationally to advertise both faculty and fellowship positions. Promote a sense of purpose, shared goals, and achievement across the entire Department of EM. This includes recognizing contributions, maintaining a positive and appreciative culture, and helping individuals to find autonomy through leadership roles and projects that benefit the group, the educational missions, and/or patient care.
Scholarship: Support research and scholarship for the EM faculty, residents, EM nursing, and EM-bound students in collaboration with the Research Program Manager and the Director of Faculty Development. Take lead in the development of scholarship committees and writing groups to create accountability and foster mentorship. Assist in identifying funding, resources, and opportunities that promote scholarship for EM faculty and trainees.
Situated along the shores of Lake Champlain, the sixth-largest lake in the United States, between the Adirondacks and Green Mountains, you’ll find Burlington, Vermont, one of WalletHub’s “Best Small Cities to Live in America.” This small college city offers all the excitement of a larger metro area in a highly livable community. Here, fine dining, arts and entertainment, amazing activities and events can be found within a mere 10 square miles accessible by public transit, car, foot or bike. What really sets Burlington apart is the abundance of outdoor recreation in and around the city. The shoreline of Lake Champlain offers a 12-mile bike path, three sand beaches, marinas for launching sail boats, hiking trails at Red Rocks Park, and 21 area golf courses in the area. And the winter months offer even more with cross-country skiing, snow kiting or hitting the slopes at Stowe Mountain, Smuggler’s Notch, Mad River Glen or Bolton Valley - all less than an hour from the city.
As a leading health care organization that employs thousands and directly works to improve the health of more than a million people in our two-state region, we are resolutely committed to promoting equity, diversity and inclusion in our practices and our communities.
As a medical institution that focuses on care, research and training, we have a professional and moral obligation to not only understand humanity, but to embrace and care for it without bias or discrimination. That starts within our own workforce by actively promoting diversity and inclusion within our clinical and academic communities with a culture that supports and encourages respect for every individual and that recognizes and values our diverse backgrounds.