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Chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

School, College or Department: New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Date Posted: Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2016 10:44:00 EST
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New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) seeks a dynamic physician leader to fill the position of chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, which supports the academic and clinical missions of an established and growing academic health system in Westchester County, New York. Minimum qualifications include an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree, active board certification, academic rank at the professor level, and eligibility for New York State licensure.

The successful candidate will be nationally recognized for innovation and scholarship in their area of specialization; possess exceptional administrative and leadership skills; demonstrate significant experience in the practice and management of clinical medicine; have a record of funded basic, translational or clinical research; show commitment to the goal of diversity and inclusion, and evidence of effective interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills.

NYMC and Westchester Medical Center (WMC) / WMC Health System are partners in health professions education, research and clinical care. The department chair will simultaneously serve as the academic chair of the department within the SOM of NYMC, and the clinical chair for WMC of the WMC Health System. The chair will have responsibility for assuring the highest quality of clinical service at WMC.

Depending upon the needs of the Health System, and the skills and interests of the candidate, the chair might, in the future, be assigned responsibilities within the Health System. 

The Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth) is a 1,700-bed healthcare system headquartered in Valhalla, New York, with 10 hospitals on eight campuses spanning 6,200 square miles of the Hudson Valley. WMCHealth employs more than 12,000 people and has nearly 3,000 attending physicians. From Level 1, Level 2 and Pediatric Trauma Centers, the region’s only acute care children’s hospital, an academic medical center, several community hospitals, dozens of specialized institutes and centers, skilled nursing, assisted living facilities, homecare services and one of the largest mental health systems in New York State, today WMCHealth is the pre-eminent provider of integrated healthcare in the Hudson Valley.

Please direct applications or nominations of qualified candidates for transmission to the search committee electronically to: hrrecruiter@nymc.edu.


Search for the Catherine and Ladislav P. Hinterbuchner Endowed Chair

School, College or Department: School of Medicine Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Date Posted: Date: Mon, 19 Nov 2018 11:26:00 EST
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Reports To: Dean, School of Medicine Job Status: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm Location: New York Medical College

New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) seeks a distinguished leader in the field of rehabilitation medicine to occupy this newly endowed chair (‘The Hinterbuchner Chair’).

The SOM's Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has 12 full-time faculty members, primarily based at Metropolitan Hospital Center in New York City. The department actively carries out NYMC medical student teaching and has a fully ACGME-accredited residency program. The department chair will mentor the research activities of students, residents and early-phase faculty members, leading to publication of scholarly works and to extramurally funded grants & contracts.

The individual holding this endowed chair will be an M.D. or an M.D./Ph.D. In accordance with the specifications of the endowment, we seek a "clinician, teacher, researcher and administrator as the Chairman of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine…[who will assure] the Department's participation in the required curriculum for medical students and leading a serious research effort that will also engage the departmental faculty…[so] that the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine shall continue to thrive into the future as a leader in the field of Rehabilitation Medicine."

We seek, if possible, a candidate with a track record in research. Funding from the NIH's National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR) and/or similar agencies (such as the US Department of Defense and/or the Veterans Administration Health System, etc) is highly desirable. Areas of the candidate’s research focus might include topics such as spinal cord injury, regenerative medicine, neuro-engineering, stroke, traumatic brain injury, neuro-plasticity, or motor/cognitive dysfunction.

The endowed chair will proactively build programmatic bridges from the Rehabilitation Medicine department to other NYMC academic units, affiliated healthcare systems & hospitals, research centers & institutes and other extramural partners & research networks. Research collaborations are encouraged among the SOM departments, including clinical departments (i.e., Neurology, Neurosurgery, Orthopedics, Medicine) and basic science departments (i.e., Pharmacology, Cell Biology, Physiology).

In keeping with the traditions and policies of NYMC, applicant diversity reflecting all self-identified gender, racial, social and economic groups is strongly encouraged. New York Medical College is committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. New York Medical College is an equal opportunity employer.

Please direct applications or nominations of qualified candidates for transmission to the search committee to: Vilma Bordonaro, Chief of Staff at hrrecruiter@nymc.edu

Seeking a Vice Dean for the School of Health Sciences and Practice

School, College or Department: School of Health Sciences and Practice
Date Posted: Date: Tue, 27 Nov 2018 16:38:00 EST
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Reports To: Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice Location: School of Health Sciences and Practice, Valhalla, NY

New York Medical College (NYMC) is seeking a senior administrative leader and creative educator to assume the role of the Vice Dean for the School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) and Institute of Public Health. The School consists of three graduate educational programs, five centers of excellence, and the Public Health Council.


This position will report to the Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice and Institute of Public Health.  Direct and indirect reports are listed separately below. There is frequent interaction with NYMC senior leadership, including the Chancellor/CEO and Chief of Staff, Deans of other schools, and the Offices of Development and Alumni Affairs, Finance and Administration, General Counsel, Government Affairs, Human Resources, Operations, Public Relations, and Strategic Planning.


Oversight of SHSP’s educational programs, including but not limited to the following:

  • Accreditation of the three programs (including reports, site visits, and updates)
  • Faculty recruitment, appointments, contracts, and promotions
  • Promotion and enhancement of research and scholarship
  • Recruitment strategy and enrollment projections
  • Admissions and appeals
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress policies and monitoring
  • Student grievances and disciplinary issues

Participate in:

  • Developing operating budget and capital project projections and planning

Direct Reports:

  • Associate Dean for Enrollment Management and Admissions
  • Associate Dean for Student Experience
  • Assistant Dean for eLearning
  • Coordinator of Constituent Information & Support Services

Indirect Report:

  • Assistant Dean for Finance and Administration

Qualifications:  Education, Knowledge, Experience and Personal Characteristics

  • Doctorate in medicine, health professions, public health, education or related field
  • Experience in a higher education leadership role with engagement in strategic planning, preferably in a health sciences or public health environment
  • Leadership in accreditation processes
  • Experience in forecasting, developing, and implementing academic initiatives within the health sciences
  • Strong leadership, management, interpersonal, and quantitative/analytic skills

Applications will be considered and reviewed as they are received and until the position is filled. Applicants should send letter of interest and qualifications, curriculum vitae, and the names and e-mail addresses of three references to be contacted at a later date to Verne Smith at hrrecruiter@nymc.edu.

New York Medical College

Founded in 1860 in New York City, New York Medical College is a health sciences college committed to educating individuals for careers in medicine, science and the health professions.

The campus, located in suburban Westchester County, about 15 miles north of New York City, houses four graduate schools that educate approximately 1,800 students and 330 residents and fellows, with 2,500 faculty members, and more than 23,500 living alumni. The school sponsors17 ACGME-approved graduate medical education programs.

The School of Health Sciences and Practice currently has 240 faculty members (44 full-time) and nearly 500 graduate students in Physical Therapy, Speech-Language Pathology, and the Public Health Concentrations of Behavioral Sciences, Environmental Health Science, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Health Policy and Management. The School awards the MS, MPH, DrPH, and DPT degrees and Advanced Certificates in nine professional areas.

NYMC is chartered by the Regents of the State of New York, and is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, (MSCHE).  Academic programs in the SHSP are accredited by the Council on Education Public Health (CEPH), the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (CAA-ASHA).

NYMC is the leading academic biomedical research institution in New York’s Hudson Valley region and a rapidly growing biotechnology incubator. Scientists are engaged in research in cardiovascular disease, cancer, disaster medicine, kidney disease, the neurosciences and infectious diseases, funded by the National Institutes of Health, corporations and other sources.  In the public health arena, researchers contribute expertise and leadership in environmental health sciences, and in disaster management related to trauma, mass-casualty events and terrorism.

NYMC is affiliated with a network of hospitals and healthcare facilities in the New York metropolitan area and Hudson Valley region, ranging from large urban medical centers and regional tertiary care facilities to community hospitals and neighborhood health centers. This broad network affords students, residents and fellows a diversity of experiences and educational opportunities, and gives physicians at affiliated hospitals access to the university’s distinguished faculty, enabling them to enhance their knowledge of the latest technologies and treatments.

Touro College and University System

Since 2011, NYMC has been part of the Touro College and University System, now one of the Nation’s largest institutions of medical and health education and biological studies programs, with nearly 6,000 students in those fields.


Seeking Senior Associate Dean for Student Affairs

School, College or Department: School of Medicine
Date Posted: Date: Wed, 05 Dec 2018 12:40:00 EST
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Reports To: Chancellor/CEO of the College and the Dean of the School of Medicine Location: Valhalla, NY

The Senior Associate Dean is a liaison with the student support offices of the Bursar, Office for Student Financial Planning, Student Mental Health and Wellness Services, Student Health Services, Student Housing, Students with Disabilities, Academic Support and International Student Advisor and Scholar. 

Responsibilities include:

  1. Counsel and assist medical students with academic problems, problems related to basic science and clinical studies, career decisions, and residency applications.
  2. Work with medical students to avoid academic problems and assist those who do have them in their resolution
  3. Work collaboratively with other associate and assistant deans in the medical school to foster a positive learning environment for students
  4. Provide support for the medical student government and for student extra-curricular activities
  5. Coordinate the orientation programs for the First and Second Years transition programs. Collaborate on Third and Fourth Years programs
  6. Coordinate and track all aspects of medical Student’ progress (academic and non-academic) and career planning throughout all four years at NYMC
  7. Certify students for the ERAS, NRMP and commencement
  8. Serve as the primary student advocate in the promotion and disciplinary process for students
  9. Attend meetings of each Advancement Committees (Promotions Committees), serve as liaison between these and concerned medical students, carry out each committee's recommendations and decisions and keep accurate records of the above, including written communications with concern students about all decisions and recommendations.
  10. Attend meetings of the Student-Faculty Relations, Student Financial Aid, third-year student liaison committees
  11. Attend meetings of the education and curriculum committees.
  12. Provide guidance for the advisory dean program
  13. Serve as ombudsman between students and administration
  14. Advise students on research opportunities and coordinate the Student Affairs Summer Research Program and related activities.
  15. Coordinate the third and fourth year clinical assignment lotteries.
  16. Participate in the production of and provide leadership and ultimate sign off for the annual Medical Student Performance Evaluations (Dean's Letters) and other materials related to residency applications.
  17. Supervision of the visiting student application process (VSAS)and the electronic residency application process (ERAS).
  18. Collaborate on fourth year planning activities and implement the intramural and extramural elective approval processes.
  19. Provide leadership in the development and upkeep of the student affairs website, student handbook, and M.D. bulletin.
  20. Share responsibilities for writing letters of recommendation for, but not limited to:
    1. residency applications
    2. transfer applications
    3. summer fellowships
    4. scholarship applications
    5. visiting student electives
  21. Work with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs for incorporating mentoring and career planning activities throughout the four years of a medical student’s educational experience at the New York Medical College.
  22. Attend appropriate regional and national meetings.
  23. Perform such additional duties and services as requested by the Dean of the School of Medicine

Qualifications:  Education, Knowledge, Experience and Personal Characteristics

(A) Education requirement:  M.D., Ph.D. or Ed.D., M.B.A., M.P.H. or other relevant graduate degree

(B) Technical/computer skills:  Proficient with computers including: Information systems/databases, MS Office programs, web-based systems, website management, PeopleSoft, Banner, ERAS, VSLO.

(C) Prior experience:  At least 10 years’ experience working in a medical school environment and implementing and designing programs in the undergraduate and/or graduate medical education space. 

Strong organizational skills; Excellent Communication Skills (oral and written); Excellent judgment; Ability to supervise others; Strong work ethic; Team player; Innovative thinker; problem solver; ability to work in a demanding and hectic environment.

Please direct applications to: Vilma Bordonaro, Chief of Staff at hrrecruiter@nymc.edu

In keeping with the traditions and policies of NYMC, applicant diversity reflecting all self-identified gender, racial, social and economic groups is strongly encouraged. New York Medical College is committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds. New York Medical College is an equal opportunity employer.


Vilma Bordonaro, Chief of Staff at hrrecruiter@nymc.edu

Director, Center for Disaster Medicine

School, College or Department: School of Health Sciences and Practice
Date Posted: Date: Tue, 04 Dec 2018 14:27:24 EST
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Reports To: Dean, School of Health Sciences and Practice (SHSP) and Chair, Department of Public Health (SHSP) Location: Valhalla, NY

The Center for Disaster Medicine is a specialized academic and professional space at the cutting edge of disaster medicine, operational medicine and public health preparedness. Recognized and funded as a Center of Excellence by the New York State Office of Science, Technology, and Academic Research (NYSTAR), the Center conducts interdisciplinary research, training, technical assistance, and educational activities related to emergency preparedness for disasters, terrorism and public health emergencies. The Center fulfills a unique role in the region, nationally and internationally as a multi-disciplinary resource for academic and applied knowledge across a considerable range of issues in emergency preparedness, public health preparedness and operational medicine. The Center provides intensive reality-simulated training for responders, law enforcement, public health workers, hospitals and healthcare providers, with a particular focus on vulnerable populations, such as children, the disabled, and frail elderly. The Center also provides scholarly research and publications in the field, with linkage to ongoing campus research and development of medical countermeasures to specific biological and chemical threat agents.

New York Medical College is the leading academic biomedical sciences institution and academic public health resource in New York’s Hudson Valley. Founded in 2005 by Dr. David Markenson and SHSP Dean, and former regional ESF-8 commanding officer, Dr. Robert Amler, the Center for Disaster Medicine is a recognized national and international leader in the field and a source of technical expertise and consultation to governmental and non-governmental entities at local, state, federal and international levels.

The successful candidate will establish and maintain an informed and responsive vision for evolving changes and innovative new directions in disaster medicine and its component disciplines of mass-casualty management, all-hazards preparedness and response.

Responsibilities of the Director include, but are not limited to:

  • Directs the day-to-day operations of the Center and supervise all Center fellows, Assistant/Associate Directors and Staff including recruitment, mentoring, and evaluation.
  • Oversees grants and contracts including submissions and applications, required reporting, and deliverables.
  • Prepares and submits progress and final reports for NYSTAR and other funding programs as required requested by the funding agencies.
  • Provides clinical and educational oversight of Center’s and NYMC’s educational programs including updates and evaluation
  • Provides expert briefings and recommendations to elected officials, agency heads and organization leaders, often in Albany and Washington DC, under direction by the NYMC senior leadership.
  • Ensures the Center is active in scholarly activity including peer-reviewed publications, research, Center publications, and presentations at regional, national, and international meetings
  • Collaborates with all relevant academic and administrative departments within NYMC as well as relevant federal, state and local officials and agencies.

As a faculty member in the Department of Public Health, the candidate will serve as Program Director of the Advanced Certificate Program in Emergency Preparedness and will, under direction of the department chair, supervise all relevant adjunct teaching faculty, plan course work, and advise students matriculated into the Certificate program.

Candidates must have:

  • Doctoral degree in an appropriate health-related field or comparable field-leadership experience in disaster planning, mitigation, response, and recovery
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in disaster medicine, operational medicine and public health preparedness including health system preparedness
  • Proven academic track record of grant awards, scholarly publications and presentations
  • Experience in overseeing an educational program at the graduate level or equivalent experience administering advanced professional training programs
  • Qualifications for an appointment at the rank of Associate or Full Professor

In addition, it is desirable that a candidate have:

  • MD, DO, PhD degree
  • First-hand experience as responder to disaster, terrorism, or public health emergency
  • Leadership position in Disaster Medicine professional organizations
  • Knowledge of operational and tactical medicine including formal training in these areas
  • Experience in online course delivery
  • Experience in managing a research/academic center, section or department or equivalent managerial experience
  • Certification in emergency management

NYMC is located on a suburban campus, within 25 miles from the one of the world's largest, most diverse, and exciting cities in the world. Opportunities are available to collaborate with more than 10 local health departments, as well as health-care facilities, government agencies, and NGOs in the region. In addition, the campus provides opportunities for collaborative efforts with other Centers of Excellence (Disability and Health, Long-Term Care, Children's Environmental Health), as well as NYMC academic departments in the Schools of Health Sciences and Practice, Basic Medical Science, and Medicine, and the Touro University College of Dental Medicine.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Send: (1) a letter that states your interest in the position and summarizes your experience, education, past positions and academic activity as it relates to the qualifications required for this position, (2) curriculum vita, and (3) contact information for three references to:

Mark J. Kittleson, PhD, MCHES®, FAAHB, FAAHE
Professor & Chair, Department of Public Health
c/o Human Resources
NYMC Administration Building
40 Sunshine Cottage Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Phone: 914 594 2809
Email Address: hrrecruiter@nymc.edu

Mark J. Kittleson, PhD, MCHES®, FAAHB, FAAHE at: hrrecruiter@nymc.edu

We are Seeking A New Chair for the Department of Microbiology and Immunology

School, College or Department: School of Medicine/GSBMS
Date Posted: Date: Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:29:00 EST
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Location: Valhalla, NY

The New York Medical College School of Medicine’s Department of Microbiology and Immunology is seeking applicants for the position of Chair.  Applicants should have a Ph.D., MD., M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree; academic rank at the professorial or equivalent level; a record of sustained research and mentorship accomplishments; evidence of national and international leadership in his/her field; relevant administrative experience; and demonstrated, effective interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills.  The Chair of the Department reports directly to the Dean of the School of Medicine.  The overall responsibility of the Chair is to lead the Department to a position of academic and professional eminence, while furthering the goals and missions of the School of Medicine in regard to teaching, research and clinical care.

Since 1860, New York Medical College (NYMC) has trained generations of students from all over the world.  NYMC is distinguished by its inclusive and humanistic approach to education. Historically, we were ahead of our time in admitting and graduating women and students of color.  Having joined the Touro College and University System in 2011, we are enjoying a new era of growth, diversity and opportunity, illustrated by recent innovations such as our Clinical Skills and Disaster Medicine Training Center, Biotechnology Incubator and impressive growth in applications and fundraising. With three schools – School of Medicine, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences, and School of Health Sciences and Practice – on one campus in Westchester County, New York, NYMC offers a large catchment area that enables our students to treat and work with culturally and economically diverse populations, and pursue a wide range of career, residency and internship opportunities.  Our affiliate hospitals are some of the finest in the tri-state area, and our faculty is unsurpassed in their dedication and skill.  After 156 years, NYMC is stronger than ever – excellent news for our students and the populations they serve.

Please visit us at http://www.nymc.edu/about-nymc/

New York Medical College offers a generous benefits package including, medical and dental insurance, 403b and generous vacation time.  New York Medical College is committed to excellence through diversity and inclusion and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.  New York Medical College is an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, their CV and the names of 3 references to:

John T. Fallon, M.D., Ph.D.
Chair and Professor, Department of Pathology
Chair, Microbiology and Immunology Chair Search Committee
New York Medical College School of Medicine
BSB 413
15 Dana Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
Email: hrrecruiter@nymc.edu