Search for the Catherine and Ladislav P. Hinterbuchner Endowed Chair
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.