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Chairperson - Department of Neurosurgery

West Virginia University
Job Location:
Morgantown, West Virginia

WVU Rockefeller

Neuroscience Institute

Chair, Department of Neurosurgery

West Virginia University (WVU) School of Medicine and the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is seeking a leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity for a physician with a commitment to excellence in patient care, education, and research.

The Department of Neurosurgery performs over 5,000 surgical procedures annually and is composed of 23 neurosurgeons with significant opportunities for growth of faculty and services.

The Chair will provide leadership in a growing, integrated delivery health care system. The successful candidate will have the skills and commitment to advance medical education, research, and mentor department faculty and trainees. Administrative experience with multi-disciplinary departments, strategic planning, finance, budgeting, quality, operations, and recruitment is preferred.

Applicants must be board certified in neurosurgery, and eligible to obtain a West Virginia medical license. A minimum of five years of experience in a leadership role in a university, academic, or multi-specialty practice is preferred. Faculty rank and salary will be commensurate with the candidate's qualifications. 

West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) is an integrated and comprehensive patient care, education, and research institute with over 1300 staff members and 185 faculty across 5 departments (neurosurgery, neuroscience, neurology, neuroradiology, and behavioral medicine). The RNI manages over 250,000 patient visits annually.

Morgantown, WV is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate. The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment.

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Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates with questions related to the position may contact:

Annette Belcher, Senior Physician Recruiter



To formally apply, visit: 

and submit a letter of application, curriculum vitae, and contact information for at least three references.

WVU Medicine is West Virginia University's affiliated health system, West Virginia's largest private employer, and a national leader in patient safety and quality. The WVU Health System is comprised of eighteen member hospitals and three hospitals under management agreements, anchored by its flagship hospital, J.W Ruby Memorial Hospital in Morgantown, a 700+ bed academic medical center that offers tertiary and quaternary care. The WVU Medicine System, has more than 20,000 employees; 2,200 clinicians; and more than 2.5 million patient visits annually. A new 150-bed WVU Medicine Children's Hospital will open in 2022. The WVU Health System has been ranked number 180 out of 500 businesses selected for the Forbes list of "America's Best Employers 2021."

As a land-grant institution, WVU commits to creating a diverse and inclusive culture that advances education, healthcare and prosperity for all by providing access and opportunity; by advancing high-impact research; and by leading transformation in West Virginia and the world through local, state and global engagement. WVU is proud to hold R1 research classification, the highest research activity as described by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.

West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.

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