Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine - Chair Department of Otolaryngology

SC, Charleston

The Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) College of Medicine in Charleston, South Carolina, invites applications and nominations for the position of Professor and Chair of the Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery. After more than 20 years of steering the department through remarkable growth, Dr. Paul Lambert will retire from the chair position in the summer of 2021. MUSC and MUSC Health are in the midst of an exciting period of growth with increases in extramural research funding, support for expanding telehealth activities, several new clinical outreach facilities, and the completion of a new Children’s and Women’s Hospital. This is an outstanding opportunity in a city known for its enviable quality of life.

The Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery at MUSC is one of the top programs in the nation. It is currently ranked #13 by US News & World Report, #11 for National Institutes of Health funding, and #8 for its residency program. The department consists of approximately 35 faculty representing the major subspecialties including facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, head and neck oncology, laryngology, maxillofacial, otology and neurotology, pediatric otolaryngology, rhinology and sinus surgery, and sleep and breathing disorders. Faculty lead innovative research projects in allergy and immunology, auditory neuroscience, tumor biology, and voice and swallowing. The department has a longstanding commitment to outstanding resident and medical student education in addition to multiple fellowship opportunities. The department also has long standing clinical research training program.

MUSC, the state’s only academic health science center, consists of six colleges and educates and trains more than 3,000 students and 750 residents. The University and its affiliates have collective annual budgets in excess of $2.6 billion, with an annual economic impact of nearly $4 billion and annual research funding in excess of $250 million. MUSC operates a 700-bed medical center, which includes a nationally recognized children’s hospital, the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center, a Level I trauma center, Institute of Psychiatry, more than 100 outreach locations across the state and South Carolina’s only transplant center. MUSC has recently expanded its footprint and purchased four community hospitals in the state of South Carolina. These hospitals include Springs Memorial Hospital(now MUSC Health Lancaster Medical Center), Carolinas Hospital System-Florence (now MUSC Health Florence Medical Center), Carolinas Hospital System-Marion (now MUSC Health Marion Medical Center) and Chester Regional Medical Center (now MUSC Health Chester Medical Center).This marks the first time MUSC has acquired other hospitals. It bumps up the number of MUSC employees to more than 16,000 and doubles the number of patient beds – to more than 1,100 – in the MUSC Health network.

The MUSC College of Medicine was the first medical school in the southern United States and the 10th medical school in the country. Today, the college is home to over 1,300 faculty members committed to providing excellence in clinical care and in the training of 740 medical students, 20 master of public health students, and approximately 800 residents and fellows. The college is also home to a robust basic, clinical and translational research enterprise, with more than $248.5 million in extramural research funding awarded in the last year. A national leader on many fronts, the college places strong emphasis on diversity and has been recognized for their efforts on this front.

MUSC seeks a dynamic and accomplished academic physician or physician-scientist with a national reputation to continue the department’s growth and trajectory as a regional, national and international leader in medical education, research, patient care and service. The next chair will be responsible for continuing to enhance multidisciplinary clinical and research collaborations across MUSC. Reporting directly to the dean, MUSC College of Medicine, the chair is charged with advancing the academic, clinical and research missions, serving as a vital partner in framing the strategic direction for MUSC and MUSC Health.

Applicants must be board certified in otolaryngology, possess outstanding leadership skills and administrative experience garnered in an academic medical center setting, and possess a solid track record of commitment to clinical care, education, service and research. Candidates should also support a strong commitment to advancing diversity in academic medicine.

Inquiries, nominations and applications (including an updated CV and Cover Letter) should be directed to Jeff Schroetlin, Joyce De Leo, PhD, and Tiffany Johnson preferably via e-mail, to; or by phone at (916)536-6888.

The Medical University of South Carolina values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.