Multispecialty Division Chief

Operating room

The University of Iowa Department of Anesthesia is seeking an accomplished academic anesthesiologist to serve as chief of its Division of Multispecialty Anesthesia.

Position Description:

The Multispecialty Division Chief position is awarded to an anesthesiologist with the following surgical specialties in this division: general surgery, otolaryngology, oral surgery, vascular surgery, trauma surgery, urology, transplant surgery, and ophthalmology. This position is available at the rank of associate professor or professor in the clinical or tenure track. The division chief will have a clear vision for advancing anesthesia for these specialties as well as advancing the careers of anesthesiologists who provide multispecialty anesthesia. The candidate will have experience collaborating with perioperative physicians and other colleagues and demonstrated leadership skills in shaping the future of the division.


  • Actualizing our tripartite mission - clinical care, education, and research - as it relates to general anesthesiology or anesthesiology within subspecialty areas of practice
  • Collaborating with medical directors to lead clinical operations to ensure consistently high-quality patient care with efficient and innovative use of clinical and material resources
  • Promoting effective collaborations among divisional faculty and other clinical and research faculty across campus
  • Facilitating undergraduate and graduate medical education
  • Recruiting new faculty to the division and supporting their career development
  • Developing innovative scholarship in multidisciplinary anesthesia

Internal Resources

  • Protected administrative time to support goal-directed personal and division-related professional development
  • Seed funding for research as well as statistical and clinical trial support
  • NIH-funded Institute for Clinical and Translational Science, which includes collaboration with investigators from all 11 colleges on campus
  • Internal and external professional development support

What We Offer

  • Competitive Salary with Incentives
  • Generous non-clinical time for academic and administrative pursuits
  • Paid leave: Vacation, Sick Leave, and Family Caregiving Leave
  • Comprehensive benefits health, dental, disability and life insurance options, plus generous retirement plans University contributions (typically 10 percent of your salary up to IRS maximum limits) and a wide variety of investment options
  • Local work/life resources, including dual-career support.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Qualified candidates must show successful completion of an approved residency program in anesthesiology.
  • Qualified candidates must hold an MD, DO, MBBS, or equivalent degree. Candidates must be board-certified in Anesthesiology (or non-US Board equivalent)
  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate experience working effectively in a diverse environment
  • Qualified candidates must be eligible for medical licensure in the state of Iowa.

The University of Iowa is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.