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The Department of Surgery has a long history of excellence in clinical care, education, and research across the translational spectrum. It consists of 10 divisions with 294 department members including 78 faculty, 40 APPs, and 87 trainees, and is experiencing a period of tremendous growth. The clinical services provided by the Department of Surgery span the spectrum of surgical disease for both adult and pediatric patients, including acute care/trauma, burn, cardiac, thoracic, general, gastrointestinal, pediatric, plastic, surgical oncology, transplant, and vascular surgery. The Department completes over 13,500 Operations, 58,500 Clinical Visits, 6,000 Inpatient Discharges, and 545,000 Total RVUs. The department admits patients to multiple UNC Health hospitals with a primary focus at the medical center in Chapel and Hillsborough. Operations are performed at each of these sites, as well as the Ambulatory Care Center and Chatham Hospital. Ambulatory clinics are staffed throughout the Chapel Hill area.

The Associate Chair of Administration (ACA) is a member of the senior management team of the Department of Surgery and directs all non-medical activities for the Department. In this role, the Associate Chair is a full-partner with the Chair in internal Departmental activities and as the liaison to the Health Care System and University at large. The Associate Chair also serves as the Departmental representative to a large number of other external groups and individuals, including referring physicians, contract physicians and agencies, peer institutions, third-party payers, managed care companies, and vendors.

The Chair and the Associate Chair work hand-in-hand to set the direction and determine the strategic priorities of the Department to assure that the Department’s mission is achieved. The ACA has primary responsibility for: 1. Financial Planning, Development, and Management 2. Clinical and Business Operations Management 3. Human Resources Management 4. Sponsored Programs Management 5. Planning and Marketing 6. Governance and Oversight.

Minimum qualifications of an advanced degree, masters or higher (or foreign degree equivalent), and no less than 5 to 7 years of management-level experience in the full range of administrative and financial functions of an academic department or research center in a higher education, research, or health care setting. Candidates with 7 to 10 years of directly comparable experience may substitute for the required advanced degree in which case a bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and the requisite experience is mandatory.

Interested candidates should apply by June 3, 2024 to UNC-Chapel Hill Employment Opportunities | Associate Chair for Administration ( For more information, interested candidates can contact Courtney Sola at