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Otology, Neurotology And Lateral Skull Base Surgeon (neurotologist)

companyUniversity of Wisconsin
locationMadison, WI, USA
PublishedPublished: 6/14/2022
Full Time

Job Summary:
The Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health (UWSMPH) is recruiting an exceptional otologist / neurotologist / lateral skull base surgeon (neurotologist) to join the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery. We are looking for candidates with a track record of clinical excellence in otology, neurotology and lateral skull base surgery in adults (with or without pediatric expertise), and academic contributions across the research and education missions of UWSMPH.

A faculty of 30 provides clinical expertise in head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery, pediatric otolaryngology, otology-neurotology-lateral skull base surgery, comprehensive otolaryngology, laryngology, rhinology-skull base surgery, and facial plastic and reconstructive surgery across a UW Health hospital system and William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. Education within the division includes a commitment to medical student education, an ACGME-accredited residency program of 15 residents and fellowships in Laryngology and Head and Neck Oncologic and Reconstructive Surgery. Active research programs within the Division in six investigator labs include 29 funded extramural grants. The Division provides full-spectrum otolaryngology care for adults and children in six clinical practice sites in the Madison area and six outreach sites across Wisconsin and Illinois.

The UW Department of Surgery includes more than 160 faculty across eleven specialty divisions. The Department houses four residencies, ten fellowships and is consistently ranked amongst the top extramural research funding programs currently 8th in the nation according to Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The department provides a robust infrastructure of services through a Qualitative Research Core, Histology Core, Statistical Analysis and Programming Core, Grant Management Team, Grant Writing Support Wisconsin Surgical Outcomes Research Program (WiSOR) in support of health services research and Office of Clinical Research in support of clinical trials.

Faculty at UWSMPH work to achieve strategic goals at department, school and campus levels which embody the Wisconsin Idea and include UWSMPH strategic pillars of scholarship, science, service and social responsibility.

UWSMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.

A competitive salary and benefit package is provided, including generous academic support.
Clinical activity (70%-80%):
We seek a neurotologist with interest, skill, and enthusiasm in the care of adults (with or without care of pediatric patients) with disorders of the lateral skull base and temporal bone regions including the auditory and vestibular systems. The applicant should have command of the core knowledge and understanding of medical sciences relevant to these regions and advanced diagnostic and medical and surgical management skills for the care of otologic disorders (hearing loss, ear infections, balance disorders, tinnitus, disorders of the middle, inner and outer ear, and tumors of the ear or base of skull) and neurotologic diseases and disorders of the petrous apex, internal auditory canals, infratemporal fossa, cranial nerves, and lateral skull base. The applicant is expected to work collaboratively and inclusively within and across related fields including neurologic surgery, rehabilitation medicine, audiology and with colleagues within the division and department. Opportunities for program growth in cochlear implantation/surgical hearing restoration and vestibular surgery are available. Clinical in-patient and out-patient practices are supported by a team of 12 Advance Practice Providers. Occasional otolaryngology on-call and regional outreach represent clinical commitments shared amongst all faculty.

Research program (20-30%):
The successfully recruited surgeon on the Clinical Health Sciences (CHS) Track will also participate in and is expected to develop robust original and high-quality lines of research inquiry. The applicant will conduct research activities that may draw on numerous available collaborators. The Department of Surgery provides access to core resources including biostatistics, research programming, software development, clinical data/electronic medical records analysis and qualitative research support.

Education (included in clinical activity):
Faculty in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery share a commitment to education at levels of medical student, resident training, and continuing medical education. Clinical and sub-intern UWSMPH medical students and resident physicians in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery are included in daily clinical activities. An active commitment to training the next generation of otolaryngologist-head & neck surgeons including a commitment to ACGME-accredited residency training otolaryngology-head & neck surgery and especially in otologic key indicator cases (e.g., tympanoplasty, mastoidectomy, and ossiculoplasty).

Service and Leadership (included in clinical activity):
The successful candidate will be an active participant in regional and national professional associations
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion
Terminal Degree
M.D., D.O., or equivalent
Specialization must include eligibility or certification in Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery by the American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (ABOHNS) or by the American Osteopathic Boards of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery (AOBOOHNS); and current participation or completion of an ACGME Accredited Neurotology Fellowship or sub-specialty certification in Neurotology by ABOHNS, or equivalent.

Candidate is required to have or be eligible for a Wisconsin Medical License and must be eligible for enrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospital privileges within the UW Health network.

Applicants should have a track record of, or early career interest in clinical excellence and academic contributions as demonstrated through training, practice experience, research scholarship, teaching and execution of scholarly activities.

Candidates must possess clinical and academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the CHS Track rank of Professor, Associate Professor or Assistant Professor. Appointment as Full Professor or Associate Professor will require that candidate's credentials meet criteria for rank established by the School of Medicine and Public Health and UW-Madison guidelines.
Work Type:
Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
JULY 01, 2023
ANNUAL (12 months)
Additional Information:
The Community:
Located on an isthmus between two lakes, Madison is the capital city of the state of Wisconsin.

Madison has been voted the #1 Best Place to Live (Livability, 2021), #1 City for Most Successful Women Per Capita (Forbes, 2019), #1 City for Best Work-Life Balance (SmartAsset, 2020), #7 Best City for STEM Professionals (CEO World, 2020), #2 Best State to Practice Medicine (WalletHub, 2020), #2 Best City for Biking (People for Bikes, 2020), #4 Fittest City in the U.S. (ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020), #4 Greenest City in the US (Zippia, 2020), #1 Best Place to Retire (Money, 2020), #1 Best Place in the U.S. for Raising Children ( 2020), and #1 Best College Football Town in America (Sports Illustrated, 2019).

Madison is the second largest city in Wisconsin with a population of 270,000 and a pattern of sustained population growth. Madison boasts an excellent public school system and is home to state government, county government and the flagship institution of higher education in the state. The city is rich with diverse cultural offerings in the arts between campus venues and the Overture Center for the Arts. From April to November, the Capitol Square hosts the largest producer-only farmers' market in the country.

Madison's technology economy is growing rapidly, and the region is home to the headquarters of Epic Systems, Exact Sciences, American Girl (Mattel), Sub-Zero, and Lands' End, as well as many biotechnology, healthcare IT, and health systems startups.

The city of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison acknowledge that they occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land. The School of Medicine and Public Health recognizes the health inequities faced by Native communities and pledges to learn more and take action across all of its missions.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.
How to Apply:
To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload the following:
Current CV
Cover letter detailing:
1) Your interest in this position at UW Madison School of Medicine & Public Health
2) Your experience and clinical interest(s) in Otology, Neurotology and Lateral Skull Base Surgery
3) Your areas of interest in research
4) How you would support and engage in a diverse, inclusive, equitable and anti-racist culture and environment in the Division of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery in the Department of Surgery.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is May 7, 2023, however position will remain open, and applications may be considered until the position is filled.
Kj Ellis
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1. See RELAY_SERVICE for further information.
Official Title:
Professor (CHS)(IC014) or Associate Professor (CHS)(IC015) or Assistant Professor (CHS)(IC016)
Employment Class:
Academic Staff-Renewable
Job Number:

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