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Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine

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University of Minnesota Medical School
Jennifer Bauer

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The University of Minnesota Medical School (UMN) Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology, and Women’s Health is seeking an outstanding physician-scientist to serve as the next Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine. A planned succession has created an exceptional opportunity for a new leader to continue the path of elevating and advancing the missions of the Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Women’s Health.  The Department has engaged AMN to lead a national search for a successor.  In addition to providing overall leadership for the Division, the new director will contribute to the strategic development and planning of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology as an integral part of the leadership team.

UMN is strategically focused on the goal of becoming the Preferred Academic Medical Center of the 21st Century. The recent expanded partnership between the UMN, University of Minnesota Physicians (UMP) and Fairview Health Services demonstrates a singular alignment in approach to each of the School’s missions in an effort to create a nationally renowned healthcare system, which combines academic medicine with community-based healthcare.  With two campuses serving diverse populations in rural and urban Minnesota, the Medical School is dedicated to preeminent primary care medicine, exemplary specialty care, and innovative research. UMN is one of the premier research-intensive schools in the nation, ranked No. 28 in NIH funding in 2020, and currently in an era of major investment and growth. NIH funding has increased by 13% over prior year and nearly 76% in the last 5 years.

The Division Director of Maternal Fetal Medicine will be responsible for supporting the recruitment, development and mentoring of faculty members and will be responsible for the oversight and analysis of the finances for the Division. The Director will maintain and monitor the division’s scholarly productivity, review research efforts to ensure resources are directed appropriately, and develop strategies for ensuring support with extramural funding for research activities.  This new Division Director will provide leadership and growth of the research program within the Division along with oversight of the education and clinical programs directed by other appointed division members.  The Division Director, while having significant protected time (50% or more depending on funding) will continue their own research as well as develop and foster the division’s research program. 

The successful candidate will be an innovative, enthusiastic leader with a well-defined, funded research focus.  Successful candidates must demonstrate the ability to lead a diverse group, work with the hospital and academic department partners using a collaborative approach, mentor junior faculty and have business skills, including financial budgeting and resource management. Other qualities include a commitment to excellence in patient care, implementation of innovative patient care programs, and track record of successful academic productivity.  Preference will be given to individuals with proven experience partnering with the MFMU network and obtaining NIH or equivalent research grant support.

Minnesota ranks in the top three healthiest states in the US and regularly makes business news. It is home to innovators, high-tech leaders, and Fortune 500 companies, such as Medtronic, 3M, Cargill, and Target. The Twin Cities area contributes significantly to Minnesota’s much lauded business community and is known for the strength, vitality, and diversity of its neighborhoods. The Minneapolis-St. Paul area is the fastest growing metropolitan area in the Midwest and renowned for its cultural and recreational opportunities and beautiful natural surroundings. Downtown Minneapolis is energetic, convenient, and picturesque with a postcard-pretty skyline, a comfortable feel and a vivacious atmosphere, and the Mississippi River winding through it.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a collaborative, research-oriented maternal fetal medicine physician-scientist with strong leadership skills, business acumen, and productive experience in a patient-centric academic environment.

The University of Minnesota Medical School has exclusively retained AMN Healthcare to lead a national search to recruit the Division Director, Maternal Fetal Medicine.  To request the Prospectus or submit a letter of interest and CV, please contact:

Jennifer G. Bauer
AMN Healthcare
Phone: 301-247-3630
The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information