Assistant Professor

Rochester, NY


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (PM&R) is seeking a Division Chief and Medical Director of PM&R at Strong Memorial Hospital (SMH).

The Department of PM&R continues to track on a rapid faculty growth and clinical space expansion consisting of fruitful subspecialty trained faculty recruitments an already approved newly renovated acute inpatient subspecialty neurorehabilitation unit opening in 2023. We are seeking a Division Chief and Medical Director whose role is expected to provide leadership and direction of all our rehabilitation medicine faculty, staff and patient populations at SMH. We currently have a rapidly expanding acute floor consult service, manage 20 acute rehabilitation beds and are adding an additional 11 private brain injury rehabilitation beds next year. This position is expected to have a 0.6 clinical FTE(cFTE) and 0.2 admin/academic FTE housed at SMH and 0.2 cFTE housed at our outpatient clinic. This role carries with it the opportunity to pursue academic and scholarly activity interfacing collaboratively with the Dept. of PM&R’s Neurorestorative Institute as well as with the Dept. of Neurology/Neurosurgery Del Monte Neuroscience Institute.

Ideal candidates are BC with subspecialty rehabilitation medicine fellowship training as well as 5 years post-graduate experience with acute inpatient rehabilitation bed management. Strong applicants would possess a passion, enthusiasm and optimism for hospital-based PM&R as well as outstanding interpersonal and communication skills. The ability to develop relationships with referring services, namely neurology, neurosurgery, and surgery, will be a key to success. It is expected this individual has a keen interest in teaching and mentoring fellows, residents and medical students.

The University of Rochester Medical Center is one of the nation’s top medical centers, and is at the center of the University’s health research, teaching, patient care, and community outreach missions. The University’s health care delivery network is anchored by Strong Memorial Hospital.

We offer a competitive salary and full benefits package, including a relocation stipend, malpractice, generous CME allowance, and more. Additionally, the Rochester/Western upstate NY area offers a low cost of living, nationally recognized schools and colleges and a multitude of cultural, recreational, shopping, professional/collegiate sports venues and activities for the outdoor enthusiast including the Adirondack mountains and finger lakes wine region.

The University of Rochester, an Equal Opportunity Employer, has a strong commitment to diversity and actively encourages applications from candidates from groups underrepresented in higher education.

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #234270 at and send a letter of interest as well as 3 reference contacts information to Rajeev K. Patel, M.D., Chair, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at . If you would like further information, please call 585.275.3274.

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions. The University is committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Pay Range

Pay Range: $170,416 - $346,177 Annually

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum annual salary for this faculty position. Individual salaries will be determined within the job’s salary range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations. Incentive-based compensation may also be applicable and will be discussed during the hiring process.

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