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UNIV - Open Rank - Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery: Head and Neck Oncology

Medical University of South Carolina

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC, USA
Posted on Thursday, June 15, 2023
  • R-0000006013
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • Faculty-University
  • Faculty
  • Full Time

Job Description Summary

The Division of Head and Neck Oncologic & Reconstructive Surgery in the Department of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery at the Medical University of South Carolina and the NCI-designated Hollings Cancer Center are recruiting a BC/BE head and neck oncologic surgeon-scientist. The ideal candidate will have a (1) clinical emphasis on head and neck tumor, thyroid/parathyroid, and/or skull base surgery and (2) an independent program of basic, translational, and/or clinical research related to head and neck oncology with a track record of independent funding.


Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC - Univ)

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CC000995 COM OTO Head & Neck Oncology CC

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Minimum Qualifications:

  • M.D., M.D./Ph.D, or degree equivalent
  • BC/BE otolaryngologist
  • (Anticipated) completion of advanced training in head and neck oncologic surgery
  • Excellence in a basic, translational, and/or clinical research program in head and neck oncology

Academic Rank: Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor determined by qualifications and experience of the candidate

Clinical and Research Environment: The head and neck oncology team at the Medical University of South Carolina is a highly multidisciplinary group that provides outstanding, high-volume clinical care integrated with academic and educational activities. The division of head and neck oncologic and reconstructive surgery is situated within the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery is a highly academic department with five NIH funded surgeon-scientists. In 2021, the department ranked #13 nationally among Otolaryngology departments with over $5 million of NIH funding. The 2022 U.S. News & World Report ranked the MUSC Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery #15 nationally.

The MUSC Head and Neck Tumor Center within the NCI-designated MUSC Hollings Cancer Center has an extremely robust research portfolio with over 20 actively recruiting clinical trials in head and neck oncology. There are 7 NIH-funded basic science, translational, and clinical research programs focused on head and neck oncology within the Hollings Cancer Center with over $4 million annually in research support. Researchers within the Hollings Cancer Center are supported by a highly developed clinical trials office, robust biorepository, multiple cores and shared resources, and numerous programs and pilot funding mechanisms to support early-stage investigators and clinician-scientists.

Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion: The MUSC and Hollings Cancer Center value faculty who are committed to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion. In their cover letter, candidates may include a brief explanation of how they will further these ideals. Candidates from underrepresented populations are strongly encouraged to apply.

Living in Charleston, SC: Historic Charleston is a beautiful city in coastal South Carolina, consistently rated as a top city in the United States, with easy access to fine dining, museums, and beaches.

How to apply: Interested applicants should submit an online application and send their detailed cover letter and CV to Jason Newman (

Physical Requirements:

(Note: The following descriptions are applicable to this section: Continuous - 6-8 hours per shift; Frequent - 2-6 hours per shift; Infrequent - 0-2 hours per shift)
Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Continuous) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to climb stairs. (Infrequent) Ability to climb ladders. (Infrequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Frequent) Ability to bend at the waist. (Frequent) Ability to twist at the waist. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Continuous) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to fully use both legs. (Continuous) Ability to reach in all directions. (Continuous) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to maintain good olfactory sensory function. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 150 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 75 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 75 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to lift and carry patients weighing up to 300 lbs., assisted. (Frequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 200 lbs., unassisted. (Frequent) Ability to maintain 20/40 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Continuous) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Continuous) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Continuous) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. Must be able to maintain bi-lateral hand movement skills. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Continuous) Ability to be qualified physically (by medical personnel) for respirator use, initially and annually.

Additional New Requirements: Ability to maintain a valid drivers license. Computer literacy. Ability to work rotating shifts. Ability to work overtime as required. Ability to learn and use new processes, tools and equipment as required.

Additional Job Description


If you like working with energetic enthusiastic individuals, you will enjoy your career with us!

The Medical University of South Carolina is an Equal Opportunity Employer. MUSC does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, age, sex, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, protected veteran status, family or parental status, or any other status protected by state laws and/or federal regulations. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment based upon applicable qualifications, merit and business need.

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