Academic Colorectal Surgeon

Location: The University of Iowa, Iowa City, Iowa

The Section of Colorectal Surgery, Department of Surgery at the University of Iowa invites applicants for a faculty position in Colorectal Surgery.  Appointment will be for Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor in either the non-tenure clinical track or tenure track consistent with experience and research interest. The candidate must be a graduate of an approved medical college, have completed training in both General and Colon and Rectal Surgery, and possess board eligibility/certification from both the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Colon and Rectal Surgery. The successful candidate should demonstrate effective interpersonal and communication skills and be committed to ongoing performance improvement and to providing care as a member of a multi-disciplinary team. The candidate must also have demonstrated experience working effectively in a diverse environment.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is a tertiary medical center which includes a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center and a Level I Trauma Center. The University of Iowa also encompasses the James A. Clifton Center for Digestive Health, a multidisciplinary association of the specialties of gastrointestinal surgery, adult and pediatric gastroenterology, pediatric surgery, radiology, and pathology. This multidisciplinary center is composed of a diagnostic and therapeutic unit, outpatient clinic, office facility and inpatient unit. This unit facilitates efficient consultation between Gastroenterology and surgical specialties and improves the ability to perform clinical research. It includes specialists with expertise in the areas of gastrointestinal, pancreaticobiliary, colorectal, minimally invasive, and bariatric surgery who work together to advance the art and science of the care of the GI tract.

The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics are located in a Big-Ten college town. The Iowa City metropolitan area has a population of 161,000 and the Iowa City/Cedar Rapids Corridor has a population of 460,000. Iowa City and the University of Iowa provide a rich cultural environment, highlighting art, music and literature. There are ample opportunities for spectator and participation sports as well as a wealth of outdoor activities. The community is diverse and cosmopolitan with affordable housing and outstanding schools. Iowa City is a safe and friendly community ideal for raising a family and developing a successful academic career. It is regularly ranked amongst the most desirable places to live in the United States.

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and references to:

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant credentials are subject to verification; background checks will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. To apply for this position, visit The University of Iowa website at, requisition number 073913.

For additional information on this position, please contact:

John W. Cromwell, MD, FACS, FASCRS
Director, Division of Gastrointestinal, Minimally Invasive, and Bariatric Surgery
Department of Surgery

University of Iowa Health Care
200 Hawkins Drive, 1509 JCP
Iowa City IA 52242


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