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    University of Mississippi Medical Center offers opportunities for rewarding careers working with medical professionals who are considered leaders in their field.

    Chief, Division of Audiology

    UMMC is seeking a dynamic individual motivated to lead a high-performing Audiology program.  The Audiology Division Chief is responsible for clinical, educational, research and administrative oversight of the Division of Audiology within the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at UMMC and its satellite facilities. The Audiology Division Chief has accountability for meeting the fiscal, patient care, research and teaching needs of the division within the Medical Center.  Some of the Audiology Division Chief's primary duties include, but are not limited to:

    • Strategic planning:  Determine methods to continually improve the value of audiological care and services provided at UMMC.  Promote both internal and external customer service through the development and implementation of programs and standards which align with the strategic goals of UMMC, the Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences, and the Division of Audiology.  Facilitate coordination with the Department of Otolaryngology and the Division of Speech Language Pathology regarding hearing sciences and services. 
    • Leadership:  Strong leadership skills are required.  This includes the ability to communicate efficiently and consistently, acting within professional standards, facilitate positive change, conflict resolution, relationship management, and quality and safety management.  Representation of UMMC's Audiology Division at the local, state, and national level through involvement in professional associations and organizations is also expected. 
    • Human resources management: Assure adequate quality and efficiency of staff by adhering to UMMC standards for recruitment, retention, and department productivity measures.  Complete performance evaluations of all staff in a timely and effective manner.  Assure that staff members are actively engaged in unit, division, and organization-wide goals.  Ensure staff competency and assist with staff professional development through exposure to continuing education events, literature, and seminars.
    • Financial management:  Assure financial accountability for annual operating and capital budgets.  Research and develop opportunities for additional revenue development.  Assist in the monitoring of inventory for the division and review service/maintenance contracts. 
    • Performance improvement/safety:  Assure continual readiness for regulatory compliance and maintain an environment that promotes patient safety.  Determine and enforce policies and procedures protecting patient rights.   
    • Professional and community activities:  Represent the Division of Audiology through attendance and active participation at division meetings and other management meetings.  Actively participate in professional organizations and look to serve on advisory committees for community agencies.  
    • Research and teaching:  Act as responsible administrator of divisional research. Grow the research output of the division and serve as a mentor to faculty members to increase overall research productivity. Pursue opportunities to increase the division's presence and service by providing lectures to UMMC departments, residents, community groups, and local and national professional groups.  Continue to improve our educational programs, working with UMMC's externs/ trainees to foster the development of clinical skills and to facilitate ongoing advancement in the field.  Continually explore opportunities for expanding our teaching programs either internally or in cooperation with external programs.

    Interested applicants should send CV and cover letter to


    The Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson, MS is recruiting a licensed or license-eligible Psychologist at the assistant or associate professor level for employment within our ACT Center for Tobacco Treatment, Education and Research (non-tenure track). Potential applicants other than psychologists who are able to meet requirements are eligible as well. The candidate should possess interests and experience broadly related to tobacco dependence and its management. The ACT Center is funded primarily by the Mississippi State Department of Health and Mississippi State Legislature to provide clinical services to those interested in quitting tobacco. Educational events are routinely conducted (including our nationally accredited 5-Day Tobacco Treatment Specialist workshop), and a variety of research efforts are ongoing. Responsibilities associated with this position are:

    • Direct provision of and billing for clinical services.
    • Supervision and oversight of clinical activities within our statewide tobacco treatment network.
    • Developing and conducting educational events for healthcare professionals and the public.
    • Conducting research: The candidate will be expected to participate in our FDA-funded Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS) grant. Other opportunities include publishing findings based on our large clinical database, the Jackson Heart Study, developing an independent line of research, and other options.
    • Assisting the director with administrative requirements.

    The University of Mississippi Medical Center, the state's only academic health science center, is an equal opportunity employer M/F/D/V. Please send CV and a brief letter of interest to Thomas J. Payne, PhD, at