Assistant/Associate Professor in Surgery

University of Florida College of Medicine


The Department of Surgery and the Cardiovascular Center at the University Of Florida College Of Medicine- Jacksonville, is seeking a full-time Cardiothoracic Surgeon.   The successful candidate will receive an appointment at the tenure or non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/Associate Professor level in the clinical scholar pathway based on their background and experience.  The expectation is that the candidate will perform teaching duties and clinical research commensurate with an academic appointment.  The candidate will be expected to perform the full spectrum of adult cardiac surgery, with the opportunity to learn TAVR, Robotic thoracic surgery, TEVAR, minimally invasive aortic and mitral valve surgery and AFIB Convergence procedure.  

The Cardiothoracic program is supported with 2 PA’s and an experienced cardiothoracic surgeon to act as mentors.  Located in Jacksonville Florida, The Cardiovascular Center is a state-of-the art facility servicing North Florida and South Georgia. Our rapidly expanding Cardiovascular Program is focused on teaching and education, clinical care and research. 

The surgeons of UF Health Cardiothoracic Surgery – Jacksonville are highly specialized and recognized experts in the field of heart, lung and chest surgery. UF cardiothoracic surgeons employ state-of-the-art technology and the latest surgical techniques to treat heart disease and lung and esophageal cancer, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery procedures that significantly improve outcomes and recovery time for patients.

The University of Florida College of Medicine-Jacksonville is the largest of the three colleges at the Health Science Center Jacksonville. The college is affiliated with UF Health in Jacksonville, a health system comprised of two hospitals — the 603-bed UF Health Jacksonville and 92-bed UF Health North — and more than 60 primary and specialty care practices throughout Northeast Florida and Southeast Georgia.

The college's 16 clinical science departments house more than 440 faculty members, 1,560 staff and 384 residents and fellows, as well as medical students from UF and around the country. We offer an incredible breadth of clinical training program sand proud to train many of best primary care providers and specialists throughout the region, the state and the country.

The college offers 38 accredited graduate medical education programs and 14 non-standard programs. More than 100 residents and fellows from programs across the U.S. come to UF College of Medicine – Jacksonville to participate in various clinical rotations as well.

In addition to graduate medical education, clinical rotations in all the major disciplines are provided for students from the UF College of Medicine in Gainesville. Third-year medical students enrolled at UF spend about 25 percent of their training at the Jacksonville campus, gaining valuable experience in an urban setting. While third-year rotations are only offered to UF students, elective rotations in the final year of clinical training are available to students from accredited schools in the US and Canada.

For practicing physicians, the college offers a continuing medical education program that recruits national and international speakers who are well known and respected in their fields.

The college's faculty, residents and fellows are active in clinical research. Residents and fellows regularly present their findings at locations across the country and publish their projects in well-known publications. In 2019, the campus received $23.1 million in external research funding, approximately 50% of which was federally sponsored projects.

The campus houses a 16,000-square-foot clinical and translational research facility. To support faculty and resident research, the college has a Center for Data Solutions, offering researchers analytics, epidemiology and biostatistics support, and a Center for Research Training, helping develop the next generation of highly collaborative clinical researchers.

Located in the Northeastern part of the state on the Atlantic Ocean, Jacksonville’s weather is sunny and pleasant. We enjoy an average of 320 days of sunshine each year, yet have the coolest summers in the state. Known as the River City, Jacksonville is a major port city with numerous waterways, two Naval bases, several nature preserves, marshes, lakes, wetlands and miles of beaches. Flowing through Jacksonville is the 310-mile St. Johns River, which plays a major role in our work and play.

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All applicants must be board certified /board eligible in their own sub-specialty.  Must be eligible for licensure in the state of Florida. 

Application Instructions

The search committee will begin to review applications as soon as an applicant pool is identified.  Please include a cover letter and Curriculum Vitae. 

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or  the Florida Relay Systems at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.