University of Rochester Winfield W. Scott Professor and Chair, Department of Urology in Rochester, New York


The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry invites applications and nominations for the position of Winfield W. Scott Professor and Chair, Department of Urology. The URMC Department of Urology is a multidisciplinary team whose activities span the medical center’s clinical, academic, and community missions. The department provides the region’s most advanced and comprehensive urologic care. It is the only urology group in the area that is actively involved in research to improve the treatment of urologic diseases and conditions. Department faculty are among the nation’s leaders in pioneering and performing minimally invasive prostate surgery. Department faculty include 12 adult urology specialists, three pediatric urology specialists, and four PhD researchers and educators, as well as 14 voluntary clinical faculty members. The department was named among U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Regional Hospitals in Urology” for 2014-2015.

The adult urology faculty provide the full range of care for urologic conditions, including subspecialty expertise including oncology and oncologic surgery, voiding dysfunction/incontinence, neurogenic bladder, female urology, stone disease, erectile dysfunction, infertility, and reconstructive urology. The Division of Pediatric Urology is the largest and most experienced pediatric urology practice in upstate New York, and the only pediatric urology practice in the Rochester area. Its three pediatric urologists are all fellowship-trained and are nationally/internationally recognized in their field. They are also experts in pediatric urologic cancer, working closely with the Wilmot Cancer Institute.

Urology research programs encompasses everything “from the bench to the bedside.” Department faculty conduct research on genitourinary cancers, stone diseases (including the use of extracorporeal shock wave lithotripsy), infertility, erectile dysfunction, interstitial cystitis, incontinence, and hematuria. Investigations in oncology include close collaboration with faculty in the Departments of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Surgery, Radiation Oncology, and Public Health Sciences, as well as with the Wilmot Cancer Institute. The department is leading research on minimally invasive surgery techniques, including pioneering new methods for robotic/laparascopic prostatic, renal, and bladder surgeries, and developing new simulation strategies for surgery and surgical training. Departmental basic science laboratories focus on: the functional roles of nuclear receptors and their ligands as related to prostate and bladder cancers; the roles of androgen and estrogen receptors in urological diseases; and the roles of long non-coding RNA molecules in bladder cancer tumor progression, using next-generation sequencing and bioinformatics to identify biomarkers of prognosis and treatment response.

We seek candidates who are board certified in Urology and have a strong record of administrative experience and leadership in the field. Candidates should have the outstanding leadership skills required to promote collaboration and excellence in patient care services, education, and research, and to foster programmatic growth in an environment that prizes teamwork, innovation, and mentorship. The candidate must qualify for appointment as Professor at the University of Rochester.

Interview Process:

Sharman McGurn, Beth Miller, and Chris Carey, at Quick Leonard Kieffer, will conduct initial interviews with prospective candidates. Interested and qualified candidates may contact the QLK team at Quick Leonard Kieffer, 555 West Jackson Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Chicago, IL 60661. Phone: 312.876.9800 or e-mail: or Applicants should also apply via the University Human Resources website.

The University of Rochester has a strong commitment to principles of diversity and, in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in higher education.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Winfield W. Scott Professor and Chair, Department of Urology

Location: School of Medicine & Dentistry

Job ID: 192475

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time