The position requires the chair to be an academic leader who will fulfill the clinical, education, and research missions of the department. A solid understanding of the profession of Osteopathic Medicine is helpful. Good interpersonal and organizational skills are important to build and nurture relationships with different professionals on this campus, and with current and future affiliations. As a bridge between the biomedical and clinical sciences the chair must be ready to support the clinical, educational, and research demands of both divisions. The chair must be enthusiastic about the role of teacher, and show commitment towards disseminated research by this department. This position reports directly to the Associate Dean of Biomedical Sciences.