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Assistant Professor (GFT) - Tenure Eligible

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Local Title: Assistant Professor (GFT) - Tenure Eligible
Budget Title: Assistant Professor (GFT)
Work Type: Part Time
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Categories: Faculty - Clinical, Patient Care


Are you looking to take your career to new heights with a leader in healthcare? SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is one of the nation's leading metropolitan medical centers. As the only academic medical center in Brooklyn, we serve a large population that is among the most diverse in the world. We are also highly-ranked by Castle Connolly Medical, a healthcare rating company for consumers, among the top 5 leading U.S. medical schools for training doctors.

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Job Summary:

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is seeking an Assistant Professor (GFT) - Tenure Eligible. The successful candidate will:

  • Provide specialized patient care in the treatment of problems of the hand, wrist, and forearm as well as general orthopaedic surgery, to include surgical interventions, non-surgical interventions, diagnosis, treatment and management of conditions such as carpal tunnel syndrome, wrist pain, cuts on the fingers and hand and creating fingers from toes and other joints.
  • Participate in mentoring/doctoring activities and problem-based learning sessions with the medical school.
  • Teach medical students, nurses, physician assistants and residents including supporting, providing and attending lectures and conferences.
  • Be responsible for conducting research in area of expertise. 

Required Qualifications:

  • Medical Degree.
  • New York State Medical Doctor Licensure.
  • Fellowship training or equivalent experience in hand/upper extremity orthopaedic surgery. 

Preferred Qualifications:


Work Schedule:

Variable Days; Variable Hours

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Salary Range:

Commensurate with experience and qualifications


COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement:


  An approved COVID-19 vaccination.

Executive Order:

Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Governor’s Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, age, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, familial status, pregnancy, predisposing genetic characteristics, military status, domestic violence victim status, criminal conviction, and all other protected classes under federal or state laws.

Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities and members of underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application process, or in order to perform the essential functions of a position, please contact Human Resources at


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