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Assoc or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, Adj, IR) - Division Chief-Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care, & Acute Care Surgery

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 9th, 2018
Last review date: September 30th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: May 9th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, San Diego, Department of Surgery,( )in conjunction with UC San Diego Health is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body are seeking to recruit a nationally recognized vibrant leader and exceptional surgeon to serve as Chief of the Division of Trauma, Burns, Surgical Critical Care, and Acute Care Surgery.

This is an exciting and unique opportunity to lead one of the premier and most influential programs in the country. UC San Diego Health operates two university inpatient hospitals in La Jolla and downtown San Diego (Hillcrest) within which members of the division provide care for critically injured patients and surgical patients in the intensive care environment as well as those with acute general surgery needs. Hillcrest houses our level 1 trauma center which admits more than 2,300 patients annually and the region's only dedicated burn facility with more than 400 index admissions annually. The division staffs Surgical Intensive Care units in both locations and has a robust acute and elective general surgery practice in Hillcrest.

The successful candidate will be a collaborative leader who is able to work across surgical and medical disciplines in the pursuit of optimal multidisciplinary team-based care. The successful candidate will be a distinguished clinician with a proven record in clinical program building and whose accomplishments in research and education are nationally recognized. Commensurate with leadership experience and ability, there is an opportunity to serve in the role of Surgeon-in-Chief for the Hillcrest facility working in partnership with the Chairs of the surgical departments and UC San Diego Health leadership to drive quality and programmatic growth of the respective Hillcrest surgical service lines.

Candidates must have an MD, able to secure a California Medical License and be board-certified in General Surgery with a solid track record of management and leadership and eligible for appointment at either the Associate of Full Professor ranks. Candidates must have a track record of practice changing innovation and a vision for moving the fields of trauma, burn and surgical critical care.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

HS Clinical Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:
Adjunct Professor – see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veterans status.

Job location

San Diego, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

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