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Associate or Full Professor - Chair, Department of Urology

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 13th, 2018
Last review date: Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Friday, Dec 13, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 Department of Urology ( pursues a tripartite mission of innovative research, education, and clinical care in a highly diverse environment. The Department and the School of Medicine at UC San Diego are committed to academic, scientific, and clinical excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.

In 1960, the University of California established UC San Diego as an integral part of the UC system. From the outset, it emphasized educating the next generation of California scientists and engineers, and expanded with the launch of the School of Medicine in 1968. Like its parent university, the school has placed a high standard upon linking basic and clinical discovery with outstanding, advanced methods for delivering compassionate care to patients. At present, UC San Diego boasts national and international accolades for the excellence of its education programs; the School of Medicine consistently ranks among the Top 10 in research funding; and its clinical programs have earned a number of distinguished awards for quality patient care. UC San Diego Health ranks in the top tier of academic hospitals and health systems, and over the past few years has constructed a number of incredible new inpatient and outpatient spaces.

The Department of Urology invites applications for the role of Department Chair. Reporting to the Dean, School of Medicine and the CEO of the Health System, the Chair will be responsible for the Department’s overall management, academic planning, budget, personnel, resource allocation, and programs. As a new academic department in the School of Medicine, the Chair will play major role in the planning and development of the academic curriculum and research portfolio. Sufficient infrastructural support will be provided to allow the Chair to maintain a clinical practice. Given the interdisciplinary nature of education and research at UC San Diego, there will be opportunities to catalyze interactions among programs and foster a culture of learning across the continuum of biomedical research and education, including in partnership with the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jacobs School of Engineering, and other campus partners.

The UC San Diego Department of Urology has a diverse faculty of nearly 20 full-time academicians and 15 residents. The Department has undergone significant expansion since 2007, adding subspecialty programs in infertility and andrology, urinary stone disease and endourology, and reconstructive urology to the already outstanding programs in urologic oncology, women’s pelvic medicine, and pediatric urology. Its educational programs are regarded among the best in the country, with a highly sought after urology residency program, as well as fellowship programs in urologic oncology, endourology, pediatric urology, female pelvic medicine reconstructive surgery and reconstructive urology. The Department has also experienced tremendous clinical growth over the past decade, more than doubling the number of patient visits and surgical procedures. This expansion has also fostered an increasing research portfolio with expansion of the funding from the National Institute for Health, VA and private foundations.

UC San Diego seeks candidates whose leadership capabilities and experience, teaching, research, and/or community service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence. As with similar roles, the Chair is expected to abide by UC San Diego’s Guidelines for Department Chairs Duties, including in the areas of faculty recruitment, diversity, service, and other policies and regulations. Ability to represent credibly, reliably, effectively, and tactfully the Dean to campus and external constituencies. Candidates with a strong commitment to clinical care, research, teaching, and public service are encouraged to apply.

Required Qualifications

• Medical doctoral degree with subspecialty training in urology and certification required to practice medicine in the state of California; eligible for a California Medical License.
• Outstanding academic record with experience as a senior administrator in an academic medical center environment.
• Dynamic leadership skills and a clear commitment to excellence in the education and mentorship of trainees; a high level of conceptual and strategic thinking.
• Personal record of distinguished scholarly, research (basic and/or translational), and/or clinical accomplishments in urology or a related field.
• History of fostering career development for early and mid-stage urologists.

This position will have a standard term of five years with annual performance review and goal setting. A formal committee review that includes an external referee occurs every fifth year. Appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor Rank based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will include 100% Ladder Rank or 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding.

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

Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

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

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales.

UC San Diego is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to excellence and diversity ( All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. 


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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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)