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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, In Residence, Adjunct) Thoracic and Transplant Surgery

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 18th, 2018
Last review date: Tuesday, May 28, 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: Wednesday, Dec 18, 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 Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery in the School of Medicine ( at the University of California, San Diego is committed to excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. The Department is recruiting new faculty with a strong interest in education and academic medicine to join our multidisciplinary and fast-growing program.

The Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery has clinical practices in multiple locations across the region. Our team is comprised of outstanding faculty and staff committed to patient care, education and quality initiatives. In addition to clinical excellence, we are proud to have several faculty members with highly successful teaching and research programs that reflect the wide range of needs in cardiovascular and thoracic surgery. As a result of our superior program and faculty, The Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery at UCSD has earned the respect of the national and international community.

Qualified candidates must have an MD or DO degree and be Board-certified or Board-eligible in Thoracic Surgery within one year of appointment. They must also be able to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the state of California and must have permanent US residency status.

The Division is searching for three different faculty positions. Candidates with experience in the following areas are encouraged to apply:

  1. Candidates with demonstrated excellent qualifications and expertise in the areas of heart and lung transplantation, mechanical circulatory support, coronary surgery and structural heart surgery and/or;

  2. Candidates with demonstrated excellent qualifications and expertise in the area of thoracic surgery and/or;

  3. Candidates with demonstrated excellent qualifications to serve as an assistant surgeon in all aspects of cardiac surgery.

Appointment will be at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level. Series will be determined by the successful candidate’s skills, qualifications and experience.

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 will be commensurate with qualifications and based on 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:

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 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)