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Associate or Full Professor (Ladder, In-Residence) Chief, Division of Gastroenterology

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Open date: September 1st, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, May 1, 2022 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: Thursday, Sep 1, 2022 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.

Position description

Division Chief for Gastroenterology. The Department of Medicine at University of California, San Diego, Department of Medicine ( is actively recruiting to fill the tenured position of Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

The Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology are committed to academic excellence and diversity across the faculty, staff, and student body. In 2020, US News & World Report named the University of California San Diego Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology #1 in the world for research, and in 2021, US News & World Report named UC San Diego Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery #18 in the United States for clinical care.

The UCSD Gastroenterology faculty consists of over 75 faculty and 45 staff members. Clinical care, research, and teaching by faculty members occur at UC San Diego Health and the VA San Diego Medical Center. UCSD GI and Hepatology faculty receive over $35 million in grant funding each year, including $11 million from the NIH. The Division has innovative clinical programs in inflammatory bowel disease, transplant hepatology, motility and advanced endoscopy, outstanding general GI, and T32 funded fellowship programs. The NIH funded San Diego Digestive Diseases Research Center is a national leader in basic, translational, and clinical gastrointestinal and liver research.

The Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated passion for delivery of outstanding patient care, a track record of outstanding research, a track record of excellent teaching, successful leadership experience, and a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

The appointment is intended to be at the Associate or Full Professor. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank. However, rank and series of appointment will be based on skills and qualifications of the candidate. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

A link to full description of the series is provided for your review:
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As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have an MD or MD/PhD with an emphasis relevant to Gastroenterology and Hepatology. Candidates must have, or be eligible for, a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California and must be board certified or eligible in Gastroenterology.

Candidates must also have national recognition in clinical, translational, and/or basic research with a history of extramural research funding and publications in high impact journals.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with a vision for how to sustain and grow all facets of the division’s missions as well as fostering a collaborative and collegial work environment are preferred.

Application Requirements

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.

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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