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Associate or Full Professor (Ladder Rank/In-Residence) Pediatric Hematology / Oncology

Application Window

Open date: April 25, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Jul 4, 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: Tuesday, Apr 25, 2023 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

The University of California San Diego, Department of Pediatrics ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We invite applications for a pediatric hematologist/oncologist physician-scientist at the Associate or Full Professor level (tenured faculty position) in the area of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology to be part of a vibrant community for Hematology/Oncology research.

As part of our ongoing pursuit of clinical innovation and scientific discovery, we are recruiting a physician-scientist studying any aspects of Cancer Biology or the biology of hematologic disorders. Laboratory space will be available in an environment that promotes collaboration with other well-established, innovative scientists at UCSD, including the Moores Cancer Center (an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center), the School of Medicine, and the School of Engineering. In addition, there are ongoing collaborations with the nearby Salk Institute, Sanford Burnham Prebys Institute for Medical Discovery, La Jolla Institute for Immunology, and Scripps Research Institute. This concentration of renown scientists on the Torrey Pines Mesa is one of the most dynamic places for discovery and education in the world.

The UCSD Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology ( includes 20 faculty, 6 fellows, and 7 nurse practitioners. Over 200 new oncology patients are seen annually in the center. There are comprehensive clinics and programs for Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation, Hemophilia, Sickle Cell Disease & Hemoglobinopathies, Long Term Follow-up of Cancer Survivors, Cancer Genetics, and Neuro-Oncology. There is a well-developed Psychosocial Program, which includes psychologists, social workers, child life specialists, and parent liaisons. The Division faculty are members of the UC San Diego NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, COG, CTN, BCC, PBMTC, and PNOC, and have an Alliance with the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital for conducting joint research.

Rady Children's Hospital San Diego ( is the largest Children's Hospital in California. It is a 551-bed facility that provides comprehensive tertiary and quaternary care, and serves patients from San Diego, Imperial, and South Riverside Counties. The second floor of the 279,000-square foot acute care hospital is exclusively dedicated to Hematology, Oncology, and Bone Marrow Transplantation. Rady Children's Hospital San Diego is the primary teaching hospital for the UCSD Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, the Pediatric Residency Program, and the Department of Pediatrics at the UCSD School of Medicine.

UCSD Department of Pediatrics has a well-established faculty mentoring program for career development, which includes formal training for mentors and mentees. In addition to clinical, educational, and scientific mentorship, there is also guidance for navigating the promotion process, establishing multidisciplinary research, and seeking funding opportunities.

The successful candidate will participate in all Division educational teaching sessions including case conferences. They will be expected to participate as lecturer for the UCSD Pediatric Resident Noon Conference Series and actively participate in trainee evaluation sessions.

The appropriate series and appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor Rank based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank. Rank and series of appointment will be based on skills and qualifications of the candidate.

A link to full descriptions of the series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

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

References may be requested from all finalists.

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Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have an MD, DO, or MD/DO-PhD in biology of cancer and/or hematology and a track record of research excellence manifested by grants and high impact publications.

Candidates must be board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics in the subspecialty of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology. Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the California Medical Board or equivalent.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with an existing, well-developed research program, including a strong track record of extramural funding and high-impact publications in a focused area of scientific discovery 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.

  • COVID-19 Impact Statement - We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic may have had a substantial impact on academic productivity. In our academic hiring processes, we will be keeping this in mind as we consider achievement relative to opportunity. We encourage you to reflect on constraints on opportunity in your field that were caused by the events of the pandemic and where applicable, to discuss your achievements in this light.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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