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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X, In-Residence, Adjunct) Otolaryngology Research

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Open date: November 2, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Dec 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: Thursday, Nov 2, 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 Division of Otolaryngology in the Department of Surgery ( at University of California, San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is actively seeking candidates with a strong commitment to teaching and program development for faculty positions in Otolaryngology Research.

The successful candidate(s) will be committed to multidisciplinary investigation with a mission to develop a comprehensive program of translational research related to dysphagia related to head and neck cancer. The candidate(s) will also have a commitment to building an independent research program, obtaining independent funding, providing mentoring/training, performing university and community service, and fostering an equitable and diverse scholarly environment. Program development will enhance and support an existing and highly developed community of basic, translational, and clinical investigators within the Gleiberman Head and Neck Cancer Center at UC San Diego.

The selected candidate(s) will lead a research program focused on the biology, etiology, and treatment of dysphagia, including but not limited to research on dysphagia related to head and neck cancer and treatment sequelae from head and neck cancer. If appropriate, there may be opportunities to engage with our partner programs including the San Diego State University/University of California San Diego Joint Ph.D. Program in Language and Communicative Disorders and San Diego State University's clinical training program in Speech Language Pathology.

This position will include participation in graduate student, medical student and resident research projects, and teaching and collaboration with existing research faculty.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s 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 is commensurate with qualifications and based on the 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:


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have a PhD, MD, or equivalent, or MD/PhD in health related fields.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with an extensive record of investigation in head and neck cancer related to dysphagia are preferred.

Candidates with a related clinical practice in dysphagia, including clinical speech language pathology, are also 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.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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