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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (HS Clin, Adjunct, Clin X, In-Res) Spine Physiatrist

Position overview

Position title: Spine Physiatrist
Salary range: The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $113,300 - $235,400. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here: (

Application Window

Open date: June 6, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Sep 13, 2023 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, Jun 5, 2024 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 Department of Orthopaedic Surgery within the School of Medicine at the University of California, San Diego ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is seeking highly qualified physiatrists to complement our non-surgical Orthopaedic Surgery practice.

The incumbents will evaluate and treat patients with non-operative spine disorders within the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Physiatrists will work with an interdisciplinary team, including orthopaedic and neurosurgical spine surgeons, pain management, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and physical therapists. Patient care will include performing and interpreting electrodiagnostic studies with opportunities for interventional spine procedures.

The selected candidates will be responsible for providing high-quality patient care, teaching, and research at our various UC San Diego Health locations.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s background and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
HS Clinical Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:
Adjunct Professor – see:

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 an MD, or equivalent degree, DO, or MD/PhD in health-related fields. Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the California Medical Board.

Candidates must be American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation certified or eligible. Candidates must also have or be eligible to obtain a California Fluoroscopy supervisor and operator permit certification/permit as determined by the California Department of Public Health.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates must have completed a fellowship training program and completed a U.S.-accredited residency training program in physical medicine and rehabilitation by the time of the start of the appointment.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with prior experience treating patients with spine disorders are preferred. Candidates with excellent interpersonal/communication skills 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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