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Associate or Full Professor (Ladder, In-Residence) Orthopaedic Surgery Translational Research

Position overview

Position title: Orthopaedic Surgery Translational Research
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $139,500 - $253,600. 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: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/2023-24-academic-salary-scales.html

Application Window

Open date: October 3, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Mar 3, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Oct 2, 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 (http://ortho.ucsd.edu/) is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are seeking a research scientist or clinician-scientist who has a cutting-edge, translational research program in musculoskeletal physiology and disease.

Responsibilities include directing a successful research program, engaging the classroom teaching and the laboratory training of UCSD undergraduate, graduate, and medical students, and residents, and service to the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery.

The appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s background and experience. Series will include 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding or 100% Ladder Rank.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
Ladder Rank Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-220.pdf
In-Residence Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-270.pdf

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: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-671.pdf

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent, an MD/PhD, or PhD in bioengineering, physiology, biology, or other orthopedic-related fields.

Candidates must have research expertise in basic science and clinical aspects of structure-function relationships in musculoskeletal tissues.

Candidates must have a career track record of cross-disciplinary research, including independent research funding, and publications related to their translational research program.

Candidates must have a demonstrated record of collaboration, particularly with other clinical Departments and faculty, and the ability to convey a clear vision of this.

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 (https://aps.ucsd.edu/recruitment/applicant_resources/index.html) 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.
    (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03774

Help contact: y1rodriguez@health.ucsd.edu

About UC San Diego

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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