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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X, In-Residence, Adjunct) Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery

Position overview

Position title: Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery
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 $600,000 - $725,000. 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/2022-23-academic-salary-scales.html.

Application Window

Open date: October 12, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Oct 11, 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 University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Department of Surgery (https://surgery.ucsd.edu/), and Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego (https://www.rchsd.org/) are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are seeking academic physicians to join the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Rady Children’s is the largest free-standing children’s hospital in California with a total of 551 active beds and is affiliated with the University of California at San Diego. The Heart Institute is one of the core initiatives at Rady Children’s and is composed of 30 physicians and supported by over 100 staff. The program provides all levels of congenital heart care ranging from the fetus to the adult, including transplant, at two main sites that include Rady Children’s Hospital and the University of California at San Diego. The program has a fully staffed and devoted pediatric cardiac intensive care unit/inpatient unit that provides 24/7 in-house attending level coverage. The program ranks consistently among top heart and heart surgery programs in USNWR and performs a total of 350 operations per year with 250-300 STS Index operations annually. The congenital heart surgeon’s support another 50 to 100 adult congenital operations performed at UCSD university hospital with the adult team.

The prospective surgeons would become part of our integrated multidisciplinary Heart Institute and would support the director of cardiothoracic surgery in the continued evolution of this regional congenital heart surgery initiative. The successful candidates will also serve an important role in support of the growing adult congenital surgery service. The selected candidates will be responsible for the clinical care of patients and teaching.

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: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-278.pdf
Clinical X Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-275.pdf
In-Residence Professor - see: http://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-270.pdf
Adjunct Professor – see: http://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-280.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

Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a MD or equivalent and must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Candidates must also be Board certified/eligible by the American Board of Thoracic Surgery and be Board certified/eligible in congenital heart surgery subspecialty and have completed an approved ACGME congenital heart fellowship.

Candidates must have experience in congenital heart failure, heart transplant, heart mechanical assist and adult congenital.

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)
Apply link: https://apol-recruit.ucsd.edu/JPF03790

Help contact: jbell@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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