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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X, In-Residence, Adjunct) Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist

Position overview

Position title: Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist
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 $290,000 - $350,000. 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:

Application Window

Open date: October 18, 2023

Most recent review date: Sunday, Mar 24, 2024 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, Oct 17, 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, Department of Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and seeks to recruit a Head and Neck Surgical Oncologist for a joint position at UCSD and VA.

The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:
• Serving as Section Chief at the VA La Jolla
• Developing a clinical practice at UCSD
• Performing head and neck surgery both at UCSD and VA
• Overseeing clinic and OR schedules of staff surgeons and residents at VA
• Working with VA leadership to carry out its clinical mission
• Attending UCSD and VA tumor board
• Developing a research program tailored to candidate’s background
• Teaching and supervising residents and medical students

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:

Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have a MD or equivalent degree and be Board certified/eligible in Otolaryngology. Candidates must also have completed fellowship in Head and Neck Oncology or other sub-specialties of Otolaryngology.

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

Candidates must have a track record of publications.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with experience with program leadership, program building and administration are preferred.

Candidates active in practice of Head and Neck surgery 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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