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Academic Thoracic Surgeon


The Department of Surgery, Division of Thoracic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant and Associate ranks in the In-Residence Professor Series.

The UCLA Division of Thoracic Surgery is a nationally renowned team of experts who set clinical standards in the field and perform innovative thoracic research. We have a cohort of specialists who work to provide the highest level of thoracic surgical care to the greater Los Angeles community, including the underserved.

The ideal candidate should have expertise in diagnosing and treating both benign and malignant thoracic diseases. The candidate should be proficient in all surgical approaches – open, video-assisted, as well as robot-assisted thoracic surgery. A strong academic background with research is essential, as well as a commitment to teaching and education. The clinical practice will include multiple sites within the UCLA and LA County systems.

The candidate must have an M.D. degree or equivalent, be ABTS board eligible or certified, and be eligible for California medical licensure. The salary will be commensurate with academic rank and experience.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5, at Scale 7. The salary range for this position is $156,000 - $528,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan (, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Interested applicants must submit their application materials online at:

All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct

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  • Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • The candidate must have an M.D. degree or equivalent.


  • Document requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

  • Personal Statement

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

  • Contact information only


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.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.


Los Angeles, CA


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