Thoracic Surgery Chief, Associate or Full Professor, Tenured


Position title: Chief, Division of Thoracic Surgery


Open date: March 3rd, 2022

Next review date: Monday, Apr 18, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, May 30, 2022 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.


The Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for Chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery, a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level.

The Division of Thoracic Surgery provides exceptional patient care, pursues breakthrough research, produces significant advances in the treatment of thoracic disease, and trains the next generation of highly accomplished surgeons. The program is based on the campus of UCLA in Westwood. The service also provides care at the UCLA Santa Monica Hospital, Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Hospital, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and Olive View-UCLA Medical Center. The Thoracic Surgery Residency program is a two-year ACGME Accredited program with rotations at many of these sites.

The Division Chief must demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for interdisciplinary and interprofessional collaboration and institutional growth. It is the responsibility of the Division Chief to work alongside the Department Chair to represent the Division in the areas of financial performance, faculty career development, research, education, and clinical care, while achieving local, regional and national visibility and prominence in the subspecialty. Candidates must possess an M.D. degree or equivalent, be board certified in thoracic surgery, and be eligible for licensure in the State of California. Candidates must also be eligible for appointment to the University of California regular professor series with a strong track record as a clinician investigator and educator including scholarly work in basic science, translational science, public health, global health or social science research. 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.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must possess an M.D. degree or equivalent.


Document requirements

Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

Cover Letter

Statement of Research

Statement of Teaching

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 Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

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Reference requirements

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Please provide at least three references (contact information only).

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