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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, Adjunct, In-Residence) Spine Surgery

Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, Adjunct, In-Residence) Spine Surgery

University of California San Diego

Position Overview

Position title: Spine 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 $142,800 - $500,000. 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: June 12, 2024

Next review date: Sunday, Jul 14, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

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

Final date: Thursday, Jun 12, 2025 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 ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Spine Surgeon to join our team.

UC San Diego Health is a leading academic medical center with a strong reputation for excellence in patient care, research, and education. Our Orthopedic Surgery department is a national leader in spine surgery, with a strong focus on innovation, quality, and patient safety. We offer a dynamic and supportive work environment, with opportunities for professional growth and development

As a leading academic medical center, we are committed to providing exceptional patient care, advancing the field of spine surgery through innovative research and education, and educating the next generation of spine surgeons.


  • Perform complex spine surgeries, including reconstructions, traumatic spine care, and minimally invasive procedures

  • Collaborate with a multidisciplinary team of specialists, including neurosurgeons, anesthesiologists, and radiologists to provide comprehensive care to patients with spine disorders

  • Develop and implement evidence-based care pathways and clinical practice guidelines for spine surgery patients

  • Participate in the American Spine Registry, a national quality improvement registry for spine care

  • Collect and analyze performance measurement data on surgical site infection rates, new neurological deficits, unplanned return visits to the operating room, and pre-operative and post-operative patient reported outcomes

  • Participate in educational and research activities, including teaching and mentoring residents and fellows, and contributing to the advancement of spine surgery through research and publication

  • Participate in research activities, including clinical trials and basic science research, to advance the field of spine surgery.

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:

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:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Candidates must have an MD or equivalent, DO or MD/PhD in health-related fields.

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

  • Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

  • Candidates must have completed a fellowship program in Spine Surgery by the time of start of the appointment.

Preferred qualifications

  • Candidates with at least 2 years of experience in complex spine reconstructions, traumatic spine injuries, and minimally invasive spine surgery are 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 /shortcuts/contributions_to_diversity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

  • 3 required (contact information only)

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.

For the University of California's Affirmative Action Policy please visit:

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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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