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Chief, Division of General Surgery

Chief, Division of General Surgery

Department of Surgery


The Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for Chief of the Division of General Surgery, a tenured faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level, and the Robert and Kelly Day Chair in General Surgery.


The Division of General Surgery provides exceptional patient care, pursues breakthrough research, produces significant advances in the treatment in many subspecialties including colon and rectal surgery, trauma and critical care, minimally invasive and bariatric surgery, and endocrine surgery. 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, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, and in the community at UCLA Health 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 surgery, and be eligible for licensure in the State of California. Candidates must also be eligible for appointment to the University of California tenured 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.


The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/oct-2022-salary-scales/t5-summary.pdf. The salary range for this position is $184,500- $702,600. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan https://medschool.ucla.edu/sites/g/files/oketem306/files/media/documents/SOM-Imp-Proc-32015.pdf, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.


Interested applicants are asked to provide an updated curriculum vitae and a letter of interest. Applicants must submit their application materials online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09022


Cultural North Star: The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star


UC Regents Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct : 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 https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/1111.html


Anti-Racism Roadmap: The David Geffen School of Medicine Anti-racism roadmap is our co-created path to ensuring racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to actively dismantling structural racism in our organization as described in more detail at: https://medschool.ucla.edu/diversity-anti-racism-roadmap


The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.


As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs, as may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health 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 and Affirmative Action Policy.





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