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Chief, UCSF Health Division of Hematology and Oncology

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 20th, 2018

Last review date: Monday, Apr 15, 2019 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: Saturday, Jun 20, 2020 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.


Chief, UCSF Health Division of Hematology and Oncology

Position Description

The Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco seeks a Chief for the Division of Hematology-Oncology based at its UCSF Health campuses. The chief provides leadership for approximately 70 faculty members working at three sites (Parnassus, Mt. Zion and Mission Bay) in order to support the department mission in patient care, research, education, and public service. The Division oversees outstanding programs in all organ-based cancers, as well as specialized programs in early phase treatments, genetic oncology, and cancer immunotherapy. Clinically, the program is ranked in the top 10 in the nation by US News & World Report, and the division’s fellowship programs are widely recognized as among the very best in the country. The division is affiliated with the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy, and also benefits from close collaboration with other UCSF-affiliated institutes, including the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub and the Gladstone Institute. The division also plays a central role in SF CAN, a city-wide cancer consortium, and the UC Cancer Consortium, which brings together cancer-related activities at all five health systems within the University of California. UCSF’s NCI-Designated comprehensive cancer center provides important support for academic activities. The division’s 2018 budget was approximately $65 million, half from research activities (including $20 million of clinical trials activity). In 2019, a 170,000 square foot state-of-the-art cancer building will open on UCSF’s Mission Bay campus that will transform the division’s clinical and research activities.

Responsibilities of the Division Chief

• Clinical program oversight and management
• Faculty academic management to establish goals, metrics for success, and accountability in areas of research, education, patient care, service, and scholarship
• Faculty, staff, and trainee recruitment, mentorship, feedback, and development
• Fiscal oversight and stewardship to assure solvency and promote growth of strategic reserves
• Enhance the division’s output and stature in research and scholarship
• Collaborate with the UCSF Health system to ensure the success of a variety of new cancer-related initiatives with community partners, including several community-based cancer centers

The UCSF Division Chief also will work closely with the chiefs and faculty of UCSF’s affiliated academic institutions (Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and San Francisco VA Medical Center) to ensure continued success and support for its joint fellowship programs in hematology-oncology and to promote faculty recruitment and career growth across all divisions.


Qualified candidates must have an MD degree or equivalent, be board-certified or eligible in Oncology or Hematology and Oncology, and have licensure/eligibility by the Medical Board of California. The Chief will be appointed at the rank of associate or full Professor in either the In Residence, Ladder or Clinical X series. The ideal candidate should have a strong track record of scholarship, publication, teaching, and clinical excellence and have demonstrated leadership and mentorship skills and success.

UCSF seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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.

Nominations and applications, including a CV, statement of contributions to diversity, and letter of interest, can be sent in confidence to Spencer Stuart.

Wesley Yampolsky
Spencer Stuart

Job location

San Francisco


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)