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Associate/ Full Level Professor of Surgery – Vice Chair for Education

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 28th, 2019
Last review date: Thursday, Sep 5, 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: Monday, Sep 28, 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.


Associate/ Full Level Professor of Surgery – Vice Chair for Education

University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Surgery at UCSF seeks a nationally renowned Surgical Educator and leader to serve as the Vice Chair (VC) for Education. Candidates must be board certified. This faculty position will be a full-time position at the Associate or Full Professor level.

The Department of Surgery consists of seven clinical divisions (General Surgery, Vascular Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Pediatric Surgery, Abdominal Transplant Surgery, Adult Cardiothoracic Surgery, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery) and spans a number of different campuses, including Parnassus, Mission Bay, Mt. Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, the San Francisco VA Hospital, and Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland. Medical students rotate to these sites starting in their first year as well as to UCSF Fresno and UCSF East Bay campuses, and residents from UCSF East Bay rotate at the Parnassus campus of UCSF. A Vascular Surgery 0+5 program is slated to begin next year, and the general surgery residency will expand from seven to eight residents in 2019. We have ACGME residencies in General Surgery and Plastic Surgery, as well as fellowships in abdominal transplant, minimally invasive, breast, endocrine, plastics, trauma, surgical critical care, vascular and cardiothoracic surgery with a pediatric surgery fellowship about to begin. The Department has a mature surgical skills lab that serves students and residents from Surgery, as well as learners from other departments. UCSF Surgery also has a doctorally prepared educator to inform curriculum, assessment and professional development initiatives for the Department.

The ideal candidate will hold or have held a major educational leadership role in surgery such as Clerkship Director, Program Director, Simulation Center Director or VC of Education or equivalent. A strong history of scholarly activity in education research or curriculum design is expected. A background in fund-raising and endowment development is highly desirable.
The VC for Education will have significant leadership responsibility to oversee all educational programs for students, residents and ACGME fellowships in the Department. This leader will coordinate, strengthen, and further develop broad educational programs in conjunction with the Medical Student Clerkship, Residency and Fellowship Program Directors and the Director of the Surgical Skills Lab. The VC will be responsible for strategy around education for the Department, working together with the Chair, the doctorally prepared educator, and the leadership of our educational programs. In addition, the VC will need to work together with the VC for Faculty Affairs and Development around faculty mentorship for our learners and the educational continuum in professional development that extends from our students to our residents, fellows, and faculty. The VC will help the Chair to administrate the consolidated education budget for the Department. Furthermore, the VC for Education will oversee all preclinical and clinical courses at UCSF offered by Departmental faculty and collaborate with colleagues across the University and with the Academy of Medical Educators to position UCSF Surgery as an innovative leader in surgical education locally and nationally.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and community services 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.

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Job location

San Francisco, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 5 required (contact information only)