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Chief of Hand and Upper Extremity (ACADEMIC POSITION) - Associate/Full Professor Level Position

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 14th, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Oct 31, 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, Dec 14, 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 of Hand and Upper Extremity (ACADEMIC POSITION)
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery UCSF School of Medicine Associate/Full Professor Level Position

The University of California, San Francisco Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is recruiting an outstanding surgeon to assume the role of Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity service. The role of Chief of Service entails accountability for support of all aspects of the department’s mission, including clinical care, quality, research, outreach, and education.

The selected candidate will be expected to provide vision and leadership for the Hand and Upper Extremity service, further developing established clinical programs and scientific investigation. The candidate will bring nationally recognized hand and upper extremity expertise, providing elite level diagnostic and surgical skills. Participation in didactic and bedside teaching and mentoring activities for medical students, residents, and fellows is expected. The Chief of the Hand and Upper Extremity service will be based at the UCSF Orthopaedic Institute, support its satellite clinical facilities, and will have full access to extensive academic resources and support.

The selected candidate will bring credentials that will allow appointment to the Associate or Professor rank. Candidates must meet the requirements by the time of appointment:

  • A valid California medical license will be required as a condition of employment - MD degree from an accredited program
  • Completed an accredited Orthopaedic Residency program Completed an accredited Hand Fellowship
  • Board certification/eligibility in Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Associate Level: demonstrated research and teaching experience

Applicants must apply online at with a cover letter, CV, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Statement of Research, Statement of Teaching, and the names, titles, and e-mail addresses of three peer references who we may contact directly.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


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Reference requirements
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