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Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep, UCSF Health

Application Window

Open date: July 8th, 2021

Most recent review date: Thursday, Sep 30, 2021 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: Sunday, Jan 8, 2023 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

Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep, UCSF Health

The Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy and Sleep Medicine Division at UCSF Health in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) has a long history of providing outstanding clinical care, performing innovative research, and training academic scientists and physicians. We currently have active, well-funded clinical, translational and basic research programs in lung development, international lung health, pulmonary immunology, genetics of pulmonary and allergic diseases, lung transplantation, microbial pathogenesis, airway diseases, acute lung injury, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary malignancies, and pulmonary health disparities. Our large NIH training grant has been continuously funded since 1966. Nearly a quarter of all academic pulmonologists in the United States have trained at UCSF. The division’s clinical and research enterprise includes 7 outpatient clinics, 4 inpatient services, a pulmonary function diagnostic center, 15 independent wet labs, 4 independent research service cores, 6 independent clinical research units, one specialty destination program, and the Nina Ireland Program in Lung Health focusing on philanthropic activities. The Division is comprised of 215 personnel: 55 faculty members, 38 clinical fellows, and 135 research fellows, non-faculty academics, and staff employees.

The ideal candidate for division chief is an academic pulmonologist at the Associate or Full Professor level with a strong track record in leadership, scholarship, and innovation. The successful candidate appreciates the importance of collegial decision-making in an interdisciplinary environment and balancing multiple missions in a rapidly changing healthcare world. The selected candidate must possess a MD or equivalent and board certified or board eligible in Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and/or Sleep Medicine.

UC San Francisco 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. Please apply online at https://aprecruit.ucsf.edu/JPF03484. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Job Description and Accountabilities
The chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, Allergy, and Sleep at UCSF Health is responsible for leading and growing the research, clinical, and educational programs at the UCSF Health sites, including the UCSF Medical Center, UCSF Mission Bay, and UCSF Mount Zion, with other potential areas of expansion in the future. The chief is expected to lead in a manner that contributes to the overall success of the Department of Medicine, the School of Medicine, and UCSF Health.

The chief will be held accountable to:
• Develop the academic careers of existing faculty, and support recruitment and mentoring of outstanding new faculty
• Establish a positive working relationship with division staff and create an organization known for its excellence in operations
• Identify and nurture collaborative relationships, both inside and outside UCSF, with individuals and organizations that can contribute to the mission of the division
• Build and grow the outstanding research programs in basic, translational, clinical, and educational research
• Build and grow relevant clinical services, and achieve excellent outcomes (including quality, safety, patient experience, and efficiency)
• Contribute to the excellence of the educational programs
• Promote and expand diversity, equity and inclusion across clinical care, research, education, hiring, and community building
• Provide leadership and mentorship to the leaders of the division’s clinical, education, and research services and functional areas to ensure effective management and a positive culture
• Promote faculty and staff engagement and satisfaction
• Continue and grow the division’s tradition of innovation and academic entrepreneurship
• Provide strong financial stewardship, including effectively managing the budget, responsibly advocating for appropriate resources, and promoting philanthropy
• Collaborate effectively with other leaders of the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, health system, and other DOM divisions, including the pulmonary medicine divisions, at the San Francisco VA and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here: https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/5000695/SARS-CoV-2_Covid-19.

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