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UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) Director

Application Window

Open date: November 12, 2021

Most recent review date: Tuesday, May 31, 2022 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: Friday, May 12, 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

UCSF Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) Director

Job Description

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Medicine (DOM) seeks an outstanding leader for the Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) within the Division of General Internal Medicine (DGIM).

DGIM was founded in 1980 and has grown to include over 70 faculty members, 64 internal medicine residents (including 30 primary care residents), 50 campus and 70 practice staff. Our general medicine practice serves a diverse population of about 25,000 patients and we are proud of the quality care we deliver to patients with complex chronic illness and the high marks we receive in patient satisfaction scores. DGIM faculty researchers focus on a broad spectrum of disease and population-based research including health communication, tobacco control, geriatric care, health informatics, genetic epidemiology, care prevention, health disparities, cardiovascular and other chronic disease, women’s health, health technology and medical decision-making. DGIM teaches outpatient general internal medicine to residents and students through continuity and urgent care experiences. The culture of DGIM is based on humanism, integrity in science and patient care, commitment to social justice, value added in diversity and collective responsibilities and rewards. The Division is committed to academic, clinical and educational excellence.

The Smoking Cessation Leadership Center (SCLC) was established by Steve Schroeder, MD, in January 2003 with a mission to work with clinical organizations, governmental agencies, and advocacy groups to encourage smokers to quit and to maximize the odds that those quit attempts will succeed. The SCLC was initially funded with a grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) and has garnered significant support from the American Legacy Foundation (now known as Truth Initiative). It currently has a five-year grant (2018-23) from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) as a National Center for Excellence in Tobacco-Free Recovery; a five-year (2018-2023) grant from the state of California to help substance abuse and mental health treatment facilities go smoke-free, and their clients quit tobacco use; and multiple other smaller grants. The Center has a current endowment of $4.7 million. The academic home for the SCLC is in DGIM of UCSF Health. The Director is a full-time faculty member in the Department of Medicine and reports to the Chief of DGIM. In addition to the Director, the Center currently has seven full-time staff, including a Deputy Director.

Applicants must have an MD (board-certified) and/or PhD, and should have demonstrated experience and ability in smoking cessation and in working with both public and private organizations. They should preferably be eligible for a full professor appointment in DOM, although an outstanding senior associate professor might be considered. The position comes with a Distinguished Professorship (equivalent to an endowed professorship). Successful candidates should have a background in policy, and experience working with both internal and external organizations, at the local, state, and national level, to enact policy change.

Please apply online at: and submit a curriculum vitae, cover letter, and a statement of contributions to diversity. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. If you have questions about the position, you may contact: Kimberley Chan (

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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:

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