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Chief, Division of Clinical Informatics and Digital Transformation (DoC-IT)

Application Window

Open date: November 9, 2022

Most recent review date: Friday, Dec 9, 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: Thursday, May 9, 2024 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 Clinical Informatics and Digital Transformation (DoC-IT) in the UCSF Department of Medicine

The Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), is initiating a search for an outstanding leader to become chief of the new Division of Clinical Informatics and Digital Transformation (DoC-IT). DoC-IT will serve as the primary home for selected DOM faculty whose main professional focus is Clinical Informatics and Digital Transformation. The division’s mission will be to enhance the quality, safety, patient and provider experience, and equity – and lower the cost – of healthcare by becoming the preeminent academic unit focused on clinical informatics and digital transformation by:
• Being a highly productive research unit studying the use of digital data, tools, and workflows to improve health and healthcare
• Enhancing UCSF’s digitally related educational enterprise by providing content and programs for the UCSF community (students, residents, fellows, faculty) and, where appropriate, to the broader outside community
• Partnering with our health systems, as well as the digital ecosystem of the Bay Area and beyond, to improve health and healthcare by integrating the latest research and innovative thinking into our digital and related systems
• Advancing health policy as it relates to the digital transformation of the healthcare system

At its launch, the division will include 15-20 faculty members with primary appointments – likely about half PhDs and half MDs whose primary focus is in various aspects of clinical informatics and applied research. In addition, we expect that about 25-50 additional faculty members throughout UCSF will choose to have secondary appointments in DoC-IT.

Along with facilitating the research, educational, and operational efforts of its members, the division will include certain assets and capabilities that will enhance its standing and visibility. These will include:
• Bringing together diverse digital communities on campus for conferences and works-in- progress
• Communicating to the UCSF community and beyond about UCSF’s clinical informatics activities
• Advocating for the campus structures to facilitate the work of its members
• Housing many key educational programs in clinical informatics, including (but not limited to) the Clinical Informatics fellowship
• Housing some core digital programs (including mechanisms to access digital data or other kinds of consultative assistance) of general use to the DOM community (and potentially broader UCSF community)
• Developing the academic careers of existing faculty, and support recruitment and mentoring of outstanding new faculty
• Establishing a positive working relationship with division staff and create an organization known for its excellence in operations
• Identifying and nurturing collaborative relationships, both inside and outside UCSF, with individuals and entities that can contribute to the mission of the division
• Providing strong financial stewardship, including effectively managing the budget, responsibly advocating for appropriate resources, and promoting philanthropy

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

Please apply online at Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

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

  • Statement of Teaching

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

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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