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Associate/Full Professor of Surgery – Trauma Medical Director and Acute Care Surgeon

Application Window

Open date: February 2, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Nov 30, 2023 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, Aug 2, 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

Associate/Full Professor of Surgery – Trauma Medical Director and Acute Care Surgeon
University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, is seeking outstanding candidates for a full time academic, Trauma Medical Director (TMD) and Acute Care Surgeon with an exemplary record of patient care and expertise in Acute Care, Trauma, and Surgical Critical Care. Candidates must be board certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery and be a Fellow in good standing of the American College of Surgeons. Qualified candidates should have demonstrated experience in a trauma center and/or system leadership and excellent communication and collaboration skills. Documentation of scholarly activities in the field of Acute Care Surgery is preferred. Applicant must have all requirements met by time of hire. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. This position will be based at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and Trauma Center (ZSFG) and will report directly to the Chief Medical Officer.

The Trauma Medical Director will provide clinical leadership in Trauma, Surgical Critical Care, and Emergency General Surgery, direct the multidisciplinary functions of the trauma program, and serve as the medical liaison between trauma team members and hospital administration. The TMD is responsible for ensuring that the quality of trauma patient care provided at ZSFG is commensurate with the institution’s designation as a Level 1 center and as the sole provider of trauma services to the City and County of San Francisco. Additionally, the TMD, in conjunction with the Trauma Program Manager, will have primary responsibility for maintaining the Level I status of the Trauma Center. The TMD will also help develop institutional policies and procedures and protocols to improve the quality and cost-effectiveness of trauma care.

Candidates must have recognized skills in the education of surgery residents and medical students and will be expected to be active participants in the Department’s residency training and educational programs.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5: The minimum base salary range for this position is $169,200 - $360,600. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan ( which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

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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
  • 5 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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