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Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Faculty - HS Clinical, Clinical X, Adjunct, and In Residence Faculty Series

Application Window

Open date: September 15, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Feb 1, 2024 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: Saturday, Mar 15, 2025 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 School of Medicine and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
Division of Oncology, Department of Pediatrics
Adjunct, Clinical X, HS Clinical, In Residence Series

The Division of Oncology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals is seeking candidates to join our rapidly growing Pediatric Neuro-Oncology Program. Applicants should have a strong interest and experience in the clinical care of children with CNS tumors, as well as an interest in related research.

Appointment will be made at the Assistant, Associate, or Full rank in the Adjunct, Health Sciences (HS) Clinical, Clinical X, and In Residence faculty series. The academic rank is commensurate with experience. For candidates whose primary training is in pediatric hematology/oncology, their designated home department will be Pediatrics. Similarly, candidates with primary training in child neurology will find their home department in Neurology.

The selected candidate will join a major academic medical center and an established fellowship training program. This position may entail clinical responsibilities at both the San Francisco and Oakland campuses, and the candidate will actively contribute to the Department of Pediatrics’ mission of excellence in research, education, and patient care.

Anticipated responsibilities include clinical attendance in inpatient Neuro-Oncology, as well as Hematology/Oncology or Pediatric Neurology (based on subspecialty). Additionally, participation in the evolving immunotherapy service for brain tumor patients is expected. These responsibilities also involve caring for patients with CNS tumors in the outpatient setting.


Qualified candidates must possess a medical degree and license, board certification or eligibility in Pediatrics, and board certification/eligibility in Hematology/Oncology and/or Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology.

Preferred qualifications include a robust academic background and a keen interest in pursuing a career in clinical or basic research and teaching.

University of California, San Francisco:

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation. For the 16th year in a row, UCSF garnered the top spot among public institutions in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2022.

Department of Pediatrics:

The Department of Pediatrics’ Division of Oncology are international leaders in providing advanced care for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer. By combining clinical expertise with patient-oriented research, our goal is to establish innovative and effective therapy for their cancer and support them throughout their journey.

The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Mount Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and at a number of outreach clinics throughout Northern California, providing the Department with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. For 2022-2023, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranked in all 10 children’s specialties in U.S. News and World Report. Nestled in a dynamic and unique geography distinguished by unprecedented innovations in technology, UCSF and the Department of Pediatrics are able to bring research and industry together to advance health.

Department of Neurology:

The current NIH rankings (2022, the most recent year for which figures are available) show that UCSF Neurology is ranked #2 nationally. We have been at or near the top spot for the past 10 years. This ranking does not take into account the NIH support to our faculty at the San Francisco Veterans Affairs Medical Center or the Gladstone Institute of Neurological Disease.

The U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list for 2023-24 has ranked UCSF Medical Center among the nation’s premier medical institutions. UCSF’s neurology & neurosurgery services are ranked second in the nation among hospitals that offer those services and #1 in the San Francisco Metro Area. This is the 27th year that UCSF has reached the highest echelons for neurology/neurosurgery.

In 2023, UC San Francisco’s School of Medicine placed in the top two nationally in the U.S. News & World Report survey of best graduate and professional schools. UCSF’s biomedical science PhD programs are within the top 10.

For positions that are 51% effort or more:
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 $121,100-$320,100. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

For positions that are 50% effort or less:
See Table 2 for the salary range for this position. A reasonable estimate for this position is $86,500-$228,600.

How to Apply:

Interested candidates can apply online at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, and contact information for three references. Applicant materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of appointment.

For more information contact:

Nalin Gupta, MD, PhD
Professor In Residence

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

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

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 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 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 and/or Oakland, CA