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Spine Service Section Chief (ACADEMIC POSITION)

Application Window

Open date: March 7, 2024

Next review date: Saturday, Jun 8, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Sep 7, 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

Spine Service Section Chief (ACADEMIC POSITION)
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
UCSF School of Medicine
Associate/Full Level

The UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery seeks an outstanding leader in Orthopaedic Spine Service to serve as Section Chief.

In partnership with the Chair of Orthopaedic Surgery, the Section Chief will have the following roles and responsibilities:
1) Oversee academic and operational activities within the Spine Section.
2) Manage day-to-day activities of the section, mentor faculty, promote research and coordinate educational programs.
3) Work with the Chair to direct the vision and manage the clinical expansion of the spine service.
4) Work collaboratively with medical leadership across all divisions at in Orthopaedic Surgery.
5) Work with departmental leadership to manage the Section’s budget, faculty recruitment and evaluation.

As an Orthopaedic Spine Surgeon, candidate will provide diagnostic and interventional management with the full spectrum of musculoskeletal diagnoses. The selected candidate will be appointed to the Associate/Full Professor rank of the Health Sciences (HS) Clinical, Clinical X, or In-Residence faculty series.

The selected candidate will be expected to collaborate in investigative work that leads to publications in peer-reviewed journals and participate in both didactic and bedside teaching and mentoring activities for our medical students, residents, and fellows. The position will be based primarily at UCSF Health and its satellite clinics and will have full access to all UCSF sites and academic resources.

All requirements must be met at the time of hire.

  • A valid California medical license will be required as a condition of employment.
  • MD, DO, or equivalent degree from an accredited program.
  • Completed an accredited Orthopaedic Residency program.
  • Completed a Spine Fellowship.
  • Board certification/eligibility in Orthopaedic Surgery.

Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending requirements upon submission.

Applicants must apply online at with a Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Research, Statement of Contributions to Diversity and the names, titles, and e-mail addresses of three peer references who we may contact directly.

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 $177,100 - $377,200. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

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: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • 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, CA