Associate/Full Professor of Surgery – Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology

Location: University of California, San Francisco

The Department of Surgery, University of California, San Francisco, is seeking outstanding candidates for the position of Chief, Division of Surgical Oncology. Candidates must be board certified in General Surgery. Fellowship training in surgical oncology and/or a related specialty including breast, colorectal, endocrine, hepatobiliary, and melanoma/sarcoma surgery is strongly encouraged. Successful candidates should have an established reputation in the field of surgical oncology or a related specialty, including breast, colorectal, endocrine, hepatobiliary, and melanoma/sarcoma surgery.

Qualified candidates will be recognized academic clinician-scientists, with clinical expertise and proven leadership and interpersonal skills. They should express a strong interest in advancing the major missions of the department: clinical, service delivery, education, research, and citizenship; a history of external peer-reviewed research funding is strongly preferred.

The Division Chief will oversee the sections of breast, hepatobiliary, endocrine, and colorectal surgery, as well as melanoma/sarcoma. The Division of Surgical Oncology will be a newly created Division, separate from General Surgery, and will require additional recruitment of faculty based on market growth projections. Currently, there are 23 faculty members in these sections. The Division Chief will be given substantial authority over the divisional activities and broad latitude to manage divisional resources. This position may be paired for candidates with appropriate background and experience with a leadership role in the UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center to serve in the strategic management of the surgical resources within the Cancer Center in partnership with the President of the Cancer Center.

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.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and community services have 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. 

Interested candidates should submit curriculum vitae, letter of interest, and references to:

Please apply online at 
Job #JPF02692


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Open date: September 27th, 2019

Next review date: Sunday, Oct 27, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time) Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Saturday, Mar 27, 2021 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.


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