Colorectal Surgeon and Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery

Location: University of California, Davis

The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis located in Sacramento California, seeks to hire a full-time Colorectal Surgeon and Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the associate or full professor level in the Health Science Clinical Professor, Clinical X or In-Residence series. The Division of Colorectal Surgery is a Rectal Cancer Center of Excellence accredited program by the American College of Surgeons, one of nine in the United States.

The ideal candidate should have acquired a history of progressive leadership and administration in addition to experience in clinical and educational programs, including successful research activities in basic science, clinical outcomes or translational research. The Chief will provide a strategic and operational plan that will lead to substantial growth of the colorectal division and establish the program as the regional leader for patients with both malignant and benign diseases of the colon and rectum. They will also maintain the ACS Rectal Cancer Center of Excellence accreditation and work with our NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Basic Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must possess a Medical Degree, must be board certified/eligible in Colorectal Surgery; and have completed an approved Colorectal Fellowship. The candidate must acquire a California Medical License before the appointment start date; and obtain a California Fluoroscopy Operator’s Permit within the first year of appointment. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Include experience with basic and complex colorectal surgery, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Specific training and experience with transanal total mesorectal excision in rectal cancer. The ideal candidate will have vision and willingness to grow a program of excellence.

Salary and level of appointment will be based upon experience and qualifications.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Robert Canter, MD at:

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

Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: by uploading a Letter of Interest outlining research, educational, and administration experience, curriculum vitae with bibliography, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names and contact info of at least three professional references.

For full consideration applications must be received by: November 14, 2019 However, the position will remain open until filled through: October 13, 2020

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