The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA currently seeks applicants for the position of Chief, Division of Spine Surgery. This is a tenured faculty position at the rank of Associate of Full Professor.
This position will provide leadership to the Spine Surgery Division in the Department of Orthopadic Surgery. The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery provides high-quality, advanced surgical and medical care, innovations in orthopaedic research as well as excellent training and education for the next generation of highly accomplished orthopaedic surgeons. This program encompasses spine care provided at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center, a Level I Trauma Center, UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital, and UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center and Orthopaedic Hospital. In addition, the department also provides orthopaedic services through our affiliation with the Veterans Administration Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System.
The Division Chief of Spine Surgery must have a strong track record as an excellent leader, outstanding clinician, exceptional educator with commitment to teaching, and an experienced investigator including scholarly work in basic science, clinical or translational research. The Division Chief of Spine Surgery must demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism, clear communication skills, commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion in all its forms including the provision of equitable care, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration as well as institutional growth. It is the responsibility of the Division Chief to work alongside the Department Chair to represent the Division in the areas of financial performance, faculty career development, research, education, and clinical care, while achieving local, regional and national visibility and prominence in the subspecialty. Candidates must possess an M.D. degree or equivalent, be board certified in pediatric surgery, and be eligible for licensure in the State of California. Qualified candidates must hold an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent. Candidates must have completed an accredited fellowship training in Spine Surgery. Candidates must also be eligible for appointment to the University of California and the salary will be commensurate with academic rank and experience.
The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.
The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html ) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. The salary range for this position is $268,300- $1,500,000). See Table 5 - Summary: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t5-summary.pdf.
This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (https://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf ), which provides eligibility for additional compensation.
Interested applicants are asked to provide an updated curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and a statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants must submit their application materials online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08874
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Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to Search Committee Chair:
David McAllister, MD
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