Chief, Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology Associate or Full Professor/Pro...

University of Ca, Davis
Sacramento, California
Dec 19, 2018
Dec 19, 2019
Full Time
Position Type

The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of California, UC Davis Health, seeks a successful physician-leader to serve as Chief of the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology. This full-time position will be at the Associate or Full Professor level in the Professor (tenure-track)/Professor In Residence Series (50%/50%). The Chief of Rheumatology, Allergy and Clinical Immunology reports to the Chair of the Department of Medicine. The Chief provides administrative leadership of the Division’s clinical services, educational programs, research initiatives, and budget and resource allocation. The Chief will be directly involved in teaching, research, and clinical service in his/her area of specialization. The Chief will be expected to provide leadership by strengthening the division clinical and education services in the face of the rapidly changing healthcare landscape; improving clinical and epidemiologic research and academic programs; mentor and support faculty in clinical and research activities; and establish and build strong partnerships within the School of Medicine, the entire UC Davis Campus, and other healthcare providers in the region.

Candidates must possess an M.D. degree, be board certified in Internal Medicine and either Rheumatology or Allergy and Clinical Immunology and must be eligible for licensure in the State of California. The successful candidate will be a clinician-scientist with a record of outstanding achievement in bench or translational research in Rheumatology and/or Allergy-Clinical Immunology as evidenced by publications, extramural funding, and leadership positions. The candidate must have the ability to oversee the Divisional curricular programs, clinics, and affiliated VA programs. The candidate must have the ability to develop and implement plans for strategic growth and development of the division's research, teaching and clinical missions. Candidates must have the interest in and ability to teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Candidates must possess the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

The Chief will possess the following qualities and characteristics:
• The ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic
medicine and managed care and to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse, complex and dynamic environment.
• Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills to build and maintain relationships
with faculty, administration, trainees, and medical, nursing, and technical staff.
• Exceptional leadership skills, with the proven ability to foster a spirit of unity and collaboration across
a major clinical department.
• A strong understanding of both research and clinical practice in medicine.
• A commitment to transparency and an inclusive management style.
• Demonstrated experience in recruiting top faculty and/or students.
• Financial budgeting and resource management skills.
• Demonstrated commitment to valuing and actively promoting diversity
• Exceptional planning and organizational skills, superb follow-through, and timely task completion.
• Personal qualities that include persuasiveness, flexibility, adaptability, tenacity, courage, a sense of
humor and unquestionable integrity.

The candidate must meet requirements for appointment as Associate or Full Professor in the Ladder Rank (Tenure-track) and In Residence Series. The principal qualification for appointment in this series is a national or international reputation in scholarship (demarcated by publications, grants, and awards) along with demonstrated excellence in teaching. This recruitment is conducted at the associate/full rank. The resulting hire will be at the associate/full rank, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

Qualified applicants should upload a letter of interest, a statement of contributions to diversity and their curriculum vitae online at

For full consideration, applications must be received by December 31, 2018. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019.

The University of California, Davis is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action, policy sees If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis conducts a reference check on all finalists for tenured positions. The reference check involves contacting the administration of the applicant’s previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Davis requires all applicants for any open search for assistant/associate/full professor to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If an applicant does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete, and as with any incomplete application, will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks.


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