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Chair, Department of Family Medicine

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AMN Healthcare
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San Diego, California
Closing date
Jun 6, 2024

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Chair, Department of Family Medicine 

University of California San Diego, School of Medicine

 

UC San Diego SOM is seeking its next chair of the Department of Family Medicine. The new chair will be an inspirational scholar, clinician and leader with proven administrative experience to work closely with faculty, staff, and administrators within the department and beyond, fostering excellence in research and discovery, education, clinical care, and community outreach and service. Consistent with the core values of the institution, the chair is responsible for the quality of educational, clinical, and scientific programs within the department.

 

The Organization:

University of California San Diego (UC San Diego) School of Medicine (SOM) is committed to academic excellence, and to enhancing access, inclusion, and success of our diverse faculty, staff, and students and is dedicated to serving its communities and creating a healthier world by becoming the preeminent destination for transformative, innovative and impactful research, medical education and clinical care. As the only medical school in the region and the largest school at UC San Diego, SOM is home to nearly 1,795 faculty, 900 medical and graduate students and 1000+ residents and post-doctoral fellows across 20 academic departments. SOM is housed within UC San Diego Health Sciences, which is comprised of three professional schools, more than 30 research institutes and a growing clinical practice at UC San Diego Health, the top ranked health system in the region. In fiscal year 2023, School of Medicine secured nearly $743 million in research awards, accounting for 78% of the research dollars within Health Sciences.

 

UC San Diego Health is one of five academic health systems within the University of California. It is a 1,101-bed academic health system with primary, same-day and specialty care clinics throughout the region. UC San Diego Health is comprised of UC San Diego Medical Center, UC San Diego Health East Campus, and Jacobs Medical Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Moores Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Koman Family Outpatient Pavilion and Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, all in La Jolla. For 2023-24, U.S. News & World Report ranked UC San Diego Health as the best hospital system in San Diego and among the nation’s best in 10 adult medical and surgical specialties. 

 

The Opportunity: 

UC San Diego SOM is seeking its next chair of the Department of Family Medicine. The new chair will be an inspirational scholar, clinician and leader with proven administrative experience to work closely with faculty, staff, and administrators within the department and beyond, fostering excellence in research and discovery, education, clinical care, and community outreach and service. Consistent with the core values of the institution, the chair is responsible for the quality of educational, clinical, and scientific programs within the department.

 

Reporting to the associate vice chancellor and dean of the School of Medicine, with a dotted reporting line to the CEO of UC San Diego Health, the chair will be responsible for the department’s overall management, academic planning, budget, personnel, resource allocation, and programs. The chair is charged with establishing and advancing the department’s strategic direction. To meet operational needs and strategic goals, the chair will hire and retain outstanding faculty and staff, advocate to campus leaders for critical resources, and partner with other units to advance the department’s educational and scientific prominence. The chair will benefit from working alongside exceptional staff and have the partnership of a skilled and committed executive leadership team.

 

The chair will be actively engaged in the intellectual research, discovery and development of the department. The chair will lead the planning and development of the department’s academic, clinical and research portfolio. Given the interdisciplinary nature of education and research at UC San Diego, the chair will form highly collaborative teams working within a strategic context to achieve academic and research growth. There will be opportunities to catalyze interactions among programs and foster a culture of learning across the continuum of research, clinical care and education, in collaboration with campus and external partners.

 

The Department: 

As part of one of the premier academic health systems in the country, the Department of Family Medicine is fully engaged in the School of Medicine’s tripartite mission through training the next generation of health care leaders, discovering impactful interventions for the treatment and prevention of disease, and providing compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered health care to a diverse patient population. Comprising of three divisions, five centers, and approximately 15 programs, its 85 faculty and 100+ staff offer rigorous training experiences to more than 80 trainees, with an emphasis on developing emerging leaders both in transformative health care and in contemporary and translational research. The department’s robust research portfolio addresses pressing health care challenges, and its four faculty practices focus on value-based and innovative care models across the disciplines of family medicine, sports medicine, behavioral health, and integrative medicine.

 

Under the leadership of the interim chair, Cassandra Morn, M.D., the department is currently undergoing significant strategic planning. This includes the management, strategic growth and improvement of four faculty practices focused on value-based care and innovative care models across sports medicine, behavioral health, and the Clinical Center for Integrative Medicine. In addition, advances are being made in the philanthropic development mission of the department.

 

Mission – Department of Family Medicine

To provide compassionate, evidence-based, patient-centered health care in an academic setting to a diverse and inclusive population, while also providing rigorous training to a broad spectrum of physicians and trainees that will become leaders in contemporary and translational research.

 

Vision – Department of Family Medicine

To create a healthier world for all by applying innovative and transformative health care while training the next generation of thoughtful leaders to continue discovering impactful interventions for the treatment and prevention of disease.

 

The Ideal Candidate: 

 

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Earned doctoral or advanced degree (e.g. PhD, MD) from an accredited institution.

• 10+ year record of professional, scholarly, and educational accomplishments as a faculty member.

• Board Certification in Family Medicine and must have or be eligible for a California medical license as determined by the Medical Board of California

• 5+ years of engagement and knowledge of an academic healthcare environment, including the integration of education and research initiatives.

• 5+ years of analyzing, planning, and implementing strategic initiatives and experiences for an academic unit.

• 3+ years of experience aligning financial, personnel, and space resources to meet operational needs and strategic plans.

Preferred qualifications

• Experience leading a large academic research department with multiple subspecialty divisions.

• Outstanding record with experience as a senior administrator in an academic environment.

• Organizational management experience leading financial, human resources, and space discussions, strategy, and plans.

• Demonstrated leadership in areas contributing to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

• Successful philanthropic and/or grant generation.

• Proven ability to define areas of concern, strategically identify solutions, and implement updates within targeted timeframes.

• Excellent communication skills and the ability to create a compelling narrative to advance the department.

• Experience working with and supporting a diverse group of faculty, trainees, staff, students, trainees, and stakeholders.

• Experience engaging with external stakeholders and partners to establish and meet strategic goals.

 

The Region:  

San Diego, CA: San Diego is synonymous with sunshine. With an average of 263 days of sunshine each year, the lure of San Diego extends far deeper than just the fantastic weather. From eclectic dining and entertainment options to family-friendly farmers markets and museums, San Diego offers something for everyone.

 

Outdoor Activities: In addition to gorgeous beaches, San Diego has more than 360 miles of hiking, biking and equestrian trails in more than 100 parks and open space preserves. Several neighborhoods host weekly farmer's markets year-round. The World Famous San Diego Zoo, LEGOLAND, Sea World and Birch Aquarium at Scripps Institution of Oceanography also offer outdoor fun every day of the week. 

 

Great San Diego schools: San Diego Unified School District’s programs for exceptional students include “Seminar” for the highly-gifted. Moreover, San Diego High School ranked 22nd on Newsweek’s America’s Best High Schools in 2006. Overall, 11 area schools ranked on U.S. News and World Report’s 2012 list of America's best high schools .

 

Rich Cultural History: San Diego's rich cultural history provides an eclectic mix of places, events and attractions to educate, inform and entertain visitors and residents alike. Old Town San Diego offers museums, dining, shopping and events throughout the year. Balboa Park's museums, attractions, trails and gardens offer glimpses into the past and present. Local theaters, including the Epstein Family Amphitheater at UC San Diego present live music, Broadway shows, musicals and plays. 

 

For Love of the Game: If sports are more your style, the UC San Diego intercollegiate athletics program is now a member of the Big West Conference in NCAA Division I. Professional sports in San Diego include the San Diego Padres, San Diego Wave and San Diego Gulls who provide seasonal sports entertainment. 

 

Regional Offerings: San Diego offers plenty of close-by travel options to satisfy even the most seasoned travelers. The Metropolitan Transit System's light-rail trolley provides public transportation between UC San Diego to east county, downtown and the U.S. Mexico border. For those looking to go beyond the city limits, the local mountain community of Julian offers fresh baked apple pies and quaint shopping. A few hours north, Los Angeles provides a plethora of shopping, dining and entertainment options. For year round outdoor adventures, Big Bear is just a few hours drive away.

 

Nominations are greatly appreciated and may be sent to

Applications should include a detailed curriculum vitae and a letter of interest highlighting the applicant's vision and relevant leadership experience. To ensure full consideration, inquiries, nominations, and applications should be submitted electronically in confidence to Molly Johnson, at molly.johnson@amnhealthcare.com

 

In addition, application materials must be submitted through the UC San Diego online application system .

 

For additional information about the position or to provide recommendations, please contact:

 

Jennifer Schaulin 

Academic and Life Sciences Practice Leader

Phone: (972) 768-5350

jennifer.schaulin@amnhealthcare.com

 

Ellen Lockhart, MD

Principal

Phone: (858) 465-2278

ellen.lockhart@amnhealthcare.com 

 

Molly Johnson

Consultant

AMN Leadership Solutions, Inc.

(501) 944.1648

molly.johnson@amnhealthcare.com

 

The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $250,000-$450,000. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/2023-24-academic-salary-scales.html

The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

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