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Chair of the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology

The University of California, Davis Health System seeks a successful leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology. As one of five basic science departments at the UC Davis School of Medicine (SOM), the Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology includes 24 full-time and affiliated faculty. Recruitment of the Chair of Physiology and Membrane Biology is the latest in a series of critical investments in the growth of basic sciences at the SOM. A new Chair will be expected to provide the vision and leadership to bring the department to new levels of excellence.

UC Davis Health System (UCDHS) has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion. UCDHS comprises the UC Davis School of Medicine, UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the SOM 16th in primary care and 40th in research amongst the top medical schools in the nation, and UC Davis ninth amongst the best public universities in the country.

The successful Chair will work to build on the strengths of the department in research and in the education and mentoring of students, postdoctoral fellows, and trainees in the discipline of physiology. S/he will establish and build strong partnerships within the SOM, and with the many other centers of strength in the biological sciences present on the campus. In particular, the Chair will be expected to:

•    Articulate a vision to guide the department to its next level of impact in both research and education.
•    Further capitalize on existing and new relationships across the UC Davis campus and Health System.
•    Continue to recruit, mentor, and retain an increasingly distinguished and diverse faculty.
•    Continue to strengthen and support the teaching mission of medical education at UC Davis.
•    Be an effective steward of the department’s financial assets.

The successful candidate will hold a Ph.D. and/or M.D. and have a balanced record in research, teaching, and administration. S/he must meet the requirements for appointment as a full professor in the Regular (Ladder-Rank) series at the University of California. All confidential inquiries, applications, and nominations may be directed to the parties listed at the end of this profile.

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by October 13, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2015. More information can be found on the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/5128. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the same website. Electronic submission of materials is required.

 

David Bellshaw, Emily Chiswick-Patterson, and Courtney Wilk
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905

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Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

 

The University of California, Davis Health System, seeks a gifted physician-leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine. UC Davis Health System has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.8 billion; the Department of

Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine includes 8 clinical subspecialties and is home to nearly 50 faculty, 24 CRNAs, and a resident cadre of 42. The successful candidate for the Chair will be an experienced administrator and academic leader who can guide and inspire this unique Department to advance its mission to achieve excellence in clinical care, research, and medical education as well as work collaboratively with other School of Medicine departments and the hospital.

UC Davis Health System is composed of the UC Davis School of Medicine (SOM), UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing (which welcomed its first students in 2010), and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the SOM among the top 50 medical schools in the nation.

The goal for the Chair of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine will be to demonstrate distinction in leadership and effective management to leverage current strengths and to lead the Department to new levels of excellence. The successful Chair will model approaches for accomplishing missions that can be applied across the system. In this role, the Chair will address a number of key opportunities and challenges, detailed in this profile. In particular, the Chair will be expected to:

• Provide effective leadership to further unite and integrate the Department.
• Continue to build thriving clinical services.
• Support and foster excellence in patient care.
• Continue to build a culture of equity, inclusion, and diversity.
• Enhance faculty and resident career development.
• Build strong external relationships that engage the community.

The successful candidate will hold a medical degree and must have a published portfolio either in hypothesis-based research or clinical investigation, or have demonstrated experience in strengthening clinical efficiency through the development of new teaching programs, the enrollment of patients, and/or the management of a large clinical load.  The candidate must meet requirements for appointment as Full Professor in the Ladder Rank (Regular), Clinical X, or the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series at the University of California and have a California Medical License (or be eligible for licensure).

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.
 
Screening of complete applications will begin immediately. For full consideration, applications should be received by August 20, 2014; however, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2014. More information can be found on the Isaacson, Miller website for the search: www.imsearch.com/4555. Inquiries, nominations, referrals, and CVs with cover letters should be sent via the same website. Electronic submission of materials is strongly encouraged.


David Bellshaw, Emily Chiswick-Patterson,
Bernard Jones, and Courtney Wilk
Isaacson, Miller
1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94111
Phone: 415.655.4900
Fax: 415.655.4905

 

 

 

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Mentoring Academy Director (10% Appointment, UC Davis INTERNAL search only)

 

 

This recruitment is for the position of Director of the Mentoring Academy. This is a 10% appointment and a UC Davis Internal Search ONLY to current Associate/Full Professor Faculty in the following five academic series: Regular, In Residence, Clinical X, Adjunct, or HSCP.

Position Highlights: The position is responsible for the execution of the UC Davis Health System Mentoring Academy working with the Associate Dean for Academic Personnel. The position will involve an individual with experience in research/scholarship, education, grant-writing, and faculty and career development/academic administration.  Exemplifies the UC Davis Health System mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with UC, UC Davis, and UC Davis Health System policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities: The Director is responsible for the operation of the programs, including but not limited to: operational and organizational administrative functions; scientific review of mentee study designs, abstracts, posters, manuscripts, grant applications, and grant application summary statements; mentoring; service and leadership on various College/University committees, strategic planning committees, and faculty development initiatives; and personal scholarship.
The Director’s specific duties fall under 5 general areas: mentors/mentees, programs, budget, university service, and scholarship


1.Mentors/Mentees:  Working with Associate Dean for Academic Personnel, Department Chairs, Departmental Mentoring Directors and other UCDHS leadership to recruit associate and full professors from UCDHS as mentors.  Conducts program orientations for all new mentors/mentees and establishes and facilitates mentorship platforms.  Tracks all mentee and mentor resource utilization, project progress, and outcomes.  Meets quarterly with assigned Departmental Mentoring Directors.  Monitors mentee grant application schedules and progress and reviews and provides substantive feedback on grant applications, abstracts, and manuscripts.  Collects and maintains mentee outcome data and program participation records.

2.Programs:  Works closely with Associate Dean for Academic Personnel in administering programs. Oversees activities performed by program manager and program resource staff. Participate in translational research track meetings, seminars, workshops, and panel presentations, as applicable and requested. Organizes and coordinates annual retreat. Develops, conducts, and analyzes data from semi-annual and annual mentee and mentor surveys and writes an annual report for inclusion with the Office of Academic Personnel’s annual department report to the Vice Chancellor and Dean. Organize and Chair the Steering Committee Meetings. Oversees program databases and website maintenance. Attends annual AAMC Group on Faculty Affairs conferences and other relevant training.

3.Budget:  Maintains and monitors budget, including the Departmental Mentoring Director payments, the annual retreat, and payments/honoraria for guest speakers.

4.University Service:  Participates on two, or more, relevant UC Davis Health System Committees such as the Faculty Executive Committee, Faculty Personnel Committee, Committee on Educational Policy, Committee for Research Affairs, Committee on Faculty Affairs, and/or Compensation Advisory Committee. Collaborates on university-wide grant applications/initiatives on the research & training sections as requested.  Assists University faculty in the development of fellows’ K08, K23, F31 applications.  Participates in faculty development initiatives (UC Davis Health System Strategic Plan and Academic Personnel).  Presents at the New Faculty Orientation sessions.

5.Scholarship:  Conducts research and/or has a history of extramurally-funded research/scholarship. Collaborates with other UC Davis and UC Davis School of Medicine investigators on research projects/grant applications/awards.  Publishes peer-reviewed manuscripts (~2 per year).  Presents research/scholarship at professional conferences.   

Position Qualifications Include:

•Masters degree or higher in education required.
•Doctoral degree (PhD or MD) from an accredited school preferred.
•Ten or more years of higher education experience required.
•Must be an Associate or Full Professor, senate member preferred.
•Current and/or prior experience as member, preferably chair, of two or more of the relevant committees listed below:
   -CurrentFaculty Executive Committee, Faculty Personnel Committee, Committee on Educational Policy, Committee for Research Affairs, Committee on Faculty Affairs, and/or Compensation Advisory Committee
•Prior mentoring experience across a broad range of faculty, postdocs and fellows in both career and research development required.
•Experience with program evaluation and using data to drive process and outcomes assessment required.
•Experience in an academic leadership position preferred.
•Experience in academic budget management required.
•Must have a collaborative work style and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and tasks.
•A track record of scholarly work evidenced by publications in peer-reviewed journals, presentations required.
•Prior NIH/extramural grant-writing and/or funding experience required.
•Prior teaching experience is preferred.  
•Ability to demonstrate understanding of issues/challenges of faculty development for both clinical and basic science faculty is required.
•Ability to demonstrate a capacity for outstanding academic leadership and a dedication to young investigators and educational scholars.
•Must possess the skills to communicate effectively and diplomatically with diverse staff and faculty members and work cross-functionally across numerous departments, and with leaders from across the university.

The ideal candidate is a results-oriented academic scholar and leader with a history of success who:

-Has an understanding of and commitment to the UC Davis Health System mission and vision.
-Has personal qualities in line with UC Davis Health System’s values, including integrity, transparency, collaboration, enthusiasm, and an entrepreneurial spirit.
-Is knowledgeable of extramural and intramural research funding opportunities.
-Is experienced in the grant process: writing, application components, submission, award, and post-award process.
-Has a commitment to faculty excellence and development.
-Understands and supports the research and education needs of junior investigators/educators/faculty.
-Demonstrates a commitment to equality of opportunity and building a culture of diversity and inclusion.
-Has superior organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills including the ability to work with a wide range of stakeholders and inspire junior investigators/educators/faculty.
-Has a commitment to Mentoring Excellence.
-Is able to promote Mentoring Academy through networking, presentations, etc.

 

Qualified applicants should upload their curriculum vitae, cover letter and 3-5 references (contact information only) online at https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/apply/JPF00290

For full consideration, applications must be received by 5/30/2014. However, the position will remain open until filled through 6/15/2014

 

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.

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Chair of the Department of Dermatology

 

The University of California, Davis Health System (UCDHS), seeks a successful physician-leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Dermatology. UC Davis Health System has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion. UCDHS comprises the UC Davis School of Medicine (SOM), UC Davis Medical Center, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, and the UC Davis Medical Group, an 800-member physician practice network.  U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the SOM among the top 50 medical schools in the nation. By all measures, a successful unit within the SOM, the Department of Dermatology includes 23 faculty, 13 volunteer clinical faculty, and 13 residents and takes a comprehensive and thorough approach to patient care. In partnership with the Department of Pathology, the Department of Dermatology also administers the highly-regarded and active UC Davis Dermatopathology Service.

The goal for the Chair of Dermatology will be to demonstrate excellence in leadership and effective management to leverage current strengths and to lead the Department to excel in its missions of clinical care, research, education, and community engagement. The successful Chair will model approaches for accomplishing missions that can be applied across the system and will have the opportunity to serve as a leader at the SOM more broadly. In this role, the Chair will be expected to build upon thriving clinical services in the face of the changing landscape in health care; continue to enhance clinical and basic science research and academic programs; support and mentor junior faculty in both research and clinical activities; provide strong leadership that will strengthen departmental infrastructure and cohesion for a geographically distributed department; and build strong partnerships within the School of Medicine, with UC Davis broadly, and various healthcare providers in the region to maximize visibility and impact.

The successful candidate will hold a medical degree and have a distinguished and balanced record in teaching, clinical care, research, and administration. S/he must meet the requirements for appointment as an associate or full professor in the Tenured series at the University of California. Eligibility for licensure in California and board certification are also required.

This position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2014.

The University of California, Davis is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity.
 
Inquiries, nominations, and applications should be directed to David Bellshaw and/or Sabrina Singh at Isaacson, Miller at 4826@imsearch.com or 415.655.4900.

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Director, UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine
School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine

Applications and nominations are invited for the position of Director, UC Davis Center for Comparative Medicine (http://ccm.ucdavis.edu ). The Director will hold a joint administrative and professorial appointment in appropriate departments of the School of Medicine and School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

The Center is a cooperative venture between the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine that is housed in a fully equipped research building with an active funding portfolio of over $97,000,000.  Research programs of the 10 core faculty within the Center focus on the pathogenesis of human disease using experimental animal models, with an emphasis on infectious disease. Current areas of investigation include:  1) viral and bacterial diseases [AIDS, Lyme disease, salmonellosis, cytomegalovirus disease, influenza, Helicobacter pylori, tuberculosis]; 2) vaccine and anti-viral drug development; and 3) cancer biology. As part of its animal modeling mission, the Center oversees the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program (http://mouse.ucdavis.edu). The Center is also strongly integrated with programs at the adjacent California National Primate Research Center.

The Director is responsible for developing and continuing the vision of this unique partnership between the Schools of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine focused on interdisciplinary approaches to animal models of human disease. Responsible for management of the Center; specific responsibilities include: [1] administration of the overall program and facilities of the Center, [2], integration of the Center into the teaching, research and service programs of the two Schools, [3] design and implementation of a development program, [4] participation in instructional programs of the two Schools, and [5] other activities related to integrating the Center into the larger UC Davis research mission. In addition, the successful candidate must maintain an active, extramurally funded animal model-based disease research program.

The University of California is one of the largest and most renowned centers of higher education in the world. The faculty of the University are internationally known for their distinguished academic achievements. UC Davis is ranked 10th nationally among public universities in research funding. The campus lies adjacent to the city of Davis, 14 miles west of Sacramento, 72 miles northeast of San Francisco and 110 miles southwest of Lake Tahoe and the Sierras. The city of Davis has a population of 63,000 and is situated in a beautiful pastoral setting. The University’s student population is approximately 32,000.

Candidates must have [1] MD, DVM, PhD  or combination of these degrees; [2] a broad understanding of modern biomedical science; [3] demonstrated administrative/leadership skills; [4] an active and distinguished research record in the use of animal models to elucidate the mechanisms, prevention and/or treatment of human disease; [5] demonstrated excellence in teaching; [6] a nationally recognized reputation for career achievement and leadership; and [7] experience in the acquisition of extramural funding, including active development of programmatic grants,  and a commitment to work in securing additional funding for the programs of the Center. The Director is expected to qualify for and be appointed as a tenured Professor in an appropriate department in the School of Medicine and/or the School of Veterinary Medicine.

 

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, a curriculum vitae and the names and addresses of three professional references to Christine Herkenrath, Assistant Director, Center for Comparative Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA 95616-8734 [email:cmherkenrath@ucdavis.edu; telephone: 530-752-1245; fax: 530-752-7914]. Nominations should be sent to the same address. For full consideration please submit by February 1, 2013; position open until filled.

UCD is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer committed to a campus climate that embraces diversity.