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Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences

The University of California, Davis School of Medicine invites exceptional candidates to apply for the position of Chair of the Department of Public Health Sciences. The successful candidate will be an experienced public health researcher and academic leader who can guide and significantly improve public health quality and health care effectiveness regionally, nationally, and around the world.

The UC Davis School of Medicine is part of the UC Davis Health System, which is also comprised of the 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. UCDHS has more than 10,000 faculty and staff and an annual budget of $1.6 billion; UC Davis is an established leader in the use of telecommunications and information technology to advance health. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked the SOM among the top 50 medical schools in the nation.

The goal for the Chair of Public Health Sciences will be to demonstrate excellence in leadership of the Department to excel in its missions of research, education, community engagement, and collaborations across multiple disciplines in the advancement of epidemiology, biostatistics, environmental health, health policy and health care delivery. The Chair will be expected to leverage relationships and rich and diverse assets across the School of Medicine, the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, the School of Veterinary Medicine and across the campus, demonstrating effective strategic management to advance the Department’s and UC Davis’ collective public health mission. In this role, the Chair will address a number of key opportunities and challenges. In particular, the Chair will: craft a vision and strategic plan for the Department that grows and integrates the public health mission at UC Davis; build and drive a collaborative approach to research and education around broad health themes and research strengths; build the impact and capacity of the Department through attention to strengthening programs and critical mass of faculty for the long-term goal of creating a School; and, develop and grow diverse resource streams that enable the public health sciences mission.

Screening of complete applications will begin immediately and continue until the completion of the search process. Applicants should send three separate documents: a detailed letter of application: a curriculum vita or resume; and a list of 8 references including complete contact information and a description of the relationship to the applicant to 4740@imsearch.com. Electronic submission of applications and correspondence is strongly preferred. Inquiries and nominations can be submitted to the same e-mail address or one can contact the search firm representatives at the address or phone number listed: Deborah Hodson and Lindsay Gold, Isaacson, Miller, 1000 Sansome Street, Suite 300, San
Francisco, CA 94111, 415.655.4900.

This position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2014.

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