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University of California, Davis: Faculty Position – Spine Surgeon

Recruitment Period

Open date: June 17th, 2019
Last review date: Wednesday, Aug 7, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: Saturday, Jun 6, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Neurological Surgery at UC Davis School of Medicine is recruiting a full-time faculty member in Neurological Surgery specializing in the management of spinal disorders. The position is offered at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level within the Clinical Neurological Surgery or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series. Successful candidates will have the foundation, preparation, and vision to pursue a productive career in academic neurosurgery. Additionally, there is potential for a joint appointment with the VA Northern California Health Care System.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active neurosurgical clinical practice, conduct clinical and/or basic science research, and teach residents and medical students as part of a multidisciplinary team at the UC Davis Spine Center in Sacramento, which includes Orthopedics, PM&R, Pain, and Radiology.

Basic Qualifications
Candidates must possess an MD, DO, or equivalent degree, must be ABNS board certified or eligible, and have completed specialized training in spinal neurosurgery. Candidates must have a background in teaching residents and medical students. Evidence of clinical and/or basic science research is required. Candidates must possess the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment that fosters team science and multidisciplinary patient care. All candidates must have or be able to obtain a California medical license and California Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Permit on or before the start of the appointment.

Preferred Qualifications
A postgraduate spine fellowship is preferred, but those with a strong enfolded fellowship will be considered. Experience with minimally invasive techniques and managing complex spinal deformity is preferred.

Application Process
For full consideration, applications must be received by July 7, 2019. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2020. The following information is required: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for 3 references, and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Qualified candidates should apply online at

For additional information: Kee Kim, MD
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

The UC Davis Department of Neurological Surgery and UC Davis Health teaching hospital are nationally ranked in US News & World Report. Sacramento is centrally located near San Francisco, the Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe with an ideal Mediterranean climate and is one of the top sunniest cities in the U.S. As the capitol of California, it has one of the most diverse populations in the nation.
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 see: 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 UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)