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Academic Colorectal Surgeon and Chief

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 18th, 2019

Last review date: Monday, Nov 18, 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, Oct 17, 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 University of California, Davis, Department of Surgery
Colorectal Surgeon and Chief, Division of Colorectal Surgery

The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis located in Sacramento California, seeks to hire a full-time Colorectal Surgeon and Chief of the Division of Colorectal Surgery at the associate or full professor level in the Health Science Clinical Professor, Clinical X or In-Residence series. The Division of Colorectal Surgery is a Rectal Cancer Center of Excellence accredited program by the American College of Surgeons, one of nine in the United States.

The ideal candidate should have acquired a history of progressive leadership and administration in addition to experience in clinical and educational programs, including successful research activities in basic science, clinical outcomes or translational research. The Chief will provide a strategic and operational plan that will lead to substantial growth of the colorectal division and establish the program as the regional leader for patients with both malignant and benign diseases of the colon and rectum. They will also maintain the ACS Rectal Cancer Center of Excellence accreditation and work with our NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Basic Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must possess a Medical Degree, must be board certified/eligible in Colorectal Surgery; and have completed an approved Colorectal Fellowship. The candidate must acquire a California Medical License before the appointment start date; and obtain a California Fluoroscopy Operator’s Permit within the first year of appointment. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Include experience with basic and complex colorectal surgery, including minimally invasive and robotic surgery. Specific training and experience with transanal total mesorectal excision in rectal cancer. The ideal candidate will have vision and willingness to grow a program of excellence.

Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: by uploading a Letter of Interest outlining research, educational, and administration experience, curriculum vitae with bibliography, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names and contact info of at least three professional references.

Salary and level of appointment will be based upon experience and qualifications.

For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Robert Canter, MD at:

For full consideration applications must be received by: November 14, 2019
However, the position will remain open until filled through: October 13, 2020

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Job location

Sacramento, CA

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Document requirements
  • Cover Letter - Cover letter of interest outlining research, educational, and administration experience.

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

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

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-6 required (contact information only)