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Academic Pediatric Surgeon

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 17th, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Nov 14, 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: Wednesday, Sep 16, 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

Academic Pediatric Surgeon

The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis located in Sacramento, California seeks to recruit one with the possibility of two full-time academic pediatric surgeons at the Assistant or Associate rank in the Clinical X, or In-Residence series depending on experience and qualifications.

The successful candidates should have a strong interest in minimally invasive and pediatric surgical oncology with a focus on translational research. The selected candidates will have responsibilities on the surgery service which include general pediatric, thoracic, trauma and fetal surgical specialties at the University of California Davis Health, Children’s Hospital, and Shriner’s Hospital for Children – Northern California. The selected candidates are expected to participate in teaching, clinical care, both inpatient and outpatient, in addition to research relating to pediatric and fetal surgery. Dependent upon the academic series, the individuals will be expected to develop a research focus in pediatric surgery and develop the surgical oncology area of the division, or equivalent academic endeavor.

Basic Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must possess a Medical Doctorate, have graduated from an ACGME accredited pediatric surgery residency program, have completed an approved pediatric surgical fellowship and be board certified or eligible in general surgery and pediatric surgery. A commitment to research activity is required. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is also required.

Preferred Qualifications:
Demonstrated clinical teaching and health services research skills, and experience in minimally invasive pediatric surgery, trauma, pediatric surgical oncology and fetal therapy.

Additional Qualifications:
Candidates must acquire a CA Medical License, and California Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator’s permit before the appointment start date.

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

For immediate consideration applications should be received by October 14, 2019
However, the position will remain open and applications will continue to be accepted until filled or through September 16, 2020

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

For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Shinjiro Hirose, MD at:

This recruitment is conducted at the assistant/associate rank. The resulting hire will be at the rank of assistant or associate, regardless of the proposed appointee's qualifications.

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 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, 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
  • 3-4 required (contact information only)