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Section Chief of Geriatrics

Recruitment Period

Open date: September 1st, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Sep 21, 2020 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, Jun 30, 2021 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 Internal Medicine at the UC Davis School of Medicine is seeking an exceptional academic leader experienced in clinical operations to develop, lead, and grow the clinical efforts and scholarship within the Section of Geriatric Medicine. Successful applicants will be eligible for appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level in the Clinical Professor of Medicine or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series, have prior clinical leadership experience and a passion for patient care and education. Join and lead the Section of Geriatric Medicine in the number 9th ranked Primary Care Program in the country by US News and World Report, Ranked 18th in the nation in Geriatric Medicine.

UC Davis Health is an academic medical center that includes a medical group, a top-ranked school of medicine, a 619-bed acute care hospital, a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center, the unique MIND Institute for the study of neurodevelopmental disorders, a level 1 trauma center, outpatient clinics in communities throughout the Sacramento region and the highest funded Alzheimer’s Disease Center in the nation. Consistently ranked among the nation’s top medical schools and best hospitals, UC Davis has established itself as a national leader in telehealth, rural medicine, cancer, neurodevelopmental disorders, vascular medicine, and trauma and emergency medicine. UC Davis was recently ranked as the 5th best public university in the United States.

The incoming Section Chief will participate in the development and expansion of a robust multidisciplinary geriatric medicine program serving the community, its patients, students, and the UC Davis research mission. This position is planned to be the first of several faculty hires in the expansion of the geriatric program as UC Davis is leveraging a number of unique attributes in research and clinical care to expand services for the Northern California region. UC Davis is committed to supporting the development of a Geriatric Fellowship Program to further develop the section. As Section Chief, participate in delivering direct care to older adults at UC Davis Health clinics, supervising internal medicine residents in their Geriatrics Clinic, curriculum development, and developing clinical program outreach strategies to support the overall delivery system for older adults.

The Section Chief will also be the holder of the Endowed Chair in Healthy Aging and Geriatrics. The responsibilities of the Endowed Chair include: recruit and retain faculty clinicians who are skilled in the are and science of caring for the elderly; engage in teaching and mentoring of medical students, residens, and other health sciences trainees in the area of geriatrics and aging; conduct research in the area of geriatrics and health aging; ensure that this reserach is readily shared throughout the UC Davis Health System, UC system and regularly updated to meet the needs of California's citizenry; establish strong collaborations with investigators with similar interests in geriatrics and health aging; perform service to the Department of Internal Medicine and the broader community in which it is situated; provide leadership in the area of geriatrics and healthy again and be fully engaged in activities in the Department of Internal Medicine; enhance the academic and intellectual life of the Health System, School of Medicine, and campus as a whole.

We are seeking applicants who are board certified in Internal Medicine and Geriatric Medicine with a history of demonstrated excellence in clinical care, teaching, and leadership. Candidates must possess a strong interest in graduate and undergraduate medical education, possess outstanding clinical and communication skills, and have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse team environment.

UC Davis is located in one of the most historic locations in California less than two hours from Napa, Tahoe, and San Francisco. Our city features an astounding array of landmarks, parks, amenities, and additional remarkable attractions. The city offers a host of special events and programs designed to celebrate our region’s people, heritage, and community, and you will have endless opportunities to experience adventure in the scenic nature and consistent sunshine.

For first full consideration, applications must be received by September 21, 2020. This position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021.

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, contact information for six references, statement of diversity, and their curriculum vitae online at

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

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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. More information is available

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots, and residential space.

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

  • Cover Letter

  • 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.

Reference requirements
  • 6 required (contact information only)