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Academic Plastic Surgeon

Application Window

Open date: May 26th, 2021

Last review date: Monday, Aug 30, 2021 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, Apr 30, 2022 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.

Position description

The University of California, Davis, Department of Surgery

Academic Plastic Surgeon

The Department of Surgery at the University of California, Davis, Health System located in Sacramento, California, seeks to hire a full time Plastic Surgeon at the assistant or associate professor level in the Health Science Clinical, Clinical X, or In-Residence series. UC Davis is a large volume Level I Trauma Hospital with an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center and a Level I Children’s Surgical Center.

The candidate selected is expected to engage in the teaching and practice of plastic and reconstructive surgery of patients with facial wounds, congenital deformities and/or breast reconstructive needs; including clinical care, both inpatient and outpatient; and basic science/translational research trials relating to reconstructive surgery and clinical outcomes.

Successful candidate will be appointed at the granted the Assistant or Associate Professor level in the Clinical X, In-Residence or HSCP series depending on experience and qualifications. Expectations of a Clinical X series is to engage in teaching, research, service and clinical work, appointees the In-Residence series are required to participate in teaching, research, University/public service, and patient care and appointees of the HSCP series is to engage in clinical work, teaching and to support departments research mission.

Basic Qualifications:
Qualified candidates must have an M.D. degree, be board certified or board eligible in Plastic Surgery and a California Medical License before the start date. The hire should obtain a California Fluoroscopy Operator’s Permit within the first year of appointment. All candidates must have the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

Preferred Qualifications:
Preferred candidates include experience and capability in plastic and reconstructive surgery. Specific training and experience with aesthetic plastic surgical procedures, including body contouring following bariatric surgery, or research in the areas of reconstructive surgery as a result of trauma, cancer resection, congenital defects and related conditions would also be desirable.

Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit:

For more information, please contact the search committee chair, Lee Pu, MD at

For full consideration, initial applications should be received by June 24, 2021
However, the position will remain open until filled or through April 30, 2022

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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Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • 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
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Job location

Sacramento, Ca