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Ophthalmic Hospitalist

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Open date: May 3rd, 2021

Last review date: Thursday, Jul 1, 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: Friday, Dec 31, 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.

Position description

The University of California Davis Eye Center, Department of Ophthalmology & Vision Science, is accepting applications for a hospital-based ophthalmologist at the assistant or associate professor level. This position is designed for an individual interested in working closely with residents in providing hospital-based ophthalmic care and consultation in our 625 bed tertiary academic hospital and Level 1 trauma center. The UC Davis Medical Center serves a highly diverse catchment area and cares for a wide breadth of ophthalmic pathology. Responsibilities will include staffing ophthalmic consults with residents and developing a clinical curriculum in hospital-based ophthalmology. Opportunities for interdisciplinary curriculum development for trainees in emergency medicine and related fields will be available to interested candidates. The hospitalist will be supported by our department’s ophthalmic subspecialists for both medical and surgical management when needed. Trauma surgery (e.g. ruptured globes) will be shared equally among all faculty and will not be the sole responsibility of the ophthalmic hospitalist. We anticipate that the rotation with our hospitalist will be a highly valuable and foundational clinical experience for our residents, and this individual will have the opportunity to serve on program leadership committees regarding resident assessment and curriculum development.

Opportunities for participating in surgery (e.g. rupture globe repairs) will be available. Candidates must have an MD or DO degree, be board certified or eligible, and possess or be eligible for licensure in the state of California.

For more information, please visit the department website at:

Qualified applicants should apply online by uploading a Cover Letter, CV, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Research, Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, and 3 Letters of Recommendation at:

For first consideration, applications must be received by May 31, 2021. However, the position will remain open until filled through December 31, 2021.

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 an accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    The candidate must have an MD or MD/PhD, be board certified or eligible, possess or be eligible for licensure in the state of California, have a demonstrated passion for teaching, and clinical care experience in ophthalmology.

Preferred qualifications

    Demonstrable commitment to the University's mission of research, teaching, and service.

    Award achievements in outstanding clinical care and teaching.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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 required (contact information only)

Should the applicant be selected for an interview, the Department will reach out post-interview for statements from the references provided.

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Job location

Sacramento, CA