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Section Chief of Geriatrics

Application Window

Open date: October 15th, 2021

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 25, 2022 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: Thursday, Jun 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 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, residents, 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 research 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.

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct.

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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

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.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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.

Application Requirements

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 https://academicaffairs.ucdavis.edu/faculty-equity-and-inclusion for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 6 required (contact information only)
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04386

Help contact: sidias@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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 UC Davis positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

The university is consistently ranked among the top institutions in the world for campus sustainability practices by the UI Green Metric World University Rankings. UC Davis is focused on achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions and repeatedly shown its commitment to preserving a healthy and sustainable environment for generations to come.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Appendix F, Section II.C. of the policy for applicable deadlines. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.