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Academic Surgical Oncologist/Breast Surgeon

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $296,205-$601,901. This position includes membership in the Health
Sciences Compensation Plan

Application Window

Open date: March 19, 2024

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 22, 2024 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: Tuesday, Mar 18, 2025 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 Surgery at the University of California, Davis, Health System located in Sacramento, California seeks to recruit a full-time Academic Breast Surgeon/Surgical Oncologist at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in the Clinical X, Health Science Clinical Professor or In-Residence series depending on experience and qualifications. UC Davis has an NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center.

The selected candidate will work within the Division of Surgical Oncology and broadly within the UC Davis NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center. The emphasis of this recruitment is for a breast surgical oncologist who specializes in all areas of breast surgical care. The successful candidate will have substantial opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and will be expected to leverage the strengths of the UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in translational research, including the development and implementation of clinical trials. Based on clinical and leadership experience, candidates may be considered for leadership opportunities and lead the expansion of our existing breast cancer program.

The candidate will be expected to participate in clinical care, teaching, research, and university service depending on academic series. Expectations of the Clinical X and In-Residence series are to engage in teaching, research, service, and clinical work. Expectations of the Health Science Clinical Professor series are to engage in clinical work, teaching and to support the department’s research mission.

Qualified applicants should apply online at UC Recruit: by uploading current curriculum vitae with a bibliography, letter of interest outlining research, educational, and administrative experience, and the names and contact info of at least three professional references.

For more information, please contact the Search Committee Chair, Robert J. Canter, MD at:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• Must possess a Medical Degree.
• Ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• Must be able to obtain a California Medical License
• Completion of an approved Breast or Surgical Oncology Fellowship with an emphasis in breast care.
• Must be board certified or board eligible in Surgery

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 letters of reference required
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Job location

Sacramento, CA