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General/Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgeon - HS Assistant Clinical Professor

Application Window

Open date: September 1st, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Oct 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: Monday, Nov 1, 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 Department of Surgery, Division of General Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the Assistant Level in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor series.

The UCLA bariatric surgery program seeks a bariatric surgery fellowship trained, board eligible or board certified bariatric surgeon to join our program. Applicants must possess an M.D. degree or equivalent to apply and be eligible for a California Medical license. This position offers teaching, clinical and research opportunities in a large academic center. This individual will spend part time with VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare general surgery. This individual will be primarily responsible for building the bariatric program at UCLA Santa Monica hospital and make it an ASMBS Center of Excellence for bariatric surgery in 2-3 years. Training/experience in new techniques such as endoscopic bariatric procedures and duodenal switch is required. The candidate will supervise and teach residents, medical students and other trainees. The main teaching responsibilities include FLS, FUSE, FES and robotic training for the residents and other trainees. The ideal candidate should also have strong research background with a good publication record. The candidate is expected to be productive in surgical outcome, robotic surgery or basic research.

The University of California seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

Interested applicants must submit their application materials online at:

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to:

Erik Dutson, M.D.
Chief, Minimally Invasive & Bariatric Surgery

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    M.D. degree or equivalent

Application Requirements

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

  • Letter of Interest

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

No references are being requested at this time.

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Campus Information

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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

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Job location

Los Angeles, CA