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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Director

Position overview

Position title: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases (IBD) Director

Application Window

Open date: December 8th, 2021

Most recent review date: Monday, May 2, 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 Vatche and Tamar Manoukian Division of Digestive Diseases at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) is seeking a highly regarded, established scientist and exceptional leader with the expertise and skills needed to be the Director of the Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Research Center and advance the distinguished research being conducted at UCLA.

Individuals interested in this position should have a M.D and/or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent), and a national/international reputation in the field of academic gastroenterology and/or immunology with a particular interest in IBD. Candidates must have a strong background in basic research in IBD-related themes (e.g., mucosal immunology) with emphasis on novel approaches, a record of accomplishment of extramural funding, and an excellent research and teaching record of accomplishments consistent with this position. Candidates should have a willingness to foster collaborative interactions between clinical and laboratory scientists, a strong interest in mentoring of junior faculty/fellows in our highly interactive academic and clinical environment, and a commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

The successful candidate will be appointed to a tenured position at the rank of Associate or Full Professor, considered for appointment to the Eli and Edythe L. Broad Foundation Chair in Inflammatory Bowel Disease Research, and equipped laboratory space commensurate with the leadership role this position will play in the division and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA.

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. The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.D and/or Ph.D. degree (or equivalent)

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • 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
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Letters of recommendation will be requested from the applicants when interviews are set-up.

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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. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. 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 the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA