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Physician Surgeon-Scientist, Division of Spine Surgery

Position overview

Position title: Surgeon - Scientist Faculty, Spine
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. The salary range for this position is $198,700-$1.5M.. See Table 5 - Summary: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t5-summary.pdf. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (https://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Window

Open date: November 27, 2023

Next review date: Thursday, Feb 22, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Feb 22, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date.

Position description

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA currently seeks applicants for a faculty position in the Division of Spine Surgery.

Qualified candidates must hold an MD or MD/PhD degree or equivalent, be board-certified/eligible in Orthopaedic Surgery, and have or be eligible for a California medical license. Candidates must have completed an accredited fellowship training program in Spine Surgery. Excellence in research with a track record of extramural funding is preferred.

Candidates should be fully engaged in providing state-of-the-art, patient-centered spine care. We seek an accomplished physician-scientist with interest in developing an academic career and becoming a national leader in the field of spine surgery. Candidates will ideally have a keen interest in building a research program and demonstrate an ability to provide excellent clinical care. Candidates should be enthusiastic about engaging in academically productive scientific inquiry, educating medical students, residents, and fellows, serving the university community, and augmenting one of the nation’s leading departments. Academic appointment level will be commensurate with experience.
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 posted UC salary scales (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html) set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. The salary range for this position is $198,700-$1.5M. See Table 5 - Summary: https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t5-summary.pdf. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan (https://ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.
Interested applicants are asked to provide an updated curriculum vitae, a letter of interest, and a statement on contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. Applicants must submit their application materials online at: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08771

UC Regents Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct:

All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct
https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/1111.html

Confidential inquiries related to this position and/or search may be directed to Senior Academic Personnel Analyst, Kimberly Alvarado, kaalvarado@mednet.ucla.edu.

Cultural North Star: 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 https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star.

Anti-Racism Roadmap: The David Geffen School of Medicine Anti-racism roadmap is our co-created path to ensuring racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to actively dismantling structural racism in our organization as described in more detail at:
https://medschool.ucla.edu/diversity-anti-racism-roadmap

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Qualified candidates must hold an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent. Candidates must also have completed an accredited fellowship training program in Spine Surgery.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • 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 EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 0-3 required (contact information only)

The letter must be dated, signed and addressed to the Department Chair.

Nicholas Bernthal, MD FAOA
Professor and Chair
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF08771

Help contact: kaalvarado@mednet.ucla.edu

About UCLA

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government 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