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Faculty position with responsibility in Anatomic Pathology Quality Activities

Position overview

Salary range: The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 Scale 5. The salary range for this position is $250,000 - $450,000. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Window

Open date: November 21, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Jan 31, 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: Wednesday, Nov 20, 2024 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 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at UCLA, Division of Anatomic Pathology (AP), is searching for an outstanding faculty member with the skills and interest to lead and grow a robust quality and lab stewardship program within the AP Division. Candidate must possess an MD, MD/PhD degree, or equivalent. AP or AP/CP board eligibility or certification is essential. Prior experience conducting quality activities is essential. Prior completion of quality or process improvement training is a plus, but not required. This is an outstanding opportunity for a well-trained and highly motivated individual with a passion for quality work in an academic environment. For individuals with appropriate experience and accomplishments, recruitment as the Director of AP Quality will be considered.

The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience in one or more subspecialty areas of anatomic pathology (or general surgical pathology) and quality improvement activities. Experience or interest in leading and conducting published quality research efforts and a record of academic achievement is a plus. Similarly, interest or experience in being an active member of Pathology and Healthcare quality and lab stewardship organizations is a plus. The applicant should have outstanding interpersonal skills, enthusiasm for teaching, and a collaborative attitude. Eligibility for or current licensure in the state of California is required.

The candidate will also be responsible for clinical service coverage in anatomic pathology. The specific service will depend on the candidate’s experience and interest. The candidate will share responsibility for training residents and fellows. Creative contributions in clinical, educational or research projects are expected.

We seek an outstanding pathologist who will have a collaborative administrative, clinical and academic relationship with other faculty within the Division of Anatomic Pathology and across the Department. The AP Quality and Lab Stewardship section is part of the broader Department Quality and Lab Stewardship efforts and will be expected to work collegially and collaboratively on broader Department objectives, including education. Given the nature of this role, the candidate also will be expected to develop and grow strong collaborative relationships with clinicians and leaders across UCLA Health.

The appointment will be in the Health Sciences Clinical series, at a rank and step commensurate with experience, and as such, creative contributions in clinical activities, educational activities and/or research projects are expected.

We welcome candidates whose experience in clinical work, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine is an integral part of the vibrant UCLA research enterprise and there are numerous opportunities to participate in clinical trials, translational research and basic research. UCLA offers a highly collaborative environment that promotes interactions among faculty in the School of Medicine.

Interested applicants must submit their application materials online at

Confidential review of applications will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Compensation for the position is highly competitive and will be commensurate with experience.

The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 Scale 5. The salary range for this position is $250,000 - $450,000. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MD, MD/PhD degree, or equivalent

Application Requirements

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

  • Bibliography

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Creative Contributions - Examples of creative activities can be found online at:

  • 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.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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