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Vice Chair for Research

Position overview

Position title: Vice Chair for Research
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 $103,800- $1,500,000). 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: February 28, 2024

Next review date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date.

Position description

The David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) is seeking an outstanding individual to serve as Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Currently ranked in the top 5 departments nationally, with a robust research portfolio and a longstanding T32 post-doctoral training grant, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at UCLA comprises a distinguished cadre of more than 80 faculty members across 11 divisions.

The candidate will fill a tenure track position to direct and advance the Department’s bench-to-bedside research program and will work closely with DGSOM leadership including the DGSOM Dean, Vice Dean for Research, and CTSI leadership. Research activities are based in the 25,000 square foot J. Vernon Luck, Sr., M.D. Orthopaedic Research Center. Located at the internationally renowned, and top public university in the United States, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery is uniquely poised for transformational cross-disciplinary innovations and leading-edge research.

The successful candidate will have an established reputation as a scientist with strong research, administrative, organizational and team-building skills who is conversant in basic, translational and clinical aspects of musculoskeletal medicine. The ideal candidate will:

• have a vigorous research program of relevance to the field of Orthopaedic Surgery;
• provide oversite of the research training mission
• provide oversite of research core facilities
• provide an inspiring strategic vision for research in the department to build research programs of high impact to the field of Orthopaedic Surgery;
• demonstrate a full commitment to cultivating a diverse, equitable and inclusive climate;
• actively foster a climate that is supportive of professional development and mentoring for faculty, staff and learners;
• promote team science and collaboration both within the department and between/among other departments and schools at UCLA (e.g., Dentistry, Engineering, the College of Letters and Science);
• cultivate relationships across campus, across the UC System, and with colleagues at national and international levels that will enhance the research output and capability of faculty in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; and participate in various leadership forums within the David Geffen School of Medicine, the clinical enterprise, and the campus, to facilitate the successful execution of the Department's and School's research mission, goals, and values.
• A PhD, MD/PHD, MD (or equivalent degree) is required.

Document requirements include:
• Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g., active grant funding, board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Research
• Statement of Teaching
• Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Please see the following page for more details: https://diversity.ucsf.edu/contributions-to-diversity-statement.
• Misc. / Additional (Optional)

Confidential inquiries, nominations, or submissions of interest (curriculum vitae and informative personal statement, as well as an EDI statement) are invited and will be considered until an appointment is made:

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 $103,800- $1,500,000). 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.

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

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/JPF09131

The University of California is committed to diversity and excellence. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, 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 https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star.

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

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.

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 a PhD, MD/PHD, MD (or equivalent degree).

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates must be eligible for appointment to the University of California regular or in residence professor series with a strong track record as an investigator and educator with a focus on research relevant to skeletal tissues, including scholarly work in basic, translational, or clinical science research. Candidates must have a track record of extramural funding in an area relevant to orthopaedic research. Academic rank will be commensurate with the applicant’s credentials.

Preferred qualifications

Excellence in research, preferably with a track record of extramural funding, is valued.

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • 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
  • 3-5 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/JPF09131

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 University of California’s Affirmative Action Policy, please visit https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-035.pdf.

For the University of California’s Anti-Discrimination Policy, please visit https://policy.ucop.edu/doc/1001004/Anti-Discrimination.

Job location

Los Angeles, CA