Chair of Department of Medicine

University of California Los Angeles

Chair, Department of Medicine

Job #JPF05887
  • David Geffen School Of Medicin - DEANS OFFICE-SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 7th, 2020

Next review date: Wednesday, Dec 2, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Feb 24, 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.


The University of California, Los Angeles invites applicants and nominations for a nationally recognized academic leader to join the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) as Chair of the Department of Medicine. As a preeminent clinician, scholar, educator and administrator, the Chair is also eligible for the William S. Adams, M.D. Chair in Medicine and will have the opportunity to concurrently serve as the department’s Executive Medical Director.

The Department of Medicine at UCLA is among the largest and most highly ranked in the country with over 1500 faculty members spanning 14 sub-specialty divisions. Over the past decade, the department has seen enormous growth of its clinical footprint encompassing dozens of clinics and hospitalist teams throughout Southern California while maintaining its position among the top ten departments of medicine in the nation for NIH funding. Recognized for its outstanding contributions to clinical, translational, and basic sciences research, the Department has 33 Endowed Chairs and over $140 million in research funding from the National Institutes of Health. In addition, the Department enjoys productive affiliations with a number of organizations and community hospitals, including Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science, the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Hospital, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, among others.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and the Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM), the Chair works collaboratively with clinical, academic, and administrative leaders to establish and execute the strategic vision of the Department of Medicine within the greater medical enterprise. The Chair cultivates an equitable, inclusive, collegial, anti-racist and multidisciplinary culture consistent with the principles of the DGSOM’s Cultural North Star, while also upholding UCLA Health’s patient-experience model, CICARE, and promoting clinical quality, safety, and operational distinction.

In support of advancing the academic mission of excellence across clinical care, education, research, and community outreach and engagement, the ideal candidate is a nationally recognized individual within a relevant medicine subspecialty, with a deep commitment to advancing diversity, health equity and inclusion alongside scientific excellence, innovation and compassionate care. The successful candidate will demonstrate an exceptional track record in and commitment to the areas that comprise the academic mission, with superb communication skills and an aptitude for collaboration in a complex environment. All candidates must hold an MD or equivalent advanced degree, board certification, appropriate academic credentials for a tenured faculty appointment, and be eligible for licensure in California.

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

Linda Liau, MD, PhD, MBA & Michael Teitell, MD, PhD, Search Committee Co-Chairs
c/o Bridget Hough
Director of Academic & Executive Search, UCLA Health

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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 and Affirmative Action Policy.

Job location

Los Angeles, California


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 Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)