Chief, Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology

  • UC San Diego Health
  • San Diego, CA

The Department of Medicine at University of California San Diego Department of Medicine is actively recruiting to fill the tenured position of Chief, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.

The Department of Medicine and Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology are committed to academic excellence and diversity across the faculty, staff, and student body. In 2020, US News & World Report named the University of California San Diego Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology #1 in Best Global Universities for Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and in 2021, US News & World Report named UC San Diego Gastroenterology and Gastrointestinal Surgery #18 in the United States for clinical care.

The UCSD Gastroenterology faculty consists of over 75 faculty and 45 staff members. Clinical care, research, and teaching by faculty members occur at UC San Diego Health and the VA San Diego Medical Center. UCSD GI and Hepatology faculty receive over $35 million in grant funding each year, including $11 million from the NIH. The Division has innovative clinical programs in inflammatory bowel disease, transplant hepatology, motility and advanced endoscopy, outstanding general GI, and T32 funded fellowship programs. The NIH funded San Diego Digestive Diseases Research Center is a national leader in basic, translational, and clinical gastrointestinal and liver research.

The Department is interested in candidates who have demonstrated passion for delivery of outstanding patient care, a track record of outstanding research and excellent teaching, successful leadership experience, and a commitment to diversity and inclusivity.

The appointment is intended to be at the Associate or Full Professor. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales.

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

  • Candidates must have an MD or MD/PhD with an emphasis relevant to Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
  • Candidates must have, or be eligible for, a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California and must be board certified or eligible in Gastroenterology.
  • Candidates must have demonstrated leadership experience in academic medicine, clinical practice, or professional societies.
  • Candidates must have requisite experience and leadership qualities to develop a vision for how to sustain and grow all facets of the division’s missions as well as foster a collaborative and collegial work environment.
  • Candidates must be of high character who lead by example and in a consistent manner, with a clear and visible set of values and beliefs.
  • Candidates must relate well to a wide variety of diverse styles, types, and classes; be open to differences; lead effectively up, down, inside and outside the organization; build diverse networks; treat differences fairly and equitably.
  • Candidates should also have national recognition in clinical, translational, and/or basic research.

Preferred qualifications

  • History of extramural research funding and publications in high impact journals.

Document Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae – Your most recently updated CV
  • Cover Letter (1-2 pages)
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity – Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.
  • Authorization to Release Form – Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.
  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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The University of California, San Diego is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, covered veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. 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. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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