Division Chief of Rheumatology (Associate/Full Professor)

Rheumatology Division Chief (Associate/Full Professor) at UC Irvine

Position: Division Chief of Rheumatology (Associate/Full Professor)
Location: Irvine, CA
Status: Full-time
Company: Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine
Specialty: Rheumatology; Rheumatology Medicine
Salary + Benefits: Competitive Salary; Generous Benefits Package; Relocation Assistance


Rheumatology Division Chief Description

The Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine is seeking a dynamic leader with strong credentials in clinical medicine and basic, translational or clinical research to serve as the Rheumatology Division Chief. The successful candidate will embody academic stature, accomplished clinical skills, and leadership and management skills to build and expand all aspects of Rheumatology Medicine at UCI, while advancing the research and educational activities of the program. This is a tenure/tenure-track, or Clinical of Medicine senate faculty position at the Associate/Full Professor level. Academic credentials including NIH or other federal grants and prior record of high impact publications are preferred.

The Division of Rheumatology at UC Irvine’s School of Medicine is committed to providing exceptional care for patients with a broad range of musculoskeletal conditions and rheumatic diseases. Our faculty members are experts in the diagnosis and management of all types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis, spondyloarthritis and crystalline arthritis, as well as such complex connective tissue disorders as systemic lupus, systemic vasculitis, myositis, and scleroderma. These physicians also are involved in clinical trials and research that seek to advance treatment and therapies for these conditions. 

As part of Orange County’s only academic medical center, UCI is home to one of 50 National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer centers and holds a NIH Clinical Translational Science Award. Additionally, the School of Medicine has been ranked among the 50 best U.S. medical schools for research, and it is widely is regarded as one of California’s leading research institutions. Join us and become part of something great.

The Position:
Candidate Responsibilities:

The Rheumatology Division Chief will be expected to deliver patient care in an academic setting, teach medical students, residents, fellows, engage in an independent and extramurally – funded clinical research program, and provide service to the University. Additionally, the Division Chief will continue to build the clinical activities of the program and bring a strong research component to the division. Candidates with current funding are preferred, but candidates who apply for funding once hired will be considered.

The incumbent will be expected to perform a combination of the following duties:

Criteria for the Professor of Line Series:

  • Academic credentials including NIH or other federal grants and prior record of high impact publications are preferred.
  • Direct patient care conduct and substantial and meaningful research.
  • Teach residents and medical students.
  • Perform public and University services.

Excellent teaching is an essential criterion for appointment in this series. Priority will be given to candidates with a proven track record of academic productivity, as demonstrated through high-impact publications, thematic-based research, and/or grant funding.

Criteria for the Professor of Clinical “X” Series:
The incumbent will be expected to direct patient care conduct, substantial and meaningful research; teach residents and medical students; and perform public and University service. 

Professional Qualifications: 

  • M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree(s).
  • Board certification or eligibility in field of Rheumatology.
  • Active and unrestricted California Medical License or eligibility for California Medical Licensure.
  • Rank and academic track will be commensurate with candidate training, qualifications, and experience.

Personal Qualifications/Experience:

  • A strong record of research and funding, including NIH and/or other federal awards and a prior record of high impact publications are preferred.
  • Excellent leadership and clinical skills.
  • Interest in clinical teaching.

Discover Irvine, CA

Irvine, California is an economic powerhouse and offers an extraordinary quality of life. Located in the heart of beautiful Orange County, UCI is nestled between Los Angeles and San Diego counties and just five miles from SoCal’s sunny shores. A cornerstone of Irvine, one of the safest cities in the U.S. and home to Southern California’s burgeoning tech coast, UCI is the perfect place to study, work, live and play. UCI’s close proximity to shopping, amusement parks, premier arts and cultural centers, and industry leaders make UCI a destination unlike any other. Discover how Irvine combines the best of a college town community with the vibrant opportunities of a bustling city.

For more than 40 years, residents and businesses have been choosing the City of Irvine because of its dedication to maintaining its reputation as one of the safest, master-planned, business-friendly communities in the country.

Application Instructions:

For confidential consideration, along with additional details about this opportunity, those interested must contact:
Elaine Auerbach
Managing Partner & Practice Leader
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
eauerbach@kbic.com or academicmedicine@kbic.com 
(972)265-5259 – Direct

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

University of California, Irvine has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to provide executive search services for UCI Health. The University of California, Irvine 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, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UCI nondiscrimination policy.  

The University of California, Irvine is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. UCI is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is the recipient of an NSF Advance Award for gender equity.

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