The Department of Urology (https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/urology/) pursues a tripartite mission of innovative research, education, and clinical care in a highly diverse environment. The Department and the School of Medicine at UC San Diego are committed to academic, scientific, and clinical excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body.
In 1960, the University of California established UC San Diego as an integral part of the UC system. From the outset, it emphasized educating the next generation of California scientists and engineers, and expanded with the launch of the School of Medicine in 1968. Like its parent university, the school has placed a high standard upon linking basic and clinical discovery with outstanding, advanced methods for delivering compassionate care to patients. At present, UC San Diego boasts national and international accolades for the excellence of its education programs; the School of Medicine consistently ranks among the Top 10 in research funding; and its clinical programs have earned a number of distinguished awards for quality patient care. UC San Diego Health ranks in the top tier of academic hospitals and health systems, and over the past few years has constructed a number of incredible new inpatient and outpatient spaces.
The Department of Urology invites applications for the role of Department Chair. Reporting to the Dean, School of Medicine and the CEO of the Health System, the Chair will be responsible for the Department's overall management, academic planning, budget, personnel, resource allocation, and programs. As a new academic department in the School of Medicine, the Chair will play major role in the planning and development of the academic curriculum and research portfolio. Sufficient infrastructural support will be provided to allow the Chair to maintain a clinical practice. Given the interdisciplinary nature of education and research at UC San Diego, there will be opportunities to catalyze interactions among programs and foster a culture of learning across the continuum of biomedical research and education, including in partnership with the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Jacobs School of Engineering, and other campus partners.
The UC San Diego Department of Urology has a diverse faculty of nearly 20 full-time academicians and 15 residents. The Department has undergone significant expansion since 2007, adding subspecialty programs in infertility and andrology, urinary stone disease and endourology, and reconstructive urology to the already outstanding programs in urologic oncology, women's pelvic medicine, and pediatric urology. Its educational programs are regarded among the best in the country, with a highly sought after urology residency program, as well as fellowship programs in urologic oncology, endourology, pediatric urology, female pelvic medicine reconstructive surgery and reconstructive urology. The Department has also experienced tremendous clinical growth over the past decade, more than doubling the number of patient visits and surgical procedures. This expansion has also fostered an increasing research portfolio with expansion of the funding from the National Institute for Health, VA and private foundations.
UC San Diego seeks candidates whose leadership capabilities and experience, teaching, research, and/or community service have prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence. As with similar roles, the Chair is expected to abide by UC San Diego's Guidelines for Department Chairs Duties, including in the areas of faculty recruitment, diversity, service, and other policies and regulations. Ability to represent credibly, reliably, effectively, and tactfully the Dean to campus and external constituencies. Candidates with a strong commitment to clinical care, research, teaching, and public service are encouraged to apply.