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Chief, Division of Cardiology
Chief, Division of Cardiology
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
The Department of Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA invites applicants and nominations for a nationally recognized academic cardiologist to serve as the Chief of the Cardiology Division. As a preeminent clinician, scholar, educator and administrator, the Chief is eligible for a named endowed chair in cardiology that is linked to this role.
One of the leading cardiology divisions nationally, with one of the country’s largest heart and lung transplant programs and a total research portfolio of ~$38 million, the Division of Cardiology at UCLA comprises a distinguished cadre of more than 119 faculty members across the full spectrum of cardiovascular care and research. In addition to 25 cardiovascular research laboratories, the division includes renowned centers such as the Ahmanson/UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center, the UCLA Cardiac Arrhythmia Center, the UCLA Women’s Cardiovascular Center, the UCLA Research Center at Alhambra/Division of Clinical Epidemiology, the Cardiovascular Development & Regeneration Center and the Ahmanson-UCLA Cardiomyopathy Center. Housed within one of the largest departments of medicine in the country, and located on the campus of an internationally renowned research university with a $1 billion research portfolio, the Division of Cardiology is uniquely poised for transformational cross-disciplinary innovations and leading-edge research.
Reporting to the recently appointed Chair of the Department of Medicine in the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Dr. E. Dale Abel, this is a particularly exciting and dynamic time for the department and the next Cardiology Chief. The Cardiology Division Chief works collaboratively with clinical, academic, and administrative leaders within the department, school of medicine and UCLA Health to advance the mission of excellence in clinical care, education, research, and community engagement, while further elevating the stature of the division in the region and nationally. In addition, the Chief cultivates a collegial, inclusive, and multidisciplinary culture consistent with the principles of the DGSOM’s Cultural North Star, providing mentorship to faculty members, while also upholding UCLA Health’s patient-experience model, CICARE, and promoting clinical quality, safety, and operational distinction.
The ideal candidate is a visionary and distinguished academic cardiologist with an outstanding record of accomplishments in research, education, clinical care and service, who has demonstrated strong leadership skills and a track record of collaboration. The successful candidate will combine an exceptional research background and clinical acumen with superb communication skills and emotional intelligence, an inspiring strategic vision, a dedication to mentorship, development of clinician scientists, and a deep commitment to fostering an equitable environment that is inclusive, humanistic, and respects all facets of diversity. All candidates must hold an MD or equivalent, appropriate academic credentials for a tenured faculty appointment, be board eligible in cardiology, and eligible for licensure in California.
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:
Zhaoping Li, MD, PhD, Search Committee Chair
c/o Bridget Hough, D.M.A.
Director of Academic & Executive Search, UCLA Health
Senate and non-Senate (health sciences comp plan):
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. See Table 5 – Faculty HSCP – Scale 7 (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2022-23/oct-2022-salary-scales/t5-7.pdf). The salary range for this position is $148,000-$922,200. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf), which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.
We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to the University of California commitment 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.
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.
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