The Division of Palliative Medicine provides specialized, person-centered care for patients who are seriously ill in both inpatient and outpatient settings at UCSF Health. We lead local, regional, and national programs aimed at defining and promoting high-quality palliative care, and supporting the ongoing education and development of individual clinicians and palliative care teams.

Current Openings

The UCSF Division of Palliative Medicine (DPM), based at our UCSF Health sites, is seeking applications for full-time faculty.

Our goal is to create opportunities for faculty to achieve academic success and a rewarding career in academic palliative medicine through clinical experiences that match their interests and opportunities for clinical innovation and program development, educational scholarship, research, quality improvement, and more.

Highlights of this role include:
• Outstanding and dedicated colleagues, staff, and trainees of all levels (e.g. medical students, residents, fellows) and of multiple disciplines
• Academic environment with commitment to excellence and innovation in patient care, education, and research
• Strong interdisciplinary teams where each member is highly valued as an equal contributor
• Culture of support, mentorship, and leadership development
• Diverse practice settings, including inpatient palliative care services at multiple sites, outpatient clinics, video telemedicine, and a home-based program
• A cutting-edge research environment within the DPM and across UCSF, which affords virtually unlimited opportunities for research and other types of academic productivity
• Dedicated time for scholarly work and opportunities for leadership of clinical, educational, and research programs
• An institutional culture that is collaborative and highly receptive to palliative care
• A diverse patient population in a beautiful, vibrant city

Candidates may be at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level; rank and series will be commensurate with qualifications. Successful candidates will have outstanding references, clinical expertise, and evidence of or potential for leadership in teaching, research, quality improvement, medical education, program development, or another academic area. Candidates must possess an MD (or equivalent) degree, be board certified in any primary specialty and board certified/eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by hire date. Candidates must also have Palliative Medicine Fellowship training or other comparable experience, and be eligible for licensure in the State of California at the time of hire. Applicants’ materials must list current and/or pending qualifications upon submission.

Interested applicants should apply with 1) a letter of interest that includes a description of their preferred practice setting (e.g. inpatient and/or outpatient palliative medicine) and academic interests, 2) their CV, 3) a statement of their contributions to diversity, and 4) contact information for at least three references (name, position/title, address, email and telephone). Applicants interested in research should include an additional statement outlining current and future research activities.

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