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.

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Division of Palliative Medicine –Research Faculty Member

Job details:

The Division of Palliative Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is recruiting for a Research Faculty Member. The appointment will be made at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor in either the Adjunct or In Residence series.

Candidates must possess an PhD (or equivalent degree), appropriate research training, and a research focus in palliative care. 

Candidates are expected to have or acquire career development award funding as appropriate to their rank and ultimately to develop an independent research program. In addition to expanding their own research program, the faculty member will be expected to collaborate with colleagues within and outside the Division of Palliative Medicine within and outside UCSF; to mentor students, trainees, and other faculty; and to contribute to the academic community of the DPM and UCSF.

Highlights of this role include:

  • A supportive and truly interdisciplinary Division where each member is an equal contributor
  • Dedicated and gifted faculty and staff and outstanding trainees at all levels (medical, nursing and pharmacy students, residents, and adult and pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellows and Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine fellows)
  • Academic environment with commitment to excellence in patient care, education, and research
  • Strong research environment and collaborative culture within the Division and across the UCSF that affords virtually unlimited opportunities for interdisciplinary research, program development, academic productivity, and education.
  • Institutional culture that is highly receptive and friendly to palliative care
  • Protected time for academic work and a structured curriculum for faculty career development and leadership
  • Diverse patient population

Interested applicants should apply with a letter of interest, their CV, a statement of research outlining current and future research activities, a statement of contributions to diversity, and contacts for three references.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

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