University of California, Davis – School of Medicine
Dr. Allison Brashear, UC Davis’s newly appointed Dean of the School of Medicine and Professor of Neurology, with the advice and counsel of a faculty Recruitment Advisory Committee, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Radiology. As a key part of the leadership of UC Davis Health, the next Chair of the Department of Radiology has primary responsibility for the oversight of the tripartite mission of the Department. The next Chair will be expected to build upon the Department’s long history of clinical excellence and research innovation to further advance a vision for the Department centered upon the effective delivery of clinical care, increased scholarly impact, and the development of world-class trainees. Under the leadership of Dean Brashear, the UC Davis School of Medicine is undertaking several new initiatives that will further advance the school’s position of national and industry leadership.
The next Chair of the Department of Radiology will have the opportunity to build on existing outstanding clinical, teaching, and research programs and will play a key leadership role in advancing the mission, operations and service of the department within the medical school, the medical center and UC Davis Health more broadly, given the Department’s integral role providing imaging service in support of the clinical enterprise and integrated research programs. It is expected that the next Chair of Radiology have the following qualifications:
A national reputation in Radiology;
Experience in partnership across schools and departments to build programs of excellence;
The strategic acumen to develop a vision to direct the Department forward with transparent and collaborative leadership;
The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment while advancing cooperative partnerships across the campus;
A strong track record of leadership in academic medicine as well as superior clinical service, scholarly achievements, and distinctive clinical, research, and educational program development;
Expertise in financial and extramural funding administration; and,
Experience in the successful recruitment, and retention, of a talented, diverse, engaged, and comprehensive faculty.
Qualified candidates must have an M.D. or equivalent degree, be board-certified by the American Board of Radiology, boarded in subspecialty if subspecialty trained, have a published research portfolio and be eligible for a California Medical License. The candidates must also possess academic credentials that qualify for appointment as Full Professor in the Ladder Rank (Regular), In Residence, or Clinical Investigator (Clinical X) series at the University of California.
About the UC Davis Department of Radiology
The UC Davis Department of Radiology is nationally recognized for its work and recently unveiled the world’s first medical imaging scanner – one that can capture a 3D picture of the whole human body at once. Conceived and developed by UC Davis scientists, the EXPLORER scanner is a combined positron emission tomography (PET) and X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner that can image the entire body at the same time. The machine captures radiation far more efficiently than other scanners, so EXPLORER can produce an image in as little as 1 second and, over time, produce movies that can track specially tagged drugs as they move around the entire body.
The Radiology department comprises of 54 faculty and performs 400,000 exams each year. The department faculty group includes 47 clinical faculty and 7 research faculty. A high ratio of faculty to residents provides for careful resident supervision on all cases. The radiology department has an extensive teaching file of radiographs and videodiscs including the American College of Radiology collection, StatDx, RadPrimer and a museum of interesting teaching cases. A well-stocked department library contains current editions of most radiology sub-specialty textbooks, radiology journals, videotapes, and a collection of CD-ROMs and videodiscs for computerized learning programs.
The Department of Radiology has very close collaborative ties with the Department of Biomedical Engineering. Areas of excellence in medical research include (but are not limited to) cellular therapeutics, neuroscience, musculoskeletal diseases and cancer. Clinical research is facilitated by the NIH-funded Clinical and Translational Sciences Center. Other partners and resources include the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging and the California National Primate Research Center.
About the UC Davis School of Medicine
UC Davis is a member of the Association of American Universities and ranks 11th among public research universities nationwide, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. UC Davis’s academic and research programs span 10 schools and colleges, which include the areas of Biological Science, Engineering, Letters and Science, and Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, as well as graduate and professional schools in medicine, nursing, veterinary science, law, education, and management.
Collaboration across disciplines is a key differentiator of UC Davis from other Tier 1 research universities.
The UC Davis School of Medicine is ranked 9th nationally in primary care and 30th in research, according to US News & World Report. The School of Medicine was recently the nation’s top NIH-funded research center for Alzheimer’s Disease, and it is regularly among the top funded in neurology and other image- intensive specialties. Annually, the school receives over $315 million in research funding, a number that was up $15 million year over year. The school has classroom and lab space on both the Davis Campus and the downtown Sacramento campus locations. The school is part of UC Davis Health, which also includes the Betty Irene Moore School of Nursing, a 1,000-physician community network, and the nationally ranked UC Davis Medical Center.
The UC Davis School of Medicine has retained Russell Reynolds Associates, an executive search firm, to assist in this recruitment effort. The Recruitment Advisory Committee, co-chaired by Dr. Lydia Howell, Chair of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Sciences, and Dr. Fernando Santana, Chair of the Department of Physiology & Membrane Biology, is intending to conduct its first round of confidential interviews in early 2020, so time is of the essence.
The confidential review of nominations and screening of complete applications will begin immediately and will continue until an appointment is made. Prospects nominated and/or those who wish to be considered by the Recruitment Advisory Committee must provide an electronic version of their cover letter/statement of interest (include a brief bullet point summary of administrative roles they have held and their accomplishments in each, particularly in an academic medical center), as well as a diversity statement addressing aspirations and contributions to promoting equity, inclusion, and diversity in their professional careers, curriculum vitae, a list of at least six professional references and an Authorization to Release Information form (https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/authorization-release-form.pdf). To be ensured of full consideration, email the items above to UCD.Radiology@russellreynolds.com. Electronic submission of the requested materials is required. For additional information, inquiries, nominations, and applications please email UCD.Radiology@russellreynolds.com.
UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.