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Chair of Family Medicine

Recruitment Period

Open date: May 31st, 2019

Last review date: Tuesday, Dec 3, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Jun 8, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The UCR School of Medicine invites nominations and applications for the position of Chair of Family Medicine.

The incumbent will report to the Chair of the Division of Clinical Sciences, UCR School of Medicine, and will be responsible for the overall management, academic planning, and budget, recruitment of faculty, oversight of both undergraduate and graduate medical education, resource allocation, and program development for Family Medicine in the Division of Clinical Sciences. This position will also provide leadership and direction in meeting the mission of the School of Medicine.

The successful applicant must qualify for an academic appointment in one of the following series: Ladder Rank Professor, Professor of Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series at the associate or full professor ranks for the position of Chair of Family Medicine.

Founded in 2013, the School of Medicine at UCR is the sixth University of California Medical School and serves the rapidly growing Inland Southern California region by training a much-needed physician workforce and catalyzing innovations in research, education, and healthcare delivery. The UCR School of Medicine’s mission is to improve the health of the community in the Inland Empire, one of the most ethnically diverse and medically underserved areas of the country. UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The successful candidate must possess an MD degree or both MD and PhD degrees, and current board certification in Family Medicine as well as meet the eligibility requirements for a medical license in the State of California. Successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to work successfully with and benefit a diverse student body. Candidate should have a strong record of scholarly activity, evidenced by high quality peer reviewed publications and a record of sustained extramural funding. The successful candidate must possess an excellent clinical record of expertise and a strong commitment to medical student and resident education. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate appropriate administrative experience and a proven record of clinical, academic, and administrative leadership qualities.


Initial review of applications will begin on August 7, 2019, and applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

Cejka Executive Search has been exclusively retained by the University of California - Riverside School of Medicine to assist in the recruitment of Chair of Family Medicine.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 6-10 required (contact information only)