Chair, Department of Ophthalmology

University of California, San Francisco

The School of Medicine at UC San Francisco seeks an outstanding individual to lead its Department of Ophthalmology. The successful candidate will have a national reputation as a leader in academic medicine with strong administrative and organizational skills. The individual chosen will hold responsibility for the overall direction of this distinguished Department. Among other specific responsibilities, the Department Chair:

• Acts collaboratively and makes decisions based on what will bring the greatest benefit to the Department, the School, and the overall institution, balancing the needs of the department with the needs of the School and University
• Actively fosters, and demonstrates full commitment to cultivating, a diverse, equitable and inclusive climate
• Actively fosters a climate that is supportive of professional development and mentoring for faculty, staff and learners
• Promotes teamwork both within a department and between/among other departments in all aspects of academic and clinical functions
• Serves as a role model for the department by demonstrating commitment to the School’s and the University’s core values and ideals
• Upholds the University’s Code of Conduct, demonstrating the highest ethical and professional standards, respect and concern for individuals and the institution, and promoting personal and professional responsibility and accountability in all activities
• Cultivates relationships across the campus among other departments and schools, across the UC System, and with colleagues at national and international levels; and
• Works collaboratively with San Francisco and Bay Area community leaders to identify learning and research opportunities that will benefit all.

An MD or equivalent degree required.

How to Apply

Please apply online at

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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.


Human Resources

400 Parnassus Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94143
United States

Posting #

2022-02-04 (AdID:687)