Chair Professor of Urology
University of California Los Angeles
United States

Chair of Urology

Job #JPF09286
  • Deans Office-School Of Medicin / David Geffen School Of Medicin / UCLA

Position overview

Position title:Chair, Department of Urology
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 – Faculty HSCP ( The salary range for this position is $778,500-886,400. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (, provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Window

Open date: April 12, 2024

Next review date: Monday, May 20, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Sunday, Jun 30, 2024 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.

Position description

The University of California, Los Angeles invites applications and nominations for a nationally and internationally recognized urologist to join the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) as Chair of the Department of Urology. As a preeminent clinician, scholar, and leader, the candidate will also be considered for The Fran and Ray Stark Foundation Chair in Urology.

Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences and the Dean of the DGSOM and to the President and CEO of the UCLA Health system via Executive Medical Director, the Chair works collaboratively with clinical, academic, and administrative leaders to establish and execute the strategic vision of the Department of Urology within the greater medical enterprise. The Chair is responsible for advancing the Department’s mission of excellence in clinical care, education, research, and community engagement through the development of educational programs, research and innovation, oversight of clinical operations, financial management, staffing, performance improvement, faculty recruitment, and the strengthening of community partnerships. In addition, the Chair cultivates a collegial, inclusive, and multidisciplinary culture consistent with the principles of the DGSOM’s Cultural North Star, providing mentorship to faculty members, while also upholding UCLA Health’s patient-experience model, CICARE, and promoting clinical quality, safety, and operational distinction.

With a diverse research portfolio, a robust residency and fellowship program, strong partnerships with the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, and clinical sites from Santa Monica to Santa Clarita as well as at Martin Luther King Jr. Community Hospital, the Department of Urology at UCLA comprises a distinguished cadre of approximately 48 faculty members across seven divisions, including Andrology, Endourology, General Urology, Kidney Transplantation, Pediatric Urology, Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgery, and Urologic Oncology. The Department is one of a handful of programs in the country that offers kidney and pancreas transplantation, and the National Institutes of Health has designated UCLA’s prostate and kidney cancer programs as centers of excellence. The Department’s endowment of $48 million includes eleven endowed chairs, a residency endowment, and a faculty research endowment. The Department is deeply committed to providing quality, compassionate care to a diverse population and is a part of the UCLA Health Gender Health Program which has received recognition as an LGBTQ+ Health Care Equity Leader from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation since 2017. The Department collaborates closely with the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, the Institute of Urologic Oncology, and hyperbaric medicine, among others.

Located on the campus of an internationally renowned research university with a $1 billion research portfolio, the Department of Urology is uniquely poised for transformational cross-disciplinary innovations and leading-edge surgical research, including collaborations with the UCLA Samueli School of Engineering to pioneer new methods of delivering care.

The ideal candidate is a distinguished urologist with an outstanding record of accomplishments in clinical care, research, education, and service and an aptitude for interdepartmental collaboration and leadership in a complex environment. The successful candidate will combine an exceptional clinical acumen with superb communication skills and emotional intelligence, experience with strategic planning, a dedication to mentorship, development of clinician scientists, and a deep commitment to fostering an equitable environment that is inclusive, humanistic, and respects all facets of diversity. All candidates must hold an MD or equivalent, have appropriate academic credentials for a tenured faculty appointment and clinical training commensurate with that required for board eligibility, and be eligible for licensure in California.

Confidential inquiries, nominations, or submissions of interest (curriculum vitae and informative personal statement, as well as an EDI statement) are invited and will be considered until an appointment is made:
Nicholas Bernthal, MD and Beth Karlan, MD (Search co-chairs)
c/o Caitlin Hargadon, Sr. Executive Search Consultant, UCLA Health

The posted UC salary scales ( set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 – Faculty HSCP ( The salary range for this position is $778,500-886,400. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan (, provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The shared values of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at

We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to the University of California commitment to diversity and excellence. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

MD degree or equivalent

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements

Referencing will be done with candidate permissions at the appropriate time in the search process.

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As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

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. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.

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Los Angeles, Ca


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