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Chair of the Department of Dermatology

Recruitment Period

Open date: July 18th, 2019
Next review date: Tuesday, Sep 17, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.
Final date: Thursday, Oct 10, 2019 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 University of California, Irvine (UCI) School of Medicine, in partnership with Korn Ferry, announces a national search for the Chair, Department of Dermatology.

UCI is ranked No. 7 for “Top Public Schools” by U.S. News and World Report. Forbes named the university the No. 1 best value among public research universities and named UCI among the best places to work in the entire nation. Located in Orange County, the sixth most populous county in the United States, UCI has raised its profile and is in the midst of a significant investment in the health sciences. As part of the Susan and Henry Samueli College of Health Sciences, the UCI School of Medicine is an exemplary academic institution that is advancing medical knowledge and clinical practice through scholarly research (Discover), medical education (Teach) and high-quality care (Heal).

The Department of Dermatology at UC Irvine's School of Medicine is committed to advancing clinical care, education and research to help patients with varying dermatological conditions. The department's world-class faculty is dedicated to preparing medical students and residents for careers in academia and private practice, and the diversity of their education interests and research interests include alopecia areata, atopic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancer, systemic lupus erythematosus, vitiligo, and many other dermatological conditions.

The next Chair for the Department of Dermatology will further have the opportunity to shape and expand the department through investments to support growth in extramural research grants and articulating a vision that inspires others. The successful candidate will be a nationally recognized scholar and forward-thinking leader, one with a distinguished record of achievement in research and scholastic work, building academic programs, and administration. The chair must demonstrate transparency, a deep sense of professionalism, commitment to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, an unwavering ethical compass, and strong support for integrative health and interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration.

Qualified candidates will: have earned an MD or MD/PhD (or equivalent) and be board certified by the American Board of Dermatology, be eligible for appointment as a full professor, and be eligible for a medical license in the state of California. Candidates must demonstrate a record of scholarly productivity and involvement in academic societies at a national level.

Korn Ferry is assisting UC Irvine with this important recruitment. Please forward, as soon as possible, applications or nominations of appropriate candidates to:

Deborah Wing, MD, MBA and Tonika Lam, PhD
Korn Ferry

To apply, please log onto UCI’s recruitment site -
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

Document requirements include
•Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
•Cover Letter
•Statement of Research
•Statement of Teaching - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
•Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to diversity will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence.
•Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
•3-5 required (contact information only)

UCI is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. A recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity, UCI is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, supports work-life balance through an array of family-friendly policies, and is dedicated to broadening participation in higher education.


Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)