The University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine, invites applications for the position of the Chair of the Department of Radiological Sciences. The position of Chair is the visionary academic leader of the Department. The School of Medicine’s tripartite mission is to discover, teach and heal. It is part of the University of California, Irvine, which is a vibrant scientific and clinical community with outstanding opportunities for collaboration.
The Department is dedicated to conducting leading-edge research, providing the highest quality clinical education and delivering state-of-the-art care to patients through the advanced diagnosis and treatment of disease through biomedical research. It serves as the academic home to 30 Clinical Faculty, 5 Research Faculty, 24 Residents and 11 Fellows. Overall, there are approximately 300 employees within the department and clinical operations. The department performs approximately 200,000 radiological exams per year through the utilization of all imaging modalities, which include conventional radiography, angiography, ultrasonography, CT, MRI and nuclear medicine. With access to some of the most advanced technology available, including a 64-channel PET/CT scanner, high-field MRI scanners, digital mammography and brand-new diagnostic imaging procedure suites, UC Irvine’s radiologists diagnose and treat a variety of conditions, including liver tumors, strokes and uterine fibroids. Our radiologists are subspecialized, possessing advanced expertise in specialties such as molecular imaging, musculoskeletal imaging and breast imaging. Such specialized knowledge results in better and more effective patient care. Thus, our department is frequently called upon to provide specialty interpretations for imaging centers throughout California. The department has an operating budget of $24M and averages over $3 million in annual philanthropy to support its programs. The clinical services have experienced a 10 - 15% growth rate in revenues over each of the last 5 years. All modalities are ACR accredited.
Areas of research interest in the Department of Radiological Sciences include: 1) Development of imaging biomarkers (CT and MR) using deep machine learning algorithms (artificial intelligence) in the diagnosis and treatment monitoring of glioblastoma; characterization of bone metastatic lesions and automated/quantitative detection of skeletal fractures and other bone lesions; and advanced mathematical modeling for prostate cancer detection; 2) Radiation dose reduction strategies in CT imaging, i.e., low-dose cardiac/coronary CTA and myocardial perfusion imaging; 3) Non-contrast MR angiography techniques for cardiovascular imaging; 4) DWI MR imaging techniques for detection of mediastinal and lung tumors; and 5) MRI fat quantification techniques for non-alcoholic hepatic steatosis. Interventional Radiology has been exploring several research avenues including novel therapies for primary and metastatic liver cancer, including combining hypoxia agents with embolization, and oncolytic virus therapy in combination with immune therapy. Moreover, the IR group is studying changes in tissue oxygenation with thrombolysis and peripheral arterial disease (PAD) interventions. The IR faculty is also exploring novel methods of quantifying outcome measures for embolization and ablation including dosimetry, virtual perfusion and imaging of tissue oxygenation during embolization as well as thermometry during ablation.
The Chair should have a strong background in academic leadership and have an international reputation in Radiology, a record of scholarship and/or externally funded research in the discipline, as well as documented success in leading strategic initiatives. The administrative expectations include leadership of the faculty and staff, including programmatic oversight, faculty recruitment, program development, philanthropy and fiscal responsibilities.
Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree, be board certified in Radiology with an academic record sufficient for appointment at the full professor level, and have at least 8 years experience following Fellowship. Candidates must have strong leadership experience, a record of scholarly activity and peer-reviewed publications, a longstanding interest and ability to develop high-level research programs, and extensive experience in innovative models of health care delivery and program development. Candidates should hold or be eligible for a medical license in the State of California. The successful candidate will be responsible for the effective management of all administrative and operational processes of the department. The candidate should have strong evidence of experience in managing clinical services and of supporting the educational and research missions of the department, school and university. The candidate is expected to be capable of collaborating with community leaders to advance the department’s clinical practices throughout Orange County. Candidates must have outstanding interpersonal skills and a demonstrated record of working cooperatively within a diverse academic and clinical environment. The successful candidate will be known as a highly effective communicator, a steadfast mentor and an optimist able to create and convey a compelling vision.
The University of California, Irvine, was founded in 1965 and is the youngest member of the Association of American Universities. UCI has more than 30,000 students, offers 192 degree programs and is located in one of the world’s safest and most economically vibrant communities. UC Irvine Health is a team of nationally regarded physicians, nurses, researchers, clinicians, educators and students, united to improve the lives of the people in our community and beyond. It is a multifaceted organization that is dedicated to the discovery of new medical frontiers, to teaching future healers and to the delivery of the evidence based care. The UCI School of Medicine is one of the top US Medical schools for research and UCI Medical Center is ranked among the nation’s best hospitals for over 16 years.
The University of California, Irvine School of Medicine has partnered with Montgomery & Montgomery executive search firm for this recruitment. Confidential inquiries and/or applications, which should include a curriculum vitae and a one-page statement of interest, may be directed to:
Montgomery & Montgomery
Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload their Curriculum vitae electronically to be considered for the position. A separate statement that addresses past and/or potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion must also be included in the application materials: https://recruit.ap.uci.edu/apply/JPF04310.
The University of California, Irvine 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.
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