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Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery
The Division of Thoracic Surgery in the Department of Surgery at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California is recruiting a faculty member to be a board certified/board eligible (or equivalent) Assistant/Associate Professor of Clinical Surgery. General thoracic surgeons applying for this position must have the skills and interest in general thoracic surgery, exclusively, with a strong emphasis in lung transplant.Â The position is part of our expanding Thoracic Surgery Division.
This role will offer the opportunity for the candidate to work closely with all of the members in the Division of Thoracic Surgery and particularly work closely with the current Surgical Director of the Lung Transplant program. Candidates will be expected to work within the context of a Lung Transplant program that will consist of multidisciplinary care providers. In this capacity there will be clinical, teaching, administrative, and research expectations.Â Additional roles and positions will be available commensurate with the growth of the program.
Qualified candidates will be expected to possess Lung Transplant surgery skills as well as advanced skills in general thoracic surgery. In an order to complement the current transplant program, it would be desirable for the candidate to have gained experience with extracorporeal lung preservation or rehabilitation technologies. Additionally, there is a specific desire to work with a candidate who has the expertise and capabilities to work in a transplant program interested in developing expanded donor and recipient criteria for the purposes of programmatic growth (e.g., DCD and COPD patients, respectively). Â Advanced thoracic surgery skills should include familiarity with all minimally invasive approaches for lung, mediastinal, esophageal, and chest wall operations including but not limited to the thoracoscopic, robotic and uniportal platforms. While the Lung Transplant duties will be carried out predominantly at Keck Medical Center, additional thoracic surgery duties will be associated with travel and coverage of other hospitals in the greater Los Angeles and surrounding areas.
Qualified applicants must be Board Certified or Board Eligible in Thoracic Surgery or must be of an equivalent status if arriving from outside of the United States. Candidates will be expected to work toward UNOS certification. Â New graduates willing to undergo additional training in Lung Transplantation can be considered.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, are encouraged to apply.
The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.Â Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.