Chief, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine

University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine

  • Location: Los Angeles, CA

We are seeking a Chief for the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care & Sleep Medicine for the USC Keck School of Medicine. Apply within!The Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) was established in 1885 as the region’s first medical school and the second professional school founded at USC. The Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine (PCCSM) strives towards excellence in all three academic missions, providing exceptional clinical care, robust basic and clinical research programs and outstanding opportunities for training of the next generation of clinicians in the highly sought-after fellowship programs. The Pulmonology & Lung Surgery program was ranked #12 nationally in the U.S. News & World Report 2020-21 Best Hospitals Honor Roll.

Faculty and fellows currently provide services in seven ICUs across three facilities, Los Angeles County+USC Medical Center (LAC+USC), Keck Hospital of USC (KH) and USC Norris Cancer Hospital (Norris), and offer several specialty clinical services including the USC Center for Advanced Lung Disease, the ILD Center of Excellence, and the Anton Yelchin Adult Cystic Fibrosis Center, among others.

The Division has a strong and expanding basic science research enterprise with a focus on lung injury, repair and regeneration. The Hastings Center for Pulmonary Research was established in 2014 with an initial gift of $7.5 million over 5 years to create a center of excellence for lung research at USC. A multidisciplinary research hub, the center features specialists in basic lung biology, epigenetics, respiratory health, regenerative medicine and stem cell research. In 2018, the Hastings Foundation renewed their commitment to support the HCPR for an additional ten years following impressive advancements that have emerged from the center.

Position Overview

The Department of Medicine at University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine is seeking a distinguished physician-scientist to serve as Chief of the Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care, and Sleep Medicine with an academic appointment as Associate or Professor of Medicine. Applicants should have an established record of extramural research funding, administrative and educational leadership experience along with clinical expertise in pulmonary and critical care medicine.


  • MD or equivalent degree. Residency training in Internal Medicine and fellowship in Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine. ABIM board-certification in Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine.
  • Able to obtain full, unrestricted licensure to practice medicine in California.
  • Academic accomplishments commensurate with appointment at the rank Associate Professor or Professor at USC.
  • Active research program with strong track record of extramural funding.
  • National and international reputation of excellence, with recognition for hers/his expertise in the field.
  • Business acumen and fiscal knowledge sufficient to manage academic budgets and divisional funds flow.
  • Strong, visionary, inspirational leader who can artfully convey a long-term vision for medical care, education, and research and equally skilled at operationalizing a detailed plan to achieve that vision.
  • Highly approachable and compassionate; having a record of promoting a culture of innovation, collaboration, teamwork, respect, and honesty; with a professional and personal demeanor characterized by integrity, graciousness, humility, genuineness, sincerity, and a passion for the organization’s mission and objectives.


The University of Southern California is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.