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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X, Adjunct, In-Residence) Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Recruitment Period

Open date: February 4th, 2020

Last review date: Thursday, Nov 12, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Wednesday, Feb 3, 2021 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, San Diego (UCSD), Department of Pediatrics (, and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego ( are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are seeking to recruit a Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine at UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (

RCHSD, a 524-bed level 1 Trauma Center, is the major regional primary and tertiary pediatric hospital and is the clinical home of UCSD Department of Pediatrics. The Division has a strong commitment to clinical care, quality improvement, teaching and research. It runs an ACGME-accredited fellowship and has 8 fellows (total) in training each year. We are the pediatric emergency medicine training site for over 200 residents and over 50 medical students. The main campus ED has a census of close to 100,000 visits per year and over 12,000 per year at our satellite location. The division also has 6 community pediatric urgent care centers with a combined census of about 60,000 visits per year. The dynamic and talented faculty team is comprised of 45 pediatric emergency medicine faculty, 25 urgent care pediatricians, and 7 allied health professionals. We have faculty dedicated to all areas of our mission including exceptional patient care, quality improvement science, clinical research, graduate medical education, EMS and disaster medicine, advocacy, point of care ultrasound, population health, simulation, and informatics.

The Division Chief position will serve as a leader in the Department and will be greatly involved in expanding and strengthening the clinical and research missions of the Department. This unique opportunity is for an accomplished clinician and/or researcher who will contribute and lead clinical, teaching, and research to new levels of excellence in the School of Medicine, UC San Diego Health, Rady Children’s Hospital and its partners as well as the community.

The successful candidate will be a renowned leader in the field with commitment to excellence in clinical innovation, teaching, and research. This is an exceptional opportunity to lead a dynamic and gifted team of physicians as a part of a larger pediatric health care system.

Candidates must have an MD or MD/PhD or equivalent. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible in the sub-specialty of Pediatric Emergency Medicine with demonstrable leadership and substantial experience. Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

The candidate must have a national reputation as a leader in pediatric emergency medicine with a proven track record in academic performance, as demonstrated by high quality publication record.

Candidates with sustained competitive extramural funding are preferred.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate's qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
HS Clinical Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:
Adjunct Professor – see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded.

Applications must be submitted through the University of California San Diego's Academic Personnel RECRUIT system at:

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)