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Associate or Full Professor (Ladder, Ladder/In-Residence) Division Chief of Neonatology - Pediatrics

Application Window

Open date: June 4th, 2020

Last review date: Wednesday, Sep 16, 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: Friday, Jun 4, 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.

Position description

The University of California, San Diego (UCSD), Department of Pediatrics (, and Rady Children’s Hospital of San Diego ( are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are seeking to fill the position of Chief of Neonatology at UCSD and Rady Children’s Hospital - San Diego. The successful candidate will be a renowned leader in the field with commitment to excellence in clinical innovation, teaching, and research.

The UC San Diego Rady Children’s Division of Neonatology possesses an outstanding group of talented clinician educators, translational investigators, and physician scientists and is currently ranked 12th nationally by US News and World Report. Faculty members in the Division of Neonatology cover the 60-bed tertiary Level IV NICU at Rady Children’s Hospital, the 52-bed regional Level III NICU within UC San Diego Jacobs Medical Center, and both Level III and Level II UC San Diego and Rady Children’s Hospital NICUs throughout San Diego and Riverside Counties.

The Division chief will oversee the management of the Division of Neonatology to include direct oversight of faculty, staff and will have direct accountability for the Division’s clinical service and operational performance. This position requires a physician leader who has a passion for providing outstanding care, a desire to improve systems to maximize efficiency, the leadership to engage physicians and hold them accountable, promote an environment that supports diversity and inclusivity among faculty, students and staff, and an enduring commitment to developing a wide range of educational opportunities.

Candidates must have an MD, MD/PhD or equivalent. Candidates must be board certified or board eligible by the American Board of Pediatrics in the sub-specialty of Neonatal-Perinatal medicine. Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Candidates with a national reputation as a leader in academic basic, translational or clinical research as demonstrated by a high quality publication record, excellent trainee outcomes, and sustained competitive extramural funding are preferred. Candidates with demonstrable leadership experience and substantial experience in the sub-specialty of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine are preferred.

Appointment will be at the Associate or Full Professor Rank based on candidate's experience and qualifications. Series will include 100% Ladder Rank or 50% Ladder Rank / 50% In-Residence with secured extramural funding.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:

Ladder Rank Professor - see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC San Diego requires all candidates for academic appointments with tenure or security of employment to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release” into RECRUIT as part of their application.

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

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:

References (contact information or letter of recommendation) may be requested from all finalists.

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

Application Requirements

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

  • Cover Letter

  • Authorization to Release Form - Applicants must complete, sign and upload this form. See Institutional Reference Check ( for more information.

  • 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)