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Associate or Full Professor (HS Clin, Clin X, Adj, In Res) Division Chief of Academic General Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine & Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics

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Open date: July 30th, 2021

Most recent review date: Sunday, Jan 2, 2022 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: Saturday, Jul 30, 2022 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 ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are seeking to fill the position of Chief of the Division of Academic General Pediatrics, Newborn Medicine & Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics.

The Division has clinical practices in multiple locations providing outpatient medical care for infants, children, adolescent, and young adults aged birth to 21 years. Our team is comprised of exceptional faculty and staff committed to providing outstanding clinical care and training for the next-generation of pediatricians. In addition to clinical excellence, we are proud to have several faculty members with highly successful teaching and research programs reflecting the wide range of pediatric care including programs focused on breastfeeding and breast milk, travel medicine, weight and eating-related disorders, children with special healthcare needs, and children for whom there are developmental and/or behavioral concerns. As a result of our superior faculty, the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego has earned the respect of the international community as one of highest ranked teaching programs within the institution.

The Division Chief will report to the Chair of the Department and work closely with the other Division Chiefs and Vice Chairs in the Department of Pediatrics. The Division Chief will oversee the clinical, research, and educational activities of the Division, lead recruiting efforts in the Division, and ensure career mentoring for all faculty and fellows in the Division. The Division Chief will also be expected to support the mission of delivering high quality care, teaching, and scholarly activities, while promoting an environment that supports diversity, equity, and inclusivity among faculty, students, and staff. An opportunity for an Endowed Chair may be available for the successful candidate.

The Department is interested in renowned leaders who have a commitment to excellence in clinical innovation, teaching, and research.

The UCSD School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics is committed to fostering Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in our community. Our goal is to promote the values of respect, fairness, openness, and humility so all of our members can thrive and achieve to their full potential. We strive to create an inclusive environment that welcomes diverse viewpoints, experiences, and ideas and where everyone feels valued for their contributions.

The appropriate series and appointment at the 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 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:


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent and be board certified/eligible by the American Board of Pediatrics. Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the California Medical Board. Candidates must also have demonstrable leadership experience and substantial experience in leading a Pediatrics division.

Preferred qualifications

The preferred candidates will be academic physicians in the fields of either general, behavior developmental or community pediatrics. Candidates with demonstrated strong clinical skills, a record of scholarly activity and interest in medical student/resident/fellow education and teaching are preferred.

Application Requirements

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)

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