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

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Open date: June 10, 2022

Most recent review date: Sunday, Feb 26, 2023 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, Jun 10, 2023 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-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.

Rady Children's Hospital is a 524-bed level 1 Trauma Center and serves as the region's primary and tertiary pediatric hospital, and as the clinical home of the UCSD Department of Pediatrics. The Division has a strong commitment to clinical care, quality improvement, community service and outreach, teaching, and research. The PEM Division houses an ACGME-accredited fellowship, has 8 PEM fellows and 1 PEM ultrasound fellow in training each year, and is 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 (prior to COVID-19) 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 (prior to COVID-19).

The dynamic and talented faculty team is comprised of 44 pediatric emergency medicine faculty, 15 urgent care pediatricians, and an allied health professional. Rady Children's Hospital and UCSD has faculty dedicated to all areas of 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 will serve as a leader in the Department and will be greatly involved in expanding and strengthening the clinical, educational, teaching and research missions. This is a unique opportunity for an entrepreneurial leader to guide the development of the vision and strategic plan that will lead the division into the future.

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:

References may be requested from all finalists.


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have an MD or MD/PhD in health related fields or equivalent. Candidates must be board certified or eligible in the sub-specialty of Pediatric Emergency Medicine. Candidates must also have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Candidates must be a strong leader in the field with commitment to excellence in clinical innovation, teaching, and research.

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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