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Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X, In-Residence) Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology

Position overview

Position title: Division Chief, Pediatric Endocrinology
Salary range: The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay at appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $175,000-$300,000. Salary is negotiated annually. Additional compensation may be available if the position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan. UC Salary information can be found here:

Application Window

Open date: October 12, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Jul 14, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Friday, Oct 11, 2024 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. The Division of Endocrinology within the Department of Pediatrics at UC San Diego and Rady Children's Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD) ( is currently seeking to fill the position of Division Chief of Pediatric Endocrinology.

UCSD is one of the leading biomedical research universities in the world with more than 80 faculty members in the National Academy of Sciences. Federal research expenditures are in the top 5 in the country and top 3 in NIH funding per faculty member. Co-located on the La Jolla Mesa with The Salk Institute, Scripps Research Institute, Sanford-Burnham-Prebys Medical Research Institute, La Jolla Institute of Immunology, the J. Craig Venter Institute, and the Sanford Stem Cell/Regenerative Medicine Consortium, UCSD provides an outstanding collaborative research environment that is home to over 500 biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies. Major initiatives on campus include UCSD Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute, Genomic Medicine, Microbiome Sciences, Diabetes and Metabolism, Big Data Sciences, and Drug Discovery.

The Pediatric Endocrinology/Diabetes service at Rady Children’s averages 18,000 outpatient visits per year, including over 2,000 children with diabetes from San Diego, Riverside, and Imperial counties. Multidisciplinary Specialty clinics include: Turner syndrome, Disorders of Sexual Development, Cystic Fibrosis Related Diabetes, Prader-Willi syndrome, Lipid disorders, Post-Transplant Diabetes, Transgender, Thyroid Nodules, and Metabolic Bone Disease. The Pediatric Diabetes Research Center features a network of dedicated diabetes basic science investigators, San Diego’s only multidisciplinary clinical pediatric endocrinology group, and a growing portfolio of clinical trials.

The Department is interested in individuals who have demonstrated leadership qualities and a passion for outstanding care. Furthermore, we are looking for candidates committed to faculty development, education, and the advancement of research in vital areas, including but not limited to diabetes, metabolism, metabolomics, regenerative medicine, and various medical fields. These contributions will serve to enhance and complement the existing research domains within the University.

The Division Chief will oversee the management of the Division of Endocrinology to include direct oversight of faculty, and staff and will have direct accountability for the Division’s clinical service and operational performance. The successful candidate 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.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Associate or Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s background and experience.

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

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 equivalent, or an MD/PhD in health-related fields.

Candidates must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California. Candidates must be Board-certified or Board-eligible in Pediatric Endocrinology.

Candidates must also have demonstrable leadership experience and substantial experience in leading a Pediatric division. Candidates must have a track record of research excellence manifested by grants and publications.

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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