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Assistant, Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X) Child Abuse Pediatrics

Position overview

Position title: Child Abuse Pediatrics
Salary range: The posted UC Salary scales set the minimum pay at the appointment as determined by appointment type and if applicable, rank and/or step. The base pay range for this position is $175,000 - $250,000. 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: November 14, 2023

Next review date: Sunday, Jun 2, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Nov 13, 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 (, and Rady Children's Hospital of San Diego (RCHSD) ( are committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. We are seeking academic physicians to join our Division of Child Abuse Pediatrics to provide patient care at the Chadwick Center for Children and Families, located within Rady Children’s Hospital-San Diego (RCHSD).

Ranked among the Ten Best Children’s Hospitals in the nation by US News & World Report, RCHSD is a 511-bed non-profit pediatric teaching facility that provides exceptional medical and surgical care to a diverse population of one million children and adolescents. The Chadwick Center at RCHSD is one of the largest hospital-based child advocacy and trauma treatment centers in the nation, with a staff of 75 professionals (medicine, social work, psychology, psychiatry, child development, nursing, education technology). The Chadwick Center provides child abuse medical services for San Diego, Imperial, and southern Riverside counties, a region with over 3 million people.

The Division has a strong commitment to clinical care, teaching, multidisciplinary collaboration, and scholarly pursuits. Division faculty play a major role in the education and teaching of medical students, pediatric residents, and fellows, and in planning for the annual San Diego International Conference on Child and Family Maltreatment.

Child abuse pediatricians are responsible for supervising a 24/7 response to acute child and adolescent sexual assault cases and maintaining constant telephone availability to the community for the purpose of triaging and overseeing medical intervention in cases of maltreatment. This role also involves conducting daily outpatient child abuse and neglect evaluations in a clinic setting, as well as offering medical second opinions for cases related to child abuse. Additionally, the role will also provide clinical oversight for children undergoing evaluations for burns at the Regional Burn Center at UCSD and serve as backup providers for the emergency County shelter for children in custody.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, 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:

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 finalists.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must have an MD or equivalent.

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 also be board-certified or board-eligible in Pediatrics.

Candidates must be board-certified or board-eligible in the sub-specialty of Child Abuse Pediatrics or have completed a fellowship in a similar sub-specialty within the child abuse medicine field.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with additional independent research funding 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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