Academic Physician - Academic Pediatrics #PED160a

Updated: 4 months ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS


Posted: 22-Aug-23

Location: Chicago, IL

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 130259

The University of Chicago's Department of Pediatrics, Section of Academic Pediatrics, in the Biological Sciences Division is searching for an associate or full professor to serve as the Section Chief of Academic Pediatrics. As a full-time faculty member, the appointee will contribute to patient care, medical education, and scholarship. The Section Chief will lead the Section of Academic Pediatrics with the overarching goal of enhancing its clinical and academic excellence. Other duties include teaching and supervision of trainees and medical students, and scholarly activity. Academic rank and compensation (including a generous package of fringe benefits) are dependent upon qualifications.

The appointee will join a vibrant and distinguished community of faculty colleagues and learners in UChicago Medicine, the Biological Sciences Division, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the University of Chicago and its affiliates. A tradition of excellence in patient care, clinical and translational sciences, combined with the strengths of one of the world's top academic institutions provides the strong foundation for a career as an academic physician leader.

The Section of Academic Pediatrics is dedicated to managing the unique primary care needs of newborns, children, and adolescents on the South Side of Chicago. The scope of its clinical service covers both ambulatory sites located in Comer Children's Hospital and Hyde Park, service to a FQHC, and a growing number of regional sites. Its clinical programs include pediatric primary care, Child Advocacy and Protective Services, adolescent medicine, and the Comer Mobile Community Unit.

The appointee will be an accomplished academic pediatrician with a record of scholarly accomplishment in any area of basic, translational, or clinical research including but not limited to health outcomes, clinical trials and health interventions, health economics, population health, and/or informatics. The next Chief will be a program builder and leader with strong administrative, operational, and financial knowledge and collaborative skills. They will be an experienced mentor willing to pursue the strong opportunities for academic and clinical development of the faculty and staff of the Section and the Ambulatory Clinics. Indeed, we anticipate significant growth in the Section's academic faculty in the coming years.

University of Chicago Medicine has been at the forefront of medical care since 1927. Located in historic Hyde Park, the primary medical campus includes the Center for Care and Discovery, Comer Children's Hospital, Bernard A. Mitchell Hospital for adult inpatient care, and the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine (DCAM) totaling more than 550 beds in service and net patient care revenues over $1.4 billion.

Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a MD or equivalent, 2) be Board certified in Pediatrics.

To be considered, those interested must apply through The University of Chicago's Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications: . Applicants must upload a CV including bibliography and cover letter. Review of applications will end when the position is filled.

For instructions on the Interfolio application process, please visit .

All University departments and institutes are charged with building a faculty from a diversity of backgrounds and with diverse viewpoints; with cultivating an inclusive community that values freedom of expression; and with welcoming and supporting all their members.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages diverse perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange. The University's Statements on Diversity are at .

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination .

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-834-3988 or email with their request.

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