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    Position overview
    Position title: Chair, Department of Pediatrics ; Physician-in-Chief, Mattel Children's Hospital; Executive Director, Children's Discovery and Innovation Institute
    Salary range: $320,100-$800,000

    Application Window

    Open date: December 1, 2023

    Next review date: Monday, Feb 5, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
    Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

    Final date: Wednesday, Mar 20, 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, Los Angeles invites applications and nominations for an internationally recognized pediatrician to join the faculty of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, Physician-in-Chief of the Mattel Children’s Hospital, and Executive Director of the Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute. As a preeminent clinician, scholar, and leader, the candidate will be considered for the Mattel Executive Endowed Chair in Pediatrics.

    Reporting to the Vice Chancellor for Health Sciences, the Dean of the David Geffen School of Medicine and to the President and CEO of the UCLA Health system via Executive Medical Director (DGSOM), the Chair works collaboratively with clinical, academic, and administrative leaders to establish and execute the strategic vision of the Department of Pediatrics and the Children’s Discovery and Innovation Institute within the greater medical enterprise. The Chair is also responsible for oversight of academic and educational activities for pediatric medical students, residents, and fellows at Mattel Children’s Hospital (a 131-bed hospital located within the Ronald Reagan Medical Center), as well as Harbor-UCLA and Olive View-UCLA Medical Centers (2 academic teaching hospitals and clinics serving Los Angeles’ safety net population). The Chair will be charged with advancing the Department’s mission of excellence in clinical care, education, research, and community engagement through the development of educational programs, research and innovation, oversight of clinical operations, financial management, staffing, performance improvement, faculty recruitment, and the strengthening of community partnerships. In addition, the Chair cultivates a collegial, inclusive, and multidisciplinary culture consistent with the principles of the DGSOM’s Cultural North Star, providing mentorship to faculty members, while also upholding UCLA Health’s patient-experience model, CICARE, and promoting clinical quality, safety, and operational distinction.

    A nationally renowned department with approximately $106 million in grant funding ($35 million from the NIH), the Department of Pediatrics at UCLA comprises 355 faculty, 348 staff and 179 medical and research trainees, and spans 16 divisions: Adolescent Medicine; Allergy, Immunology, Rheumatology; Cardiology; Critical Care; Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics; Child Health Policy; Endocrinology; Gastroenterology & Nutrition; General Pediatrics; Hematology/Oncology & Palliative Care; Hospital Medicine; Infectious Diseases; Neonatology; Nephrology; Neurology; and Pulmonology. Notably, the Department includes 2 affiliated public hospitals: Olive View-UCLA Medical Center and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. In addition to bringing in more than $50 million annually through grant funding, these public health care sites advance the University’s goals to provide a diverse academic environment for training, research, and innovation that includes residency training, medical student core rotations, fellowship activities, and faculty research and leadership.

    The UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital ranks among the world’s elite institutions for pediatric research, teaching and care. Serving more than 6,000 inpatients and 100,000 outpatients annually, the hospital offers a full spectrum of primary and specialized medical care for infants, children and adolescents.

    For more than 60 years, the faculty and staff at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital and the UCLA Department of Pediatrics have delivered pioneering research, patient care, and education. Located on the campus of an internationally renowned research university with a $1 billion research portfolio, the Department of Pediatrics is uniquely poised for transformational cross-disciplinary innovations and leading-edge research, including being connected to the UCLA Children’s Discovery and Innovation (CDI) which was founded in 2013. The CDI was created to further the culture for innovation and groundbreaking collaborative research by maximizing collaborations among renowned pediatric physician-scientists. The Institute enhances the department’s ability to continue to lead in the effort to improve children’s health care and to create new models for health care delivery.

    The ideal candidate is a distinguished pediatrician with an outstanding record of accomplishments in clinical care, research, education, and service and an aptitude for collaboration and leadership in a complex environment. The successful candidate will combine an exceptional clinical acumen with superb communication skills and emotional intelligence, an inspiring strategic vision, a dedication to mentorship, development of clinician scientists, and a deep commitment to fostering an equitable environment that is inclusive, humanistic, and respects all facets of diversity. All candidates must hold an MD or equivalent, appropriate academic credentials for a tenured faculty appointment, be board-eligible in pediatrics, and eligible for licensure in California.

    Confidential inquiries, nominations, or submissions of interest (curriculum vitae, cover letter, EDI statement, and Authorization to Release form) are invited and will be considered until an appointment is made:
    Deborah Krakow, MD and Gerardo Moreno, MD, MSHS (Search co-chairs)
    c/o Caitlin Hargadon
    Senior Executive Recruitment Consultant, UCLA Health
    Email: [email protected]

    Senate and non-Senate (health sciences comp plan):
    The posted UC salary scales [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/compensation/index.html ] set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5 – Faculty HSCP. [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/2023-24/oct-2023-acad-salary-scales/t5-summary.pdf ] The salary range for this position is $320,100-800,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan [https://www.ucop.edu/academic-personnel-programs/_files/apm/apm-670.pdf ], which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

    The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at [https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star ]

    We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to the University of California commitment to diversity and excellence. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives and ways of knowing and learning.

    All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct [https://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/governance/policies/1111.html ]

    The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.
    As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.


    Qualifications
    Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    MD degree or equivalent.


    Application Requirements
    Document requirements
    • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

    • Cover Letter

    • Statement of Research (Optional)

    • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

    • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our EDI Statement FAQ document.

    • Reference check authorization release form - Complete and upload the reference check authorization release form

    • Misc / Additional (Optional)


    Reference requirements

    Referencing will be done with candidate permissions at the appropriate time in the search process.

    Apply link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/JPF09035

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    About UCLA

    As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.


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