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Chief of Division of General Pediatrics

Position overview

Position title: Chief of Division of General Pediatrics
Salary range: $143,500 - $218,167

Application Window

Open date: February 1, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 10, 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: Friday, Jun 30, 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 Department of Pediatrics at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital seeks candidates to serve as the Chief of the Division of General Pediatrics. This is a full-time tenured position, at the rank of associate or full professor rank. The successful candidate will be a creative and dynamic individual with excellent leadership, research, teaching, administrative and communication skills. Responsibilities will include working to expand and enhance the research, educational and clinical activities of the division including supervising and mentoring faculty towards gaining independence in research and in developing and implementing clinical pediatric policies. Strong background in research and scholarship is required. Research concerning clinical and health services, population health, quality of care and/or public policy is preferred. Candidates must be board certified in general or adolescent medicine and must be licensed or eligible to be licensed to practice medicine in California. The applicant must have a M.D. or equivalent. Compensation for the position is competitive. Individuals with a history of and commitment to mentoring trainees from underrepresented minorities are encouraged to apply.

The Division of General Pediatrics provides approximately 14,000 annual outpatient services and supervises residents in Pediatrics and Med-Peds as well as UCLA medical students at numerous academic and community insured and safety net clinics throughout the greater LA area. These clinics serve a racially, ethnically, and economically diverse population. The Division is home to several subspecialty programs including: Pediatric Dermatology, the Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics Program, and the Craniofacial Program. In addition, the Division’s faculty members lead UCLA’s Pediatric Residency Program, the Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect Program, the Fit for Healthy Weight Program, and the nationally recognized Pediatric Medical Home Program for medically complex children. Finally, the Division has a thriving Child Health Services Research Program that supports research fellows and junior faculty researchers. The faculty are integrated with the Los Angeles Unified School District, Los Angeles County Department of Health Services and Department of Child and Family Services and the Los Angeles Juvenile Justice System. Much of the research activities are focused on childhood adversities, childhood determinants of adult health, medically complex children, early childhood development, childhood obesity, education and health, youth incarceration, teen risk behaviors, and child health policy. Community outreach includes both an Early Intervention and an Early Head Start Program.

The posted UC salary scales [] set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5, APU 4 [].
The salary range for this position is $143,500 - $218,167. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan [], which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.D. 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 Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 6-8 required (contact information only)

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Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being Up-To-Date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health 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.

Job location

Los Angeles, California