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Founding Chair of Pediatrics - Associate or Full Professor Tenured

Recruitment Period

Open January 18th, 2018 through January 18th, 2019


Position: Founding Chair of Pediatrics
Associate or Full Professor Tenured

The University of California Riverside (UCR) School of Medicine seeks to hire a tenure-track faculty member at the rank of Associate Professor or Full Professor level for the position of Founding Chair of Pediatrics. We seek to hire a leader in the field of pediatrics who is devoted to the academic excellence in research, clinical care and teaching. Our goal is to recruit a physician scientist with an outstanding record, committed to excellence in research, that complements existing campus strengths in Child Health and Development. The UCR School of Medicine is a community-based medical school with a bold mission of training a diverse physician workforce and serving the medically underserved region of Inland Southern California. UCR is the fastest growing campus in the University of California system and is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body. UC Riverside seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, and/or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence as UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification. Advancement through the faculty ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input.

The successful candidate must possess a M.D. degree or both M.D. and Ph.D. degrees and current board certification in Pediatrics. The candidate must qualify for appointment to an Associate Professor or Full Professor tenured position as well as meet the eligibility requirements for a medical license in the State of California. The successful candidate should demonstrate notable scientific contributions, evidenced by high quality peer reviewed publications and a record of sustained extramural funding. The successful candidate must possess an excellent clinical record of expertise and a strong commitment to medical student and resident education. Finally, the candidate must demonstrate appropriate administrative experience and a proven record of academic, and administrative leadership qualities. The successful candidate will be responsible for the overall management, academic planning, financial and budget planning, resource allocation, program development, recruitment of faculty, and oversight of the department’s clinical and research activities as well as both undergraduate and graduate medical education. This position will also provide leadership and direction in meeting the mission of the School of Medicine. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Initial review of applications will begin on March 24, 2018 and applicants will be considered until the position is filled.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA


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

  • Cover Letter - in PDF format

  • Statement of Research - in PDF format

  • Statement of Teaching - Statement of teaching or recent teaching evaluations should be uploaded in pdf format

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through teaching, research, professional activity, and/or service.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4-7 letters of reference required

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