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Developmental Pediatrics Division Chief

Recruitment Period

Open date: November 26th, 2018
Last review date: Monday, Feb 11, 2019 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 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.


The University of California Davis, School of Medicine is seeking a Division Chief in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics at the Associate or Full Professor rank (commensurate with credentials) in the Health Science Clinical Professor or Clinical X Series. Proven excellence in clinical care, education, research, community engagement, leadership and administrative experience is required.

The Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics is one of 15 divisions within the Department of Pediatrics. The division’s academic and clinical offices are based at the UC Davis MIND (Medical Investigation of Neurodevelopmental Disorders) Institute, an internationally renowned interdisciplinary research and clinical center on the University of California, Davis Medical Center campus. The Division includes a federally funded University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities, an MCHB funded fellowship program in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics and the Fragile X Research and Treatment Center, all closely affiliated with the MIND Institute. Division faculty are also affiliated with the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (IDDRC) at the MIND Institute, with over 50 affiliated interprofessional faculty and 71 externally funded projects. Additionally, the Division has a close affiliation with the Northern California Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities (LEND) program which is a graduate and post-graduate level, interdisciplinary leadership and service training program federally funded through HRSA's Maternal Child Health Bureau. The MIND Institute Massie Family Clinic provides assessment and treatment for a wide range of neurodevelopmental and behavioral disorders seen by clinicians representing Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics, Genomic Medicine, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Neonatology and Psychology.

Candidates must have the following experience/qualifications:
• M.D. or D.O.
• Successful completion of an approved pediatric residency training program
• Board certification/eligibility in Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics
• Eligibility for a California Medical License
• Proven excellence in clinical care, education, and administrative experience is required.
• The experience or ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment

The Department of Pediatrics is a leader in health professions education within the School of Medicine and has an exceptional Pediatric Residency Program, the only one of its kind in the Greater Sacramento Region. With more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric subspecialties, the Children's Hospital is a 118-bed hospital housed within the 619-bed University of California, Davis Medical Center.

Priorities for the Chief of the Division of Developmental Behavioral Pediatrics will be to demonstrate excellence in leadership and effective management to leverage current strengths of the Division in research, training, clinical care and community engagement/advocacy. The successful Chief will be a superb clinician, patient and family advocate; possess effective professional management skills; and demonstrate exemplary leadership in the field.

The UC Davis MIND Institute and Children’s Hospital are based on the UC Davis Health campus in Sacramento, California and serves a population of over 1 million children in the Northern California, Central Valley and Western Nevada regions. Sacramento is an easily accessible, family-oriented city in close proximity to the San Francisco Bay area, Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, the California coast, and Napa Valley.

For full consideration applications should be received by January 2, 2019; however the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2019. Completed applications include CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Contributions to Diversity and Statement of Teaching. Candidates should submit the contact information for 3-5 references and their application online at:

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


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

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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