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Pediatric Pulmonary Chief 2019-20

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 14th, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Sep 19, 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: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 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.


UC Davis Children’s Hospital
School of Medicine

Pediatric Pulmonary Chief

The University of California Davis, School of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine is recruiting for a full-time faculty position at the Associate or Full Professor level (commensurate with credentials) in the Clinical X, Health Sciences Clinical Professor or Ladder Rank/In Residence series. The successful candidate will also be nominated/serve as the Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine Division Chief, a position which may be eligible for an endowed professorship.

The Pediatric Pulmonary Division has a thriving practice that includes a cystic fibrosis center, a growing sleep medicine practice, and an active bronchoscopy service. Children with a wide variety of chronic lung diseases are cared for including children requiring home ventilation. Multidisciplinary service such as aerodigestive clinic, and muscular dystrophy service are staffed by faculty in this division.

UC Davis has an extraordinarily rich community of lung investigators that span many Schools and Colleges and have diverse research interests, including in the fields of asthma, childhood COPD, environmental toxicology, pulmonary hypertension, airway epithelial cell signaling, lung cancer, drug development, lung imaging, and innate immunity. Collaborations are fostered through the activities of affiliated centers such as the UC Davis Clinical Translational Sciences Center, the California National Primate Research Center, the Center for Health and Environment, the Center for Comparative Medicine, the Center for Molecular and Genomic Imaging, the Cellular and Molecular Imaging Core, the West Coast Metabolomics Center, and the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program. These outstanding resources will enable the successful candidate to enhance her/his research program in lung biology as well as establish new programs within the Division and across the UC Davis campus.

The Division Chief position will serve as a leader in the Department and will be instrumental in broadening and strengthening the clinical and research objectives of the Department. This is a unique opportunity for an accomplished clinician and/or researcher to contribute and lead in clinical, teaching and research in the Department of Pediatrics to new levels of excellence in the Medical School, UC Davis Health System, and the community.

The holder of the endowed professorship, if eligible, will be an individual selected on the basis of excellence in pediatric respiratory diseases and whose distinguished scholarship is nationally recognized. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: engage in teaching and scholarly activities focused in the area of pediatric respiratory diseases; participate in clinical work as a pediatric pulmonologist or another pediatric subspecialist whose research is focused on pediatric pulmonology; perform service to the Department of Pediatrics, UC Davis Children’s Hospital and the broader community in which it serves; foster collaborative relationships and build interdisciplinary research teams and encourage scholarship in pediatric respiratory diseases within the department and with external departments and/or University affiliates; conduct research on pediatric respiratory diseases and perform service to the Department of Pediatrics and the broader community in which it is situated; provide leadership in the area of pediatric respiratory diseases and be fully engaged in activities in the Department of Pediatrics; and enhance the academic and intellectual life of the campus as a whole.

Required candidate qualifications include:
• M.D. or D.O.
• Possess or be eligible for a California Medical License
• Successful completion of an approved pediatric residency training program
• Successful completion of an approved pediatric pulmonary fellowship
• Board certification in Pediatric Pulmonary Medicine
• The ability to foster collegiality and collaboration in a diverse, academic environment is essential.
• At least 8 years of excellence in clinical care, education and scholarship.

Additional requirements for the Endowed Chair applicants:
• A distinguished record of excellence in clinical care, education, community engagement, leadership and scholarship.
• A nationally recognized track-record of excellence in pediatric respiratory disease research and a demonstrated ability to establish and sustain extramurally funded research programs
• Proven experience in fostering collegiality and working collaboratively in a diverse environment
• Meet requirements for appointment the appropriate faculty series at the University of California, Davis.
For full consideration applications should be received by August 28, 2019; however the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2020. Completed applications include CV, Cover Letter, Statement of Teaching, Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, completed Authorization to Release Information form and contact information for 3-5 references. Candidates should submit their application online at:

This recruitment is conducted at the Associate or Professor rank. The resulting hire will be at the associate/professor rank, depending on the proposed appointee’s qualifications.

The UC Davis Children’s Hospital is a busy 118 bed service including a NICU, PICU, Pediatric Ward and Pediatric Emergency Department. With more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric subspecialties, the Children's Hospital (UC Davis Children's Hospital or UCDCH) is housed within the 619-bed University of California, Davis Medical Center (UCDMC). It is the most comprehensive pediatric hospital in the Sacramento region and is known for offering compassionate, family-centered care. UC Davis Children's Hospital is home to an integrated team of specialists including doctors, nurses and other health care professionals providing a comprehensive range of diagnostic, therapeutic and surgical procedures for infants, children and adolescents with congenital as well as acquired heart defects. To learn more about UC Davis Children's Hospital, please see

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


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