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Chief of General Pediatrics 19-20

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 19th, 2019

Last review date: Tuesday, Sep 3, 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
Department of Pediatrics

General Pediatrics Division Chief

The University of California, Davis School of Medicine is launching a national search for a Division Chief of Academic General Pediatrics. The clinical responsibilities of the Division of General Pediatrics include the newborn nursery, outpatient pediatric clinics at UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC), and pediatric clinics located at Federally Qualified Health Centers in Sacramento. The UC Davis Children's Hospital is 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.

The position is open at the Associate/Full Professor rank (commensurate with credentials) in the Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series. The candidate will be expected to participate in clinical care, teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, and administrative duties relevant to the Division. Dedicated research time will be provided for a Division Chief in a research promotional track.

Specific responsibilities include:

• Provide care for general pediatrics patients in the nursery and outpatient pediatric clinics
• Act as a consultant to other services as needed.
• Research and publication training including grant funding (if applicable)
• Provide both formal didactic sessions and clinical supervision for students and housestaff.
• Serve as junior medical student preceptor on a rotational basis of every 1 - 2 years.
• Participate in section and departmental meetings, conferences, hospital and departmental committees.

This position may, at times, require the incumbent to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or infectious diseases are present. Specific hazards of the position may include but are not limited to exposure to patients with infections.

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

For full consideration applications should be received by September 3, 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, 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.

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.

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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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, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

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