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Chief of Neonatology 20-21

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 14th, 2020

Last review date: Sunday, Nov 8, 2020 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: Wednesday, Jun 30, 2021 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
Division of Neonatology / Division Chief

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine is launching a national search for a full-time academic faculty member, who will also service as the Division Chief, in the Regular Ladder Rank, In-Residence, Regular Ladder Rank/In-Residence split, Clinical Pediatrics, or Health Sciences series. Faculty in the Regular Ladder Rank tenure-track and In-Residence series are expected to engage in teaching, independent research and creative work, professional competence and activity, and University/public service. Faculty in the Clinical Pediatrics series are expected to engage in teaching, professional competence and activity, research and creative work, and University/public service. Faculty in the Health Sciences series are expected to engage in teaching, professional competence and activity, scholarly and creative activity, and University/public service.

This position is open to Associate/Full Professor level candidates, commensurate with credentials. The ideal candidate will have research, leadership, and administrative experience. The division consists of 11 neonatologists, 8 neonatal nurse practitioners, 1 adjunct researcher, and 7 fellows in neonatal-perinatal medicine. The division chief will build upon advances of the past decade including ranking among the top programs in US News and World Report for the past 6 years, development of a network of referring hospitals including oversight of two level 2 community NICUs, a significant increase in the average daily census, and collaborations with our growing fetal care and treatment, pediatric surgery, pediatric neurology, pediatric cardiac surgery and neonatal telemedicine programs.

Candidates will be expected to participate in clinical care, teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, scholarly and/or research activities in the Department of Pediatrics, quality improvement and patient safety initiatives in the NICU, and serve on hospital, departmental, and School of Medicine committees.

With more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric subspecialties, the UC Davis Children's Hospital is a 129-bed hospital housed within the 619-bed University of California, Davis Medical Center. It is the only designated Children's Hospital in the Sacramento region, and is known for offering comprehensive, compassionate, family-centered care. The Children’s Hospital has a Level IV 49-bed Neonatal Unit with an ACGME accredited fellowship program in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine. The Children’s Hospital provides a full complement of pediatric sub-specialty care including pediatric and cardiovascular surgery, as well as ECLS and interventional cardiology. UC Davis Children's Hospital an American College of Surgeons (ACS) Children’s Surgery Verified Center. The UC Davis Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC), funded by the NIH since 2006 and located on the Sacramento campus, provides support for translational and clinical research through integrated CTSC programs and national initiatives.

UC Davis is the most academically comprehensive campus in the University of California system with an intellectually rich translational environment and a culture of collaborations across schools and colleges. Beyond being home to one of the fastest rising School of Medicine, an innovative School of Nursing, and a top ranked School of Veterinary Medicine, UC Davis benefits from outstanding Colleges of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, Biological Sciences, Engineering, and Letters and Science, and cutting edge Schools of Education, Law, and a Graduate School of Management.

The central UC Davis campus, located in Davis, provides an impressive breadth of basic and translational scientists with many collaborative opportunities including Organized Research Units (e.g., Comprehensive Cancer Center, Center for Healthcare Policy and Research, California National Primate Research Center), and the Office of Research Core Facilities Program (e.g., DNA Technologies and Expression Analysis Cores, Flow Cytometry Shared Resource, Mouse Biology Program). Research with animal models is a major strength at UC Davis, with a robust animal care program including zebrafish to nonhuman primates. The UC Davis program includes a Large Animal Surgical Center for new surgical models (pigs, sheep) including neonatal resuscitation and ventilation studies. There are also many opportunities for clinical research, including outcomes research, telemedicine, simulation, neonatal abstinence syndrome, neonatal microbiome research, investigational new drugs, among others. The NICU participates in the California Perinatal Quality Control Collaborative and Vermont Oxford Network. Basic and translational research laboratory space is available on both the Sacramento and Davis campuses. UC Davis provides an exceptionally rich environment for collaborative research and team science which is fostered and strongly encouraged. The Office of Research has a range of resources to assist with strategic partnerships, including invention protection and licensing.

Candidates must have the following experience/qualifications:
• M.D. or D.O.
• Successful completion of an approved pediatric residency training program
• Successful completion of an approved Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship
• Board certification in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
• Eligibility for a California Medical License
• Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment
• Demonstrated ability to establish and sustain extramurally funded research programs
• Experience mentoring junior faculty and fellows in scholarly activities and research

For full consideration applications should be received by October 28, 2020; however, the positions will remain open until filled through June 30, 2021. 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 located 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.

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


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