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Neonatology Faculty 21-22

Application Window

Open date: January 5th, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Apr 4, 2022 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: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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.

Position description

Neonatology Faculty Position

UC Davis Children’s Hospital
School of Medicine
Department of Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine is launching a national search for one full-time academic neonatology faculty clinician-scientists or clinician-educators. This position will be open to Assistant/Associate/Full Professor level candidates (commensurate with credentials) in the Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series. Ideal candidates will have either a strong interest in research with a well-developed program in basic science, translational, or clinical investigation, or a strong interest in excellence in education or quality improvement.

Candidates will be expected to participate in clinical care, teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, scholarly and/or research activities of the Department of Pediatrics, and serve on departmental committees.

With more than 120 physicians in 33 pediatric subspecialties, the UC Davis Children's Hospital is a 118-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. UC Davis Children's Hospital is also a Level I Children's Surgery Center, verified by the American College of Surgeons (ACS). 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. 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.

For full consideration applications should be received by January 19, 2022; however, the positions will remain open until filled through June 30, 2022. Candidates should submit their application online at:

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.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• M.D. or D.O.
• Successful completion of an approved pediatric residency training program.
• Successful completion of an approved Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship at time of hire.
• Board eligibility/certification in Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine.
• Eligibility for a California Medical License.
• Ability to foster collegiality and work collaboratively in a diverse environment.

Application Requirements

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)
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