Professor and Chair of Child Health

Columbia, MO
Feb 28, 2018
Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job ID 24917
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Location Columbia

Job Description

The School of Medicine at the University of Missouri in Columbia is accepting applications from outstanding candidates for the position of Chair, Department of Child Health. The candidate selected will be charged with the growth and development of clinical, teaching, and research excellence in the Department. The Chair reports to the Dean and serves as the department's academic and administrative leader, providing direction of the clinical, educational, and research programs.

The Department of Child Health trains physicians, fosters innovation through discovery and application and provides health care of the highest quality, including more than 30 pediatric subspecialties, to patients throughout Missouri and beyond. As part of a comprehensive academic health center, the Department prides itself on educating physicians in an environment rich in innovative care and research.

The Department of Child Health is housed in the University Women's and Children's Hospital. The 159-bed hospital provides the region's most comprehensive and complete health care services and technology to meet the special needs of women and children. The Department of Child Health offers comprehensive, multidisciplinary care in more than 30 unique pediatric specialties and offers the region's only pediatric transport service to our neonatal and pediatric intensive care units.

The Department of Child Health is a component of the University of Missouri Health Care (UMHC) located in Columbia, Missouri, which offers one of the most comprehensive health care networks in Missouri. UMHC includes five hospitals and 496 staffed beds. UMHC has implemented a shared governance model, which links leadership of the hospital and the School of Medicine leading to an integrated approach to strategic planning and operations that incorporates the tripartite mission of patient care, education and scientific discovery.

MU is one of the few institutions in the country with colleges of medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, engineering, nursing, and health professions on one campus. At MU's comprehensive academic medical center, scientists join clinicians in producing lifesaving discoveries and delivering them to patients through a far-reaching network of hospitals, clinics, and telehealth sites. The School of Medicine's more than 660 faculty physicians and scientists who educate more than 1,100 medical students, residents, fellows and other students seeking advanced degrees. Their research is focused on potentially lifesaving discoveries that focus on the most prevalent health problems for the state and nation. The School is divided into 16 clinical and five basic science departments.

For additional information, call (573-882-0003) or email Michael Misfeldt ( or Kirsten Malinee (


Applicants must hold an MD or MD/PhD degree, current certification by the American Board of Pediatrics, and must have or be able to easily obtain a Missouri medical license and academic accomplishments that merit appointment at the rank of Professor with tenure. The applicant will be expected to foster collaborative interactions between clinical and basic science faculty members within the department and the School, and work constructively with a culturally diverse faculty and student body.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Diversity Commitment

The University of Missouri is fully committed to achieving the goal of a diverse and inclusive academic community of faculty, staff and students. We seek individuals who are committed to this goal and our core campus values of respect, responsibility, discovery and excellence.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information, call the Vice Chancellor of Human Resource Services/Affirmative Action officer at 573-882-4256.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Disability Inclusion and ADA Compliance Manager at 573-884-7278.


To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:

Application Materials

Complete the brief online application. Be prepared to upload a CV, letter of interest, and the names of three references.


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