Pediatric Critical Care Section Chief

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Posting Number: 03249
Position Title: Pediatric Critical Care Section Chief
Position Type: Faculty
Position Description: The University of Chicago's Department of Pediatrics seeks a pediatric critical care physician to lead the Section of Critical Care Medicine. The ideal candidate is an academic leader and program builder with a strong background in all aspects of Pediatric Critical Care who will support the clinical, research, and education efforts of the Section. Individuals with a national reputation in scholarship are strongly encouraged to apply. Appointment will be made at a rank of Associate Professor or Professor, depending on qualifications.

We seek a Section Chief who has a demonstrated commitment to scholarship, the ability to lead a diverse group, an ability to work with hospital and academic department partners using a collaborative approach, success in promoting scholarship and funding, and the ability to mentor young faculty. Successful candidates for this position must demonstrate evidence of leadership, administrative, and organizational skills in academic critical care medicine. Prior to the start of employment, qualified applicants must: 1) have a MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent degree, 2) be BC/BE in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, 3) be eligible for permanent Illinois medical licensure, 4) have cared for complex and critically ill infants, children and adolescents during the past five years, 5) have a record of scholarship and innovation, and 6) demonstrate a firm commitment to clinical and academic excellence.

To be considered for the position, those interested must upload a curriculum vitae at the University of Chicago's Academic Career Opportunities website at
Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
Additional Information or Requirements: Our tradition of care is based on a foundation of advanced, research-driven medicine, bringing together the substantial clinical and research resources of University of Chicago Medicine, the Biological Sciences Division, and the scientific community at the University of Chicago to provide state-of-the-art care while contributing to fundamental advances in education and research. The Section of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine has 15 full-time faculty members, and staffs a 30 bed PICU/Step-down unit. The Section also runs the Pediatric Sedation and Palliative Care Services. Faculty members are actively involved in research supported by federal funds. Special interests of the Section include host defense; informatics; quality improvement and innovation; medical ethics; health services research; and simulation. Opportunities exist for strong collaborations in cardiovascular medicine, neurosciences and trauma. The Section has highly interactive relationships with other sections within the department, with the adult critical care programs and with the pediatric and adult surgery programs. An ACGME-accredited Fellowship Program is also active within the Section. The Department of Pediatrics is committed to a balance between research and clinical activities. This is reflected in the growth of the Department, which encompasses the state-of-the-art Comer Children's Hospital, a state-of-the-art Ambulatory facility and an extensive research space in the Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery. The University of Chicago Comer Children's Hospital is recognized for its state-of-the-art technology and amenities that offers world-class medical care to children from around the Chicagoland area and across the globe.
Statement: The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination at Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or email [email protected] with their request.
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Posted: 1/10/2019
Application Due: 2/18/2019
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