Pediatrics-Infectious Diseases-Professor/Associate Professor of Clinical

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Job location: Miami, FL

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-05-20
Req: R100032259
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The University of Miami (UM) is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

Job Title:                                Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Disease

Department/Division:            Pediatrics/Pediatric Infectious Disease

The University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine

The University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine (UMMSOM) is the oldest medical school in Florida. Headquartered in downtown Miami, the medical campus provides a full range of inpatient, outpatient, and surgical services, with 1,200 physicians and scientists. Additional facilities extent into Palm Beach, Broward, and Collier Counties and include the University of Miami Hospital, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Lennar Foundation Medical Center. The UMMSOM is affiliated with Jackson Health System, several hospitals, one of the largest public health systems in the U.S., and the Miami VA System. The UMMSOM offers leading programs in transplantation, cancer care, ophthalmology, neurosciences and genomics, including outstanding pediatric programs in all areas.

With more than 2,000 active research projects and $260 million in private and public funding, the University of Miami ranks among the top 40 NIH-funded medical schools. Core services and research support structures are provided, as well as mentoring, education and consultation through the Miami Clinical Translational Science Institute. Education is central to UMMSOM, which offers programs in medicine, public health, and combined degrees included MD/MBA, MD/MPH, MD/PhD, MD/JD, and an MD/MS in Genomic Medicine.

Department of Pediatrics

Pediatrics at the University of Miami is a department of 150 faculty and 350 staff, caring for patients of South Florida and Latin American through the University of Miami Medical Group and at Jackson Health Systems. The Department staffs three hospitals – the 225-bed Holtz Children’s Hospital and two community hospitals; it also provides care at nine ambulatory sites. Community outreach extends through the Pediatric Mobile Clinic, nine school clinic sites, and the Injury Free Mobile. The Department operates the Debbie School, a 150-student early child care facility focused on children with special needs and special education training. In addition, the South Florida Poison Control Center and the Child Protective Team are housed within Pediatrics. The Batchelor Children’s Research Institute and the Mailman Center for Child Development house research and clinical activities, including wet labs and animal facilities. Faculty are responsible for the education of 200 medical students (both MD and combined MD/MPH) annually, 66 categorical pediatric residents, 20 med/peds residents, 40 fellows in nine subspecialties, masters, doctoral and post-doctoral students in child psychology, and several other ancillary areas. Research advancement is augmented by the annual Micah Batchelor Awards.

Interested Candidates

Department of Pediatrics has a strong commitment to innovative research and education, and outstanding clinical care in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases.  The division consists of 5 clinical faculty and 1 research faculty. Pediatric Infectious Disease faculty serve as the medical directors of Antimicrobial Stewardship, and Transplant/Immunocompromised ID.  In addition, faculty provide medical directorship and clinical services for the Ryan White HIV Program.  Clinical research interests include infection control, antibiotic stewardship, HIV, industry sponsored clinical trials, and federally funded clinical trials through the IMPAACT network and the Department of Pediatrics.

We are seeking a leader with vision and demonstrated operational and leadership skills, an established researcher, recognized clinician, a reputable educator with a collaborative approach able to navigate complex systems. The Division Chief will have the opportunity and resources to foster and build an innovative community that realizes the significant academic and clinical potential of clinical, translational, and basic science faculty. 

Successful applicants will have:

  • A terminal medical degree (MD/DO/MBBS)
  • Record of impactful scientific discovery
  • Minimum 3-5 years administrative experience
  • Demonstrated contribution to clinical growth
  • Reputation for mentorship and educational leadership
  • Strong interpersonal skills, commitment to faculty development, diversity, and provider wellness
  • Board certification in Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Maintain a valid Medical License in the State of Florida and a valid DEA license

We invite interested parties to send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to:

Judy Schaechter, MD, MBA

The George E. Batchelor Chair’s Chair in Child Health

Professor & Chair, Department of Pediatrics,

University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine

Chief of Service, Holtz Children’s Hospital, Jackson Health Systems

Associate Director, Mailman Center for Child Development

1601 NW 12th Avenue  Miami, Florida 33136

[email protected]

The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Department of Pediatrics seeks applicants who add to our culture of diversity and inclusion

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Posted: 6/27/2019
Application Due: 8/26/2019
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