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Open Rank Faculty, Pediatric Nephrologist (UVA) School of Medicine

University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

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The Department of Pediatrics Division of Nephrology, at the University of Virginia Children's Hospital, seeks candidates for a non-tenure eligible clinical faculty position at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level, to join their growing team.The position is ideal for a highly motivated candidate with strong interest in advancing his/her academic carriers through excellence in clinical practice, teaching, quality improvement, and advocacy.Clinical and translational research opportunities will be available as well. Rank and compensation are dependent upon qualifications.

The Pediatric Nephrology Division has seven faculty members, including two clinician educators, two clinician scientists, and three research scientists. The faculty is strongly supported by nurse practitioners, RN clinical coordinators, a renal dietitian, a social worker, a clinical research coordinator, and an administrative assistant. An integrated care model is used in which doctors, nurses, social workers, dietitians, and psychologists work together to attend to the needs of the young patients and their families. The multi-disciplinary care model is accomplished through interactions with the core teams from Dialysis/Apheresis, Transplant Surgery, Urology, Pharmacology, and Rheumatology and the collaborations with teams from other subspecialties.

The division provides full-service outpatient and inpatient general nephrology, hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, apheresis, and kidney transplantation care to children of all ages with kidney disease in the central and western regions of Virginia. The acute care services including CRRT, inpatient dialysis and apheresis, consultative services to the PICU, Cardiac ICU, NICU, and inpatient service. Outpatient services include an ESRD program averaging 6-8 pediatric dialysis patients, 10-12 kidney transplants annually and specialized care for more than 60 prevalent kidney transplant patients. There is a well-established Transition Program from pediatric to adult care for patients with kidney transplant. The Division is actively involved in SCOPE and IROC collaboratives.

The clinical, translational, and basic research activities at the Division are supported by the NIH-funded Pediatric Center of Excellence in Nephrology (PCEN), the Children’s Hospital Research Center (CHRC), the combined adult and pediatric nephrology NIH-funded U2C/TL1 training program as well as individual grants of the Pediatric Nephrology faculty. Translational research focuses on identifying risks of recurrence of nephrotic syndrome of kidney graft function loss. Clinical research includes observational studies, CKiD and CureGN, as well as industry-initiated clinical trials. The division has an active ACGME approved fellowship program with a curriculum providing superb teaching and clinical training and outstanding research opportunities.

Duties will include providing clinical patient care, participating in quality improvement process, along with teaching responsibilities for the University of Virginia School of Medicine students and pediatric residents and pediatric nephrology fellows. The successful candidate will help expanding the Pediatric CRRT program, including neonatal modality and starting the approved lipid apheresis program. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to pursue clinical/translational research activities independently or in collaboration with active existing research programs and/or engage in advocacy initiatives. The successful candidate will also have an opportunity to collaborate with the Adult Nephrology Division and the Teen and Young Adult Health at UVA Children’s Hospital to continue developing a seamless bridge into adult care for all pediatric patients with kidney disease.

University of Virginia Health is composed of the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, University Physicians Group and the Medical Center. The Medical Center is a 735-bed, level 1 trauma center that serves as the primary, specialty and sub-specialty hospital for central Virginia. The University of Virginia consists of 13 schools in Charlottesville, plus College at Wise in rural Southwest Virginia. The University of Virginia is in Charlottesville, a cultured, cosmopolitan community with a charming, small-town feel. Located in a beautiful setting surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, the region is home to several historical places of interest. We are ranked as one of the best places to live in the United States by Money Magazine and USA Today.

UVA Children’s is ranked as the number 1 children’s hospital in Virginia by US News and World Report and is nationally ranked in five subspecialty areas. The University of Virginia Medical Center and Children's Hospital are located adjacent to the main university grounds of the University of Virginia. The University of Virginia is annually ranked as one of the premier public institutions in the United States and is located in Charlottesville, a picturesque small but cosmopolitan city perennially ranked as one of the best places to live in the U.S

Required Qualifications: Applicants must be board certified/eligible in pediatric nephrology and have an M.D. degree or equivalent.

Priority candidate review will begin on June 30, 2022 but the position will remain open until filled.

To Apply:

Please apply through Workday at the following URL,, and search for requisition # R00XXXXX. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition R0034386. Complete an application online and attach the following documents:

  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Statement addressing efforts and commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and/or community outreach.
  • Professional reference list

Upload all materials into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Alternatively, merge all documents into one PDF for submission. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

Physical Demands: This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health and drug screenings.

Position may be eligible to convert to tenure-track at an appropriate time in the future, consistent with SOM Promotion and Tenure guidelines and candidate qualifications.

For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Swiatecka-Urban, Division Chief, at For questions about the application process, please contact Christi Maguire, at

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