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Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Recruitment Period

Open date: March 28th, 2018
Last review date: April 27th, 2018
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: September 28th, 2019
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.


Chair of the Department of Pediatrics

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is launching a national search for a new Chair of the Department of Pediatrics. The Chair will serve as the leader of a rapidly growing Department with distinctive strengths in education, research, and clinical work.

The Department of Pediatrics is primarily based at UCSF’s new Mission Bay campus, which is also home to one of the nation’s premier children’s hospitals, the brand new UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, a 183-bed facility that provides inpatient, outpatient, emergency, and urgent care services. UCSF Health recently affiliated with Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, providing the Department with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. Over the past several years, the Department of Pediatrics has seen significant growth in clinical volume, unrestricted funds, and faculty hiring. The Department, which is comprised of 18 divisions representing the full range of pediatric specialties, is ranked 14th in NIH research with $19 million total costs and attracts top residents and clinical fellows from across the United States.

The Chair of the Department of Pediatrics will report to the Dean of the School of Medicine. UCSF’s School of Medicine ranks first among medical schools in NIH dollars awards ($501 million) and ranks among the top ten in all medical school specialty programs assessed in 2015 by US News & World Report. The School of Medicine is the only medical school listed as one of the top five in quality of research training and in quality of primary care training in the U.S. Notably, UCSF has produced five Nobel Prize winners and four recipients of the National Medal of Science. The current faculty includes 90 members of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine) and 42 members of the National Academy of Sciences, among many other distinctions.

The School of Medicine, along with top ranked Schools of Nursing, Dentistry, Pharmacy and a Graduate Division comprise the University of California, San Francisco campus. Founded in 1864, UCSF is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. UCSF boasts high-ranking schools of dentistry, medicine, nursing and pharmacy and a Graduate Division, as well as one of the nation’s top medical centers. From the heart of the dynamic San Francisco Bay Area, UCSF is central to the optimism, energy and innovation that contribute to the quality of life and economic vitality of the entire nine-county region.

The Chair of the Department of Pediatrics will play a key role in the continued growth and development of the Department, maintaining its strengths and building toward future successes. The Chair will help the Department strengthen its impact through cutting edge research, progressive medical education, and personalized patient care, all framed in the context of its public mission.

The successful candidate will have exceptional administrative and organizational skills and a national reputation as a leader in academic medicine in the areas of medical education, clinical care and research. MD or equivalent degree is required.

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UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA


Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter (Optional)

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity (Optional)

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