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Medical Director of the Pediatric ICU (Clinical X or HS Clinical Series)

Application Window

Open date: May 13, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Aug 15, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Monday, Nov 13, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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.

Position description

UCSF School of Medicine and UCSF Benioff Children's Hospitals
Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Clinical X or HS Clinical Series

The Division of Critical Care Medicine in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco is recruiting for the next Medical Director of the Pediatric ICU at the Benioff Children’s Hospital, Mission Bay Campus, located in San Francisco. Appointments will be made at the Associate or Full rank of the Clinical X or Health Sciences (HS) Clinical Series. Academic rank is commensurate with experience.

The Medical Director of the Pediatric ICU will participate in the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, and undertake other academic activities consistent with their interests and academic track. The successful candidate will join an environment of collegial interactions, mentorship opportunities, clinical/basic science research, quality improvement initiatives, programmatic leadership, community engagement, teaching, and excellence clinical care.

The Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine includes 34 faculty and 16 fellows. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine extends across two campuses and includes 20 PICU beds at the San Francisco campus, 22 PICU beds at the Oakland campus, 18 CICU beds, 12 Cardiac Transitional Care beds, and 16 General Med-Surg Transitional Care beds.


We are seeking applicants with a strong clinical background in all areas of pediatric intensive care, including advanced modes of mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic stabilization, extracorporeal therapies, and neuro-intensive care.

Candidates must be Board Eligible/Certified in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine by date of application.

The successful candidate will have a strong interest in both common pediatric critical illnesses as well as tertiary and quaternary populations including children with co-morbid medical conditions, those with sequelae of prematurity, immunocompromised children, solid organ and stem cell transplant recipients, and the chronically critically ill patient populations.

Preferred candidates will display a strong academic background and interest in pursuing a career in clinical research and teaching.

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation. For the 15th year in a row, UCSF garnered the top spot among public institutions in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 2021. The Department’s clinical enterprise is based at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital San Francisco, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, Mount Zion, Zuckerberg San Francisco General, and at a number of outreach clinics throughout Northern California, providing the Department with an unsurpassed opportunity to meet the needs of infants, children, and young adults throughout the Bay Area. In 2021, UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospitals ranked in all 10 children’s specialties in U.S. News and World Report. Nestled in a dynamic and unique geography distinguished by unprecedented innovations in technology, UCSF and the Department of Pediatrics are able to bring research and industry together to advance health.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5: The minimum base salary range for this position is $143,500-$305,900. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan ( which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Interested candidates can apply online at with a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of contributions to diversity, statement of teaching/research accomplishments, and contact information for three references. Applicant materials must list current qualifications upon submission. The selected candidate must meet all of the qualifications at the time of application.

For more information contact:
Jeff Fineman, MD
Chief, Division of Critical Care Medicine
UCSF Department of Pediatrics

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details:

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)

Campus Information

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy found here:

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service that 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