University of Minnesota Department of Pediatrics Division Director, Pediatric Infectious Diseases & Immunology
An extraordinary opportunity to lead the next legacy in pediatric infectious diseases and immunology at the University of Minnesota Medical School.
The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunology at the University of Minnesota invites applications for a full-time position as Division Director. The candidate will be eligible for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level.
A strategic priority of the University of Minnesota Medical School, building on a legacy of foundational science in organism based infectious diseases, along with transplant ID (both solid organ and blood & marrow transplantation) and care of the immunocompromised host. The incoming Director will leverage the extraordinary scientific opportunities in collaboration with the University of Minnesota Department of Microbiology and Immunology, the Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, the Institute for Cell, Gene, and Immunotherapy, the Center for Immunology, the Institute for Virology, the Center for Translational Medicine, the Clinical Translational Science Institute and other resources such as the Molecular and Cellular Therapeutics GMP Facility. The Director will set the vision for the next scientific era in pediatric infectious diseases and immunology at the University of Minnesota Medical School, while embracing the legacy of mentorship, training and outstanding clinical care.
Responsibilities: The Director will be responsible for the research, education, and clinical service missions of the Division. The Division consists of 7 faculty members (MD, MD/PhD and PhD), along with a clinical nurse coordinator and a full complement of research staff. The clinical program at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children's Hospital (UMMCH) is a free-standing hospital (opened in 2011) providing a full complement of pediatric subspecialty programs, including surgery, neurosurgery, cardiothoracic surgery, imaging, neonatal and pediatric intensive care, solid organ and blood & marrow transplantation. UMMCH offers state-of-the-art facilities with access to more than 50 subspecialities and convenient family-centered services. The division has a strong focus on antibiotic stewardship for UMMCH. The medical director of the hospital diagnostic microbiology laboratory is a senior member of the division and holds a joint appointment in Laboratory Medicine and Pathology. The pediatric program works closely with the adult ID program in multiple areas, including allergy, infection prevention, global health, and fellowship training. The division supports a 3-year ACGME accredited fellowship in Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The Division’s scientific laboratories focus on the pathophysiology of cytomegalovirus disease, including prenatal transmission, and viral oncogenesis.
Salary, rank and start-up support will be commensurate with experience and expectations. Applications including CV and cover letter will be reviewed starting January 1, 2020. Position will remain open until filled.
Required qualifications: Applicants will have a MD, MD-PhD (or equivalent), Board certified in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and eligibility for a Minnesota medical license.
Preferred: The successful candidate will have: at least eight years experience in Pediatric Infectious Diseases and/or Pediatric Immunology with increasing institutional or other leadership experience, a track record of extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications in infectious diseases and/or immunology.
Key attributes: Record of scholarly accomplishment; ability to lead by example; demonstrated successful administrative experience in an academic health care system; deep understanding of clinical operations; ability to manage significant financial and operating budget; outstanding communication and interpersonal skills; emotional intelligence; track record of being an outstanding educator and mentor; effective problem resolution and decision-making; commitment to creating an inclusive academic environment.
Internal Number: 335305
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