Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Dallas, Texas
Jul 02, 2021
Aug 01, 2021
Full Time

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee, UT Southwestern’s EVP for Academic Affairs, Provost and Dean, with the advice and counsel of a faculty Search Committee, invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical Center. 

UT Southwestern is one of the premier academic medical centers in the nation, especially well-known for the quality of its science, and fundamentally committed to integrating pioneering biomedical research with exceptional clinical care and education. For the next Chair of Pediatrics, UT Southwestern seeks a strategic and visionary leader to build upon the department’s long-established tradition of academic and research excellence, to enhance its diversity, and to further advance education, scholarship, and the academic reputation of the department’s divisions and centers. The chair of the Department of Pediatrics is a key member of the medical center’s senior leadership team, and works closely with the Dean and Provost, with the Joint Pediatric Enterprise, and with the other department chairs to promote and fulfil all aspects of UT Southwestern’s institutional tripartite mission to educate, discover, and heal. 

The chair is expected to set the highest standards of intellectual engagement and accomplishment for the department. The chair will be charged with increasing the already high quality of clinical care in order to further differentiate UT Southwestern’s Department of Pediatrics and its affiliated hospitals as a leader in clinical excellence. As such, the chair will be expected to provide a strategic vision and operational leadership for all aspects of the department, conceiving and managing policy, programs, and resource allocation to achieve UT Southwestern’s mission of promoting health and a healthy society. The search committee seeks a chair who is a distinguished physician and investigator, who embraces excellence in both clinical care and clinical, translational, and basic research.

The Search Committee, chaired by Dr. Thomas Wang, chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, invites inquiries, nominations, and applications for the position of Chair, Department of Pediatrics at UT Southwestern Medical School. The EVP for Academic Affairs, Provost and Dean, Dr. W.P. Andrew Lee and the Search Committee are partnering in this search with Dr. Ilene H. Nagel and Charles Kaler of Education Executives. 

Prospects nominated and/or those who wish to be considered by the Search Committee should provide an electronic version of their curriculum vitae, as well as a brief bullet point summary of administrative roles they have held and their accomplishments in each, particularly in an academic medical center. A letter expressing interest is welcome, but optional. 

The confidential review of nominations and expressions of interest will continue until an appointment is made.  To be ensured of full consideration, email a curriculum vitae and supporting materials to 

UT Southwestern Medical Center is committed to an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the university community. In accordance with federal and state law, the university prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of: race; color; religion; national origin; sex, including sexual harassment; age; disability; genetic information, citizenship status; and protected veteran status. In addition, it is UT Southwestern’s policy to prohibit discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression.