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Department of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics Division Director

UVA Community Health
Charlottesville, Virginia
Closing date
May 15, 2025

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UVA School of Medicine - Department of Pediatrics - General Pediatrics Division Director

UVA General Pediatrics Division Director

The University of Virginia Department of Pediatrics and Division of General Pediatrics invite applications for Division Director of General Pediatrics. Academic pediatric generalists at the rank of Associate or Full Professor are encouraged to apply. This position may be tenure-eligible depending on the candidate s credentials.


  • Coordinate clinical, academic, and research activities.
  • Develop and implement divisional vision and goals.
  • Support faculty development and oversee training programs.
  • Maintain excellence in clinical practice and patient outcomes.
  • Actively participate in clinical service.
  • Preferably hold an active research program.

The Division Director will lead the faculty in all clinical and academic mission areas, including clinical service, education of trainees at all levels, research program development, and administrative activities of all divisional programs.

General responsibilities include coordinating and enhancing all clinical, academic and research activities of the Division. The Director will also be primarily responsible for creating and implementing the vision and goals for the Division, in alignment with the broader strategic plans for the Department of Pediatrics and UVA Health Children s.

Academic responsibilities include overseeing all divisional faculty, advancing their careers by providing professional and personal development opportunities, overseeing high-quality innovative training, supporting research activities for the division, and modeling a culture of inquiry to ensure active engagement in quality improvement, scholarly excellence and innovation in all missions.

Administrative responsibilities include creating an environment of excellence and innovation in clinical practice that supports positive patient outcomes. Applicants with an active research program are preferred.

Our team consists of primary care pediatricians, pediatric hospitalists, newborn hospitalists, child abuse pediatricians, and breastfeeding medicine specialists. We are experts in evaluating and managing care for families in the general pediatric, pediatric acute care, newborn hospital, and child abuse and breastfeeding medicine clinic settings. Currently, we have over 35 general pediatric faculty.

Community outreach is a priority, and we are also dedicated academicians and scientists, engaged in research to better understand problems related to the care of children in order to develop innovative ways to prevent or treat these conditions. Among the faculty in our Division are national experts in SIDS research, Breastfeeding Medicine, Quality Improvement, and Medical Education.

The ideal candidate for the UVA General Pediatrics Division Director position is an established academic generalist with strong leadership skills. An active research program is desirable but not required. The Division Director will be expected to actively participate in clinical service.

UVA Health is a world-class academic medical center and health system with a level 1 trauma center, a NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, Level IV NICU, and a Comprehensive Stroke Center. UVA is the number 1 rated Children s Hospital in Virginia. Its footprint encompasses 4 hospitals and 2 physician groups with an integrated network of primary and specialty care clinics throughout Charlottesville, Albemarle, Nelson and Augusta counties, Culpeper, and Northern Virginia. Through its teaching and research, UVA Health continues to innovate and advance medicine while providing high-quality care.

Founded in 1819 as just the 10th medical school in America, the University of Virginia School of Medicine (UVA School of Medicine) with 21 clinical departments, 8 research departments, and 6 research centers consistently attracts some of the nation s most prominent researchers to develop breakthrough treatments that benefit patients around the world. Those research efforts are backed by more than $230 million in grant funding.

UVA Health is an academic health system that strives to provide excellence, innovation, and exceptional quality to the care of patients, the training of health professionals, and the creation and sharing of knowledge within a culture that promotes equity, diversity, and inclusivity. UVA Health is an expansive network comprised of the UVA Medical Center, UVA Community Hospitals, UVA Community Medical Group, UVA School of Nursing, UVA School of Medicine (SOM), University of Virginia Physicians Group, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, and other strategic partnerships and alliances.

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