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Pediatric Residency Program Director - Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

University of Florida
Florida, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 22, 2022

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Pediatric Residency Program Director - Clinical Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida, Department of Pediatrics, is seeking a dynamic and innovative Program Director to lead our Pediatrics residency training program at UF Health Gainesville Florida as full-time faculty member at the tenure or non-tenure accruing level of Assistant/ Associate/Full Professor.

The Pediatrics Residency Program Director will be responsible for the direct oversight of all educational activities within the program and will report to the Chair of the University of Florida Department of Pediatrics and the Designated Institutional Official in the UF Graduate Medical Education office. The Program Director will work closely with the Associate Chair of Education, Division Chiefs, and other institutional and departmental training program directors to advance the strong educational mission of University of Florida, College of Medicine and the Pediatric Department. Maintaining a fully accredited high quality residency program and demonstrating excellence in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows is expected.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Advance and innovate the curricula within the pediatric training program and lead change with a unifying vision and mission and collaborative strategic planning for medical education in the Department of Pediatrics.
  • Ensure delivery of excellent clinical education and advanced training to medical students, residents, and fellows. Provide leadership and oversight to the residency program in collaboration with medical student and fellowship leaders and ensure learners are receiving comprehensive and balanced training and development opportunities.
  • Ensure that the training program meets or exceeds all compliance standards and policies that govern them, including regulatory and accreditation requirement and manage the training program’s self-study and ACGME site visits.
  • Recruit outstanding trainees from diverse backgrounds and participate in recruiting, hiring, and retaining outstanding faculty from diverse backgrounds. Ensure an atmosphere of respect, professional support, and development.
  • Supervise, prepare, implement, and monitor the educational budget so that it encompasses all funding sources and complies with grant, legislative, and institutional guidelines.
The position of Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program requires a dynamic, passionate, and capable academic physician leader with a proven track record across the spectrum of educational excellence, administrative experience, program development, individual scholarship, trainee recruitment, and community engagement. Candidates should hold or be eligible for promotion to the academic rank of assistant, associate professor or professor and will be selected from a pool reflecting diversity, broadly defined.

About the Institution

The University of Florida

The University of Florida (UF), located in Gainesville, has 16 colleges, a major academic health center, a championship-winning athletic program, a top-ranked undergraduate online program and, in keeping with its land-grant mission, one of the nation’s most comprehensive agriculture and natural resources programs. UF is ranked fifth among the nation’s top public research universities by U.S. News & World Report. The University’s 2,000-acre campus, 56,000 students, 31,000 employees, 5,500 faculty members, and $5 billion annual budget support institutional achievement in the service of developing knowledge and serving the state, nation, and world.

Several qualities distinguish UF among today’s leading public research universities. The first is its highly comprehensive breadth on a single campus, facilitating interdisciplinary collaboration, e.g., faculty within the adjacent colleges of Journalism, Engineering, and Medicine. The second is its unwavering support from the State of Florida, which has endorsed UF’s drive to become one of the nation’s very best public research universities with significant financial investment. UF’s third exceptional quality is its dynamism. Like the State of Florida, now the nation’s third largest and among its fastest-growing, UF is undergoing rapid transformation as it pursues its overarching aspiration “to be a premier university that the state, nation and world look to for leadership.”

UF Health

UF Health, the University of Florida’s academic health center, is the country’s only academic health center with six health-related colleges located on a single, contiguous campus. The colleges, major research centers and institutes, and clinical enterprise focus on building collaborative, specialized clinical services centered on quality and innovation. The vision as a preeminent academic health center is to optimize collective expertise to improve patient care, education, discovery, and the health of the community. This success is predicated on research-based, multidisciplinary, cross-college programs. The colleges teach the full continuum of higher education, from undergraduates to professional students to advanced postdoctoral students.

UF Health is also a world leader in interdisciplinary research, generating 52 percent of UF’s total research awards. Nine major health-related research centers and institutes are designed to create synergies and collaborative research opportunities. Research activities reflect a depth of purpose by focusing on the translational nature of biomedical research, following the continuum from fundamental research to clinical research to patient care. UF Health has two primary campuses in Gainesville and Jacksonville, as well as a campus in Orlando at Lake Nona and numerous educational, clinical, and research affiliates across the state.

UF College of Medicine

The UF College of Medicine, the largest college within UF’s academic health center, opened in 1956, driven by a three-part mission to increase Florida’s supply of highly qualified physicians, provide advanced health care services to the residents of the state, and foster discovery in health research. Each year, the College of Medicine welcomes more than 300 new physicians from across the country who come to complete their training at UF Health hospitals in Gainesville and Jacksonville.

The UF College of Medicine in Gainesville, comprises 28 research-oriented and clinical science departments and the School of Physician Assistant Studies, and is staffed by more than 1,500 faculty members. The UF College of Medicine has graduated more than 5,700 physicians and offers graduate degrees in a range of programs, including immunology and microbiology, biomedical sciences, and physician assistant studies.

The College is currently the highest-ranked medical school in Florida. Among public medical schools, UF ranks thirty seventh nationally. In addition, UF Health Shands Hospital is ranked number one Children’s Hospital by U.S. News & World Report. The hospital has five nationally ranked adult specialties and five nationally ranked Children’s Specialties. The College of Medicine Strategic plan emphasizes, innovation, education and research.

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Over the last 60 years, the College has trained nearly 8,700 physicians through its residency programs, and currently there are nearly 900 residents and fellows training within the UF College of Medicine. Patient care services are provided through the UF Health Physicians faculty practice, UF Health Shands, and the Malcom Randall Veterans Affairs Medical Center, as well as at several community health care sites and other affiliated hospitals in Florida. College faculty are national leaders in fundamental, translational, and clinical research and are involved in collaborative work in several research institutions and centers within the University.

UF Health Shands

UF Health Shands, UF Health’s private, not-for-profit hospital system based in Gainesville, includes seven hospitals:
  • UF Health Shands Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Cancer Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital
  • UF Health Heart & Vascular Hospital
  • UF Health Neuromedicine Hospital
  • UF Health Rehab Hospital
  • UF Health Shands Psychiatric Hospital
UF Health Shands Hospital is home to a state-designated Level I trauma center, a Level IV neonatal intensive care unit, a regional burn center, and an emergency air and ground transport program. The system also comprises a network of outpatient rehabilitation centers and a home health agency. A medical staff of more than 1,200 UF College of Medicine faculty and community physicians provides care in over 100 specialty and subspecialty medical areas. The facility serves a community with a 100-mile capture radius of a population of 1.5 million Floridians. The institution has 996 licensed beds and admits more than 111,000 patients through the Emergency Department (ED) annually.

UF Health’s commitment to deliver the highest-quality, safest patient care possible is reflected in the clinical outcomes and the national recognition consistently earned among the nation’s Top 50 best adult and children’s hospitals, according to U.S. News & World Report. UF Health Shands Hospital has the most ranked programs of any hospital in Florida.

The Department of Pediatrics & UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital


Recognized nationally, the primary focus of the UF pediatric training program is to create an educational environment that supports and meets the educational needs of each unique learner and gives each graduate the foundation that he/she needs to be successful in his/her individual career path. Ascribing to Adult Learning Theory the leaders in this program believe in igniting intrinsic motivation and instilling habits of self-directed learning by understanding our learners’ prior experiences and setting clear, relevant, and individualized goals and paths. The program’s sense of community, equity, social justice, and compassion brings together the team members to make a better world. The program commits to providing the best in quality, communication, passion, innovation, and service in everything it does. UF proudly offers unique opportunities for training in pediatrics with the creation of novel residency tracks in Global Health, Medical Education, Primary Care, and Public Health and Health Equity, and Research. The educational enterprise within the Department of Pediatrics includes:
  • 54 Residents
  • 37 Fellows
  • 10 Graduate Students
  • 8 Post-Doctoral Associates

The Department of Pediatrics clinical services are delivered at UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital, which was named the #1 Children’s Hospital in Florida in the 2022-23 U.S. News & World Report rankings. Nationally ranked in five pediatric specialties, UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides the full spectrum of pediatric specialty services and is in the Top 5 children’s hospital in the Southeast. In addition to Shands Children’s Hospital, clinical services are delivered at several community-based clinics in Gainesville, The Studer Family Children’s Hospital in Pensacola, and several clinics located in Ocala, Tallahassee and Daytona Beach.

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides care in more than 20 pediatric specialties. It is also home to the UF Health Shands Pediatric ED – the community’s first emergency department devoted to caring for children who are acutely ill or injured. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital provides care for the children of the local community and the State of Florida and is a major destination center for pediatric patients from all over the United States and overseas who require specialized attention for complex medical problems.

UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital represents the only quaternary-care academic pediatric center in North Florida. The children’s hospital has 208 beds, including fully-equipped pediatric and neonatal intensive care units. UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital is part of the Children's Miracle Network's alliance of premier hospitals for children.

The Department offers an extensive range of services for patients and families within 14 divisions and six centers of excellence (listed below):
  • Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
  • Cellular and Molecular Therapy
  • Center for Neuromuscular and Rare Diseases
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Diabetes Center of Excellence
  • Endocrinology
  • Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • General Academic Pediatrics
  • Genetics and Metabolism
  • Hematology & Oncology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Perinatal and Neonatal Medicine
  • Nephrology
  • Pediatric Asthma Center of Excellence
  • Pediatric Cardiac MRI/CT Center
  • Pediatric Sarcoma Center
  • Pulmonary
  • Turner Syndrome Center

The Department of Pediatrics is committed to fostering innovation and advancing discovery in the biomedical and psychosocial aspects of child health and human development, educating and training pediatric scientists, and directly translating basic scientific discoveries into new patient-oriented therapies. In the most recent fiscal year, the department was home to over $30.5M in sponsored research.

UF faculty work in multidisciplinary teams with researchers in the five other Health Science Center colleges, as well as those from across the University. The focus of team efforts is often grown out of the Centers and Institutes, including the Evelyn F. and William L. McKnight Brain Institute, the UF Genetics Institute, the Powell Gene Therapy Center, and the UF & Shands Cancer Center.

Expected Salary:

Salary and faculty rank will be commensurate with experience and academic qualifications.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have an M.D degree or equivalent and be licensed or eligible for licensure in the state of Florida

Preferred Qualifications:

Candidate profile

The position of Program Director, Pediatric Residency Program requires a dynamic, passionate, and capable academic physician leader with a proven track record across the spectrum of educational excellence, administrative experience, program development, individual scholarship, trainee recruitment, and community engagement. Candidates should hold or be eligible for promotion to the academic rank of assistant, associate professor or professor and will be selected from a pool reflecting diversity, broadly defined.

  • Academic leadership: Service as a residency or fellowship program director, associate/assistant program director, vice chair of education, or in a similar executive role with the ability to develop educational programs, advance the careers and achievement of trainees, and lead the educational activities of students, residents, and fellows.
  • Personal scholarship and work in support of others: A record of academic accomplishments as reflected in publications, research funding, and national society service; personal scholarship must meet the requirements for UF faculty appointment at the assistant, associate professor or professor level. Demonstrated contributions to research success is expected, and a track record of research mentoring is desired.
  • Commitment to equality: Evidence of commitment to and success in advancing institutional initiatives in diversity, inclusion, and equity.
  • M.D. or D.O. degree and board certification in pediatrics: Licensed or eligible for medical licensure in Florida and with more than five years postgraduate experience.
  • Leading People: The incoming Program Director should possess the requisite leadership skills to take a well-performing training program to the next level of academic excellence. The Program Director will demonstrate an ability to build and lead cohesive, high-performing teams focused on achieving optimal quality and outcomes in education by:
    • Demonstrating an understanding of current trends in pediatric residency education and the implications for all elements of UF Health and the College of Medicine’s institutional offerings;
    • Establishing competency-based performance goals for trainees
    • Reviewing the Department’s vision, plans, and activities, and adjusting to meet the expectations of academic and clinical partners and institutional goals.
  • Collaborating and Influencing: The next Program Director will note the importance of building strong relationships in UF’s multi-stakeholder environment and will position the program as a major contributor within the overall institution and external community by:
    • Seeking to broaden the Department’s academic impact through broader activity with University, College, and UF Health partners;
    • Creating or contributing to interdisciplinary initiatives in support of the clinical and educational missions;
    • Demonstrating emotional intelligence and modeling integrity, honesty, and a spirit of contribution to the overall enterprise; and
    • Leveraging opportunities to build external collaborations that will expand the scale, scope and influence of the program and Department and contributions to the communities served by UF Health.
  • Business and Operational Acumen: The successful candidate will possess a track record of overseeing his/her operation in a fiscally prudent manner. Therefore, he/she will:
    • Demonstrate experience making balanced, fair, and appropriate decisions;
Have an appreciation of and ability to balance the fiscal pressures facing academic and clinical Departments of Pediatrics.


▪ The highest integrity and personal ethics.

▪ Recognized achievement as a physician and educator.

▪ Outstanding communicator who respects others’ opinions.

▪ Strong organizational and process-management skills.

▪ High energy coupled with a strong work ethic and a desire to have an impact.

▪ Comfortable in an outward-facing role and interacting with donors.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

The Search Committee will begin to review applications immediately, and will accept applications until the
position is filled.

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three professional references, or three letters of reference.

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approval by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be
found at .

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

For more information and to submit your application please visit the UF Job link:

This requisition has been reposted. Previous applicants are still under consideration and need not apply.

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