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Division Chief of Developmental Medicine, Department of Pediatrics

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Seattle, Washington
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    Full Time

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine (UWSOM) and Seattle Children’s Hospital (SCH) are seeking a transformational leader to serve in the role of Chief for the Division of Developmental Medicine. 

The incoming Chief will have the opportunity to continue the legacy of the program and the responsibility of establishing and implementing a strategic plan that will guide the division into its future.  Division mission: “To maximize the lifelong potential of children and families affected by neurodevelopmental and behavioral conditions through collaboration, compassionate medical care, advocacy, education, and research.” The successful applicant will be expected to supervise the provision of clinical care in all programs, research programs as well as the training of students, residents, and fellows in both inpatient and research settings.

Appointment as full time Associate Professor WOT (without tenure due to funding) or Professor WOT (without tenure due to funding) of Pediatrics at the University of Washington, School of Medicine, will be commensurate with experience, training and achievement.  The position will be a multi-year appointment over a 12-month service period, July 1-June 30.  Anticipated start date is Summer 2022. All University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research and service.

Opportunity Highlights:

  • Given the scale and scope of the program and its strong national and international reputation, we believe this opening to be among the premier leadership opportunities currently available in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
  • The division has grown to include 10 Developmental-Behavioral Pediatricians, 6 Advance Practice Providers, 5 research faculty, as well as an ACGME accredited Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics fellowship program.
  • The Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities program at the University of Washington (UW LEND) is located at the Center on Human Development and Disability, a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) which is now in its fifth decade.
  • The division’s basic and translational science research interests span the field of developmental disabilities to advance clinical care. With SCH ranked #5 nationally among pediatric research institutions, division faculty benefit from an established research infrastructure and an institutional commitment to offer every child the opportunity to participate in research.
  • Highly competitive compensation, benefits, and programmatic support package.
  • Recognized among the nation’s best children’s hospitals and the top ranked pediatric facility in the Northwest, Seattle Children’s Hospital is a 334-bed facility that offers over 60 pediatric subspecialties and is the pediatric and adolescent academic medical center for Washington, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho.
  • Seattle is located on Puget Sound and is a family-oriented community in the heart of the Pacific Northwest. Ranked in the top 15 Best Places to Live, the mild winters and temperate summers enable year-round outdoor activities. In fact, Seattle gets less rain annually than Boston, New York City, Philadelphia, and Miami!



Applicants are required to have an MD, or DO, or MD/DO combined (or international equivalent). Must be board certified in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics and/or Neurodevelopmental Disabilities. The successful candidate should have training completed in an accredited developmental medicine fellowship.

In order to be eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of international (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE), or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Application Instructions

Applicants will submit a formal CV, cover letter and diversity statement. The diversity statement should address current and/or future commitments to and experiences with equity, diversity, and inclusion.

For more details about this opportunity, or if you would like to recommend an individual(s) who exemplifies the qualities we are seeking in a candidate, please contact Marcel Barbey at marcel@careerphysician.com, or at 817-707-9034. All interactions will remain confidential, and no inquiries will be made without the consent of the applicant.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Commitment to Diversity

The University of Washington is committed to building diversity among its faculty, librarian, staff, and student communities, and articulates that commitment in the UW Diversity Blueprint (http://www.washington.edu/diversity/diversity-blueprint/). Additionally, the University’s Faculty Code recognizes faculty efforts in research, teaching and/or service that address diversity and equal opportunity as important contributions to a faculty member’s academic profile and responsibilities (https://www.washington.edu/admin/rules/policies/FCG/FCCH24.html#2432).

COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements and Information

Under Washington State Governor Inslee’s Proclamation 21-14.1, University of Washington (UW) workers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof thereof, or receive a UW-approved medical or religious exemption. This requirement will be a condition of any offer associated with this recruitment. For more information, please visit https://www.washington.edu/coronavirus/vaccination-requirement/.


Posted: 2021-11-05 Expires: 2022-02-03

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