Associate or Professor of Pediatrics (Division Chief of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine)CHLA – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Department of Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) seeks an outstanding academician for appointment as an Associate Professor or Full Professor to serve as Chief of the Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine. Applicants must have an M.D or M.D./Ph.D. or comparable degree and outstanding qualifications in clinical care, education, and research.

 Applicants must be board certified in Pediatrics, Family Medicine, or Internal Medicine, with subspecialty certification in Adolescent Medicine.

The Division Chief will lead one of the largest and most successful adolescent medicine programs in the nation.  The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine is comprised of 13 faculty with diverse clinical, educational, and investigative interests, as well as 3 Adolescent Medicine fellows and over 100 staff or trainee members.

Teaching responsibilities may include teaching medical students, residents, fellows, and APPs. The Division has responsibilities for training large numbers of students, residents, and fellows. Educating the next generation of Adolescent Medicine leaders is a priority of the Division, which holds an HRSA MCHB-funded Leadership Education in Adolescent Health (LEAH) training grant.  The LEAH Program is designed to reduce health disparities and improve the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults by training future leaders focused on young people 10-25 years of age, including leaders in the 5 core disciplines of medicine, nursing, nutrition, psychology, and social work. The division participates in the hospital psychology internship and fellowship programs.

Clinical responsibilities may include inpatient or outpatient services in any of the areas referenced below. The Division of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine leads multiple robust outpatient clinical programs including Adolescent Primary Care and reproductive care Clinic; Adolescent Medicine Subspecialty Referral Clinic; Eating Disorder Program; Adolescent HIV Program including HIV specialty care, PEP and PrEP services; The Center for Transgender Youth Health and Development clinic; Outpatient Substance Use Program, 2 Job Corps contracts in Los Angeles and Long Beach Homeless care program including services at community drop in centers and Covenant House Los Angeles.  The Division also has a strong inpatient consultative service.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include adolescent and young adult health research. The next Division Chief will lead a large group of investigators that are focused on promoting the development, identification, dissemination, and implementation of best practices and effective health policies to reduce health disparities and improve the health and well-being of adolescents and young adults. The group has a strong track record of extramural federal funding and is highly skilled in health services research, quality improvement science, community-engaged research, and epidemiologic methods.

The Division Chief reports to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and works closely with the other Division Chiefs, the Associate Chairs, and the Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics. The Division Chief will oversee the clinical, research, and educational activities of the Division, lead recruiting efforts in the Division and ensure career mentoring for all faculty and fellows in the Division.

The annual base salary range for this position is $200,258-$364,036.  When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Southern California is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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