Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Clinician Educator) Division of General Pediatrics-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 Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) of the University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, are actively recruiting a physician at the faculty rank of Assistant or Associate Professor on the Clinician Educator track who is BE/BC in child abuse pediatrics (or is a pediatrician with significant experience/expertise in child abuse pediatrics and the care of children in foster care) to join the well-established Audrey Hepburn CARES Center at CHLA in Los Angeles, California.

The CARES Center is a multifaceted multidisciplinary child protection center involving evaluation, treatment, medical follow-up, prevention, advocacy, education and research in the fields of child maltreatment and foster care.  The Center is housed within the main campus of CHLA, one of the nation’s best academic medical centers, an international leader, and the only free-standing accredited Level I Pediatric Trauma Center in Los Angeles County, which leads to a high volume of critical and often complex patients requiring the CARES Team’s services.


The Child Abuse Pediatrician’s responsibilities will include:  Providing in-depth evaluations and follow-up assessments in the inpatient and outpatient settings on cases suspicious for child maltreatment; working in a multidisciplinary setting and with various subspecialty services to coordinate patients’ medical care and work-up while adhering to specific guidelines; providing evaluation and medical care for children and youth in foster care; participating in the training of physicians, hospital staff and/or other community professionals on topics including identification, reporting, treatment, and/or prevention of child maltreatment; and coordinating with members of Child Protective Services, law enforcement, and the judicial system.  Strong clinical skills are expected as well as the ability to demonstrate leadership in meeting the needs of children and families, both within the hospital and the community, who are affected by child maltreatment.

Academic responsibilities may include training medical students, residents, and fellows in research pertaining to child maltreatment and/or foster care.  Activities involving quality improvement, peer review and/or the development or enhancement of protocols to improve efficiencies and quality of patient care and safety may also be pursued.


· Candidates must be an MD, DO or equivalent.

· Completion of an accredited pediatric residency program and fellowship training in child abuse with Board Certification or Board Eligible designation is preferred.However, a pediatrician with significant experience/expertise in child abuse pediatrics and the care of children in foster care will also be considered.

· Eligible to obtain licensure in the State of California.

· Must be eligible for enrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospital privileges.

· Experience working in an academic medical center and a desire to incorporate clinical practice into teaching to a variety of learners is preferred.

· Outstanding communication skills, the ability to effectively lead a team, and experience building collaborative partnerships are essential.

Academic appointment through USC Keck School of Medicine is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. CHLA and USC greatly values diversity and are committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

We offer a competitive compensation package, including but not limited to generous comprehensive benefits & retirement plans, and CME time & support. 

The annual base salary range for this position is $95,904 -$417,709. 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. 

Apply here and upload a CV, 3 references and cover letter. For further inquiries contact: Karen Kay Imagawa, MD, Director, Audrey Hepburn CARES Center, Division of General Pediatrics (; or c/o Jasna Watabayashi, Physician Recruiter, ( 4650 Sunset Blvd., MS#76, Los Angeles, CA 90027. 

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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