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Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics Physician- Iowa City, IA
March 1, 2017

The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics seeks a physician in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics at the rank of Associate (non tenure), Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor on the tenure or non-tenure track.

The individual selected will join the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics to provide patient care, teaching and consultative services. The Division is a national leader in research, with four faculty successful NIH-funded investigators. The Division works closely with the University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development, which has been Iowa’s University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) since 1972. The Center for Disabilities and Development integrates a broad array of clinical services in one location, including developmental and behavioral pediatrics, psychology, speech-language pathology, occupational and physical therapy, social work, education, audiology, and nursing, and thus provides an ideal environment for exceptional patient care, education and research. The Center is also the home of Iowa’s LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and Related Disabilities) program, and has provided outstanding interdisciplinary training in neurodevelopmental disabilities for over two decades.

Must hold an MD/DO degree, or equivalent
Board certified or eligible in Pediatrics, or equivalent
Board certified or eligible in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (Internationally-trained physicians who hold an equivalent certification may be considered for appointment)
Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Iowa

Desirable qualifications:
Clinical experience in Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Experience in patient-oriented research
Teaching competence in pediatrics for medical students and residents
Evidence of scholarly activity
Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation and ranked 41st overall and 20th among public medical schools for NIH funding in FY14. The U.S. News and World Report research ranking places the College 11th among public institutions, and the Stead Family Department of Pediatrics ranked 24th overall and 13th in NIH funding among all public pediatric departments nationwide in FY14. The ACGME-accredited pediatric residency program at the Children’s Hospital trains 42 pediatric residents.

The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics comprises the medical and research staff of UI Children’s Hospital. The University of Iowa Children’s Hospital is one of the nation’s top-ranked pediatric care and research institutions. It is the only university-affiliated hospital in Iowa devoted solely to the care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults, and is Iowa’s only accredited Level 1 Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center. In 2015-16 the University of Iowa Children's Hospital ranked in nine pediatric specialties in the Best Children’s Hospitals U.S. News and World Report, including cancer, cardiology and heart surgery, diabetes and endocrinology, neonatology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, pulmonology, and urology. A new 189-bed children’s hospital is scheduled to open in 2016.

For more information contact:
Lane Strathearn, MBBS, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Physician Director, Center for Disabilities and Development
William E. Bell/Gail A. McGuiness Chair for Pediatric Neurodevelopment

Visit us on the web at: .

To apply for this position please visit The University of Iowa website at , requisition number 68769.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity I affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Professor, Holder of the Research Chair in Cerebral Palsy - Quebec, Canada
February 7, 2017

Department: Rehabilitation
Faculty: Medicine

Located in a privileged living environment in the heart of Quebec City, Université Laval is a large comprehensive university known for its culture of excellence in teaching and research. Since its inception in 1997, the Department of Rehabilitation of the Faculty of Medicine has grown steadily. Today it comprises more than 90 regular teachers, including 43 University career professors. It welcomes annually 900 students in its professional programs (occupational therapy, speech therapy, and physiotherapy) and in research. Members of the Department of Rehabilitation are known for their scientific advances in the rehabilitation sciences, their innovative pedagogical practices and their social engagement.

The Department of Rehabilitation of the Faculty of Medicine of Université Laval and the Management Committee of the Research Chair in Cerebral Palsy call for applications to fill the position of Holder of the Research Chair. This competition is open to researchers with an excellent research dossier who have international recognition for their achievements (or who are well on their way). Preference will be given to candidates with a record of innovative research in cerebral palsy but a research production of equivalent quality in the more general field of physical impairments of children will be considered.
A tenure track position (assistant, associate or full professor) corresponding to academic achievements at the time of recruitment will be offered to the chosen candidate. The Research Chair is fully endowed. The nomination of the candidate as Holder of the Research Chair in Cerebral Palsy is for an initial mandate of 5 years, renewable.
The following tasks and responsibilities are associated with this position:
o Independent research focused on cerebral palsy;
o Teaching in one or more academic programs governed by the Department of Rehabilitation;
o Teaching in graduate programs (MSc and PhD) under the aegis of other Departments;
o Direction/supervision of students at all University levels (tutoring, supervisor of doctoral theses, of research reports and end of professional master’s program projects) and post-doctoral research fellows;
o Participation in committees and other responsibilities (educational and administrative) of the Department of Rehabilitation.

The candidate sought to fill the position of Holder of the Université Laval Research Chair in Cerebral Palsy is a researcher with an outstanding research career path or who has the potential judged to become outstanding. The person must:
• Hold a PhD in the field of and / or related to rehabilitation;
• Have a research record of innovative research that has had a significant impact in the field of cerebral palsy or in physical impairments of children, as mentioned above;
• Be able to communicate and to teach in the French language; Université Laval, has a francization program that supports the learning of the French language by new professors and allows them to gradually acquire the skills needed for the performance of their duties.
Furthermore, preference will be given to candidates who:
• Are recognized leaders in cerebral palsy research;
• Have demonstrated their capacity to recruit and supervise graduate students;
• Propose a high quality research program that is focused on cerebral palsy and has a strong impact potential;
• Have a remarkable research funding and publication record;
• Have an academic achievement dossier strong enough to obtain or have obtained a salary award from the CIHR or the FRQ-S;
• Demonstrate a significant potential to contribute to the field of rehabilitation.

The salary is determined by the collective agreement in force.

To learn more about the teaching and research activities of the Department of Rehabilitation and its professors, candidates are invited to consult the Department's Internet site at the following address:

Deadline for receipt of applications: March 31, 2017
Date of entry into service: September 1, 2017
Candidatures will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
Those interested should forward their curriculum vitae, a copy of their two most pertinent publications, a letter providing details on their research experience, their future research interests and their potential contributions to the field of rehabilitation as well as the name of three persons willing to provide a recommendation, at the latest March 31, 2017.

The candidate’s dossier must be sent by mail or by e-mail to:
Dr Hélène Moffet, Director
Department of Rehabilitation, Faculty of Medicine, Université Laval
1050, avenue de la Médecine, Québec (Québec) G1V 0A6
Telephone: 418 656-2131 ext 5588; Fax: 418-656-5476

« Université Laval values diversity and invites all qualified persons to present their candidature, in particular women, members of ethnic and visible minorities, aboriginal peoples and persons with disabilities. Priority will, however, be given to Canadian citizens or persons with permanent resident status. »

Contact Name: Helene Moffet
Contact Email:


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