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Associate Professor/Professor & Endowed Chair
February 28, 2018

Associate Professor/Professor & Endowed Chair
The Sykes Family Chair in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pediatric Health and Development
Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy
University of Southern California

Applications and nominations are invited for the tenure-eligible position of Associate Professor or Full Professor and Sykes Family Chair in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pediatric Health and Development in the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy. The Division’s scholarly and research programs are broadly defined to support two educational programs within the Division: Biokinesiology (PhD and MS) and Physical Therapy (DPT), and four credentialed physical therapy residency programs. The faculty direct a total of 14 research labs and many hold secondary appointments within the USC Keck School of Medicine, the university-wide Neuroscience Graduate Program, and the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. The division seeks in all its many facets to be an energetic participant in the USC Strategic Vision to “address global challenges, spark creativity, invent and innovate, connect peoples and help improve the quality of life.”

The Sykes Family Chair in Pediatric Physical Therapy, Pediatric Health and Development in the Division of Biokinesiology & Physical Therapy was established to advance pediatric physical therapy education, clinical practice, service and research at USC. The vision is to enhance the health and well-being of children through the advancement of cutting edge pediatric research, education of leaders in pediatric physical therapy and rehabilitation, and outreach to communities neighboring the University of Southern California.

Thus, we seek applicants at the Associate or Full Professor level who are internationally recognized as basic science or clinical researchers and academic scholars within an area relevant to the practice of pediatric physical therapy. Applicants should have an active research program and a strong record of published, extramurally funded research. In addition, the successful candidate will provide leadership to a young research cluster in motor development and rehabilitation within the division and emerging collaborative links across the university to further the division’s contribution to the USC Strategic Vision through innovation in physical therapy to improve the quality of life for children.

Salary and rank will be based on qualifications and experience. USC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes applications from women, members of underrepresented communities and person with disabilities.

Application Procedure:
Please submit: (1) a letter of interest outlining experience in research, leadership, management, innovation, classroom instruction, curriculum development, student advisement, and (2) a curriculum vitae. Please direct these documents to: Lydia Vazquez, Division Administrator; Tel: (323) 442-1883; e-mail:

Inquiries may be directed to Dr. Nina Bradley, Chair of the Search Committee, at

USC is an equal-opportunity educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing equal opportunity for outstanding persons of every race, color, gender, creed, and background. The University particularly encourages women, members of underrepresented groups, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply. USC will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities unless doing so would result in undue hardship.

Developmental/Behavioral Pediatrics
February 6, 2018

                  University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria
                  Developmental/ Behavioral Pediatrics

                  Peoria, IL

The new developmental-behavioral pediatrician will support and be responsible for the continued development of five comprehensive service lines within the Division of Child Development. These service lines include: autism, in-patient consult service, general development, ADHD, and cerebral palsy. Scholarly and research interests are highly desirable, along with experience in teaching medical students and residents. The candidate must be board-certified in pediatrics and fellowship trained in neuro-developmental disabilities or developmental-behavioral pediatrics. The compensation package and academic rank (associate or assistant professor) will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

Other highlights:

•Outstanding opportunity to immediately assume leadership role and expand existing service lines within the division.
•Excellent relationships and good linkage with schools, primary care physicians and therapy providers in the community already exist.
•Nationally respected pediatrics, medicine-pediatrics, and residency programs
•A new eight story, 440,000 square foot children’s hospital opened in August 2010 integrating children’s services in one building.
•A family oriented community with a good school system, low crime rates, and a reasonable cost of living. Peoria is less than three hours form Chicago and St. Louis.

Peoria is a great community that has many of the amenities you find in large cities, including a symphony orchestra, professional theatre companies, a ballet troupe, professional sports, and a civic center, where national acts perform nearly every week. It is the worldwide headquarters of Caterpillar, Inc., and home to Bradley University, which was ranked 3rd among Midwestern comprehensive universities by U.S. News & World Report.
Peoria is also notable for what you won't find. Like long commutes, high crime rates, or a high cost of living. All this, along with solid Midwestern values, makes Peoria a family-friendly place to live.

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) supports a thriving education program with approximately 21 categorical pediatric residents and 32 combined medicine-pediatrics residents. The Department of Pediatrics has 72 faculty members covering most pediatric subspecialties and primary care. The clinical activities of the faculty are primarily concentrated at OSF HealthCare Children's Hospital of Illinois (CHOI).

CHOI is the primary pediatric teaching facility for UICOMP and is a 132-bed facility that offers over 50 pediatric programs and services. These programs represent over 100 pediatric sub-specialists in 24 different disciplines, including the largest pediatric surgery program in Illinois. CHOI is the only fill service tertiary hospital for children in downstate Illinois. It is a designated Level I Trauma Center, and a Pediatric Critical Care Center, as well as having a Regional Perinatal center, and a Level III neonatal intensive care unit.

Please contact or send CV to:

Stacey E. Morin, Senior Physician Recruiter
OSF HealthCare Children’s Hospital of Illinois
Ph: 309-683-8354

Director, Clinical Training Unit-Center on Human Development & Disability/Developmental Pediatrician
January 3, 2018

Director, Clinical Training Unit-Center on Human Development & Disability / Developmental Pediatrician
Seattle, WA

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital seek an outstanding academic leader to direct the Clinical Training Unit for the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD), at the University of Washington (UW). The successful candidate will be a Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrician and will be qualified for an appointment at UW in the Clinician-Educator track (Associate Professor or Professor). The candidate will also be a member of the Division of Developmental Medicine at Seattle Children’s.

The successful candidate will possess: academic leadership skills emphasizing interdisciplinary collaboration, partnership building, and advocacy for children and families served; a vision for the future of persons with disabilities in society; a demonstrated focus on family-centered care for a wide range of children with neurodevelopmental disorders; and the ability to serve as a role model for other faculty, fellows and resident physicians.

Roles and Responsibilities at the Clinical Training Unit, CHDD include, but are not limited to:
• Serves as Director, Clinical Training Unit, with oversight responsibility for all projects, contracts, and other activities occurring within the Clinical Training Unit, including clinics and training activities.
• Serves as Associate Director for Interdisciplinary Training and Clinical Services of the CHDD’s University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities.
• Serves as principal investigator for the Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities (LEND) interdisciplinary training grant submitted through the CHDD, and is responsible for all administrative aspects of the grant.
• Collaborates with faculty and other staff at CHDD to provide coordination of services for children and families between CHDD and the Developmental Medicine programs (and other programs) at Seattle Children’s Hospital.
• Collaborates with administrators at the University of Washington Medical Center (UWMC) to assure that clinical programs within the Clinical Training Unit adhere to UWMC standards. Assists UWMC in improving services to CTU clients and to adults who have childhood-onset disabilities.
• Partners with the Office of Maternal Child and Family Health, Department of Health, and State of Washington, to improve the health care system on behalf of children and youth with special health care needs (CYSHCN), especially those with neurodevelopmental disabilities.

Roles and responsibilities in the Developmental Medicine program, Seattle Children’s include, but are not limited to:
• Collaborates with division faculty and other staff at Seattle Children’s Hospital to provide coordination of services for children and families between CHDD and the Division of Developmental Medicine programs.
• Precepts pediatric and other trainees at all levels in clinic and inpatient service.
• Initiates clinical research activities in conjunction with Division faculty and others at Seattle Children’s Hospital and the CHDD.

Experience Required:
• Applicants must possess a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in the State of Washington (or must be licensed in another jurisdiction and be eligible for licensure in Washington).
• Must possess a Doctor of Medicine (MD) or Osteopathy (DO).
• Board-certified in Pediatrics; Board-certified or Board-eligible in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics or in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities.
• Qualified for an appointment at the University of Washington in the Clinician-Educator track.
• Academic rank of associate or full professor.
• Interdisciplinary training and academic clinical practice including collaboration with non-physician professionals (five or more years).
• Recent developmental pediatrics clinical practice experience.
• Clinical, health service, or bench science research with publications consistent with University of Washington standards for level of faculty appointment.
• Previous successful partnerships with Public health/CDC/state and federal MCH Title V Systems.

For additional information or to provide recommendations, please contact: Jennifer Schaulin, Vice President, MillicanSolutions, at: or (682)223-5782.

The University of Washington School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics supports a thriving education program with approximately 115 pediatric residents and more than 50 fellowships each year. The Department of Pediatrics has more than 225 academic faculty and 350 clinical faculty who teach medical students, house officers, research fellows, and practicing physicians.

Seattle Children’s Hospital, a 344-bed facility that offers over 60 pediatric subspecialties, is the pediatric teaching facility for University of Washington School of Medicine and is consistently ranked as one of the best children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report and Child Magazines. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Seattle Children’s fifth in the nation overall and ranked all 10 of the hospitals specialty programs in the top 20 in its 2017-2018 Best Children’s Hospitals rankings. Seattle Children’s is one of just six hospitals in the nation ranked in the top 20 for all 10 specialty programs.