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Division Chief Pediatric Neurology; Associate or Full Professor; Tenure or Clinician Educator Track

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia | Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Sep 6, 2024

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Child Neurology
Full Time

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seek candidates for an Associate or Full Professor position in either the non-tenure clinician educator track or the tenure track. The selected candidate will also serve as the Division Chief of Pediatric Neurology at CHOP. Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. or equivalent degree. Rank will be commensurate with experience.

Teaching responsibilities may include training large numbers of medical students, residents, fellows, and APPs. Educating the next generation of child neurology leaders is a priority of the Division.

Clinical responsibilities may include inpatient or outpatient services at the CHOP Philadelphia campus and other sites. The Division leads multiple robust outpatient clinical programs, including over 20 dedicated multispecialty and disease focused programs, resulting in over 40,000 patient outpatient encounters per year. The Division has a strong inpatient presence, consisting of six inpatient service teams based at the CHOP Philadelphia Campus and a consultative service at the new CHOP community-based hospital in King of Prussia. The CHOP Philadelphia Campus has a dedicated 24-bed inpatient Neuroscience Unit staffed by an inter-disciplinary team with specialized training in pediatric neuroscience. This state-of-the-art unit houses the Epilepsy Monitoring Unit and is specially equipped to meet the unique medical and surgical needs of infants, children, and young adults with neurological and neurosurgical conditions. Numerous inpatient attendings provide primary and consultative care for over 14,000 inpatient encounters per year.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include developing collaborative and independent research programs, co-supervision of postdoctoral fellows, students, and research staff, coordinating NIH-funded grant efforts with local, national, and international collaborators, and participation in writing grants, reports, and manuscripts. The Division encompasses a well-funded research enterprise, including basic science, translational, clinical and health services research programs and spanning all areas of the field. The next Division Chief will lead a large group of investigators, supporting their research endeavors through advocacy, mentorship, and development of philanthropic partnerships.

The next Chief of the Division of Child Neurology will lead one of the largest and most successful pediatric neurology programs in the nation and will be expected to participate in patient care, teaching, and scholarship. The Division of Child Neurology is comprised of over 70 faculty with diverse clinical, educational, and investigative interests, as well as over 40 Child Neurology residents and subspecialty fellows, 22 advanced practice providers (APPs), and over 150 staff members.

The Chief of the Division of Child Neurology co-leads the Neuroscience Center alongside the CHOP Chief of the Division of Neurosurgery. The Neuroscience Center represents the strategic, operational, clinical and research partnership between the Division of Child Neurology and the Division of Neurosurgery. The Neuroscience Center integrates world-renowned specialists in Child Neurology and Neurosurgery to provide precise diagnoses, individualized clinical care, and cutting-edge surgical treatments to achieve groundbreaking discoveries.

The successful applicant will have a strong track record of scholarship and research.

The Division Chief reports to the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine and University of Pennsylvania. The Division Chief works closely with the other Division Chiefs, the Associate Chairs, and the Vice Chair in the Department of Pediatrics, as well as the Department of Neurology and Centers and Institutes at the Perelman School of Medicine.

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.

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Inquiries about the position should be sent to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Angela Ellison at

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
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