Summary Description: The Department of Pediatrics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University is searching for a new Chief of the Division for Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The Division for Pediatric Infectious Diseases has an annual budget of approximately $5 million and nine full-time faculty members and is actively engaged in research ranging from basic science to epidemiology, public health, hospital infection control, and clinical trials of anti-infectives and vaccine development. Three research initiatives exist within the division: viral pathogenesis, bacterial pathogenesis, and an epidemiology and clinical research group. Collaborating basic scientists are found in Departments of Microbiology, Cell Biology, Physiology, Medicine, Epidemiology, the Mailman School of Public Health, the School of Nursing, and the Clinical Microbiology Laboratory.The division also has had a growing collaboration with the Center for Interdisciplinary Research in Antimicrobial Resistance (CIRAR) and has established a Clinical Research Program to support the startup and execution of clinical research. Division members also participate in the Clinical Immunization Safety Assessment (CISA) Network, a collaborative effort between the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) and seven clinical centers in the United States. The Division has a Fellowship Program, funded by a T32 NIH training grant, for teaching and mentoring fellows interested in careers in infectious diseases.The successful candidate should have credentials and experience at the level of an Associate Professor or Professor and will have a well-established history of academic productivity and grant funding. Prior administrative experience is preferred, but not required. Other requirements of the position include strong clinical, research, leadership and teaching qualifications. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2015. A New York State medical license is required, as is Board Certification in Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases.
Minimum Qualifications: At the Associate Professor/Professor level, candidates are expected to be scholars and teachers who are widely recognized nationally and/or internationally for their distinction in their chosen field.
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