Chief, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology - Associate/Full Professor

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Work type: Multi-Track Faculty, Non-Tenure-Track Faculty, Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health, Medicine/Physicians
Department:29091400 - MD-PEDS-IMMUNOLOGY

Classification Title:

Chief, Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology - Associate/Full Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida Department of Pediatrics is seeking a Chief of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology. This is a faculty position in the non-tenure or tenure track with the rank of Associate/Full Professor.  The applicant should be board-certified in Pediatric Rheumatology.  Rank and tenure will be commensurate with qualifications.

The Division Chief will be responsible for program development in all areas of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, in addition to patient care in the inpatient and outpatient settings, teaching of pediatric fellows, residents, and medical students, as well as conducting research and supervising the division’s increasing large research program that includes investigator-initiated, registry and pharma funded investigations.

The Division has three board-certified pediatric rheumatologists as well as six pediatric rheumatology APRNs and two LPNs, providing comprehensive care to children and adolescents throughout Florida.  Our center of excellence is among the largest in the state and the only ACGME-approved program in Florida providing pediatric rheumatology fellowship training.  We are extremely active in the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) and its sub studies and have a full-time clinical research coordinator and access to other research support through the pediatrics department.  We provide training in musculoskeletal ultrasound and have collaborative research and clinical relationships with Adult Rheumatology, Orthopedics, and PMR, including their state-of-the-art gait analysis laboratory.  The Division includes a pediatric immunologist who directs one of three state funded SCID newborn screening sites and provides care to a large population of children with primary immunodeficiencies, as well as immunodeficient patients needing hematopoietic stem cell transplantation in collaboration with BMT service and cardiac transplant patients requiring aggressive immunosuppression.  There are also two allergists, one pediatric allergy APRN, and allergy nurses, providing cutting-edge comprehensive allergy services to children in North Florida and the Panhandle.

The University of Florida College of Medicine is the premier academic medical center for children in northern Florida and from referral centers throughout the state and hosts a broad range of NIH-funded biomedical scientists and clinical researchers who benefit from robust institutional support. There is an abundance of research opportunities and possibilities for collaboration throughout the university.  UF Health Shands Children’s Hospital represents the only quaternary-care academic pediatric center in North Florida. The Children’s Hospital has 208 beds, including fully equipped pediatric and neonatal intensive care units, and is part of the Children’s Miracle Network's alliance of premier hospitals for children.

Gainesville is a charming city and home to the University of Florida. The area is known for its natural beauty and the mild climate encourages outdoor activities. Culturally, the city is enriched by the influence of the University. The population of Gainesville is approximately 120,000 with a surrounding population of 250,000. We have a diverse culture, excellent public schools, low cost of living and no state income tax.

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must have a M.D. degree or equivalent, be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Florida, and be board certified in Pediatric Rheumatology.

Preferred Qualifications:


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applications should include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, three letters of recommendation or contact information for three references. If selected as one of the final candidates, three letters of reference will be required.

The final candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered "official" if a designation of "Issued to Student" is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at

If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352-392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800-955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

Health Assessment Required: Yes


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