• Pediatric Institute – Infectious Diseases Division Chief

    Job Number
    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    Emory+Children's Ped Institute
    SOMPI: Infectious Disease
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
    Required Documents
    Cover letter, List of Recommenders, Research Interests
  • Description

    Emory University Department of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Emory University School of Medicine and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta

    The Department of Pediatrics in the Emory University School of Medicine is seeking a physician at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Proven leadership and administrative skills and exceptional academic credentials are required. Candidates must have a Doctorate of Medicine (or equivalent) and have or be eligible for a Georgia medical license.


    The Emory Department of Pediatrics has a strong commitment to innovative research and education, and outstanding clinical care in the field of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta is the clinical home to 11 pediatric infectious disease physicians, 2 Advanced Practice Providers, and 2 clinical nurses who cover over 600 inpatient pediatric beds, three neonatal nurseries, and daily pediatric outpatient clinics. Pediatric Infectious Disease faculty serve as the medical directors of Hospital Epidemiology, Antimicrobial Stewardship, Quality Improvement, Transplant/Immunocompromised ID. In addition, faculty provide medical directorship and clinical services at the Family & Youth Clinic at the Grady Ponce de Leon HIV Center, one of the largest, most comprehensive facilities dedicated to people with HIV/AIDS in the United States, are active in Global Health and Education, and support an active fellowship training program.  Clinical research interests include infection control, antibiotic stewardship, respiratory and diarrheal diseases, industry sponsored clinical trials, and federally funded clinical trials through the IMPAACT network and the Department of Pediatrics half of the Emory NIH-funded Vaccine Treatment and Evaluation Unit (VTEU). In tandem with the clinical activities, the Division is home to 10 outstanding basic and translational scientists with research interests that include HIV, dengue, cholera, influenza, RSV, reoviruses, and Zika.  The strengths of the research and clinical faculty align to catalyze collaboration and unique opportunities. Affiliations with the Division of Adult Infectious Diseases, the Rollins School of Public Health, the Georgia Clinical and Translational Science Alliance (GA-CTSA), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention facilitate innovation in research and clinical care. The Division Chief will have the opportunity and resources to foster and build an innovative community that realizes the significant academic and clinical potential of clinical, translational, and basic science faculty.


    A potential Division Chief candidate needs the following qualities:

    • Commitment to excellence in patient care and evidence-based practice;
    • Commitment to promoting clinical, translational and basic science research in the division, and preferably a strong funding history, including NIH funding;
    • Board certification in Pediatric Infectious Diseases;
    • Skills in clinical care innovation and design;
    • Transparent and inclusionary management style;
    • Excellent mentoring skills;
    • Commitment to valuing and promoting diversity;
    • Skills in promoting research and quality improvement activities;
    • Business capabilities, including financial budgeting and resource management;
    • Experience with strategic program growth.

    Interested individuals are encouraged to submit a statement of academic interest and curriculum vitae.



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