The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Wisconsin is recruiting an exceptional Clinical Geneticist to lead our Division of Genetics and Metabolism, as the Division Chief. We are looking for candidates with a track record of clinical excellence and academic contributions as demonstrated through scholarly contributions. This position will provide clinical care, teaching, and provision of scholarly activities is expected on the CHS track.
The UW Department of Pediatrics is a vibrant academic department comprising over 200 faculty in seventeen subspecialty divisions. The Department promotes and enhances the health of children through outstanding clinical care, exemplary education of pediatric trainees, performance of cutting edge research and vigorous advocacy. Our clinics are staffed by board-certified medical geneticists who are members of the Department of Pediatrics faculty. Our team consists of physicians, genetic counselors, dietitians, nurses, and fellows. Members of the division direct accredited training programs in genetic counseling, medical genetics, biochemical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, and molecular genetics.
The University of Wisconsin Department of Pediatrics continues to be a leader among pediatric departments in federal research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research (BRIMR). The recently released 2021 rankings lists the Department of Pediatrics as No. 7 in the nation with $37.5 million in funding from the NIH. The department has continued to rise in national rankings of research dollars, up from No. 31 in 2012, and it has ranked in the top 13 for five years straight.
A competitive salary and benefit package is provided, including generous academic support. UW- Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.
Provide clinical care to patients in general genetics as well as biochemical genetics. Clinical service will encompass outpatient clinics (including outreach work) and inpatient attending (as well as occasional inpatient consultations both at the American Family Children's Hospital and our two community hospitals).
For appointments hired on Clinical Health Sciences (CHS) Track: * For those appointed to the CHS title track, academic responsibilities will include teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Academic duties and responsibilities beyond baseline faculty expectations will depend on individual interests and expertise. The Department of Pediatrics, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of Wisconsin offer an exceptional environment in which to establish and grow a robust academic career. * Clinical care for patients at UW Health approved locations * Research, program development, division leadership administrative duties and education activities. * Division leadership administrative duties.
For appointments hired on Clinical Track: * Provide patient care at UW Health approved locations; provide clinical teaching to medical students, residents and fellows. Participation in division/departmental grand rounds and clinical conferences. * Division leadership administrative duties.
The successful applicant will participate in administrative and committee work to support the clinical and scholarly missions of UW Health and the School of Medicine and Public Health. An essential part of these duties will be working in a collegial relationship with other faculty members.
Institutional Statement on Diversity:
Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.
The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.
Required Terminal Degree MD, DO, or equivalent is required
* Completion of an ACGME-approved medical genetics and genomics categorical, combined genetics/ pediatrics or other combined genetics/primary care specialty and/or pediatric residency program is required. * Completion of an accredited Medical Biochemical Genetics fellowship is preferred, but not required. * Experience in an academic medical setting preferred.
Candidates must possess clinical and academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor rank at the CHS Track that have been previously established by UW School of Medicine and Public Health Guidelines. Appointment as Associate Professor or full Professor will require that candidate's credentials meet criteria for rank established by UW School of Medicine and Public Health Guidelines.
License/certification: * Candidate is required to have or be eligible for a Wisconsin medical licensure. * Board certification or board eligibility in Medical Genetics & Genomics through the American Board of Medical Genetics & Genomics and Pediatrics through the American Board of Pediatrics is required. * Must be eligible for enrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospital privileges.
Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%
It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.
Appointment Type, Duration:
Anticipated Begin Date:
MAY 01, 2023
Negotiable ANNUAL (12 months)
The Community: Located on an isthmus between two lakes, Madison is the capital city of the state of Wisconsin. Madison has been voted the #1 Best Place to Live (Livability, 2021), #1 City for Most Successful Women Per Capita (Forbes, 2019), #1 City for Best Work-Life Balance (SmartAsset, 2020), #7 Best City for STEM Professionals (CEO World, 2020), #2 Best State to Practice Medicine (WalletHub, 2020), #2 Best City for Biking (People for Bikes, 2020), #4 Fittest City in the U.S. (ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020), #4 Greenest City in the US (Zippia, 2020), #1 Best Place to Retire (Money, 2020), #1 Best Place in the U.S. for Raising Children (DiversityDataKids.com 2020), and #1 Best College Football Town in America (Sports Illustrated, 2019).
Madison's technology economy is growing rapidly, and the region is home to the headquarters of Epic Systems, Exact Sciences, American Girl (Mattel), Sub-Zero, and Lands' End, as well as many biotech, healthcare IT, and health systems startups.
The city of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison acknowledge that they occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land. The School of Medicine and Public Health recognizes the health inequities faced by Native communities and pledges to learn more and take action across all of its missions.
Madison is the second largest city in the state, with a city population of approximately 260,000 and regional population of over 1 million. The city is within easy driving range of Chicago and Milwaukee. Madison is home to one of the strongest local food scenes in the country. From April to October, the Capitol Square hosts the largest producer-only farmers' market in the country. The city is rich with cultural offerings in the arts.
The city has a dedicated athletics fan base which largely centers around the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison is home to Forward Madison FC, the first professional soccer team in the city, as well as the Madison Mallards, a college wood-bat summer baseball league team. Marquee endurance sports and specialty sporting events include Ironman, Reebok CrossFit Games, Madison Marathon, and many national and international championship competitions.
This vacancy is being offered on two different tracks: CHS or CT, which allows the School of Medicine and Public Health to consider clinical teacher faculty candidates with or without research credentials for this non-tenure-track position.
This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.
The department will not be able to support a request for a J-1 waiver. If you chose to pursue a waiver and apply for our position, neither the UW nor UWMF will reimburse you for your legal or waiver fees.
Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.
How to Apply:
The deadline for assuring full consideration is December 31, 2022, however, this position will remain open and applications may be considered until this position is filled. Your application must be received through the Jobs at UW portal to be considered as a candidate. Applications submitted outside of this system will not be considered. To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button and use the online UW Job Application system to submit the following: * Current CV * Cover letter detailing 1) Your interest in this position 2) Your experience in Clinical Genetics, and 3) How you would support and engage in a diverse, inclusive, equitable and anti-racist culture and environment in the Department of Pediatrics.
Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.
The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).
The University of Wisconsin–Madison has been a catalyst for the extraordinary since its founding in 1848. Our students, staff, and faculty partake in world-class education and conduct prolific research that solves real-world problems. Our guiding principle is the Wisconsin Idea, a commitment to outreach that creates a better future for our state, our nation, and the world. We value the contributions of each person and recognize that diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation.