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University of Utah Academic Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician / Rank Dependent on Qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position/Rank Academic Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00249 - Pediatric Infectious Diseases

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin July 2020 or later


The Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at the University of Utah is recruiting for an Academic Pediatric Infectious Diseases Physician to expand our clinical and academic workforce. This is an outstanding opportunity to join a vibrant and collegial academic institution. Responsibilities will include clinical consultation on the inpatient service, tele-ID service and in the Infectious Diseases Clinic, as well as developing an independent research career. Clinical activities will be carried out at Primary Children’s Hospital, a 290-bed children’s hospital ranked among US News & World Report’s Best Hospitals and in the University of Utah and Intermountain Health Care Systems. In addition to clinical service, there is an expectation for academic work, including investigation, education, administration/service, as well as advocacy.

As of July 2020, the Division will include 9 full-time faculty members on the main campus and one at an affiliated hospital; the Division has an active fellowship program. We are currently developing a tele-ID consult and stewardship program to service the neonatal and pediatric beds in the healthcare system that are not at the children’s hospital. Research in the Division currently focuses on infectious disease epidemiology including respiratory and gastrointestinal diseases, antimicrobial stewardship, health services research and value-based care, bacterial genomics, the development and impact of diagnostic tests including metagenomics and deep sequencing, and improving the care of children with cancer and transplants. We have many active collaborations with outstanding researchers at the University Hospital, Intermountain Medical Center, the Salt Lake City VA Medical Center, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Qualified candidates must be Board Qualified/Board Certified in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Infectious Diseases or Infectious Diseases, and must have demonstrated research skills and experience. The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure track depending on interest and funding at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department and University offer a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers an education loan repayment program, in addition to a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply at Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required. For additional information about the position, please contact: Andrew T. Pavia, M.D., Division Chief, at

The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

EEO/Non-Discrimination Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, national origin, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, status as a person with a disability, genetic information, or Protected Veteran status. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities. To inquire about the University’s nondiscrimination or affirmative action policies or to request disability accommodation, please contact: Director, Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Circle, Rm 135, (801) 581-8365.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds, and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.


The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“ URS ”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen and immunizations.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 02/19/2020

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02428F

Type Faculty