University of Utah Division Chief, Clinical Pharmacology / Rank Dependent on Qualifications in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Division Chief, Clinical Pharmacology / Rank Dependent on Qualifications

Department 00848 - Pediatric Administration

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY20


This is an outstanding opportunity to join a vibrant and collegial academic environment. The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine is recruiting for a Division Chief for Clinical Pharmacology to direct the activities of a growing and thriving research team. The Division Chief will define and execute the strategy needed to fulfill the mission of the division and goals in each of the institution’s missions. This will include responsibility for the coordination and leadership of the overall academic agenda for the Division assuring the quality of the intellectual mission, the clinical mission, and the fiscal health of all matters relating to the Division. The Division of Clinical Pharmacology has major strengths in pharmacometrics, herbal medicine, oncologic drug-drug interactions, formulations, and clinical trials in several areas of pediatric therapeutics.

The Division Chief will also have clinical responsibilities that center on the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) at Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH). The clinical services provided span all modalities of life-sustaining therapy, including mechanical ventilation, hemodynamic monitoring and support, post-operative cardiac and neurosurgical care, trauma management, continuous renal replacement therapy and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

Qualified applicants must have:

• MD and PhD degrees

• Five (5) or more years Doctoral level training and experience in Pediatric Clinical Pharmacology and Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

•NIHfunded research, if it can be moved from current location

• Board Certification in Pediatrics and in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

• Demonstrated leadership and administrative capabilities

• Demonstrated commitment to academics, research, and educational excellence

• Effective management/leadership style

The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure Track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications.

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately.

Interested individuals can apply for the position at A cover letter and curriculum vitae must be submitted at the time of application. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Michael Dean, Professor of Pediatrics and Vice Chair for Research 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/Diversity 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 priorURSservice, may elect to enroll inURSif 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 fromURSare 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 12/21/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02169F

Type Faculty