University of Utah Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology / Professor of Pediatrics in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Division Chief of Pediatric Cardiology / Professor of Pediatrics

Department 00848 - Pediatric Administration

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin FY20


The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine has initiated a nationwide search for an innovative academic pediatric cardiologist to serve as the Chief of the nationally recognized Division of Pediatric Cardiology. The Division Chief will define and execute the strategy needed to fulfill the mission of providing outstanding pediatric cardiovascular healthcare, performing high-quality cardiovascular research, and educating future pediatric cardiovascular physicians and healthcare professionals.

The Division Chief will lead the Division’s growing and thriving group of 31 faculty physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and other members of the care team in high quality, fiscally-responsible care delivery that serves an extensive area of the intermountain west. The Division Chief will play a significant leadership role as Co-director of the Heart Center at Intermountain Healthcare’s Primary Children’s Hospital (ranked in 2018 US News and World Report) and will work closely with leaders and teams from pediatric cardiothoracic surgery, cardiac critical care, cardiac anesthesia, cardiac nursing, and hospital leadership in advancing the mission and goals of the heart center.

The Division Chief will oversee and develop the Division’s mission-critical participation in the Pediatric Cardiac Critical Care Consortium, theNHLBIPediatric Heart Network, theNHLBIPediatric Cardiac Genomics Consortium, and other research collaborations. In addition, the Chief will lead the Division’s robust Quality Improvement program.

The Division Chief will direct the educational efforts of the Division, including a vibrant fellowship program currently training 11 fellows.

The Division Chief is a member of the Department of Pediatrics Executive Committee and contributes to discussions about Division and Departmental strategies, goals, policies and procedures involving the contracting, financial, and academic processes coordinated by the Department of Pediatrics’ Chair and Associate Chair for Administration and Finance. The Chief also holds a central administrative role in the clinical, investigation, education, and strategic efforts of the Primary Children’s Hospital Heart Center.

The successful candidate will be a Diplomate of the American Board of Pediatrics or the American Osteopathic Board of Pediatrics with subspecialty certification in Pediatric Cardiology. She/he will be an accomplished academician recognized in the field of pediatric cardiology who demonstrates the ability to lead a large and complex pediatric division within a large department at a major public university and which operates within the children’s hospital of a large, integrated healthcare delivery system. The selected candidate must meet the requirements for appointment as Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine on the Clinical or Tenure Track.

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. Salt Lake City offers an outstanding quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, excellent restaurants, stimulating nightlife, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned red rock 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 for the position at: Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. For additional information about the position, please contact Brandy Harman (, the assistant to the search committee chair.

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”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Employees with priorURSservice may elect to enroll in theURSwithin 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits fromURSmust notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

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

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 10/04/2018

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN02109F

Type Faculty