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University of Utah Pediatric Surgeon / Assistant Professor in Salt Lake City, Utah

Position Information

Position/Rank Pediatric Surgeon / Assistant Professor

Department 00913 - Pediatric Surgery Development

City Salt Lake City, UT

Track Track Dependent on Qualifications

New Position to Begin August 2023


Pediatric Surgeon/Assistant Professor

The Division of Pediatric Surgery at the University of Utah and Primary Children’s Hospital is recruiting a junior faculty member to help manage the heavy clinical load in pediatric surgery and to provide additional manpower for the purpose of developing the academic potential of the division. The present requirements, therefore, would focus on a strong background in clinical pediatric surgery and teaching, and the position would involve a full-time academic appointment as an assistant professor (track dependent on qualifications and goals of the individual). For those candidates interested in the Tenure Track the University of Utah Department of Surgery is specifically interested in the following areas of interest:

l . Health Services Research

2. Clinical Trial & Research Collaboratives

3. Surgical Innovation

4. Translational Research

Teaching responsibilities will include daily interaction with residents in surgery in addition to third and fourth year medical students who may be rotating on the Pediatric Surgery Service. The faculty member will also share responsibility for scheduled teaching conferences and lectures sponsored by the Division of Pediatric Surgery and by the Departments of Surgery and Pediatrics

Primary Children’s Hospital is a large freestanding children’s hospital receiving referrals from a 5 state region in the Intermountain West and a Level l Pediatric Trauma Center. The Division of Pediatric Surgery includes 9 full time faculty and a pediatric surgery fellowship.

Applicants must have following qualifications:

1) Certificate by the American Board of

Surgery in General Surgery;

2) Completion of 2 year fellowship in

Pediatric Surgery;

3) Board certified or board-eligible in

pediatric surgery by The American

Board of Surgery;

4) Commitment to participate in trauma

call schedule at regional pediatric

center and clinical coverage at our regional pediatric surgery commitments

5) Commitment to participate in newborn

and general surgery call;

6) Interested applicants must apply online at:

For additional information contact:

Eric Scaife, MD

Professor & Chief

Division of Pediatric Surgery

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 values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

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.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

135 Park Building

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


Online reports may be submitted at

For more information:

To inquire about this posting, ( or call 801-581-2300.


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. This report includes statistics about criminal offenses, hate crimes, arrests and referrals for disciplinary action, and Violence Against Women Act offenses. They also provide information about safety and security-related services offered by the University of Utah. A paper copy can be obtained by request at the Department of Public Safety located at 1658 East 500 South.

Special Instructions for Candidates

Open Date 08/01/2023

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Requisition Number PRN03091F

Type Faculty