Specific Title: Division Chief, Child Protection Programs
Location: IU School of Medicine
Department: IUSM - Pediatrics
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Indiana University School of Medicine is announcing the search for a Division Chief of Child Protection Programs within the Department of Pediatrics. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader, who will lead the division to national and international prominence as a clinical, educational and research center of excellence in child abuse pediatrics.
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 20,000 living alumni and 3,000 learners. Its diverse faculty is made up of 2,700 full-time members and 3,200 volunteer faculty who are responsible for training medical, graduate and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana. In addition to the flagship campus in Indianapolis, the school has eight campuses in communities that range from urban hubs like Gary to rural communities such as Terre Haute, allowing learners to experience medicine in all settings.
The Department of Pediatrics at IUSM/Riley Hospital for Children is a 360-member faculty that is consistently within the top 10 pediatric departments in NIH funded research in the United States (JAMA Peds 2018 #8) and has 18 Fellowship programs. There is a new large pediatric clinical research center, a new pediatric outpatient center dedicated to general pediatrics and neurodevelopment related divisions in pediatrics, genetics, and psychiatry. There are also State-of-the-art laboratories in a dedicated pediatric research building, a clinical research center, a well-functioning biobank, six T32 fellow training grants and two K12s that support research in the Department. Our nationally recognized Division of Children's Health Research is available for collaboration and as a resource for combined fellowships with child abuse pediatrics. The Department also has research relationships with the Regenstrief Institute in Health Informatics. Pediatric Radiology and Pediatric Neuroradiology are strong research partners.
The Child Protection Program provides leadership to community and statewide organizations including child protection teams, county and state fatality review teams, and state/local task forces and advisory committees. Program has established a relationships with community pediatricians to further advance the medical role in child protection throughout the state. Clinical services are offered through Child Protection Clinic, Center of Hope, Foster Care Bridge Clinic, Crisis Counseling Services, inpatient consultation and a statewide phone consultation service for DCS. The Child Protection Program has established a strong commitment to recruiting diverse learners and faculty.
The Division Chief will be responsible for:
Advancing the clinical, educational, and research efforts and capabilities of the Division of Child Protection Programs, the Department of Pediatrics, and the IU School of Medicine.
Promoting the academic careers of faculty and fellows.
Directing the continued delivery of state-of-the-art child abuse pediatrics consultation and care to the children and youth of Indiana and the Midwest region.
Championing an innovative, team-based approach to clinical care and consultation through development of systems and value-based care.
Providing leadership to support ongoing collaboration and growth of Child Protection Programs
Strengthening and supporting further development of Child Abuse Pediatrics fellowship.
Pioneering new research in the field through their own efforts or alternatively faculty in the Division.
Opportunities for Collaboration and Research:
Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health is one of the nation's best children's hospitals and with the 316 beds is the only hospital in Indiana that is nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report's Best Children's Hospitals. Riley offers more clinical trials for children than any other hospital in the state and treats the vast majority of children in Indiana diagnosed with cancer.
Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Burn Unit, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program, Pediatric Dialysis Program.
The recent addition of a new Pediatric Care Center (PCC) provides a centralized location for the divisions of General Pediatrics, Developmental Pediatrics, Adolescent Medicine, Child Development, Pediatric Psychiatry and the LEND program.
Riley Maternity & Newborn Health at IU Health, a new comprehensive statewide program consisting of a hospital-based center and an expanded perinatal network is being developed.
The IUPUI Center for Translating Research Into Practice is one of several strategic initiatives of the IUPUI Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research
IUPUI is also home to the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute.
Faculty also have access to a wide variety of research development resources.
IU is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse learning environment and supporting the professional development of ethnic minorities, women, and people with disabilities. IU School of Medicine strongly encourages applications from women and minorities. IU School of Medicine provides concierge and dual career services to assist new faculty with their personal or family's relocation needs.
MD, DO or MD-PhD degrees; eligible for licensure in Indiana
Board Certified in child abuse pediatrics
A minimum of 4-7 years' experience in clinical, educational, or research excellence in child abuse pediatrics
Progressive leadership experience in academic medicine
Expertise of the successful candidate may be basic, clinical, translational or implementation science research
Academic credentials appropriate for an appointment for Associate Professor or Professor on the clinical-educator or tenure track
Department Contact for Questions:
firstname.lastname@example.org Teresa Shearer HR Manager
OAA #: IUSM006902016
Internal Number: 8456
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.