Associate Professor or Professor of Pediatrics (non-tenured or tenured)
Location: New York, New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: $210,000 - $450,000
Academic / Faculty genetics / genomics
Academic / Research
Research Positions genetics / genomics
Hospital, Public and Private
College / University
Hiring Salary Range: Associate Professor level : $210,000 - $325,000 or Professor level $325,000 - $450,000
The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University’s good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.
Internal Number: 135044
Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons (VP&S) is searching for an outstanding physician-scientist to assume the role of Chief of the Division of Pediatric Clinical Genetics. This is a remarkable opportunity for a nationally distinguished leader with a strong track record of scientific accomplishment and leadership. Dependent upon the candidate’s experience, vision and aspirations, formal opportunities in genetics outside of the Division’s leadership are available. At a minimum, close coordination with Columbia University’s Precision Medicine initiative, the Precision Genomics Laboratory in Pathology performing genetic testing, Columbia’s Department of Genetics and Development, and the NY Genome Center are anticipated.
VP&S, Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) and NewYork-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital (MSCH) work in tandem to provide world-class pediatric care and propel scientific discovery and education. VP&S boasts a faculty of over 2,100 individuals, strong educational programs and a research mission that is accompanied by a track-record of success, with over $530 million in NIH funding in FY2022. CUIMC combines the resources of a leading research institution with the compassionate care of a U.S News & World Report Honor Roll hospital. Pediatric care is supported by MSCH, a 269-bed Level 1 trauma center that provides care to an incredibly diverse patient population. MSCH is the top-ranked Children's Hospital in New York and is ranked in all ten pediatric specialties by U.S News & World Report.
The Division of Clinical Genetics, located within the Department of Pediatrics at VP&S, the top ranked medical school pediatric program in the tristate region and one of the top in the US, has been recognized as one of the leading Clinical Genetics programs in the United States. The Division is staffed by 6 distinguished faculty members who offer exceptional clinical care, innovative scientific research and comprehensive educational programs for students and trainees.
The Division Chief of Clinical Genetics will oversee all aspects of Division activities from research, educational, operational and financial perspectives. He/she will be expected to conduct their own research program and to grow the Division’s research portfolio by expanding existing programs and by recruitment of additional faculty with particular expertise in molecular genetics, gene and cell-based therapeutics. The incumbent will collaborate with existing Departmental and extensive institutional research and clinical resources that are important in the context of growing reliance on genomics, molecular diagnostics and therapeutics. The individual should have an interest in “N-of-1” clinical situations and customized genetic interventions will take advantage of these resources.
COMMITMENT OF DIVERSITY
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment, and strongly encourages applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.
Columbia University welcomes applications from individuals who may have had nontraditional career paths, or who may have taken time off for family reasons (e.g. children, caring for disabled or elderly family), or who have achieved excellence in careers outside of academia (e.g., in professional or industry service). The University is responsive to the needs of dual career couples and is committed to supporting the work-life balance of its faculty. We are interested in candidates who have a record of success advising and mentoring individuals from groups underrepresented in higher education and is particularly interested in candidates who have research interests in subjects that will contribute to the understanding of diversity and equal opportunity.
MD. or equivalent degree or M.D./Ph.D. from an accredited institution.
Board certification in a relevant specialty either in or directly relational to genetics.
Eligible for licensure as a physician in the state of New
Candidates must qualify for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level at VP&S.
Knowledge, Work Experience and Competencies
Candidates for the position of Chief, Pediatric Clinical Genetics will be selected from a diverse pool and be evaluated according to the following criteria:
A physician investigator/innovator with a national reputation as a leader in the fields of pediatric Clinical Genetics with a proven track record of securing external funding (ideally from NIH), conducting scholarly research, providing education, and delivering exceptional clinical care.
Demonstrated capability to establish external relationships, spearhead philanthropic initiatives and serve as the Division's representative in the community and at a national level.
Exemplary people management and leadership abilities, with the capacity to serve as a mentor and facilitate the development of leadership and research skills among faculty within the
Possesses exceptional interpersonal skills; has an open, transparent, and objective manner and the ability to relate effectively with a wide variety of constituents and stakeholders; is tactful, and diplomatic while also able to demonstrate conviction in leading changes and meeting goals.
A perceptive understanding of academic clinical practice and a strong dedication to providing clinical care that prioritizes patient-centeredness and equity.
A proven record as a visionary and strategic thinker, an accomplished negotiator and an effective organizational manager.
Possesses a deep comprehension of the interrelated missions of education, research, patient care and community involvement that characterizes academic medical practice and the importance of balancing these objectives.
Establishes trust both within and outside the Division by seeking to understand differing perspectives, acting with transparency, and upholding commitments. A dedication to promoting diversity and inclusiveness among trainees, faculty, and staff through a commitment to fostering racial, ethnic and gender diversity.
Demonstrated skills and willingness to become a leader within a departmental and institutional ecosystem that includes connected missions stretching far outside of the division.
Demonstrated proficiency in collaborating and navigating a work environment that is interconnected at multiple levels for the advancement of education, research, and patient care.
Proven excellence in teaching and demonstrated history of fostering professional growth and development for faculty, staff and learners.
Ability to identify and engage with potential donors to advance philanthropic support
The Department of Pediatrics at the Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons of Columbia University is committed to innovation and excellence in clinical medicine, education, research, community health, global health, and the development of our faculty and staff.