The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine seeks an outstanding academic pediatrician to serve as the Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Division. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a new Director to strategically expand research, care, and training vital to pediatric health in Missouri and beyond.
The Department of Child Health, with 62 faculty and 18 residents, trains physicians, fosters innovation through discovery and application and provides health care of the highest quality. As part of a comprehensive academic health center, the Department prides itself on educating physicians in an environment rich in innovative care and research. MU is one of the few institutions in the country with colleges of medicine, veterinary medicine, agriculture, engineering, nursing, and health professions on one campus.
The Division Director will be expected to foster collaborative interactions between other clinical and basic science faculty members within the department and the School, and work constructively with a culturally diverse faculty and student body. The next Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology leader will report to the Chair, Department of Child Health and work seamlessly with other Pediatric Division leaders, the leadership and peer faculty within the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, and the leadership of the University Women’s and Children’s Hospital to enhance integration and productivity through multidisciplinary collaboration.
Applicants must hold an MD or MD/PhD degree, current certification by the American Board of Pediatrics and subspecialty certification in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, must have or be able to obtain a Missouri medical license, and possess academic accomplishments that merit appointment at the rank of Associate Professor or Professor, ideally with tenure.
Procedure for Candidacy
Confidential inquiries, nominations and expressions of interest should be submitted via email to Anne Neubauer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants should include a current curriculum vitae and cover letter reviewing the candidate’s experiences, strengths and accomplishments.
The University of Missouri values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of age, color, disability, ethnicity, marital status, national origin, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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About The University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
MU School of Medicine
As the first publicly supported medical school west of the Mississippi River, the University of Missouri School of Medicine has improved health, education and research for more than 170 years.MU School of Medicine graduates are trained, evaluated and expected to be competent in their ability to deliver patient-centered care, including their capability to communicate with the patient, family members and colleagues working as part of an interdisciplinary team. The school uses a patient-based learning style, which emphasizes self-directed learning and early clinical experiences.
MU’s medical school graduates continue to exceed the national average in scores on Steps 1 and 2 in the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam. The Step 1 mean score for the Class of 2018 – 12 points above the national average – was the highest in school history. In addition, the Step 2 mean score was five points above the national average.
More Missouri physicians received their medical degree from MU than from any other university.
The School of Medicine’s more than 660 faculty physicians and scientists who educate more than 1,100 medical students, residents, fellows and other students s...eeking advanced degrees. Their research is focused on potential lifesaving discoveries that focus on the most prevalent health problems for the state and nation. The School is divided into 16 clinical and five basic science departments.