Associate Professor and Professor in Division Director of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology
Columbia University New York, Department of Pediatrics - Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology
United States


Summary Description

This opportunity to lead the Division of Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at Columbia is an exciting one, well-suited to an academic pediatrician with bold ideas about the future of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology at one of the nation’s foremost academic health science centers working together with one of the nation’s premier health systems, NYP. The establishment of Columbia as an international scientific powerhouse and the partnership with NYP — a sophisticated, multi-hospital health system — will drive the growth and potential for development of Columbia Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology.

The next Director, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology will arrive at a pivotal time in the history of the Vagelos College of Physician and Surgeons and of MSCH. She/he will have an extraordinary opportunity to take advantage of both institutions’ commitments to invest extraordinary resources to achieve ambitious institutional interdisciplinary goals. He/she will lead the continued expansion of the Division with an opportunity to recruit faculty, including physician investigators, PhD faculty and clinician educators. Divisional leadership, faculty, and trainees will have the opportunity to interface with scientific and clinical programs throughout the medical center and University.

The Director, Division of Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology will have:

• Responsibility for the quality, safety and cost-effective care of the Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology patients at CUIMC and for building the Division into one of the premier hubs for patients with these needs.
• Responsibility for educational activities in the Division of Allergy, Immunology, and Rheumatology.
• Responsibility for strategic planning related to development of research, for guiding the growth of research in the Division and, particularly, for fostering collaborative research involving faculty of other divisions/departments.
• Responsibility for the professional development of the faculty of the Division, leading to the professional advancement and leadership development of its members.
• Responsibility for the financial management of the Division including budgeting and resource allocation.
• Responsibility for the recruitment of faculty of the Division and shared responsibility, along with the administrator of the Department of Pediatrics, for the hiring of other professional and support staff for the Division.
• Opportunity to contribute as a member of the senior academic leadership team of the Department of Pediatrics.
• Responsibility for representing P&S and MSCH regionally and nationally.
• A focus on grasping this pivotal moment for immunology and immunodeficiency research and for discoveries about the genetic underpinning of immune disorders, allergic and rheumatologic disorders, and creating a center for the most advanced care and research to advance these fields.



Minimum Degree Required

M.D. and/or Ph.D.



Minimum Qualifications

Positions at the Associate Professor rank require candidates to have a demonstrated record of scholarly and teaching achievement and have a national reputation in their field of specialization.

At the Professor level, candidates are expected to be scholars and teachers who are widely recognized internationally for their distinction in their chosen field.



Preferred Qualifications

• The successful candidate will have a level of scholarly accomplishment consistent with her/his appointment as associate professor or professor of pediatrics at P&S and demonstrated accomplishment as a faculty member of a school of medicine (or equivalent);
• A national/international reputation as an outstanding clinician/investigator and leader in allergy, immunology, or rheumatology;
• Board certification in Allergy/Immunology or Pediatric Rheumatology or an equivalent board certification with experience in clinical immunology with a clinical training in pediatrics.
• Demonstrated effectiveness in clinical program development, professional education and medical research in an academic environment;
• Demonstrated success in creating, executing and monitoring strategic plans to achieve established goals for a group of academic physicians/investigators;
• Demonstrated success in leading medical research with the ability to effectively identify the implications of research findings and recommend specific actions, and a robust and exciting research program in progress;
• Exceptional analytic and communication skills with the ability to effectively and concisely communicate complex findings to a variety of key groups and individuals;
• A proven ability to effectively and efficiently manage high-priority projects and delegate appropriately;
• Demonstrated ability to identify opportunities or threats and apply effective management principles to achieve success;
• Consistently strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build and sustain effective working relationships with professionals in other disciplines;
• The ability to create a high-energy results-oriented work environment that encourages colleagues and staff to value each other’s contributions; and
• The ability to share and celebrate success with colleagues and staff.



EEO Statement

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer —Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.


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