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Assistant Professor, Physician-Scientist Pediatrics


Assistant Professor, Physician-Scientist Pediatrics

  • R0033370
  • Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
  • Faculty
  • The University of Virginia
The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Virginia School of Medicine seeks an MD, MD/PhD or equivalent Physician-Scientist with subspecialty training in pediatric infectious diseases to join our Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases. The successful candidate will be expected to develop an independent research program aiming to serve through scientific discovery.

Ideal candidates will be laboratory-based, clinical or translational investigators with a record of research accomplishment that demonstrates not only achievement but strong ongoing potential for establishing an innovative research program that can attract sustained extramural funding. The chosen candidate will be appointed at the Assistant Professor level and receive a generous start up package with protected time to create and maintain their research program. Candidates will also be expected to provide clinical care to children with infectious diseases on our consult service and within our ambulatory clinic. Applicants must have experience treating infections in immunocompromised hosts including in the care of children who have undergone hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. The incumbent is expected to participate in divisional teaching activities.

The University of Virginia and affiliated UVA Health form the premier medical research institution in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Our UVA Children’s Hospital was recently named Number 1 children’s hospital in Virginia 2021-2022 by the U.S. News & World Report. The appointee will join an outstanding division comprised of both internationally-renowned experts in molecular microbiology research and dedicated clinicians. The faculty member will be welcomed into the highly collaborative environment of the University of Virginia and have ready access to a number of research-oriented schools and centers across grounds provide a rich platform for shared discovery.

The University of Virginia is located in Charlottesville, VA, situated in the Blue Ridge mountains and picturesque Shenandoah Valley just 100 miles from Washington, DC. Our region boasts outstanding opportunities for outdoor recreation year round, including hiking, water-based recreation and skiing. Likewise, it is a short drive to Virginia beach and other types of costal recreation. Some of the finest restaurants and music are showcased on the Downtown Mall, the longest contiguous outdoor mall in the US. Our city is serviced by a regional airport, and travel by rail to cities throughout the eastern US is accomplished via a train station within walking distance of UVA. Charlottesville is routinely listed among the most desirable cities in which to live, raise a family and retire.

Priority application review will begin March 26, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled.


Please apply through Workday at the following URL, https://uva.wd1.myworkdayjobs.com/UVAJobs , and search for requisition # R0033370 . Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile and search “Find Jobs,” and search for requisition # R0033370 . Complete an application online and attach the following documents:
  • Cover letter
  • CV/resume
  • Statement addressing efforts and commitment to community diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Research summary of 3 pages or less
  • 3 Letters of recommendation , please address letters of reference to:

Debbie-Ann Shirley MD, MPH

Division Chief, Pediatric Infectious Diseases

University of Virginia School of Medicine

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening. Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the box. Applications that do not contain all required documents will not receive full consideration.

For additional information about the position please contact: Dr. Debbie-Ann Shirley via email at DS3RU@hscmail.mcc.virginia.edu .

For further information regarding the application process, please contact, Michelle Williams, Senior Recruiter/Faculty Search Advisor via email at mew8js@virginia.edu or Christi Maguire, Academic Recruiter via email at clm8sd@virginia.edu .

UVA assists faculty spouses and partners seeking employment in the Charlottesville area. To learn more please visit https://dualcareer.virginia.edu/ For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/ .

COVID Vaccination Requirement and Guidelines

Please visitthe UVA COVID-19 Job Requirements and Guidelines webpageprior to applying for current information regarding vaccination requirementsandguidelines for employment at UVA.

The University of Virginia, i ncluding the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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