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Division Chief of Child Development (F65050)


Division Chief of Child Development (F65050)

  • req669
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23230
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
Mission or Goal of Unit:

Children’s Hospital of Richmond of the Virginia Commonwealth University has committed itself to transforming the Division of Developmental Pediatrics into a model academic unit devoted to excellence in clinical care, teaching, and clinical, translational, and basic research in Central Virginia.

Chief Purpose of this position:

The Department of Pediatrics is seeking a full-time developmental pediatrician (tenure-eligible) to serve as Division Chief of Child Development. Chief will support outpatient services at the Child Development Clinic at Children's Hospital of Richmond, which provides comprehensive patient assessments through medical, psychological, social work and educational testing. The physician will diagnose and recommend care planning, referrals, follow-up care coordination and intervention for the division’s patients.

Position Responsibilities:

Teaching: Faculty member will have teaching responsibilities. Faculty member will provide teaching and mentorship to students, residents, and other trainees when applicable.

Research: Faculty member will have working knowledge in research methods and be able to participate in clinical, translational, and outcomes research.

Service: Faculty member will serve on departmental or School of Medicine level committees when appropriate, and engage in professional activities through journal review, conference presentations, etc.

Clinical: Faculty member will serve as a developmental physician for the Department of Pediatrics in the Division of Child Development in support of the clinical mission of CHoR at VCU.

Other: Faculty member will take on administrative duties associated with this role.

Required Qualifications:
  • Board certified in Developmental-Behavioral Pediatrics or Neurodevelopmental Disabilities
  • Experience with clinical care of patients birth to 21 years of age
  • Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment or commitment to do so as a faculty member at VCU.
  • A well-developed scholarly/research portfolio with evidence of multi-disciplinary applications and external funding appropriate to complement and expand existing expertise in the department
  • Demonstrated excellent teaching skills

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Previous experience in an academic medical center
  • Previous program/divisional leadership experience
  • National / international recognition


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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