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Department of Pediatrics - Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure/Tenure Track, Minneapolis, MN

Organization: University of Minnesota
Category: Medical Staff
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Date Job Posted: June 9, 2022
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Department of Pediatrics

Assistant or Associate Professor, Tenure/Tenure Track
Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health,
University of Minnesota Medical School – Twin Cities

About the Position

The University of Minnesota, Department of Pediatrics, seeks a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor (Tenure/Tenure Track) faculty position in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health (DOGPAH). A successful applicant will be expected to have (Associate rank) or develop (Assistant rank) an independent research program that leads to publication and presentation in peer-reviewed scholarly outlets and to seek extramural funding for that research. Engagement in teaching/mentoring and service to the University and professional community are also expected. Clinical service opportunities are available for interested clinicians.

DOGPAH is especially interested in candidates who contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their lived experiences, research, teaching, scholarship, and service. Specifically, we appreciate applications from talented candidates who are members of groups underrepresented in medicine, which could include race, ethnicity, and ability. The following racial/ethnic groups are underrepresented in medicine and health-related sciences nationally and/or reflect our local and regional demographic underrepresentation: African/African American/ Black, Hispanic/Latinx/Chicanx, American Indian/First Nations/Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander, Hmong, Vietnamese, and Laotian.

There are a wide range of resources for new faculty that may include programs such as tailored training, mentoring, and research funding through the Early Career Research Award (ECRA) and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI).

About the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health (DOGPAH)

The mission of DOGPAH states: “We are committed to achieving health, justice, and positive development for all children, youth, and families through community-centered health care, research, education, and advocacy.” Current DOGPAH faculty conduct clinical, epidemiologic, community-partnered, and translational research in a variety of disciplines relating to the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and young adults. Faculty members are highly collaborative both within and outside the University of Minnesota and seek to attract researchers interested in working with other researchers, clinicians, educators, and community partners for research and dissemination. Division faculty support their research by seeking internal and external funding, including grants and contracts from federal and state agencies, professional organizations, and private foundations and donors. Translational research that can help inform policy and practice, especially with a focus on health inequities, is particularly encouraged. DOGPAH offers multiple interdisciplinary fellowships that provide training in child and adolescent health.


The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:

Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program

Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

About the University of Minnesota

The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Learn more about equity, diversity, and inclusion at the University of Minnesota, the Medical School, and Department of Pediatrics.


Minimum Qualifications

A doctoral degree in a health, mental/behavioral health, public health, social science, or related field, or an MD/DO with board eligibility or certification in Pediatrics, Medicine/Pediatrics, or Family Medicine and eligibility to be licensed in the state of Minnesota

Preferred Qualifications

Post-doctoral or fellowship research training and experience in a health science field
Experience in diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives in the academic, research, and/or health care communities

How to Apply

Document Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover Letter including research, teaching, and clinical (as applicable) experience, plans, and career goals
  • 3 references will be required during the interview process; they are not required for initial application

Submit your documents to Iris Borowsky, MD, PhD, Professor & Division Director, at

To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).

Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

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