Professor – Pamela and Leslie Muma Chair in Neonatology

Tampa, Florida, United States

Job description

Job ID 17443
Location USF Health
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular

Position Details

Dept Number/Name: 0-6119-000 / Dept Of Pediatrics

College Division: USFHealth-College of Medicine

Salary Plan: Faculty

Job Code/Title: 9001 / Professor

Hiring Salary/Salary Range: Negotiable

Position Number: 00036108


USF is a high-impact, global research university located on Florida’s spectacular west coast, with its teaching, research and training facilities located at several locations in the beautiful Tampa Bay area. At the heart of USF is a vibrant, diverse and engaged student body. More than 50,500 students are enrolled in the USF System, which includes three separately accredited institutions. USF Tampa, USF St. Petersburg and USF Sarasota-Manatee with an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. The University’s main Tampa campus is home to USF Health, which includes the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Pharmacy, and the Schools of Physical Therapy, and Biomedical Sciences. Tampa General Hospital is a 1,018-bed teaching hospital affiliated with the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine. It is a private not-for-profit hospital and one of the most comprehensive medical facilities in west central Florida, serving a dozen counties with a population over 4 million. In addition to being a level one-trauma center, it has a level 3 NICU. The 82-bed Jennifer Leigh Muma NICU is a designated Regional Perinatal Intensive Care Center designated by the State of Florida to deliver the highest level of medical care to premature and sick infants, and to women with high-risk pregnancies. USF/TGH Neonatology also participates in the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, a statewide initiative to improve maternal and infant health outcomes in Florida.


The University of South Florida (USF) Health Morsani College of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, in partnership with Tampa General Hospital (TGH), seeks an outstanding physician-investigator for the position of the Chief of the Division of Neonatology, who will also hold the Pamela and Leslie Muma Chair in Neonatology. In addition to serving clinical and educational missions, the chosen candidate will oversee and foster an environment of inquiry and collaboration, including building an extramurally funded research program in neonatology. The holder of the Muma Chair will also participate in the national research agenda for premature infants through collaborations with the USF College of Public Health Maternal and Child Health program, the Lawton and Rhea Chiles Center for Healthy Mothers and Babies, and USF Health Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology Fetal Care Center and Division of Maternal-Fetal Medicine.


The faculty member appointed will be expected to contribute to departmental teaching programs involving medical students and house staff. He/She will participate in preparation/organization of new educational programs as well as participation in university/ college assigned committees. The individual will be expected to effectively utilize his/her clinical practice as a teaching resource. Teaching medical students, residents, and fellows in clinic and hospital wards; lecturing and supervision of medical students, residents, and fellows.

In collaboration with the USF College of Public Health dedicated to Maternal Child Health and a dedicated academic Obstetrics & Gynecology department, the incumbent will participate in the national research agenda for premature infants.

The position includes the management of patients in the NICU at TGH to include on call. The position is responsible for growing and expanding the medical program direction of the Division of Neonatology service. This will include the mentoring of Fellows in the Division and Department. This position is required to work collaboratively with other divisions in the Department of Pediatrics as well as partners and leadership at Tampa General Hospital.

USF Dept of Pediatrics Division Chief of Neonatology & NICU Medical Director. Administrative time includes public service and professional development requirements of COM faculty positions.

Other duties as assigned by the Chair



Applicants must have an MD or MD/PhD degree, a record of sustained accomplishments, demonstrated evidence of mentorship, leadership and scholarship in neonatology, and be board-certified in pediatrics and neonatal-perinatal medicine. Effective interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills are required. The successful candidate will oversee the research, clinical and teaching programs in neonatology and provide administrative leadership in the Division of Neonatology. Academic rank and competitive start up packages will be determined commensurate with experience.

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Information for Applicants 

This position is subject to a Level # criminal background check.

Job Opening Number: 17443

Posting End Date: 9/29/2018

How to apply

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The University of South Florida System is a high-impact, global research system dedicated to student success. The USF System includes three institutions: USF; USF St. Petersburg; and USF Sarasota-Manatee. The institutions are separately accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. All institutions have distinct missions and their own detailed strategic plans. Serving over 48,000 students, the USF System has an annual budget of $1.6 billion and an annual economic impact of $4.4 billion. USF is a member of the American Athletic Conference.

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