Vice Chair for Pediatric Education, Indiana University Health

Indiana University School of Medicine is announcing the search for a Vice Chair for Pediatric Education within the Department of Pediatrics.  The Vice Chair for Pediatric Education position is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader who will lead our efforts to promote excellence in teaching and educational scholarship within the Department of Pediatrics.  This position centers on the academic mission of education/teaching, including leadership and guidance in supporting and directing educational programs and promoting and mentoring faculty whose focus is education.  

IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country, with more than 20,000 living alums and over 3,000 learners.  Its diverse faculty comprises 3,275 full-time members and 3,579 volunteer faculty responsible for training medical, graduate, and postgraduate students.  IU School of Medicine (IUSM) is Indiana's only allopathic medical school.   

The Department of Pediatrics at IUSM/Riley Hospital for Children is a 400+-member faculty that consistently ranks within the top 10 pediatric departments in NIH-funded research in the United States (ranked ninth nationally for 2023 among all medical schools).  The campus includes state-of-the-art laboratories in a dedicated pediatric research building, a comprehensive clinical research center, and a well-functioning biobank that all support research in the Department.  Our nationally recognized Division of Children's Health Services Research and the Indiana Clinical Translational Sciences Institute (CTSI) are available for collaboration and as a resource.  The Department also has robust research relationships with the Regenstrief Institute in Health Informatics, Purdue Biomedical Engineering and Cook Biomedical in pediatric biodevices, and the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute in developing and testing orphan drug therapeutics.  Riley Hospital is Indiana's only comprehensive children's hospital, with over 450 beds and 360,000 inpatient and outpatient visits in Indianapolis and 19 regional sites across the entire State.  We have consistently ranked in 10/10 programs in US News and World Report and, most recently, eight programs in the top 25 and 2 in the top 10.  Nearly 90 percent of all Indiana children diagnosed with cancer are treated at Riley Hospital for Children, which is also home to a Level I Pediatric Trauma Center, Pediatric Burn Unit, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation Program, and Pediatric Dialysis Program.   A recently completed Maternity Tower within Riley Hospital allows both a unique opportunity for integrated care of mothers and babies in a common setting and also has provided opportunities for co-development of educational opportunities between maternal fetal medicine and pediatric subspecialists.

Specific details, duties, and responsibilities are summarized in the following link:

Qualifications: Must demonstrate interest, commitment, and leadership in education with excellent communication skills. Must be willing to function at a high managerial level in a complex healthcare organization.  Indiana Medical License or ability to obtain

Community Description

Indianapolis, Indiana, the 17th largest U.S. city, is a sophisticated city blending charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure.  Residents of this dynamic city enjoy:

  • Leading educational system and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population
  • Vibrant downtown offering arts, theaters, world-class museums, zoo, concerts and memorials
  • Named to U.S. News & World Report's 2023-2024 list of the best places to live in the United States
  • Top ranked international airport: "Best Airport in North America" twelve consecutive years
  • Ranked by Niche in 2023 as one of the most diverse counties in America, as well as one of the best cities to live in and buy a house in the country
  • Historic neighborhoods with surrounding cultural districts and low cost of living
  • Outdoor recreation includes golfing, boating and unique parks
  • Home of the Colts (NFL), Fever (WNBA), Pacers (NBA), Indians (MiLB), Indianapolis 500 (IndyCar) and the nation's largest half marathon
  • Close proximity to Chicago, St. Louis, Louisville, and Cincinnati

Healthcare System/Hospital Description

For more than 95 years, Riley Hospital for Children has been one of the nation's leading children's hospitals. Each year, Riley Hospital provides compassionate care, support and comfort to more than 300,000 inpatients and outpatients from across Indiana, the nation and the world. Physicians at Riley Hospital provide comprehensive care, from the routine to the most complex, in every field of pediatric medicine and surgery.

Riley Hospital is nationally ranked as a top children's hospital by U.S. News & World Report, with national rankings in all ten pediatric specialties (including two specialties in the top ten), and is the only nationally ranked children's hospital in Indiana. Part of Indiana University Health, Riley Hospital enjoys a unique partnership with the Indiana University School of Medicine, giving our highly skilled physicians access to innovative treatments using the latest research and technology.

In addition, Riley Hospital is ranked ninth in the nation for NIH Research funding, totaling more than $38.5 million in 2023. The Children's Clinical Research Center, located at Riley Hospital, is one of the largest pediatric research facilities in the country. Riley Hospital also offers one of the nation's largest outpatient care facilities for children.

At Riley Hospital for Children, we are committed to advancing a culture where all people can come together while we work to equitably improve the health of all Hoosiers. Working together, our health system fosters an environment in which differences are respected and valued. With a bold approach to diversity and inclusion, we are the place where many voices and perspectives come together to improve the health of our communities today and in the future.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion at IU Health. IU Health does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, national origin, gender identity and/or expression, marital status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

Indiana University Health, Indiana University Health Physicians and Indiana University School of Medicine are EOE/AA Employers, M/F/D.