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University of Wisconsin–Madison

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University of Wisconsin–Madison



Apply now(opens in a new window) Job no: 262977-AS
Work type: Faculty Full or Part Time, Faculty-Full Time, Faculty-Part Time, Onsite
Location: Madison
Categories: Instructional Category

Job Summary:

The Department of Pediatrics is recruiting a physician at the faculty rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Professor to lead our Division of Child Protection within the Department of Pediatrics at the UW School of Medicine and Public Health. This position provides clinical services for victims of suspected child maltreatment.

The 111-bed American Family Children's Hospital opened in August of 2007 and is the only facility in Madison exclusively devoted to the care and treatment of children. In addition to serving our local community, the hospital receives tertiary referrals from throughout the state and region and is staffed by providers from every subspecialty area. The Department of Pediatrics ( has approximately 200 faculty and offers a full range of pediatric subspecialty care.

The UW School of Medicine and Public Health offers students, educators and researchers access to all the benefits of a preeminent public research university. The school also has strong partnerships with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics, whose programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation, and with UW Health, one of the ten largest physician practice groups in the country. These relationships afford opportunities for students, teachers and investigators that are only available at top-ranked academic medical centers. The University of Wisconsin-Madison is known for its beautiful lakeside setting, a top-rated record of federal research funding and excellence in teaching both at the undergraduate level and in the School of Medicine and Public Health.

A competitive salary and benefit package is provided, including generous academic support. UW- Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
SMPH is committed to being a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist workplace and is an Equal Employment Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Applications from Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) individuals, LGBTQ+ and non-binary identities, women, persons with disabilities, military service members and veterans are strongly encouraged.


- Clinical services encompass outpatient clinic and inpatient consultations at the American Family Children's Hospital, as well as inpatient consultations at two community hospitals.
- Coordination and collaboration with child protective services, law enforcement, and other community partners will also be expected.
- Teaching will include clinical teaching, classroom, small group and lectures to a variety of learners and community partners.
- A strong interest in research or scholarly activity is expected.

For appointments hired on Clinical Health Sciences (CHS) Track:
~60-70% clinical care for patients at UW Health approved locations
~30-40% research, program development, division leadership administrative duties and/or education activities. For those appointed to the CHS title track, academic responsibilities will include teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Academic duties and responsibilities beyond baseline faculty expectations will depend on individual interests and expertise. The Department of Pediatrics, the School of Medicine and Public Health, and the University of Wisconsin offer an exceptional environment in which to establish and grow a robust academic career.

For appointments hired on Clinical Track:
~90% - Provide patient care at UW Health approved locations; provide clinical teaching to medical students, residents and fellows. Participation in division/departmental grand rounds and clinical conferences.
~10% - division leadership administrative duties.

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion


Terminal Degree
MD, DO or equivalent


- Candidate is required to have or be eligible for a Wisconsin medical license
- BC/BE required
- Must be eligible for enrollment as a billing provider and for all necessary hospital privileges

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:
- Completion of accredited pediatric residency program and fellowship training in child abuse pediatrics is required
- Experience working in an academic medical center and a desire to incorporate teaching to a variety of learners into clinical practice is preferred
- Scholarly work in an area of interest to the candidate is expected
- Outstanding communication skills, the ability to effectively lead a team, and experience building collaborative partnerships are essential

COVID-19 Considerations:

UW-Madison continues to follow necessary health and safety protocols to protect our campus from COVID-19. All employees remain subject to the COVID-19 Workplace Safety Policy: Please visit for the most up-to-date information.

Work Type:

Full or Part Time: 50% - 100%

It is anticipated this position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:


Anticipated Begin Date:

DECEMBER 01, 2022


ANNUAL (12 months)

Additional Information:

Candidates must possess clinical and academic credentials sufficient for appointment at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor rank at the CHS Track that have been previously established by UW School of Medicine and Public Health Guidelines. Appointment as Associate Professor or full Professor will require that candidate's credentials meet criteria for rank established by UW School of Medicine and Public Health Guidelines.

The Community:
Located on an isthmus between two lakes, Madison is the capital city of the state of Wisconsin. Madison has been voted the #1 Best Place to Live (Livability, 2021), #1 City for Most Successful Women Per Capita (Forbes, 2019), #1 City for Best Work-Life Balance (SmartAsset, 2020), #7 Best City for STEM Professionals (CEO World, 2020), #2 Best State to Practice Medicine (WalletHub, 2020), #2 Best City for Biking (People for Bikes, 2020), #4 Fittest City in the U.S. (ACSM American Fitness Index, 2020), #4 Greenest City in the US (Zippia, 2020), #1 Best Place to Retire (Money, 2020), #1 Best Place in the U.S. for Raising Children ( 2020), and #1 Best College Football Town in America (Sports Illustrated, 2019).

Madison's technology economy is growing rapidly, and the region is home to the headquarters of Epic Systems, Exact Sciences, American Girl (Mattel), Sub-Zero, and Lands' End, as well as many biotech, healthcare IT, and health systems startups.

The city of Madison and the University of Wisconsin-Madison acknowledge that they occupy ancestral Ho-Chunk land. The School of Medicine and Public Health recognizes the health inequities faced by Native communities and pledges to learn more and take action across all of its missions.

Madison is the second largest city in the state, with a city population of approximately 260,000 and regional population of over 1 million. The city is within easy driving range of Chicago and Milwaukee. Madison is home to one of the strongest local food scenes in the country. From April to October, the Capitol Square hosts the largest producer-only farmers' market in the country. The city is rich with cultural offerings in the arts.

The city has a dedicated athletics fan base which largely centers around the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Madison is home to Forward Madison FC, the first professional soccer team in the city, as well as the Madison Mallards, a college wood-bat summer baseball league team.
Marquee endurance sports and specialty sporting events include Ironman, Reebok CrossFit Games, Madison Marathon, and many national and international championship competitions.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every four years.

The department will not be able to support a request for a J-1 waiver. If you chose to pursue a waiver and apply for our position, neither the UW nor UWMF will reimburse you for your legal or waiver fees.

Applicants for this position will be considered for the titles listed in this posting. The title is determined by the experience and qualifications of the finalist.

How to Apply:

To apply for this position, please click on the "Apply Now" button. You will be asked to upload the following:
-Current CV
-Cover letter detailing:
1) Your interest in this position
2) Your experience in Child Abuse Pediatrics and
3) How you would support and engage in a diverse, inclusive, equitable and anti-racist culture and environment in the Department of Pediatrics.

The deadline for assuring full consideration is August 15, 2022, however positions will remain open and applications may be considered until the position is filled.


Leigh Fredericks
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:

Clinical Professor(IC009) or Associate Clinical Professor(IC010) or Assistant Clinical Professor(IC011) or Professor (CHS)(IC014) or Associate Professor (CHS)(IC015) or Assistant Professor (CHS)(IC016)



Employment Class:

Academic Staff-Renewable

Job Number:


  The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified individuals to apply.

If you need to request an accommodation because of a disability, you can find information about how to make a request at the following website:

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

The Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains current campus safety and disciplinary policies, crime statistics for the previous 3 calendar years, and on-campus student housing fire safety policies and fire statistics for the previous 3 calendar years. UW-Madison will provide a paper copy upon request; please contact the University of Wisconsin Police Department.

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