Faculty Position Openings

Assistant Professor  - General Academic Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics, Division of General Pediatrics, University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, is seeking to fill two physician openings. Both positions are for a 12-month full time, Clinical Faculty position at the Assistant Professor level. Duties include pediatric patient care, teaching medical students, pediatric residents, as well as opportunities for clinical and basic research. Appointment is non-tenure earning and salary is negotiable.

Minimum Qualifications: The selected candidate must be board certified in Pediatrics and have a Florida medical license. S/he must have experience working in a primary care outpatient setting. Inpatient care experience is not required, but preferred.

The positions are open until filled. Candidates must submit a formal application online via the USF Careers website (Job ID 5541). The selected candidate will be required to forward three letters of recommendation to Carol Lilly, MD, c/o Desiree Brown, University of South Florida, Department of Pediatrics, 2 Tampa General Circle, 5th Floor, Tampa, FL 33606.


Assistant/Associate Professor - Neonatology

The Division of Neonatology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine is seeking an Assistant or Associate Professor in Neonatology. The Division of Neonatology manages the clinical care of neonates, teaches fellows, residents and medical students, and conducts research. The Division members attend high risk deliveries, provide 24-hour care for premature and critically ill newborns and infants, support a critical care transport team, and an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) team, and a whole body cooling team to manage infants with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy. USF Neonatology is a participant in the Florida Perinatal Quality Collaborative, whose mission is to improve Florida's maternal and infant health outcomes through assuring quality perinatal care for all of Florida's women and infants. 

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must be Board Certified in Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine or eligible, as well as have obtained a Florida medical license. For the rank of Associate Professor, candidates must have a minimum of five years of experience caring for neonates at the Assistant Professor level. Rank commensurate with credentials and experience. Salary is negotiable.

The position is open until filled. Candidates must submit a formal application online via the USF Careers website (Job ID 8364).


Assistant Professor - Pulmonology

The Division of Pulmonology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine is seeking a fulltime Assistant Professor in Pulmonology. The Division of Pulmonology offers specialized clinical care, teaches fellows, residents and medical students, and conducts research. This position requires a passion for teaching medical students and pediatric residents. Clinical duties include weekly outpatient clinics and inpatient attending, primarily at Tampa General Hospital. The Division especially welcomes applicants with interest/experience in developing a career in patient-based or bench research.

Minimum Qualifications: Candidates must be board certified/board eligible in Pediatric Pulmonology and have a Florida medical license. This is a non-tenure earning position; salary is negotiable.

The position is open until filled. Candidates must submit a formal application online via the USF Careers website (Job ID 5587).


Open Rank Position - Pediatric Genetics & Metabolism

The University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics is seeking a fulltime faculty member who is Board Certified or eligible in Clinical Genetics  for a 12-month, Clinical Faculty position.

The selected candidate will be responsible for the evaluation and management of pediatric and adult patients with genetic and metabolic disorders in both the outpatient and inpatient settings. Outpatients may be seen at the University of South Florida College of Medicine Medical Clinics and other off campus sites. The inpatient services will include consultations at Tampa General Hospital and St. Joseph’s Hospital. As a clinical teaching faculty, the chosen candidate will be expected to participate in departmental teaching programs involving medical students, housestaff and fellows. 

Minimum Qualifications: The selected candidate must be board certified/board eligible in Clinical Genetics and have a Florida medical license. This is an Open Rank, full-time position. Additional certification in Medical Biochemical Genetics is not required, but preferred.

The position is open until filled. Candidates must submit a formal application online via the USF Careers website (Job ID 5329).


 Assistant/Associate Professor - Child Abuse Pediatrics

The Department of Pediatrics in the Morsani College of Medicine, University of South Florida is seeking a board certified or board eligible Child Abuse Pediatrician for the position of Assistant or Associate Professor. This is a twelve (12) month, full-time, non-tenure earning clinical position. Salary is negotiable and commensurate based upon experience and qualifications.

 The University of South Florida Child Protection Team provides medical, psychological and psychosocial assessments to children who are victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse The purpose of these assessments is to assist the Department of Children and Families and law enforcement in their investigation of the alleged abuse and to provide recommendations to minimize the risk of re-abuse. The Team, who is housed at Mary Lee's House at 2806 N. Armenia Avenue in Tampa, is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Child Protection Team uses a multidisciplinary approach for the evaluation and treatment of the abused and neglected child and family. The Team acts as a resource to primary investigators of allegations of abuse.

The selected candidate will serve as the Medical Director for the USF Child Protection Team.  This program provides medical, psychological and psychosocial assessments to children who are victims of physical, sexual, and emotional abuse.  The program works closely with the Department of Children and Families, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, and other community partners.  The program is based out of the Mary Lee’s House located in Tampa, FL. 

Minimum Qualifications: All eligible candidates must be licensed or eligible for medical licensure in the State of Florida. Must be board certified or board eligible in Pediatrics and Child Abuse.  Associate Professor:  must have five years of applicable experience in child abuse at the Assistant Professor level.  Rank commensurate with credentials and experience. 

The position is open until filled. Candidates must submit a formal application online via the USF Careers website (Job ID 7948).


Robert A. Good Chair in Pediatric Immunology - Chief, Division of Allergy/Immunology

The University of South Florida (USF) Morsani College of Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, in partnership with All Children’s Hospital-Johns Hopkins Medicine (ACH-JHM) seeks an outstanding physician-investigator for the position of Chief of the Division of Allergy/Immunology (A/I).  The chosen candidate will also hold the Robert A. Good Endowed Chair in Pediatric Immunology. This Chair was established in 1994 in honor of Dr. Good, who served as Physician-In-Chief of All Children's Hospital and Distinguished Research Professor at USF.

The USF Department of Pediatrics A/I Division is housed on the campus of ACH-JHM in St Petersburg, FL.  ACH-JHM provides world-class care in more than 43 pediatric medical and surgical sub-specialties.  The new ACH-JHM Hospital, opened in 2010, has 259 beds and is the regional pediatric referral center and only specialty-licensed children’s hospital on Florida’s west coast. The A/I Division hosts the largest academically affiliated immunology program in Florida and the state’s only accredited Pediatric Allergy & Immunology Fellowship Training Program; endowment funds cover each fellow’s third year in the laboratory.  The Pediatric A/I Division benefits from an effective collaboration with the A/I Division in the Department of Medicine, led by Professor Richard F. Lockey, M.D., the Joy McCann Culverhouse Chair of Allergy and Immunology.  This close, working relationship includes research, clinical education and patient care. The Pediatric A/I Division’s infrastructure enables investigators to conduct cutting-edge clinical and basic science research.  The Division hosts a highly-regarded comprehensive primary immunodeficiency program.  In 2010, the Division was awarded recognition as a Jeffrey Modell Diagnostic & Research Center, and since 2012 it has been a referral center for the state-funded newborn screening program for severe combined immunodeficiency disease and bone marrow transplantation to treat the disease. Division faculty and staff have over 15 years of experience with NIH and sponsored clinical trial networks.

The laboratory of the holder of the Good Chair is located at the Children’s Research Institute (CRI) in St. Petersburg, across the street from the ACH-JHM Hospital.  The CRI has over 35,000 square feet of laboratories, faculty offices and support space.  It houses the laboratories of the holders of several endowed chairs and supports a wide range of federally-funded research projects. The AI Division’s CLIA and CAP-certified laboratory occupies 2,500 square feet and houses a flow cytometry core and a sample processing and storage facility.  Other laboratory capabilities offered at the CRI include high throughput DNA sequencing, in vitro and in vivo imaging systems, laser capture and confocal microscopy and surface plasmon resonance biomolecular spectrophotometry.

Minimum Qualifications:Applicants must have an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. degree, a record of sustained accomplishments in research, demonstrated evidence of mentorship, leadership and scholarship in pediatric allergy/immunology and be board-certified in allergy & immunology. Effective interpersonal, collaborative and communication skills are required. Competitive start up packages will be determined commensurate with experience. Applicants should submit by email, a letter summarizing their qualifications and interest in the position, along with a curriculum vitae. The names and contact information of five references will be required to move forward. Applications must be submitted to Dr. Patricia J. Emmanuel, Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics, USF Health Morsani College of Medicine, 2 Tampa General Circle, Tampa, Florida, 33606 (pemmanue@health.usf.edu). Review of applications will begin in October and will continue until the position is filled.


The USF Department of Pediatrics was established in 1972 and has trained over 700 pediatric residents and subspecialty fellows. Its mission is to foster an environment for the education of trainees at all levels by providing comprehensive and innovative child health care, and to enhance those endeavors through the pursuit of excellence in scholarly activities. The Department has over 100 faculty members and 18 divisions, several of which have practice locations across the west central Florida region. USF Pediatrics also supports endowed chairs in molecular genetics, immunology, developmental cardiology, behavioral medicine, developmental pediatrics, neonatology and translational research in diabetes.

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 Tampa Bay area. At the heart of USF is a vibrant, diverse and engaged student body. More than 47,000 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 $1.5 billion and an annual economic impact of $3.7 billion. The University’s main Tampa campus is home to USF Health, which includes the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy and Biomedical Sciences.

USF Health is committed to increasing its diversity and will give individual consideration to qualified applicants who have experience in ethnically diverse settings, who have varied language skills, and who have a record of research and teaching activities that support/benefit diverse communities and student populations. USF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Academic Institution that embraces diversity in the workplace Applicants who need disability accommodations should contact Cheng Shih Hu at (813) 259-8867. According to Florida law, records related to position searches, including applications and search committee meetings, are open to the public.