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Division Chief, Child Protection

Madison, WI, USA | University of Wisconsin-Madison

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    Education (Higher)
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    General Management
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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 183 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. The city of Madison (pop. 255,000), the state capitol, boasts a high quality of life that includes excellent schools, fine residential areas, clean air and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


Clinical services encompass outpatient clinics 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 clinical research or scholarly activity is expected.


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


M.D. or equivalent; completion of accredited pediatric residency program and fellowship training in child abuse pediatrics required.


Completion of accredited pediatric residency program and fellowship training in child abuse pediatrics. Experience working in an academic medical center and a desire to incorporate teaching to a variety of learners into clinical practice is preferred. Research 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.

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