Pediatric Gastroenterologist

University of North Carolina at Chapel HillPeds-Gastroenterology - 412008
WorkplaceChapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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Posting Information Department Peds-Gastroenterology - 412008 Posting Open Date 03/25/2022 Application Deadline Open Until Filled Yes Position Type Permanent Faculty Working Title Pediatric Gastroenterologist Appointment Type Open Rank Vacancy ID FAC0003976 Full-time/Part-time Full-Time Permanent Hours per week 40 FTE 1 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Proposed Start Date 07/01/2022 Position Information Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.
OUR VISION Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.
OUR MISSION Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.
Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.
Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.
Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Position Summary The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks 1 Board Eligible/Board Certified Pediatric Gastroenterologist to join 10 faculty and 4 advanced nurse practitioners in expanding the academic and clinical mission of the Division of Pediatric Gastroenterology. The position is variable track at the Assistant/Associate Professor level. The variable track is a three-year fixed term, renewable position. The selected candidate must have a strong interest in disorders of gut-brain interaction (DGBIs or functional gastrointestinal disorders).

The candidate must have completed pediatric GI subspecialty training. We encourage exceptional individuals interested in growing a clinical program in pediatric DGBIs along with advancing our research, education, and advocacy missions to apply. The candidate will join a multidisciplinary team consisting of 2 psychologists, a dietitian, and a pediatric pain specialist that together treat patients with DGBIs. The candidate will work collaboratively with our UNC Center for Functional GI and Motility Disorders ( UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders UNC Center for Functional GI & Motility Disorders). Candidates will have demonstrated excellence in clinical care and teaching. Strong clinical and endoscopic skills are required.

Our hospital yearly serves more than 70,000 children from all 100 North Carolina counties for over 200,000 visits for diagnosis and treatment. This family-focused hospital serves as the primary teaching facility for UNC pediatric residents. The pediatric inpatient service has an 88-bed capacity and 5,900 surgical and pediatric admissions each year. The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit has a 20-bed capacity, and the Newborn Critical Care Center has a 58-bed capacity with approximately 850 admissions yearly.

Chapel Hill and surrounding areas offer outstanding quality of life, excellent schools, and beautiful scenery.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements Board Eligible/Board Certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology. Candidate must have completed pediatric GI subspecialty training.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience Candidates should have demonstrated excellence in clinical care and teaching. Strong clinical and endoscopic skills are required. The selected candidate will have a special interest in pediatric DGBIs.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements

Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Department Contact Information Department Contact Name and Title Francisco Sylvester, MD, Professor & Chief Department Contact Telephone or Email Academic Personnel Office Contact Information If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the University’s Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost office at (919)-962-1091 or send an email to

Please note: The Executive Vice Chancellor & Provost office will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status. 

If you have any questions about the job requirements or the hiring department notify the Department Contact.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. List of References

Supplemental Questions

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  1. * What is your highest degree?
    • PhD
    • MD
    • PharmD
    • DDS
    • DVM
    • JD
    • MLS/MIS
    • Masters
    • Other

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