Department Chair of Pediatrics

Department Chair of Pediatrics | KBIC Academic Medicine

Position: Department Chair of Pediatrics
Location: El Paso, TX
Status: Full-time
Company: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso
Specialty: Pediatrics
 Competitive Salary; Generous Benefits Package; Relocation Assistance

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Department Chair of Pediatrics Description

The Paul L. Foster School of Medicine (PLFSOM) Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso) is seeking an innovative leader to serve as its new Department Chair of Pediatrics. The Chair will serve as the academic and clinical leader of the Department of Pediatrics with direct reporting to the Dean of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine. The Chair will develop a vision for excellence in the graduate medical education program, undergraduate education program, and delivery of clinical services for the Department of Pediatrics while building up scholarship and research in the department.

S/he will be at the Associate Professor level or higher.

The Department of Pediatrics:

TTUHSC El Paso is experiencing vibrant growth. TTUHSC El Paso consists of the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, Gayle Greve Hunt School of Nursing, the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and a new Woody L. Hunt School of Dental Medicine in the advanced planning stage. For over 40 years, the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso, Paul L. Foster School of Medicine, has been committed to training highly qualified and compassionate pediatricians. The department provides clinical care through Texas Tech Physicians of El Paso, the university’s medical practice group, with ambulatory clinics at the Alberta campus site and at a new Transmountain clinic site in northwest El Paso.  

Additionally, inpatient pediatric services are provided at the university’s hospital partners. El Paso Children’s Hospital (EPCH) is a full-service, 122-bed academic teaching hospital that features a state-of-the-art environment and a Level IV NICU. University Medical Center (UMC) of El Paso, TTUHSC El Paso’s primary teaching hospital, serves as the only Level I trauma center in a 300-mile radius and has a level IV maternal care designation. The university’s newest affiliate, The Hospitals of Providence Transmountain Campus, is a new full-service hospital with 106 beds in northwest El Paso, adjacent to the university’s new medical office building.    

The Chair will have the opportunity to continue the growth and expansion of clinical and educational services, as well as to provide greater depth to the clinical research program. El Paso consistently ranks as one of the safest, fastest growing, and best places to live in the U.S. This is an excellent leadership opportunity for someone who desires to build and develop an already clinically excellent department into a well-rounded academic department. 


See job requisition below for full position description and requirements.

Required Education/Certifications/Licensure:

  • MD/DO degree or equivalent
  • Texas Medical License or eligibility for Texas Medical Licensure
  • Board certification by the American Board of Pediatrics
  • Qualifications for faculty appointment at the rank of associate professor or higher
  • Leadership experience as a chair, program director, vice chair, division chief, or director in an academic pediatric department
  • Current experience as an actively practicing pediatrician in an academic medical center

Discover El Paso, TX

Ranked as one of the safest cities in America, El Paso is located at the western tip of Texas, where Texas, New Mexico and Old Mexico meet. It is the largest international metroplex in the world and seamlessly blends cultures and traditions: from the historic Old West to the colors of Mexico, from the heritage of Native Americans to the beauty of the desert sun.

El Paso’s 300-plus days of sunshine, cultural attractions and recreational opportunities combine the best of the Southwest, the Old West and Old Mexico. Though steeped in history, the city has a cosmopolitan flair and a majority of residents are bilingual in English and Spanish.

Downtown continues to undergo redevelopment, including the addition of Southwest University Park, home to the Triple-A baseball team the El Paso Chihuahuas. The presence of Fort Bliss, Texas Tech Health Sciences Center and the University of Texas at El Paso are major drivers of the economy, and more than 70 Fortune 500 companies make the region the fourth-largest manufacturing center on the continent.

Application Instructions:

For confidential consideration, those interested contact Eric Dickerson directly at: 
(972)265-5245 – Direct

Candidates must apply online at 
Requisition ID: 18688BR

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Kaye/Bassman has been retained to provide executive search services for TTUHSCEP. As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

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