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The UNC Department of Pediatrics has expert clinicians in all pediatric and pediatric surgical subspecialties, enabling us to care for children who need specialized care beyond the capability of a community hospital. The department is composed of 15 divisions and several other pediatric groups and programs, all of which are dedicated to excellent clinical care, broad and balanced medical teaching, advocacy for the children of North Carolina, and innovative research endeavors. The range of services offered by the Department of Pediatrics includes treating premature infants (sometimes smaller than a pound), full-term newborns, toddlers, children, adolescents, and young adults.

The Department of Pediatrics has nationally and internationally renowned research experts in cystic fibrosis, oncology (cancer), infectious diseases, genetics and metabolism, neonatology, food allergy, behavioral pediatrics, endocrinology, bronchoscopy, inflammatory bowel diseases, and many other fields. The Department is nationally ranked for research funding from the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, the department is a strong leader in clinical education, with the core residency and the subspecialty residency programs all ACGME accredited.

The Associate Chair for Administration (ACA) partners with the Chair in the Department of Pediatrics to develop and execute on a strategic vision and to lead the Department across the clinical care, education, research, and service missions. The ACA ensures departmental resource allocation in support of strategic priorities, with a focus on school and system alignment. The Associate Chair assumes substantial independent senior administrative authority in the Chair’s Office with responsibility for the Department’s policy development, oversight of human resources and financial management, and implementation of systems and resource management to advance the stated goals.

The Associate Chair serves several primary functions for the department. The Associate Chair is a member of the senior management team of the Department and directs all non-medical activities for the Department. In this role, the Associate Chair is a full-partner with the Chair in internal Departmental activities and as the liaison to the Health Care System and University at large. The Associate Chair also serves as the Departmental representative to a large number of other external groups and individuals, including referring physicians, contract physicians and agencies, peer institutions, third-party payers, managed care companies, and vendors.

The Chair and the Associate Chair work hand-in-hand to set the direction and determine the strategic priorities of the Department to assure that the Department’s mission is achieved. The ACA has primary responsibility for: 1. Financial Planning, Development, and Management 2. Clinical and Business Operations Management 3. Human Resources Management 4. Sponsored Programs Management 5. Planning and Marketing 6. Governance and Oversight.

Interested candidates should apply by August 4, 2024 to UNC-Chapel Hill Employment Opportunities | Associate Chair for Administration, Department of Pediatrics ( For more information, interested candidates can contact Courtney Sola at