Category:  Faculty |  Closing Date:  Open Until Filled

Professor and Chair, Department of Pediatrics

Posted Date: 4/29/2019
Salary: To be Determined
Location: LSU Health Science Center Shreveport
Closing Date: Open until filled


We are seeking a candidate with a compelling vision for the future of pediatric healthcare, education and research with excellent management and business skills to maximize the strengths of LSU School of Medicine and Ochsner LSU Health System Shreveport and drive the department forward. Candidates must have a distinguished record in Pediatrics and outstanding clinical skills. The candidate must qualify for the rank of Professor of Pediatrics and be eligible for a Louisiana Medical License.

Job Summary:

The new chair will provide leadership to the department with the development and implementation of a dynamic vision for its future, while also working with the Dean and other Department Chairs in the ongoing evolution and success of the School. Under the leadership of Chancellor G.E. Ghali, DDS, MD, FACS, FRCS(Ed), the Chair will build on an excellent foundation of over 50 full- and part-time faculty and work collaboratively with other departments.

The University’s primary teaching hospital, Ochsner LSU Health System-Shreveport, serves as a tertiary care referral center and regional trauma center for North Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. The Department also works closely with the local Shiners Hospital for Children. Overall, the combined facilities provide extensive experience in outpatient and inpatient care, including well-child care, acute care, and pediatric subspecialty care.

 Highlights include:

  • Level 3 Neonatal Intensive Care Unit – 40 bed unit
  • 23 pediatric beds in patient ward and an 8-bed pediatric intensive care unit
  • One of 8 Children’s Hospitals in the country affiliated with St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
  • 14 Full-Time and 7 Part-Time General Pediatricians
  • 21 Full-Time Subspecialists, including Allergy/Immunology, Cardiology, Child Abuse, Critical Care, Endocrinology, Hematology/Oncology, Infectious Disease, Neonatology, Nephrology, Neurology, Pulmonology & Rheumatology
  • Pediatric specialists in ENT, OMFS, Ophthalmology & Surgery
  • 3 PhDs and 2 non-MD Instructors
  • Over $2 million in research grants
  • Children’s Clinical Research Center with a dedicated 3-bed clinical trial unit and laboratory, which supports 10-12 NIH and Pharma-sponsored clinical trials annually.  Inpatient and outpatient subjects.
  • Pediatric residency training program with 24 residents (8 per year)
  • Med/Peds residency training program with 16 residents (4 per year)
  • Our health sciences center is home to the School of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies and School of Allied Health Professions. 

The primary objectives of the Department of Pediatrics are:

  • High quality care
  • Progressive resident development in clinical and research skills
  • An environment that challenges students, residents, and faculty alike, while providing maximum opportunity for development.

To Apply:

Interested candidates may e-mail their curriculum vitae to: Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Job Benefits:
The LSU Systems Office has provided LSUHSC-Shreveport employees with excellent benefit options designed with you and your dependents in mind. Our Benefits Section is available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to help answer any questions you might have about these benefits.