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Division Chief, Infectious Diseases

University of Illinois Chicago
Chicago, Illinois
Posted Date
Jul 8, 2024

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Infectious Disease
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Division Chief, Infectious Diseases – University of Illinois Chicago

Posting Close Date: September 3, 2024 (For Fullest Consideration, apply by July 31, 2024)


The Department of Medicine at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications and nominations for Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases. The Division offers exceptional opportunities for clinical care, research and scholarly activity, education and training, community outreach, and outstanding faculty. Division faculty are involved in multidisciplinary collaborations, funded research, and close partnerships with community-based agencies. A strength of the Division is its active engagement with traditionally underserved populations designed to address diverse health disparities. Located near downtown Chicago, faculty have easy access to world-class cultural and scientific resources.

The Division is part of a vibrant and growing Department of Medicine and College of Medicine that prioritizes collegiality, diversity, integrity, compassion, and innovation. UIC has the 2nd largest medical school in the country and the largest number of students from underrepresented minority groups. One of eight health science colleges, the College of Medicine is located in the Illinois Medical District with the University of Illinois Hospital and Clinics (UI Health), the clinical enterprise that includes a 445-bed tertiary hospital, 21 outpatient clinics, 11 federally qualified Mile Square Health Center locations, and a new Specialty Care Building.

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie Research 1 institution, and the largest university in Chicago. With more than $509 million in annual research expenditures, UIC ranks among the leading universities in federal research funding. UIC has more than 34,000 students, 14,100+ faculty and staff, 16 colleges, and Illinois’ major public medical center and comprises one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation.

Among UIC’s designations and rankings are:

  • Minority Serving Institution
  • Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution
  • Hispanic Serving Institution
  • “Best of the Best” of LGBTQ friendly colleges and universities (Campus Pride)
  • #7 “Best Bang for the Buck” out of 384 Midwest universities (Washington Monthly’s annual College Guide)
  • #3 of top large colleges in the Midwest (Wall Street Journal)
  • #14 on the “Best Values” list (Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education)

The successful candidate will have a record of strong leadership skills, administrative experience, clinical expertise, scholarly productivity and extramural funding, education and training, and a desire to support and grow the division and advance its commitment to diversity and inclusion. The Division Chief’s responsibilities are as follows:


  • Enhance and build Divisional programs and promote a vision for clinical and translational research, training, and community outreach.
  • Manage the Division's budget, ensuring financial sustainability and resource allocation for programs and initiatives.
  • Develop and execute strategic plans for the Division, aligning with the goals of the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, and UIC.
  • Promote diversity, equity, and inclusion within the Division and the broader medical community.

Clinical Activities

  • Serve as attending physician for resident- and fellow-supported inpatient and outpatient services.
  • Supervise advanced care practitioners, fellows, residents, and medical students.

Research Activities

  • Actively engage in and support investigator-led national, federally-funded cutting-edge clinical research to treat and prevent COVID-19, HIV, and other infectious diseases.
  • Publish and support publication of research findings in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and international conferences.


  • Recruit, oversee and mentor a team of ID specialists with expertise in general ID, transplant ID, infection prevention, outpatient parenteral antimicrobial therapy, HIV, addiction medicine, telehealth, mobile health and global health.
  • Collaborate with the Program Director to nurture and grow a vibrant and engaged ID Fellowship Training Program.

Outreach/community engagement

  • Work with community members and stakeholders to strengthen Division impact. 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree (DO)
  • Current rank of Associate Professor or higher
  • Unrestricted State of Illinois Physician/Surgeon License or eligible upon offer
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in Internal Medicine
  • Board Certified in Infectious Diseases
  • Regional or national recognition is expected

To Apply:
Two postings exist for the Division Chief search, one for tenure system and one for non-tenure system. Candidates may apply to one or both postings where qualified by submitting a CV and application to the following links:

Non-Tenure System:

Tenure System:

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Social Responsibility: We believe our employees’ diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives are a powerful contributor to create an inclusive environment where everyone can thrive and reach their maximum potential while adding value to both our organization and our patients. We warmly welcome all candidates of diverse origin, background, ability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, and personality. 

The University of Illinois System is an Equal Opportunity Employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify. The university provides accommodation to applicants and employees. Request an Accommodation

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