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Director of Human Resources and Faculty Affairs, Department of Pediatr

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
November 08, 2019


The University of Illinois College of Medicine invites applications for the position of Director of Human Resources and Faculty Affairs in the Department of Pediatrics.

The UIC Department of Pediatrics is dedicated to providing comprehensive family-centered health care to all children; multi-level professional education to students, physicians, and allied health-care workers in all aspects of pediatrics; and a voice of advocacy for children of the state of Illinois. We are also actively engaged in the community to improve the health status of children through preventative and educational efforts, and to lead with basic and clinical research to move the field of pediatrics forward. Our diverse medical teams bring the world’s latest advancements to patient care, research, and teaching.

The Department of Pediatrics cares for more than 40,000 patients each year, and includes more than 100 full- or part-time faculty in more than thirteen medical specialties. The department has a substantial research portfolio and is ranked #39 nationally in NIH funding (Blue Ridge). Faculty leaders provide overall medical-guidance planning for UI Health and the Children’s Hospital of the University of Illinois, listed for the last two years in US News and World Report as one of the “best children’s hospitals” in Illinois. In 2014, with a CMS Healthcare Innovation Award, the department developed and implemented a population health model for more than 6,000 children and young adults. After four years of funding, this program now is an approved Illinois Integrated Health Home. The department works very closely with multiple stakeholders in child health across the UI Health System.

The ideal candidate will provide operational direction for the Human Resources (HR) and Faculty Affairs functions within the Department of Pediatrics and serve as a strategic partner and advisor to the Department Head and the leadership within the Department of Pediatrics. Responsibilities include development and management of process improvements for HR and Faculty Affairs related initiatives; serve as the primary departmental resource for information, counsel and coaching regarding all HR and Faculty Affairs matters, including governing regulations (federal, state, local, campus, university); work with the leadership of the department to develop ongoing talent management plans to align faculty and staff recruiting needs with departmental business strategies; develop methods necessary to increase diversity among faculty and staff/personnel; establish annual salary budgets and prepare related salary increase plans for faculty and staff; develop and oversee the evaluation process and mentorship procedures for clinical and research faculty initiatives; oversee the management of the faculty promotion and tenure process for the Department; and administer a comprehensive plan to establish an external faculty recruitment program, establishing relationships with external physicians to achieve growth objectives.


Bachelor’s Degree in Human Resources, Management, Behavioral Sciences or a related field. A related Master’s Degree is preferred. Related HR certification is also preferred.

A minimum of 5 years progressive experience as a HR Generalist, which should include management. Experience in developing and implementing HR strategies that align with goals in the areas of recruitment and retention; people development; employee relations and compliance.

Excellent communication, analytical, presentation, organization and computer/pc skills are required, along with proficiency in Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint…) and other related HR software.

For fullest consideration, applicants should submit online a letter of interest, a resume, and the names of three references at

UIC may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

UIC is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.