University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics


Iowa City, IA

Date Posted

March 18, 2024

University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics seeks a general pediatrician with interest in developmental and behavioral pediatrics. Appointment rank is open and may be to either the tenure track or clinical (non-tenure) track consistent with clinical experience and research interest. Appointment rank to Instructor of Pediatrics (non-tenure or clinical track) may also be considered. The individual selected will join the Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics to provide patient care, teaching, and consultative services as a pediatrician.

The Division is comprised of five faculty, 3 ARNPs, and a DBP Fellow, and is a national leader in research with an NIH-funded Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center (Hawk-IDDRC) and industry-sponsored clinical research.  The Division works closely with the University of Iowa Center for Disabilities and Development, which has been Iowa’s University Center for Excellence on Developmental Disabilities (UCEDD) since 1972. The Center for Disabilities and Development integrates a broad array of clinical services in one location, including developmental and behavioral pediatrics, psychology, speech-language pathology, occupational and physical therapy, social work, education, audiology, and nursing, and thus provides an ideal environment for exceptional patient care, education and research. The Center is also the home of Iowa’s LEND (Leadership Education in Neurodevelopmental and related Disabilities) program and has provided outstanding interdisciplinary training in neurodevelopmental disabilities for over two decades.  This position includes important leadership opportunities in the LEND program.



  • Must hold an MD/DO degree, or equivalent.
  • Board certified or eligible in Pediatrics, or equivalent.
  • Licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Iowa.

Desirable qualifications:

  • Interest and/or expertise in developmental and behavioral pediatrics.
  • Experience in patient-oriented research.
  • Teaching competence in pediatrics for medical students and residents.
  • Evidence of scholarly activity.
  • Strong oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated experience promoting an inclusive culture in the workforce and academic environment.

The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is one of the nation’s top medical schools. It is ranked No. 44 in research in the 2024 U.S. News & World Report listing of “Best Graduate Schools,” and it is ranked No. 23 in National Institutes of Health funding among public institutions by the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research. The UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics is currently ranked No. 25 in NIH funding among all public pediatric departments nationwide.

The UI Stead Family Department of Pediatrics comprises the medical staff of UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital, Iowa’s only nationally ranked children’s hospital and home to the state’s only accredited Level 1 Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center. The ACGME-accredited pediatric residency program at UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital trains 50 pediatric resident physicians. For its 2023-24 edition of “Best Children’s Hospitals,” U.S. News & World Report ranked UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital in six pediatric specialties: neonatology, diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, orthopedics, and urology.


For more information contact:

Lane Strathearn, MBBS, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics
Physician Director, Center for Disabilities and Development
William E. Bell/Gail A. McGuiness Chair for Pediatric Neurodevelopment


Jeanie Cromer
General Hospital
220 Hawkins Drive
SW164-4 GH
Iowa City, IA 52242

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To apply for this position please visit the University of Iowa website at, requisition number 75162.

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