University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital


Des Moines, IA

Date Posted

November 9, 2021

University of Iowa Stead Family Department of Pediatrics seeks a Pediatric Rheumatologist to practice in the Des Moines area, embedded practice.  This unique opportunity combines an academic appointment at the University of Iowa, with the opportunity to provide community-based, full-service pediatric rheumatology care.  Appointment rank is on the clinical (non-tenure) track at the level of Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Associate Professor and Clinical Professor consistent with clinical experience.   Appointment rank to Associate of Pediatrics (non-tenure track) may also be considered.  The individual selected will join the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology to provide patient care, teaching, and consultative services as a rheumatologist.


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

Desirable qualifications:

  • Clinical experience in pediatric rheumatology
  • 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

The University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine is one of the top biomedical research institutions in the nation and ranked 39th overall by the 2020 U.S. News & World Report and 16th among public medical schools for NIH funding in FY20.  Stead Family Department of Pediatrics ranked 25th in NIH funding among all public pediatric departments nationwide in FY20. The ACGME-accredited pediatric residency program at the Children’s Hospital trains 47 pediatric residents.

The Stead Family Department of Pediatrics comprises the medical and research staff of University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital, one of the nation’s top-ranked pediatric care and research institutions. It is the only university-affiliated hospital in Iowa devoted solely to the care of infants, children, adolescents and young adults, and is Iowa’s only accredited Level 1 Regional Resource Pediatric Trauma Center. In 2019-2020 University of Iowa Stead Family Children’s Hospital ranked in six pediatric specialties in the Best Children’s Hospitals U.S. News and World Report, including neonatology, orthopedics, diabetes and endocrinology, nephrology, neurology and neurosurgery, and is the only hospital in Iowa to be nationally ranked by U.S. News and World Report for children’s care. A new 190-bed children’s hospital opened in February 2017.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creedcolor, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preferencestatus as qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.


For more information contact:

Polly Ferguson, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Division Director, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology

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To apply for this position please visit The University of Iowa website at , requisition number 74236.

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