Department of Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Minnesota

MD or DO degree; board-certified in pediatric nephrology. Current associate or full professor status.

Position Title: Director, Division of Pediatric Nephrology

Employer: University of Minnesota

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota (UMN) is seeking candidates for Director of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology. The successful candidate will have demonstrated strength is clinical renal medicine and/or sold organ transplant and dialysis with a significant track record of extramurally sponsored clinical or basic research relevant to these disciplines. In addition the successful applicant will have demonstrated strong administrative leadership, effective mentoring and sound teaching skills. The position is open to pediatric nephrologists at the associate or full professor level, with the option of tenure-track or academic (non-tenure) track appointment depending on qualifications. The division of pediatric nephrology at the University of Minnesota includes 9 faculty dedicated to the care of infants, children and adolescents with kidney disease. We have a very active dialysis and transplant program for children with ESRD. The kidney center at the UMN Masonic Children’s Hospital (UMMCH) is a dedicated pediatric facility and the only one of its kind in the upper Midwest. UMMCH operates one of the 3 largest pediatric kidney transplant programs in the world and has performed more successful infant kidney transplants than any program in the US. The pediatric nephrology fellowship program at UMN has graduated over 100 trainees. The division is home to the alport syndrome treatments and outcomes registry (ASTOR) which supports trails of new and repurposed treatments for alport syndrome treatments. Other active areas of clinical research include diabetic nephropathy, fabry disease, nephritic syndrome, infection and malignancy after pediatric kidney transplant, henochschonlein nephritis, and acute kidney injury. Division faculty members are active in Cure-GN and Midwest Pediatric Nephrology Consortium and are engaged in several industry-sponsored drug trails.

If interested, please apply via email:

Rick Jacobson
Pediatrics Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota has 137 full-time faculty, working in a new state-of-the-art, free-standing children’s hospital facility. UMMCH is consistently ranked in as one of the top children’s hospitals in the country by US News & World Report. Clinical research is supported by pediatric Clinical Translational Sciences Institute. The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota ranks 8th in funding from the NIH among departments of pediatrics. Lean more about the Department of Pediatrics at and at


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