||Careers in academic pediatrics are as varied as the people who live them! Their emphases can be on research, clinical work, education at any and every level, community service and advocacy, national service, industry consultation -- you name it, you can do it! Full-time, part-time, time-shared -- and what you decide to do in the next five years need not be what you do what you decide to do in the five years after that.
Academic careers tend to work best and be most fulfilling if there is a "thread" that holds the different epochs together. Perhaps it is the specific subspecialty or population on which you focus your efforts. Or perhaps it is the application of a particular set of skills or educational techniques to different levels of trainees. If you can dream it, you can do it! The "References" link to the left will get you started with some reading!