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Headache Neurologist

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 22nd, 2018
Last review date: January 16th, 2019
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.
Final date: June 30th, 2019
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The University of California, Davis, Department of Neurology, is seeking a board eligible/certified Headache Neurologist for a full time faculty position in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) series. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary academic Neurology practice in the beautiful Sacramento region of Northern California.

The Neurology outpatient clinic has excellent nursing, staff, and neuro-specialty pharmacological support. The UC Davis Department of Neurology is nationally ranked in USN&WR and UC Davis is ranked one of the top 10 public universities in the United States. As a Level 1 Trauma Center UCDHS has the largest catchment area of the academic medical centers in California located in the fast-growing greater Sacramento region. UC Davis Medical Center and the Neurology and Neurosurgery department is nationally recognized for quality of patient care and provides clinical, academic, and research leadership in the region.

The UC Davis Headache Clinic has grown substantially in the last few years to a busy clinical operation of excellence with all modalities of therapy. There are close relationships with Neurological Surgery and Pain Medicine with opportunities for collaborative translational research.

This faculty position requires a primary interest in clinical practice and the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. Clinical responsibilities include 70% effort in the new, state-of-the-art outpatient Neurology clinic focusing on neurologic headache and facial pain. The remaining 30% clinical effort will consist of general neurology, supervision of medical students and neurology residents in the outpatient clinic, and inpatient attending service. When a fellowship program is approved, the position will also include education of a clinical fellow. Research is not required but strongly encouraged; especially clinical research. The faculty member will also be expected to provide university/public service.

The academic rank of the position is commensurate with the level of experience and qualifications of the applicant.

Candidates must possess an MD or DO degree; be board certified in Neurology by the ABPN; be certified or eligible in Headache Medicine through the UCNS; and be qualified to obtain a California medical license. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.

Candidates with experience in chemodenervation, various cranial nerve blocks, Neurostimulation, infusion protocols as well as inpatient management of headache syndromes, and facial pain are preferred.

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by September 30, 2018. However, the position will be open until filled through June 30, 2019.

Interested applicants should submit: 1) cover letter with a summary of objectives and goals; 2) curriculum vita; 3) names of three references including addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses, and; 4) statement of contributions to diversity. All materials must be submitted using the following application link:

To learn more about the Department of Neurology at UC Davis, please visit:

UC Davis commits to inclusion excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

Under Federal law, the University of California may employ only individuals who are legally able to work in the United States as established by providing documents as specified in the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986. Certain UCSC positions funded by federal contracts or sub-contracts require the selected candidate to pass an E-Verify check. More information is available

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Job location

Sacramento, CA


Document requirements
  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Diversity contributions documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a diversity statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

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