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Functional Neurosurgeon

Recruitment Period

Open date: December 30th, 2019

Last review date: Thursday, Jan 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
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 Neurological Surgery is recruiting a full-time faculty position, specializing in functional neurosurgery with expertise in the surgical management of movement disorders, epilepsy, pain, spasticity and peripheral nerve disorders.

The position is offered at the Assistant, Associate or full Professor level within the Clinical Neurological Surgery series or the In-Residence series (commensurate with credentials).

Successful candidates will have the foundation, preparation, and vision to pursue a productive career in academic neurosurgery. Additionally, there is potential for joint appointments in the Department of Neurology and/or the Center for Neurosciences, as appropriate. The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team at UC Davis which includes neurology, neuropsychology, neurophysiology, psychiatry and pain management.

The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active neurosurgical clinical practice, conduct clinical and/or basic science research, teach residents and medical students, and provide University and public service.

Basic Qualifications
Candidates must possess an MD, DO, or equivalent degree, and must have completed specialized training in Functional Neurosurgery.

Preferred Qualifications
A postgraduate functional neurosurgery fellowship is preferred, but those with a strong enfolded fellowship will be equally considered. Preferred qualities include research interests in movement disorders, epilepsy, cognitive disorders, pain, spasticity, and/or peripheral nerve disorders.

Application Process:
To receive full consideration, applications must be received by January 30, 2020. However, the position will be open until filled through June 30, 2020. Interested applicants should submit: 1) cover letter with a summary of objectives and goals; 2) curriculum vita; and, 3) names of three references including addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses.

All materials must be submitted using the following application link:

For additional information: Kia Shahlaie, MD, PhD
Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery

The UC Davis Department of Neurological Surgery and UC Davis Health teaching hospital are nationally ranked in US News & World Report. Sacramento is centrally located near San Francisco, the Napa Valley and Lake Tahoe with an ideal Mediterranean climate and is one of the top sunniest cities in the U.S. As the capitol of California, it has one of the most diverse populations in the nation.

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: If you need accommodation due to a disability, please contact the recruiting department.

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

  • Cover Letter

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

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Statement of Teaching (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)