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Cognitive Neurologist

Application Window

Open date: October 27th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Oct 18, 2021 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, Oct 26, 2021 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.

Position description

The University of California, Davis, Department of Neurology seeks an outstanding cognitive neurologist for a full-time faculty position in the UC Davis School of Medicine in Sacramento, CA.

The position is at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor level in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) series or the Clinical Neurology series. The level of appointment will be commensurate with credentials.

UC Davis Medical Center is host to a federally funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) and neuropsychology fellowship program. UC Davis Health includes a large primary care network which makes many referrals for cognitive assessment that is supported by full time neuropsychologists. UC Davis Medical Center and the Neurology department are nationally recognized for quality of patient care and provide clinical, academic, and research leadership in the region.

This faculty position requires a primary interest in clinical practice and the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. In both the HSCP and Clinical Neurology series, the faculty member will provide clinical care; teach medical students, residents and fellows; and provide University/public service. In addition, the faculty member will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research activities of the ADRC including multiple clinical trials. While research is not required for the HSCP series, participation with ADRC clinical research program is strongly encouraged. For the Clinical Neurology series, the faculty member may have the opportunity to have at least 25% of their time in the ADRC.

Candidates must possess an MD or DO degree, be board certified in Neurology by the ABPN on or before their start date and have the ability to obtain a California medical license. The completion of a one to three-year fellowship program in Geriatric or Behavioral Neurology is preferred.

For the Clinical Neurology series, the ability and experience to conduct scholarly/clinical/translational research and a record of publications in peer reviewed journals is required. For the Clinical Neurology series, evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding and/or administering clinical trials is preferred.

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by December 1, 2020. However, the position will be open until filled through June 30, 2021.

Qualified applicants should upload a cover letter, CV, statement of contributions to diversity, and the names and contact information of three references online at:

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.

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Application Requirements

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, 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.

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

Job location

Sacramento, CA