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Professor of Neurology

Application Window

Open date: August 27th, 2021

Last review date: Friday, Sep 10, 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: Thursday, Jun 30, 2022 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 UC Davis Department of Neurology is recruiting a senior leader at the Professor level in the Regular or In-Residence series as Vice Chair, Strategy and Planning and Section Chief of Epilepsy, Sleep and Neurodiagnostics.

The Vice Chair of Strategy and Planning will lead department-wide strategy and major business planning initiatives to position the department for future success and accelerate growth in the region. As Section Chief of Epilepsy, Sleep and Neurodiagnostics this leader will provide leadership, support and strategic planning within the Section and participate in the leadership and shared governance of the Department.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Vice Chair of Strategy and Planning will be responsible for the overall growth strategy of the Department of Neurology’s inpatient and outpatient clinical services including clarifying vision, identifying priorities, implementing processes and creating performance metrics; establish long-range objectives and monitor performance of clinical services; develop plans for improving physician and patient satisfaction in conjunction with Vice Chairs of Inpatient and Outpatient Neurology; develop efficient financial models for use of Advanced Practice Providers in conjunction with Vice Chairs of Inpatient and Outpatient Neurology; and serve as primary liaison with UC Davis Health leaders focused on building regional relationships for our specialty services. S/He will also work with the Vice-Chairs of Research and Education to develop and forward strategies to promote the advancement of the department’s research and educational missions.

As Section Chief of Epilepsy, Sleep and Neurodiagnostics, the candidate will be expected to provide leadership, management and motivation to the section; direct section clinical activities; direct section instructional and educational activities; promote innovative multidisciplinary, collaborative research related to the specialty; collaborate with department education leaders to lead specialty training programs for trainees; and ensure a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace. S/He will also act as Director of the UC Davis Comprehensive Epilepsy Center, will assure continued certification as a Level IV Center by the National Association of Epilepsy Centers (NAEC), and develop and lead an Intraoperative Monitoring Program. The Section Chief will advocate and represent the vision and goals of the section in alignment with the mission and priorities of the Neurology Department and the Chair.

As Academic Senate faculty member responsibilities include clinical service in epilepsy and intraoperative neuromonitoring; teaching to medical students, residents, and fellows; conducting and producing scholarly work, clinical/translational research; a record of peer-reviewed publications; success in obtaining extramural funding, as applicable; and University service. All responsibilities will be further determined based on faculty series.

About UC Davis
UC Davis is one of the nation’s premier public research universities, with academic and research excellence across a broad array of disciplines, a vibrant health-science enterprise, an outstanding campus community, and a focus on sustainability. UC Davis is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and ranks 10th among public research universities nationwide, according to the latest U.S. News & World Report rankings. Its academic program includes 10 colleges and schools, including those devoted to Letters and Science, Biological Science, Engineering, and Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, and graduate and professional schools in medicine, nursing, management, education, veterinary science, and law.

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment, UC Davis requires all candidates of ladder rank faculty tenured or security of employment searches to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization with the application materials, they will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists considered for positions with tenure or security of employment will be subject to reference checks. https://aadocs.ucdavis.edu/your-resources/forms-and-checklists/forms/authorization-release-form.pdf

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct. 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 http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify.

UC Davis is a smoke & tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).
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Qualifications

Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

    • MD or MD/PhD with board-certification in Neurology and Epilepsy.
    • Possess or be eligible for a California Medical License on or before start date.
    • Experience leading a NAEC Level IV Comprehensive Epilepsy program and a robust Intraoperative Neuromonitoring service.
    • Successful, sustained, and impactful track record of high-impact scholarship and independent grant funding utilizing intracranial EEG recording in humans to advance the understanding of cognition and speech.
    • Strong interpersonal skills, the capacity to work collaboratively and effectively with others, and an ability to inspire colleagues and staff to achieve excellent results.
    • History of successful mentorship of junior faculty.
    • Accomplished academic record to meet the criteria of Full Professor level faculty appointment at the University of California.
    • Evidence of commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required
Apply link: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04413

Help contact: jaten@ucdavis.edu

Campus Information

UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco-free campus (http://breathefree.ucdavis.edu/).

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: http://policy.ucop.edu/doc/4000376/NondiscrimAffirmAct

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 at: http://www.uscis.gov/e-verify

The University of California, Davis (UC Davis) is committed to inclusive excellence by advancing equity, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. UC Davis celebrates the multi-cultural diversity of its community by creating a welcoming and inclusive environment demonstrated through a variety of resources and programs available to academics, staff, and students. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values of UC Davis that are embedded within our Principles of Community and are tied with how to best serve our student population. Our excellence in research, teaching, and service can best be fully realized by members of our academic community who share our commitment to these values, which are included in our Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Vision, our strategic plan: “To Boldly Go,” our Principles of Community, the Office of Academic Affairs’ Mission Statement, and the UC Board of Regents Policy 4400: Policy on University of California Diversity Statement. UC Davis is making important progress towards our goal of achieving federal designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The Office of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion offers a plethora of resources on their website, and the Office of Health Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (HEDI) has outlined similar goals in their Anti-Racism and DEI Action Plan.” There are a plethora of links available on the About Us webpage where you can learn more about our Administration, Diversity and Inclusion, Rankings, Locations, Native American Land Acknowledgement, Sustainability, Visiting UC Davis, UC Davis Health, and Campus Safety.

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Job location

Sacramento, CA