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Peripheral Nerve/Spine Neurosurgeon

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $480,000-$850,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.

Application Window

Open date: November 18, 2022

Most recent review date: Monday, Sep 11, 2023 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: Friday, Nov 17, 2023 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 Neurological Surgery is seeking applicants for a faculty position specializing in the management of peripheral nerve disorders with desire to supplement the practice with the treatment of spinal disorders. The position is open to all ranks within the Professor of Clinical Neurological Surgery, In-Residence or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series (commensurate with credentials). 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.

The ideal candidate has expertise in peripheral nerve surgery. Experience and competence in basic spine surgeries is required. Candidates must have demonstrated ability to work in a multi-disciplinary environment, strong clinical communication/interpersonal skills, and an interest in academic productivity. The successful candidate will be expected to develop and maintain an active neurosurgical clinical practice, conduct clinical and/or basic science research, and teach residents and medical students as part of a multidisciplinary team at the UC Davis Spine Center in Sacramento, which includes Orthopedics, PM&R, Pain, and Radiology. General neurosurgical experience and expertise will be expected of all applicants.

Application Process

For full consideration, applications must be received by November 27, 2022. However, the position will remain open until filled through June 30, 2023. The following information is required: Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae, contact information for 3 references, and a Statement of Contributions to Diversity. Qualified candidates should apply online at


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidates must possess an MD, DO, or equivalent degree, a graduate of good standing from a neurosurgical program. Candidates must have a background in teaching residents and medical students. Evidence of clinical and/or basic science research is required. Candidates must possess the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment that fosters team science and multidisciplinary patient care.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Candidates must be ABNS board certified or board eligible in Neurological Surgery by the start date.

A postgraduate peripheral nerve fellowship is preferred, but those with a strong enfolded fellowship will be considered on or before start date.

All candidates must have or be able to obtain a California medical license and California Fluoroscopy Supervisor and Operator Permit by the start date.

Preferred qualifications (other preferred, but not required, qualifications for the position)

A postgraduate peripheral nerve fellowship is preferred, but those with a strong enfolded fellowship will be considered.

Proficiency in minimally invasive spine surgery and/or complex spinal reconstruction is a plus.

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)
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Job location

Sacramento, CA