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Cognitive Neurologist Faculty Positions

Position overview

Salary range: The salary range for this position is $215,000-$350,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.

Application Window

Open date: May 12, 2023

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Jun 14, 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: Saturday, May 11, 2024 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 multiple outstanding cognitive neurologists for full-time faculty positions in the School of Medicine in Sacramento, CA.

The positions are available at all ranks in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) series or the Clinical “X” series. The level of appointment will be commensurate with credentials. Faculty in the Clinical X series are expected to engage in professional competence and activity, teaching, research and creative work, and University/public service. Faculty in the HSCP series are expected to demonstrate professional competence and activity and engage in teaching, scholarly or creative work, and University and public service.

UC Davis Medical Center is host to a federally funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) which provides collaborative and administrative support to associated faculty. The Neurology Department also hosts behavioral neurology and neuropsychology fellowship programs and there are multiple other mentorship opportunities. UC Davis Health includes a large primary care network which makes many referrals for cognitive behavioral evaluations to our multidisciplinary California Alzheimer’s Disease Center (clinical Center of Excellence in dementia) and the UC Davis Healthy Aging Clinic.

These faculty positions require an interest in the clinical practice and the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows. In both the HSCP and Clinical “X” series, the faculty member will provide clinical care; teach medical students, residents and fellows; and provide University/public service.

In addition, candidates will have the opportunity to participate in ongoing research activities of the ADRC including investigator initiated studies and multiple clinical trials. Protected research time is available for candidates with strong research interests dependent on their qualifications and accomplishments. While research is not required for the HSCP series, participation with ADRC clinical research program is strongly encouraged.

The UC Davis Department of Neurology and UC Davis Health teaching hospital are nationally ranked in US News & World Report. UC Davis has a strong tradition of promoting equity, diversity, and inclusion. Sacramento was named the “Best Place to Live in California in 2023” by Forbes magazine.

To receive full consideration, applications must be received by June 7, 2023. However, the position will be open until filled through June 30, 2024.

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

The salary range for this position is $215,000-$350,000. This position includes membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• MD or DO degree
• California medical license or license eligibility
• Requirements for appointment in the Clinical “X” series: The ability and experience to conduct scholarly/clinical/translational research and a record of publications in peer reviewed journals is required.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

Board certification or eligibility in Neurology by the ABPN

Completion of a one to three-year fellowship program in Geriatric or Behavioral Neurology

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

• Evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding and/or administering clinical trials is preferred.

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 required (contact information only)
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Job location

Sacramento, CA