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Section Chiefs: Child Neurology, Cognitive-Behavioral Neurology and Movement Disorders

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 11, 2023

Most recent review date: Tuesday, Jul 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: Tuesday, May 7, 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 Department of Neurology, University of California at Davis, School of Medicine is recruiting multiple physician leaders to serve as Section Chiefs of our growing divisions of Child Neurology, Cognitive-Behavioral Neurology and Movement Disorders. The positions are offered in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) or Clinical Neurology series at the Associate or Full Professor rank, commensurate with experience.

The incumbents will serve as Section Chiefs within their subspecialty area, providing leadership, support, and strategic planning of the Section, including direction of its clinical, educational, and research efforts. The position requires strong leadership and management skills related to operational effectiveness, strategic planning, and clinical operations. The incumbent will provide guidance and mentorship to promote the success of faculty at all levels, recruit and retain faculty, develop strategies to enhance communication and collaboration in partnership with the department Chair, and create a safe, equitable and inclusive workplace.

All clinical faculty members must provide inpatient and outpatient clinic care; teach medical students, residents, and fellows; develop research and/or creative work; and provide University and public service.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Movement Disorders Section Chief: the incumbent will join an established team including a multi-disciplinary Huntington Disease (HDSA) Center of Excellence at UC Davis, Deep Brain Stimulation Program, and movement disorders fellowship program. The clinic provides a dedicated Movement Disorders team including neuropsychologists, nurse practitioner, psychiatrist, genetic counselor, physical therapist, social workers, with additional support of a program medical assistant and clinical pharmacists. The program is actively involved in industry- and NIH- sponsored clinical trials research as well as investigator-initiated translational research with basic neuroscience faculty.

• Child Neurology Section Chief and Residency Program Director: the incumbent will serve as Section Chief and share in the call responsibilities of the inpatient consultation service. In addition, the leader will serve as Child Neurology Residency Program Director responsible for working with UCDH Graduate Medical Education and department staff to meet ACGME requirements and oversee the curriculum and supervision of current trainees. The selected candidate will lead a strong faculty team, insure a comprehensive clinical educational experience for trainees, collaborate closely with department and University leadership including the Vice Chair of Education, insure best practices of compliance with ACGME standards, and serve as a national leader for innovative training models in child neurology education.

The candidate will join three general Child Neurologists, three Pediatric Epileptologists, and two Nurse Practitioners who participate in delivering care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and an outpatient clinic. The UC Davis Children’s Hospital has a 13-bed pediatric emergency department, 49-bed nationally ranked Level IV Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) averaging more than 500 admissions per year, 24-bed Pediatric Intensive Care Unit/Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit (PICU/PCICU) averaging more than 1,600 admissions annually, 48-bed Pediatrics floor, and 6 operating rooms in the Children’s Surgery Center.

• Cognitive-Behavioral Neurology Section Chief: the incumbent will join an established Cognitive Behavioral Neurology program with dedicated clinical support within the UC Davis Healthy Aging Clinic. The program is actively involved in NIH- sponsored clinical trials research as well as investigator-initiated translational research, many in collaboration with the federally funded UC Davis Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC). The section also provides fellowship programs in neuropsychology and cognitive-behavioral neurology. UC Davis Health includes a large primary care network which makes many referrals for cognitive assessment that is supported by full time neuropsychologists.

The UC Davis Department of Neurology and UC Davis Health teaching hospital are nationally ranked in US News & World Report. The department continues to expand with 60 clinical faculty across all neurological specialties, total faculty of 80, and excellent nursing, staff, neuropsychology, social work, clinical research, and pharmacological support.

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• MD, DO or MD/PhD
• California Medical license or license eligibility
• Completion of an ACGME approved residency program and ABPN Board Certification in Neurology or Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology
• Child Neurology: 3-5 years of recent Program Director, Associate Program Director and/or Core faculty experience in an accredited child neurology GME program
• Demonstrated leadership ability, including working knowledge of budgets, clinical operations and efficiency and clinical strategy
• Accomplished academic record to meet the criteria of Associate or Full Professor level faculty appointment at the University of California
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• Movement Disorders: Neurology fellowship training in Movement Disorders or 5 years of clinical specialization in movement disorders
• Behavioral Neurology: The completion of a one to three year fellowship program in Geriatric, Cognitive and/or Behavioral Neurology or 5 years of clinical specialization in Cognitive-Behavioral Neurology

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

• To be eligible for the Clinical Neurology series, evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding and/or administering clinical trials.

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