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Child Neurologist

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: October 23, 2023

Most recent review date: Thursday, Nov 23, 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: Sunday, Jun 30, 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 a full-time Child Neurologist to join an established Child Neurology section. The position is offered in the Health Sciences Clinical Professor (HSCP) or Clinical Neurology series at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor rank commensurate with experience.

The primary responsibilities of the position include inpatient and outpatient clinic care; teaching medical students, residents, and fellows; developing research and creative work; and providing University and public service. The candidate will share in the call responsibilities of the inpatient consultation service.
The candidate will join three comprehensive/general Child Neurologists, three Pediatric Epileptologists, and two Nurse Practitioners who participate in delivering care at UC Davis Children’s Hospital and a state-of-the-art outpatient clinic. UC Davis Health serves an expansive catchment area in northern California through the Oregon and Nevada borders through the Children’s Hospital and a well-established telemedicine program. 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. The Child Neurology Residency Program will begin in July 2023, welcoming its inaugural class of trainees.

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 70 clinical faculty across all neurological specialties with excellent nursing, staff, neuropsychology, social work, and pharmacological support.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• MD, DO or MD/PhD
• California Medical license or license eligibility
• Completion on an ACME approved residency program in Neurology
• Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• Completion of an ACGME approved residency program in child neurology on or before start date
• Board certification or eligibility in Neurology by the ABPN on or before start date
• Board certification or eligibility in Child Neurology by the ABPN on or before start date

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 is preferred
• While this position focuses on caring for comprehensive/general pediatric neurology patients, subspecialty interests are encouraged/preferred, including Epilepsy, Neuromuscular, Neuroimmunology, Vascular, and Critical Care.

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