Academic Pediatric Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery - Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Open: Jun 15, 2018
The Department of Neurosurgery at University of Texas Dell Medical School, in conjunction with the Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas, are recruiting academic pediatric neurosurgery faculty members. We seek individuals with excellent clinical skills, a passion for education, and a demonstrated record of scholarly contributions. Research support is available for appropriate individuals. Candidates with expertise in surgical management of epilepsy or movement disorders are particularly encouraged to apply, but individuals with other clinical interests will also be strongly considered.
The University of Texas Dell Medical School welcomed its first class in 2016 and is the first new medical school to be built at a tier one US research university in nearly 50 years. We are committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy by educating leaders, developing new models of care, and advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery. The school is also home to the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, established by a $50 million gift from the Mulva Family Foundation; it is part of the collaborative scientific community of departments, centers, and institutes focused on advancing basic, translational and clinical neurosciences on the University of Texas at Austin campus. With 248 beds, Dell Children's Medical Center of Central Texas is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in the region. It features a level 1 pediatric trauma center, a level 4 neonatal intensive care unit, and a level 4 epilepsy center. Available advanced neurosurgical technologies are IMRIS intraoperative MRI-OR suite, laser ablation, robotic stereotactic surgical assistant and magnetoencephalography. Pediatric neuroscience has been designated as one of the hospital's main focus areas, and an additional 35,000 ft2 for clinical neuroscience is being constructed.
Austin is the 11th most populous city in the US, and for the last two years it has ranked # 1 in the US News & World Report's \u201cBest US Places to Live\u201d survey. Austin is a vibrant, socially conscious university city that is known for its live music scene, cultural diversity, and international festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW). Nearby lakes and rivers as well as the beautiful adjacent Texas Hill Country provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities.
Applicants should be certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery or board eligible in neurosurgery for recent graduates of an accredited neurosurgery residency and pediatric neurosurgery fellowship. We are unable to offer visa waiver eligible positions at this time. Hiring is contingent upon obtaining a Texas medical license and the appropriate hospital privileges.
Interested individuals should send a cover letter and current CV to:
John S. Kuo, MD PhD
Inaugural Chair and Professor of Neurosurgery
Department of Neurosurgery
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin
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