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Chair, Department of Neurology

Stanford University
Stanford University

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Position Type
Tenured & Tenure-Track
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Details

Work type: University Medical Line, University Tenure Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

Stanford Medicine is initiating a search for the position of Chair and Professor of the Department of Neurology in the University Medical Line or University Tenure Line. Recognized as one of the world's leading research and teaching institutions, Stanford University is located in Silicon Valley, the heart of the Bay Area bioscience community. Stanford Medicine is an ecosystem comprising the School of Medicine and the pediatric and adult health care delivery systems. Together, we harness the full potential of biomedicine through collaborative research, education, and clinical care. Precision Health is at the core of what we do, preventing disease before it strikes and treating it decisively when it does.

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences has been a center of excellence for more than four decades and includes over 140 School of Medicine faculty members with primary academic appointments in the Department at our four outstanding teaching hospitals and health care systems. The Stanford Health Care (SHC) new 824,000 square-foot state-of-the-art hospital opened in 2019 with over 600 beds, making it one of the largest inpatient facilities in California, at the cutting edge of the latest treatments for neurological diseases. SHC boasts a dedicated outpatient Stanford Neuroscience Health Center—a facility like no other on the West Coast—as well as clinics located throughout Northern California. With over 60,000 annual outpatient visits and thus one of the largest neurology volumes in the U.S., Stanford Neurology provides care for a large and highly diverse patient population and supports excellence in clinical care, education, and research. The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, with its new 364-bed hospital having opened in 2018, and clinics situated throughout Northern California, was recently named one of the top 10 children’s hospitals in the U.S. by US News and World Report. The combined Stanford Health Care and Packard Children’s Hospital system offers a 964-bed inpatient capability. The VA Palo Alto Health Care System is a top-tier modern, comprehensive veteran’s hospital which hosts and leads many national academic clinical and research programs. Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, our county hospital, is the second highest volume hospital in California, serving a diverse spectrum of patients with a vast array of neurologic disorders. It is part of the County of Santa Clara Health System (COSCHS), one of the largest county-owned health and hospital systems in the U.S. The ongoing population growth in Northern California, and the Bay Area in particular, along with the technology and economic leadership of Silicon Valley, continue to support the robust development of our health care systems and have assured our status as one of the highest volume clinical neurology programs in the country.

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Stanford Medicine is seeking a person who combines proven leadership skills with an outstanding record of academic accomplishment, a dedication to excellence in the clinical, research, and educational missions of the department, and an understanding of the complexity of academic medicine; along with the creative vision to help shape the future of a dynamic department. The Chair reports to the Dean of Stanford Medicine and will also be expected to work collaboratively with Chairs of other departments within Stanford Medicine, as well as leaders of the interdisciplinary institutes at Stanford, and the leadership of Stanford Health Care and Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital Stanford. The Chair will also collaborate with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and Santa Clara Valley Medical Center in achieving the goals of the Department of Neurology, and the Stanford medical community. The candidate should have MD or MD/PhD degrees. The predominant criterion for appointment in the University Tenure Line is a major commitment to research and teaching. The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical Line is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, clinical teaching, scholarly activity that advances clinical medicine, and institutional service appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill. Faculty line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Stanford also welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

Interested candidates should apply directly to Stanford University School of Medicine’s Faculty Search and Applicant Tracking (FSAT) website through this LINK

You will be asked to submit a CV and a Candidate Statement, which should be a 1-2 page letter describing key accomplishments. Candidates may optionally include a supplementary Diversity Statement. After certifying the veracity of these documents, you will also be asked to upload a biographical sketch (such as used by NIH).

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but consideration of completed application materials will begin by 1st December 2022. All submissions will be held in strict confidence, to be shared only with the Search Committee.

Advertised: 23 Sep 2022 Pacific Daylight Time
Applications close:


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