The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and the UPMC (University of Pittsburgh Medical Center) invite applications and nominations for the position of chair of the internationally renowned Department of Neurology. The chair of neurology reports to the Senior Vice Chancellor for the Health Sciences and Dean of the School of Medicine, as well as to the President of the UPMC Health Services Division and the CEO of UPMC. The incumbent will oversee the clinical, academic, and research activities of the Department of Neurology; hold the Henry B. Higman Endowed Chair; serve as clinical director of the University of Pittsburgh Brain Institute and co-director of the UPMC Neurological Institute.
The chair oversees neurology clinical services throughout the UPMC system, consisting of more than 40 hospitals, directly supervising 78 clinical faculty members and 18 non-clinical faculty members. The Department's centers of clinical and research excellence include the UPMC Stroke Institute, the UPMC Headache Center, the Alzheimer's Disease Research Center, the Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases, the Pittsburgh Institute for Multiple Sclerosis Care and Research, the UPMC Comprehensive Epilepsy Center of Excellence, the American Parkinson's Disease Association Advanced Center for Parkinson's Research, the Huntington's Disease Society of America Center of Excellence, and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania Center for Detection, Diagnosis and Intervention in Dementia. The department's faculty research portfolio includes over 200 ongoing projects. Methods employed ranged from cell culture models, zebra fish, and transgenic mouse models of disease; human clinical studies; sophisticated neuroimaging and experimental studies; to human post-mortem neuropathological studies. Productive research collaborations exist with scientists representing a variety of departments and disciplines within the University of Pittsburgh and the Veterans Affairs Pittsburgh Healthcare System. The Department of Neurology provides unparalleled educational experiences for medical students, residents, and fellows. In addition to a very competitive residency program, the Department offers clinical fellowships focused on Epilepsy, Headache, Neuro-Oncology, Women's Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis, Stroke, Neuroendovascular, Clinical Neurophysiology, and Movement Disorders.
The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is one of the nation's leading medical schools, with remarkable growth in NIH funding and renowned for a curriculum that emphasizes both the science and humanity of medicine. As an institution, the University of Pittsburgh ranks fourth in NIH funding. The University and its School of Medicine is the academic partner to UPMC. The joint mission is to train tomorrow's health care specialists and biomedical scientists, engage in groundbreaking research that will advance understanding of the causes of and treatments for diseases, and participate in the delivery of outstanding patient care. UPMC is a global health system comprising more than 40 hospitals, 700 clinical locations as well as commercial and international ventures, 89,000 employees, a health insurance division covering more than 3.7 million members, and $21 billion in integrated global non-profit enterprises.
Candidates must have a distinguished record in academic neurology, commensurate with appointment as a tenured full professor, and significant administrative experience. International applicants are welcome. Candidates must be BC/BE and qualified for medical licensure in Pennsylvania. Applicants should submit a CV and a statement of their interest and goals, by e-mail to: Robert M. Friedlander, MD, MA Chair, Neurology Chair Search Committee email@example.com
Please refer to job description. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae
Optional Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20002416
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.