Seeking Applications: Chair, Department of Neurology

The UNC School of Medicine seeks a qualified academic leader to serve as Chair of the Department of Neurology.

The Department of Neurology provides expert neurological consultation and specialty neurological care at the North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill, and at a modern, outpatient clinic facility located nearby. The Department has a total of 39 faculty members, 11 of whom exclusively conduct research. Faculty members train the next generation of physicians through ACGME- accredited and UCNS-certified residency programs. Currently there are 22 adult neurology and five child neurology residents.

The department advances medical knowledge with active clinical, translational and fundamental research. Much of this research is conducted within the adjacent Neurosciences Research Building in 7,000 square feet of wet laboratory space. This building also houses the UNC Neuroscience Center, which brings together researchers from many disciplines working on fundamental problems in basic and clinical neuroscience. The adjoining UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) houses state-of-the- art imaging equipment for human subject and animal research.

The Chair will provide leadership and direction of the Department consistent with the strategic planning of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals/UNC Health Care. Minimum qualifications include an MD/DO degree with board certification in neurology, a distinguished record of research accomplishment, a strong commitment to clinical excellence, education and diversity, and clear demonstration of the qualities needed to lead and manage a multifaceted academic department in the 21st century.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the search has been successfully concluded. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter describing their interest, current curriculum vitae, and a research/leadership statement via the following link: http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/141525. Candidates considered for an interview will be asked to provide the names and contact information for four references. Women and individuals identifying as underrepresented are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates requesting additional information about this search can do so by contacting the search committee at:

J. Keith Smith, MD, PhD Department of Radiology Search Committee Chair

Office of the Dean, School of Medicine University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill 4030 Bondurant Hall, Campus Box 7000 Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7000

ATTN: Amy Armstrong | Amy.armstrong@unchealth.unc.edu

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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