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Child Neurology Division Chief- Associate Professor or Full Professor

Apply now Work type: CE - Clinician Educator, University Medical Line
Location: Stanford University
Categories: School of Medicine

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences at Stanford University and Stanford Medicine Children’s Health seeks candidates for the position of Division Chief of Child Neurology, in the Department of Neurology, with appointment as Associate Professor or Full Professor based on the candidate’s qualification in either the University Medical Line (UML) or Clinician Educator (CE) Line. We are particularly interested in candidates who are late Associate Professors or Full Professors with a strong academic record and who would qualify for either the UML or CE Line.  

  • The major criteria for appointment for faculty in the University Medical Line shall be 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.

  • The major criterion for appointment as Clinician Educators is excellence in the overall mix of clinical care, teaching, administrative and/or scholarship appropriate to the programmatic need the individual is expected to fulfill.

Academic rank and line will be determined by the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.

The successful applicant should have an established area of their own research; an advanced understanding of academic medicine and children's health; and skills in mentorship and personnel management, financial stewardship and fundraising, daily operations and strategic planning, and collaboration across multiple Divisions and Departments. Suitable clinical and teaching experience is required.  A record of obtaining intra- and extra-mural grants is desirable.  Necessary qualifications include a MD, or MD/PhD, and Board certification from the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology with Special Competence in Child Neurology, or equivalent, and eligibility for a California medical license.

The Division of Child Neurology is a rapidly growing program at Stanford University with over 35 faculty and a large scholarly footprint in basic and translational science, as well as investigator-initiated clinical trials and correlative research, which attracts extramural funding from a full range of federal agencies and foundations. There are well-established subspecialty foci in stroke, traumatic brain injury, neuro-oncology, neonatal neurology, neuromuscular disorders, and epilepsy, among multiple other programs.  The Division has established itself as a pre-eminent United States center for child neurology and as a destination clinical program with a USNWR ranking over the past 4 years of number 7 to 11 in the US, highest in the West.

Applications will be reviewed beginning immediately and accepted until the position is filled.   

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 welcomes applications from others who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching and clinical missions.

The Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences, School of Medicine, and Stanford University value faculty who will help foster an inclusive academic environment for colleagues, students, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, identities, and outlooks. Candidates may choose to include as part of their research and teaching statements a brief discussion about how their work and experience will further these ideals. Additional information about Stanford's IDEAL initiative may be found here:

Applicants should send a curriculum vitae, candidate statement (no longer than three pages)

describing research and teaching activities and interests, and names of three references (provide: name, title/rank, institution, and email address). Applicants should apply directly to Stanford University School of Medicine’s Faculty Search and Applicant Tracking (FSAT) website at the following link by using the APPLY NOW button above.

Questions should be directed via e-mail to Kathleen Poston, MD, Search Committee Chair, c/o Ms. Julie Ng (search administrator)

To expedite response to your question, please include your name and “Child Neurology Division Chief Recruitment” in your email subject line. Please be advised, it is not permissible to accept applications via email. Candidates must apply using the Stanford Faculty Position link above.

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The expected base pay range for this position is:

Associate Professor: $265,000– $283,000

Professor: $305,000 – $317,000

This pay range reflects base pay, which is based on faculty rank and years in rank. It does not include all components of the School of Medicine’s faculty compensation program or pay from participation in departmental incentive compensation programs. For more information about compensation and our wide-range of benefits, including housing assistance, please contact the hiring department.

Stanford University has provided a pay range representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for the position. The pay offered to the selected candidate will be determined based on factors including (but not limited to) the experience and qualifications of the selected candidate including equivalent years in rank, training, and field or discipline; internal equity; and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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