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Memory Disorders - Health Sciences Clinical Professor or Clinical X series- Open Ranks

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Open November 7, 2022 through Friday, Jun 30, 2023 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

UC Irvine Memory Disorders Program

The Department of Neurology at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) has an outstanding full-time faculty opportunity for a board eligible/certified physician to join its Memory Disorders Program. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to the care of patients with cognitive disorders and will participate in specialty and interdisciplinary clinics at UCI Health. Candidates should be highly motivated and collaborative, and will combine outstanding clinical care with an academic commitment to research and the training of residents, medical students and post-doctoral fellows.

The UCI Neurology Memory Disorders Program offers comprehensive, compassionate, world-class care for the spectrum of adult cognitive disorders, including Alzheimer disease, frontotemporal dementia/ALS, Lewy Body Dementia, Huntington’s disease, adult Down Syndrome and traumatic brain injury. Patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of professionals including neurologists, neuropsychologists (Neuropsychology Division Chief: Mark Mapstone PhD), and allied health professionals to provide patients with leading-edge neurological services. The program has strong interdisciplinary relationships with departments including Psychiatry and Geriatric Medicine. It is home to one of the first NIH-funded Alzheimer Disease Research Centers (ADRC) in the country and the 90+ Study, led by Dr Claudia Kawas (Memory Disorders: Division Chief), a longitudinal multidisciplinary investigation of the oldest-old. UCI also participates as a site in a large number of national initiatives including the Alzheimer Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI). UCI Applied Innovations, UCI Alpha Stem Cell Clinic, and the Center for Clinical Research provides robust infrastructure for clinical trials and create a wealth of opportunities for the successful candidate to conduct and participate in research with outstanding mentorship and support.

The Department of Neurology and the Memory Disorders Program strives to provide a rich educational environment, including one of the only UCNS-certification programs for Geriatric Neurology in the country. We also provide undergraduate, postgraduate, continuing medical education, and neurology grand rounds programs to educate the next generation of physicians.

Professional qualifications:

• An M.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.O., or equivalent degree with active board certification or eligibility in Neurology with fellowship training in either Memory Disorders, Geriatric Neurology, Dementia, and Aging.
• Eligibility to obtain an active and unrestricted medical practice license to practice in the State of California.
• Qualified to hold a faculty appointment in the Department of Neurology and hold medical staff privileges with the UCI Medical Center.
• The successful applicant must qualify for an academic appointment in Professor of Clinical X or Health Sciences Clinical Professor series at the Assistant, Associate, or Full professor rank.
• Rank and academic track will be commensurate with candidate experience and credentials.
Personal qualifications/experience:
• Dedication to patients, their families, and providing excellent service.
• Interest and experience in working in a collaborative comprehensive neurosciences center.
• Active involvement with international, national, and/or regional professional societies preferred.
• Interests in clinical research and teaching.

Substantive inquiries about the position should be directed to:
Claire Henchcliffe, MD, DPhil
Professor and Chair
Department of Neurology
101 The City Drive South
Bldg. 53, Room 204
Orange, CA 92868-4280

TO APPLY: Please log onto UCI RECRUIT located at:

Applicants should complete an online application profile and upload the following application materials electronically to be considered for the position:

  1. Cover letter
  2. Curriculum vitae
  3. Statement of Clinical and Research Interest
  4. Teaching Statement
  5. Diversity Statement
  6. Contact Information for 3-5 References

well-being, health, and care of our patients. UCI holds a NIH Clinical Translational Science Award in which Trial Innovation Network activities are embedded as part of the UC Irvine Institute for Clinical and Translational Science (ICTS), and the Department of Neurology is a member of the NINDS-funded Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials (NeuroNEXT). As physician researchers, we have a high degree of commitment to clinical research on memory disorders and to matching interested patients to research opportunities both at UCI Health and throughout the region.

Criteria for the Professor of Clinical "X" Series:The incumbent will be expected to conduct substantial research; provide patient care; teach fellows, residents, and medical students; and perform public and University service. Excellent teaching is an essential criteria for appointment in this series.

Criteria for the Health Sciences Clinical Professor Series:The incumbent will be expected to teach fellows, residents, and medical students; provide patient care; contribute to scholarly activities; and provide public and University service.

Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, University of California, Irvine
Our goal is to continuously improve the health of the community by setting the standard of excellence in clinical care, research, and medical education. Under the leadership of new chair, Claire Henchcliffe MD DPhil, we provide a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters intellectual discovery, creates and transmits innovative knowledge, improves human health, and provides medical leadership. Ranked among the top neurology departments in the country by the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the UC Irvine Health School of Medicine's Department of Neurology is committed to supporting the School of Medicine Mission to “Discover, Teach, and Heal”. The department houses 41 full-time faculty members, including national leaders in the care of patients suffering from memory disorders, including Alzheimer's disease and other neurodegenerative dementias, Parkinson's disease and other movement disorders, as well as stroke, epilepsy, seizures, neuro-oncology, and multiple sclerosis.

We benefit from cross-cutting collaborations with UCI MIND and the ADRC, and the patient experience is enhanced by our working closely with colleagues across a number of departments, such as the Family Medicine Division of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology and the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. A new hospital and outpatient unit is planned for launch in 2023-2024 with a major focus in clinical neuroscience. As part of Orange County’s only academic medical center, our neurologists also actively pursue leading-edge research to minimize or eradicate the effects of diseases to advance the

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

An M.D., M.D./Ph.D., D.O., or equivalent degree with active board certification or eligibility in Neurology with fellowship training in either Memory Disorders, Geriatric Neurology, Dementia, and Aging.

Application Requirements

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Reference requirements
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Campus Information

The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California Policy on Vaccination Programs – With Updated Interim Amendments. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of receiving the COVID-19 Vaccine Primary Series or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, Religious Objection, and/or Deferral based on pregnancy or recent COVID-19 diagnosis and/or treatment) no later than the applicable deadline. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of receiving the most recent CDC-recommended COVID-19 booster or properly decline such booster no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees should refer to Exhibit 2, Section II.C. of the SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Attachment for applicable deadlines. All Covered Individuals must also provide proof of being up-to-date on seasonal influenza vaccination or properly decline such vaccination no later than the applicable deadline. Please refer to the Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Program Attachment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Orange, CA