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Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Neurodegeneration/Neurovascular Research

Position overview

Salary range: Total Negotiated Salary (TNS) calculation includes AAMC salary benchmarks for Neurology ranging from $220,000.00 - $289,940.00. The posted UC salary scales set the base pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. This position includes membership in the health science compensation plan, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Window

Open March 14, 2023 through Sunday, Mar 10, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)

Position description

Tenure-Track or Tenured Faculty Position in Neurodegeneration/Neurovascular Research

Department of Neurology
University of California Irvine (UCI)

UCI invites applications for a full-time tenure-track, in-line position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank to join the faculty of the Department of Neurology in the School of Medicine, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine.

Ideal applicants will be employing molecular, cellular, neurobiological, imaging, and/or genetic approaches to the study of neurodegenerative disease, including but not limited to Parkinson’s disease, ALS, and Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders, and/or neurovascular disease, with emphasis on potential translational application. Successful candidates will have track records of creativity and productivity, demonstrated potential for outstanding future achievement, and a desire to participate in an exciting, interactive, and rapidly growing neuroscience and neurological disease research community.

Tenure-track and tenured faculty are expected to mount a productive and innovative research program, obtain extramural funding, and actively participate in graduate student, medical student, and resident education. The successful candidate will be able to leverage existing resources and strengths of UCI Health and its campus partners, including the Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC), Institute for Memory Impairments and Neurologic Disorders (IMIND), Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences, Sue and Bill Gross Stem Cell Research Center (SCRC), and graduate and resident training programs in the neurosciences and biomedical sciences. Researchers at UCI also benefit from outstanding resources and collaborators housed in UCI Beall Applied Innovation, the UCI Health Beckman Laser Institute, the Institute for Precision Health, Center for Neurotherapeutics, the Center for Neural Circuit Mapping, and others.

The appointment series will be either a member of the Line Series or Clinical X Series, which includes a tenure-track or tenure appointment dependent upon the qualifications. The entire appointment includes membership to the Academic Senate.

We expect the successful applicant to demonstrate a genuine commitment to service activities within the local, national, and international community. Candidates must hold a Ph.D., M.D., M.D.-Ph.D., or equivalent degree(s). A clinical presence in our robust neurodegenerative disorders clinical services or in the neurovascular service will be considered an advantage for M.D./M.D-Ph.D. candidates but is not required.

Founded in 1965, UCI Health is a U.S. News & World Report top hospital and UCI is a top-10 public university. It houses multiple NIH-funded centers, including the ADRC, Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC), and Institute for Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). In addition to renowned Schools of Engineering, and Computer science, newer programs include the Samueli Institute for Integrative Health and new Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Population & Public Health in the UCI College of Health Sciences. UCI is Orange County’s largest employer, contributing $7 billion annually to the local economy and $8 billion statewide.

Institutional Reference Check:
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence; where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. In support of this commitment, and as a means to address all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine will conduct an institutional reference check on recruitment finalists of Senate Ladder-Rank Professor and Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e. assistant, associate, full), prior to extending a formal offer of appointment. Applications submitted via AP Recruit must include a signed copy of the Authorization to Release Information Form for consideration

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: (required at time of application)
M.D., PhD, or M.D./Ph.D. from an accredited institution with appropriate training and experience, postgraduate clinical training, with eligibility for one of the medical specialty boards if M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Candidate must demonstrate teaching ability or have a clear potential as a teacher.

ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: (required at time of start)
Board eligibility in the specialty appropriate to the clinical care and teaching activities or have appropriate equivalent recognition. Demonstrate clinical ability commensurate with experience in a Neurology specialty.

Substantive inquiries about the positions should be directed to:
Claire Henchcliffe, MD DPhil, FAAN FANA
Dr. Stanley van den Noort Endowed Chair in Neurology
Professor, Neurology
Department of Neurology

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:

  • Cover letter
  • Curriculum vitae
  • Statement of Clinical and Research Interest
  • Teaching Statement
  • Diversity Statement
  • Contact Information only for 3-5 References

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Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

M.D., PhD, or M.D./Ph.D. from an accredited institution with appropriate training and experience, postgraduate clinical training, with eligibility for one of the medical specialty boards if M.D. or M.D./Ph.D. Candidate must demonstrate teaching ability or have a clear potential as a teacher.

Application Requirements

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Reference requirements
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About UC Irvine

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 University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

Job location

Irvine, CA