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Neurology - Headache Specialist

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 minimum pay determined by rank and/or step at appointment. See the Professorial Series (Adjunct, Clinical X, HS Clinical, In Residence, Ladder Rank) and Professor of Teaching Series – Health Sciences Compensation Plan. This position includes membership in the health science compensation plan, which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

Application Window

Open date: July 1, 2024

Next review date: Thursday, Aug 1, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Jun 30, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Headache Specialist
The University of California (UC), Irvine, Department of Neurology has an outstanding full-time faculty opportunity for a board eligible/certified physician BC/BE faculty member to develop a Headache Program at UC Irvine Medical Center.

Positions are open in the non-tenure clinical track faculty position in the Health Sciences Clinical series while the second open position is expected to be at the Assistant, Associate or Professor level in the Clinical X series. Salary will be commensurate with training and experience.

The headache specialist faculty member will support the development of this comprehensive headache program and outpatient headache clinic in UCI Neurology.

There will be clinical responsibilities in the Department of Neurology including patient care, academic activities, patient education, staff education, and research.

The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to the care of patients with headache and will participate in specialty and interdisciplinary clinics at the University campus in Irvine and other UCI Health sites. Candidates should be highly motivated and collaborative and will combine outstanding clinical care with an academic commitment to teaching and/or clinical research. An interest in developing a clinical trials program is preferred.

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

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.

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 teaching and/or clinical research/clinical trials.


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. Teaching Statement
  4. Statement of Contributions to Diversity
  5. Contact Information for 3-5 References For more information about the Department of Neurology, click []

Document requirements
• Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
• Cover Letter
• Statement of Research (Optional)
• Teaching Statement - See our guidance for writing a reflective teaching statement.
• Inclusive Excellence Activities Statement - Statement addressing how past and/or potential contributions to inclusive excellence will advance UCI's Commitment to Inclusive Excellence. See our guidance for writing an inclusive excellence activities statement.
Reference requirements
• 3-5 required (contact information only)


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

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 headache.

• 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.

• Rank and academic track will be commensurate with candidate experience and credentials.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
Reference requirements
  • 3-5 required (contact information only)
Apply link:

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 anti-discrimination 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

Orange, CA