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

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 9, 2024

Next review date: Thursday, Aug 8, 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

UC Irvine Movement 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 Movement Disorders Program. The successful candidate must demonstrate a strong interest and commitment to the care of patients with movement 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 Movement Disorders Program offers comprehensive, compassionate, world-class care for the spectrum of adult movement disorders, including Parkinson’s disease; essential tremor; Lewy Body disease; Huntington’s disease as a HDSA Center of Excellence; dystonia; tic disorders; chorea; myoclonus; and atypical parkinsonism. In addition we have recently added dedicated programs in Ataxia and in Neurogenetics. Patients are cared for by a multidisciplinary team of professionals including neurologists, neuropsychologists, and allied health professionals to provide patients with leading-edge neurological services. We have a strong DBS program in collaboration with our outstanding colleagues in Neurosurgery, and a busy practice offering botulinum toxin treatment. We also have a strong relationship with pediatric movement disorders neurologists at CHOC. For clinical trials activities, the CIRM-funded UCI Alpha Stem Cell Clinic and the Center for Clinical Research provide robust infrastructure for clinical trials, and we are a Parkinson Study Group clinical trials site. Taken together, this creates a wealth of opportunities for the successful candidate to conduct and participate in research with outstanding mentorship and support. The applicant will participate in the clinical, teaching, and research activities of the UCI Neurology Program in Movement Disorders.

The Department of Neurology and the Movement Disorders Program strive to provide a rich educational environment, including a UCNS-certification fellowship for Movement Disorders. We also provide undergraduate, postgraduate, continuing medical education, and neurology grand rounds programs to educate the next generation of physicians.

The Department encourages candidates to apply who have experience in and who have demonstrated commitment to working with students from diverse backgrounds and to improving access to higher education for disadvantaged students through teaching and mentoring activities.

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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 Movement Disorders.
• 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.
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.

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 Claire Henchcliffe MD DPhil, Chair of Neurology, 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 48 full-time faculty members, including national leaders in the care of patients suffering from movement disorders, Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, ALS and neuromuscular disorders, and the entire breadth of neurological disease with 10 subspecialty divisions and 4 new programs including a neurohospitalist service.

We benefit from cross-cutting collaborations with leading scientists on campus, including 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 Neurosurgery, Family Medicine/Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology, and the Susan Samueli Integrative Health Institute. A new outpatient unit is launching in 2024 and a new hospital in 2025 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 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). 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.


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.

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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 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