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Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X, Adjunct, In-Residence) Neuromuscular

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Open date: May 5th, 2021

Last review date: Sunday, Jan 2, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, May 5, 2022 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

The Department of Neurosciences ( at the University of California San Diego is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff, and student body and is seeking an outstanding Neurologist/Neuroscientist for the Neuromuscular Division at UCSD/VA San Diego. We are ranked #1 in NIH funding amongst Neurosciences Departments, number 5 amongst Neurology departments, and our Neurology/Neurosurgery care ranks #22 in the nation by US News and World Report rankings.

Selection will be made depending on the area of interest, aspiration, career trajectory, and capacity for teambuilding. The environment offers exceptional opportunity for career development and candidates who are fledgling in their academic path but with great promise, energy and creativity are encouraged to apply.

Several leadership training programs are available to bolster the candidate’s trajectory and fulfillment in this position. Whether their interests are in education, quality improvement, population health, or administrative leadership, UC San Diego offers a wealth of training opportunities that one can pursue alongside their work as a neurologist caring for the breadth of referrals that we see in this leading center. Training opportunities for physicians include the following: National Center of Leadership in Academic Medicine (NCLAM Program), Health Leadership Academy, Rady Health Sciences MBA Program, Clinical Research Enhancement through Supplemental Training (CREST Program), Hispanic Center of Excellence Training Program, Women's Initiative for Professional Development, and many more.

The individual will work with a group of adult neuromuscular neurologists involved in clinical care, clinical research and trials, basic research and education with our growing Neuromuscular Division. The UCSD Neuromuscular Division has a clinical base at the UCSD hospitals at Hillcrest, La Jolla, and VA as well as a program at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego – the largest pediatric hospital in California. The group’s current strengths are in general neuromuscular neurology, ALS, muscle diseases, and clinical neurophysiology. There is now opportunity to develop programs in nerve diseases, genetics, or immune-mediated diseases although neuromuscular generalists or neuromuscular clinicians with interests in existing areas of expertise may apply. The neuromuscular division sponsors an ACGME accredited clinical neurophysiology fellowship, a fellowship in ALS Translational Research, and is developing an ACGME fellowship in neuromuscular diseases. There is an active rotation and conference schedule for the Neurology Residents.

The appropriate series and appointment at the Assistant, Associate of Full Professor level will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

A link to full descriptions of each series is provided for your review:
HS Clinical Professor - see:
Clinical X Professor - see:
Adjunct Professor – see:
In-Residence Professor - see:

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on the University of California pay scales. Appointments may require candidates to be self-funded. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the appointee should be aware that there are limitations on outside professional activities and clinical moonlighting is expressly prohibited. Additional information can be found here:

References may be requested from all finalists.


Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

Candidate must have an MD and be a neurologist-neuroscientist who is Board Certified/Board Eligible in Neurology, Neuromuscular Diseases and Clinical Neurophysiology or related field and will have either an emerging or an established research program, and be clinically active. Candidates must also demonstrate excellent communication skills. Candidates must also have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Applicants should summarize their past or potential contributions to diversity. See our Faculty Equity site for more information.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment.

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