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Associate or Full Professor (HS Clinical, Clinical X, Adjunct, In-Residence) Co-Director of Movement Disorders

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Open date: September 21, 2022

Most recent review date: Wednesday, Feb 22, 2023 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, Sep 21, 2023 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 (UCSD) ( is committed to academic excellence and diversity within the faculty, staff and student body and seeks a Neurologist to join our interdisciplinary group as Professor and Co-Director of the Parkinson and Other Movement Disorders Center (POMDC).

The recruitment of a clinical scientist physician whose own research program aligns with the goals and resources of the POMDC will enhance the research and clinical aims of the Center. The POMDC and its fellowship program will benefit from a senior clinician researcher and leader in the field who will play an important role in teaching, patient care and research and who can, at the same time, step into administrative and leadership roles.

The successful candidate will provide outpatient care to movement disorder patients and mentor junior faculty and teach graduate students, residents, and clinical and research fellows/staff. The candidate will work in our hospitals and clinics at the La Jolla and Hillcrest locations and will be encouraged to interact with a wide range of clinical, translational and basic science programs at UCSD to enhance the national recognition of the Center’s research and practice. Furthermore, the successful candidate will be responsible for maintaining the POMDC designation of Parkinson’s Disease Center of Excellence by the Parkinson’s Foundation as well as the LBD Center of Excellence designation by the Lewy Body Dementia Association and CurePSP Center of Care.

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

A link to the 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:


Basic qualifications (Required at Time of Application)

Candidates must have an MD or MD/PhD or equivalent in health related fields and must have or be eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California. Candidates must have completed fellowship training in Movement Disorders.

Candidates must have experience in clinic care and clinical teaching and must have a record of funded research in Parkinson’s disease and/or related Movement Disorders.

Preferred qualifications

Candidates with clinical and translational research and administrative experience are preferred.

Candidates with a record of educational missions in an academic medical center, academic accomplishments and experience as a physician-scientist with a national/international reputation are also preferred.

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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