Chief, Section of Behavioral Neurology & Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center

UT Southwestern Medical Center

  • Location: Dallas, TX

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) is seeking a distinguished academic neuroscience leader to serve as the next Chief, Section of Behavioral Neurology within the Department of Neurology. This leader will also have opportunity to serve as the Director of the Alzheimer’s Disease Center, including Principal Investigator on future NIA ADRC grant applications.

The Section Chief will have opportunity to formulate and execute a comprehensive vision for Alzheimer’s Disease and memory disorders programs at UT Southwestern, in collaboration with other O’Donnell Brain Institute leaders and faculty. The Section Chief will be expected to focus mostly upon the scientific mission of the program and will be resourced with other faculty leaders within the section to support the clinical and educational missions.

UT Southwestern is in the midst of a tremendous investment in the growth of clinical and laboratory neuroscience programs. The Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute was recently launched as a vehicle to advance an institutional initiative to make brain science and clinical care the top priority at UT Southwestern for the foreseeable future. This very strong commitment is already manifest by many projects, including the recent opening in 2020 of a major “third tower” addition to Clements University Hospital that serves as the inpatient home to Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry, as well as a 270,000 sq. ft. research “brain tower” designed to facilitate cross-disciplinary research efforts involving UTSW’s world renowned scientific community, enabling a major expansion of laboratory-based brain science.

The advancement of clinical and laboratory research in Alzheimer’s Disease and related disorders is among the highest priorities for UTSW Neuroscience. Reflecting that priority, the successful candidate will be supported with an eight-figure package to support the development of the program, including the recruitment of other faculty.

Qualifications

  • M.D. or Ph.D (or equivalent degree) in a related field of study.
  • If a practicing physician, board certification and eligibility for medical licensure in Texas.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience including administrative experience and skills.
  • Qualifications to fulfill the UT Southwestern criteria for a senior level faculty appointment.
  • A nationally distinguished record as an academician, clinician, leader, and educator.
  • A sustained track-record of NIH funding.
  • Proven background in faculty recruitment, mentoring, and development.

The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) is seeking a distinguished academic neurologist to serve as the next Chief of the Section of Behavioral Neurology within the Department of Neurology & Neurotherapeutics. We are seeking to re-establish UT Southwestern as a premier institution with regard to neurodegenerative and cognitive disorders. An important goal will be to position the program to compete (again) for an NIH ADRC grant/designation. We are seeking to re-establish UT Southwestern as a premier institution with regard to neurodegenerative and cognitive disorders.