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Chair for the Department of Neurology

UNC Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Search Committee for Chair
Department of Neurology
School of Medicine
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


The School of Medicine of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a well-qualified leader to serve as Chair for the Department of Neurology.

The Department of Neurology provides expert neurological consultation and specialty neurological care at the North Carolina Neurosciences Hospital on the campus of UNC Chapel Hill, and at a modern, outpatient clinic facility located nearby. The Department has a total of 39 faculty members, 11 of whom exclusively conduct research. Faculty members train the next generation of physicians through ACGME- accredited and UCNS-certified residency programs. Currently there are 22 adult neurology and five child neurology residents. The department advances medical knowledge with active clinical, translational and fundamental research. Much of this research is conducted within the adjacent Neurosciences Research Building in 7,000 square feet of wet laboratory space. This building also houses the UNC Neuroscience Center, which brings together researchers from many disciplines working on fundamental problems in basic and clinical neuroscience. The adjoining UNC Biomedical Research Imaging Center (BRIC) houses state-of-the-art imaging equipment for human subject and animal research.

The Chair will provide leadership and direction of the Department consistent with the strategic planning of the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Hospitals/UNC Health Care. Minimum qualifications include an MD/DO degree with board certification in neurology, a distinguished record of research accomplishment, a strong commitment to clinical excellence, education and diversity, and clear demonstration of the qualities needed to lead and manage a multifaceted academic department in the 21st century.

Consideration of candidates will begin immediately and continue until the search has been successfully concluded. Interested individuals should submit a cover letter describing their interest, current curriculum vitae, and a research/leadership statement via the following link: Candidates considered for an interview will be asked to provide the names and contact information for four references. Women and individuals identifying as underrepresented are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates requesting additional information about this search can do so by contacting the search committee at:

J. Keith Smith, MD, PhD
Department of Radiology
Search Committee Chair
Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
4030 Bondurant Hall, Campus Box 7000
Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599-7000
ATTN: Amy Armstrong |

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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