The University of California Los Angeles invites applicants for the position of Professor and Director of the Mary S Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research in the Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM). The Director will provide vision, leadership and strategic direction in meeting the research, clinical and educational areas of the Alzheimer’s Program. The position comes with Endowed Chair, University of California FTE and considerable resources. Responsibilities include overall management, academic planning, budget, personnel, resource allocation and program development within the Mary S Easton Alzheimer’s Program. Candidates must have an outstanding record of research excellence and leadership. Additional requirements include a proven track record of management in academics, national leadership in professional organizations, national recognition for scholarship, M.D. degree or equivalent and documented experience and expertise in mentoring junior faculty.
The Mary S Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research is a comprehensive center focused on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The Center encompasses outpatient clinics, neuropsychology services, basic and clinical science research projects and an extensive clinical trial program under an integrated organizational structure dedicated to excellent clinical care and developing a cure for Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases (http://www.adc.ucla.edu/). The Center, based in the Department of Neurology, has 23 faculty spanning several School of Medicine Departments and 18 staff. The Center has clinical and research sites at the Westwood UCLA campus, the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, capturing a large and diverse patient population.
The Department of Neurology at the DGSOM is internationally recognized in its pursuit of innovation, strategic growth and success. Founded by Augustus S. Rose, M.D. in 1951, the Department has grown to its current size with 106 faculty with primary appointments, 11 with secondary appointments, 4 active emeriti faculty, and 59 voluntary faculty throughout the local region. The department is integrated with seven affiliated hospitals including Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Olive View/UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Charles Drew University. These affiliations provide the ability to serve a diverse community throughout the region.
The Department is organized into disease-specific programs, including all of the major categories of neurological diseases. The department enjoyed a #1 ranking in NIH funding for nine consecutive years and currently is in the top ten nationally. The faculty lead comprehensive clinical programs at the Ronald Reagan UCLA (RRUCLA), Santa Monica UCLA Medical Centers, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and Olive View UCLA Medical Center. US News & World Report has recognized RRUCLA as Best in the West and one of the top five Best Hospitals in the nation, and it recognized UCLA in the top 10 for best adult neurology/neurosurgery care. The department has a strong tradition in the development of clinician-scientists and is home to 125 trainees. The Neurology residency training program is rated in the top 10 nationally and attracts applicants from the finest institutions in the nation. The faculty are educational leaders who chair many of the courses at national meetings and are the authors of many noted textbooks on subdisciplines in neurology.
Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Compensation for the position is highly competitive. All qualified candidates, including women and minorities, are encouraged to apply.
Electronic submission of materials is preferred. A letter of interest, curriculum vitae and the names of 3 references should be submitted online to Beverly Hill: firstname.lastname@example.org