The Division of Child Neurology, Department of Pediatrics at the University of California-Irvine, School of Medicine, is committed to implementing its Strategic Plan by fostering Pediatric Neuroscience Research. As part of our commitment, we are inviting applicants to apply for the position as an Academic Child Neurologist, which is a Tenure-Track or Tenured Senate (FTE) Professorial position.
We are seeking exceptional and creative Child Neurologists who lead innovative laboratory-based research programs using cutting-edge approaches in molecular, genetic, biochemical, biophysical, cellular anatomical, or behavioral approaches to elucidate mechanisms and/or therapeutic strategies relevant to understanding and treating pediatric neurological disease. We are particularly interested in individuals with expertise in Epilepsy, however welcome all Child Neurology disciplines. Early career investigators interested in contributing to a culture of excellence at UCI are particularly encouraged to apply. UCI has an illustrious history in Neuroscience, with numerous multi-and transdisciplinary centers and programs, in a nurturing and collegial environment. For Epilepsy, UCI's Epilepsy Research Center (EpiCenter) is integrated with one of only 2 NIH-funded training grants (T32) in epilepsy research. UCI is internationally recognized in developmental, molecular and circuit mechanisms of the epilepsies and their cognitive comorbidities. The excellent basic research is joined by a large clinical program where extensive imaging and direct cortical EEG recording in humans offer outstanding research opportunities. Clinical effort is carried out via the amalgamated UCI-Children's Hospital of Orange County (CHOC) Child Neurology Division.
Applicants for the position should have an MD or equivalent, be board certified or eligible in Child Neurology and have strong record of scholarly activity. The successful candidate is expected to have the ability to work cooperatively and congenially within a diverse academic and clinical environment. The faculty position is at the rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, in the Ladder Rank Professor and/or Professor-in-Residence series.
Criteria for the Ladder Rank and In-Residence Professor Series: Ladder Rank and In-Residence Professors serve as Research Scholars and educators. They are expected to design and lead significant, thematic research with extramural support when that is needed. Teaching is required and may include clinical, classroom or lab teaching. The incumbent will have a major focus on innovative research of high significance as reflected in sustained, high-quality publications and peer-reviewed national funding as a principal investigator.
Applicants for the position must have an MD, MD/PhD, PhD, or equivalent. Application materials should include a curriculum vitae, a one-page letter of interest, and a separate statement that addresses past and potential contributions to diversity, equity and inclusion. Applicants may complete an online application profile and upload their CV and application materials electronically.
The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UC Irvine conducts institutional reference checks for candidates/finalists to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer of appointment into Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full). The institutional reference checks involve contacting the administration of the applicant's previous institution(s) to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University's Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UC Irvine requires all candidates of Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled 'Authorization to Release Information' into AP RECRUIT as part of their application. If the candidate does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer) considered for Ladder Rank Professor or Professor of Teaching series, at all ranks (i.e., assistant, associate, and full) positions will be subject to institutional reference checks.
Application review for each recruitment will begin immediately and continue until the individual position is filled.
Since 1965, the University of California, Irvine has combined the strengths of a major research university with the bounty of an incomparable Southern California location. UCI's unyielding commitment to rigorous academics, cutting-edge research, and leadership and character development makes the campus a driving force for innovation and discovery that serves our local, national and global communities.