Vanderbilt University Medical Center: Chair of Neurology

Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking candidates for the position of Chair of Neurology. The principal responsibility of the Chair is to provide leadership which results in the recruitment and retention of outstanding faculty, the development of unique clinical programs, (both in general and subspecialty neurology), an enhanced commitment to strong pre-existing departmental research efforts, scholarly activity, and a continued advancement of medical student and resident/fellow education and training. Vanderbilt Neurologists are continuously striving to promote the advancement of knowledge in the neurosciences through both basic and clinical research. Faculty members are currently conducting research in over 12 areas of expertise. Vanderbilt’s Neurology residency and fellowship training programs are dedicated to producing the future leaders in neurology research, education and practice and the rapidly expanding body of knowledge in the neurosciences.

The Chair of Neurology reports to the President and CEO, VUMC and Dean, VU School of Medicine.



Certification (and ideally subspecialty certification) by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) or equivalent with:

  • A distinguished academic career including a leadership role within a multifaceted academic neurology department.
  • A highly regarded basic, translational, and/or clinical research background, with track record of scholarly achievements, extramural funding and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Clinical achievement, scholarly accomplishments, leadership aptitude and experience commensurate with appointment to the faculty at the rank of Professor.
  • A strong commitment to continued diversification of the faculty and trainees of the department, especially regarding recruitment and retention of women and under-represented minorities.


Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Qualified candidates should confidentially submit their current Curriculum Vitae along with a supporting Cover Letter of Interest electronically to:



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