Rush University Medical Center: Chief of the Section of Neuromuscular Diseases

The Department of Neurological Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in downtown Chicago is seeking a full-time academic neurologist with specialty training in neuromuscular disorders to fill the position of Chief of the Section of Neuromuscular Diseases.

The Rush Neuromuscular Disease Clinic offers state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment of patients with disorders of nerve, muscle, and the neuromuscular junction in a modern clinical facility with excellent support services. The Department of Neurological Sciences has over 100 full-time faculty, many active basic science research laboratories, and a large residency as well as fellowship programs. Available resources include fully developed multidisciplinary clinics for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and muscular dystrophy, with top notch ancillary providers and rehabilitation programs. Our expert team individualizes treatment plans, giving patients access to the latest therapies, including innovative medicines and clinical studies.

Qualified candidates will be Board Certified in Neurology with academic qualifications appropriate for appointment at the Associate Professor or Professor level. ABPN certification in neuromuscular disease with strong clinical skills, and an established record of academic accomplishment are required.  Teaching clinical neurophysiology fellows, neurology residents and medical students and participating in house staff education is also an expectation. Interest in clinical, translational or basic science research and a successful track record of grant funding is a plus.

Rush University Medical Center is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s top hospitals by U.S. News & World Report. Our neurology and neurosurgery program is one of seven Rush programs ranked in U.S. News & World Report's 2018-2019 "America's Best Hospitals" issue, coming in at 11th in the nation and is one of the two top-ranked hospitals in Illinois overall. Rush was one of four hospitals in the country that the American Hospital Association honored for equity of care in June of 2018. Rush was the first hospital in Illinois serving adults and children to receive Magnet status – the highest honor in nursing – and the first in Illinois to earn a fourth four-year designation. Rush has been ranked among the country's top 100 hospitals — and 15 major teaching hospitals — four times by Truven Health Analytics, a leading provider of health care data and analytics. Rush is located short distances from transportation centers, sports facilities, and residential/shopping neighborhoods.

Interested candidates, please send your CV and cover letter to:
Leah Tyrrell, Faculty Recruitment Manager

Rush is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer

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