Howard University: Chair, Department of Neurology

Chair, Department of Neurology
Howard University, College of Medicine
Washington, DC

Howard University has retained Tyler & Company for an exciting search for a Chair, Department of Neurology

The Position: Reporting to the Dean of the College of Medicine, the Chair of the Department of Neurology will be responsible for the attainment of all Departmental academic and operational goals; providing leadership essential to building programs and services; and is accountable for the overall clinical, research, administrative and educational direction of the Department and its Divisions.  The Chair is accountable for positioning the Department for its future success and to oversee its efficient operation.  Further, he/she will be committed to supporting the mission and vision of Howard University and organizational diversity initiatives.  The Chair will collaborate effectively with the College of Medicine and the University.

The Candidate: The ideal candidate should be nationally recognized in areas which are consistent with Howard University College of Medicine’s mission by providing education, service and research for the underserved and underrepresented groups in medicine.  The selected candidate must have extensive administrative experience as a Division Chief or Program Director of a Department of Neurology.  The successful applicant will be expected to have the ability to build faculty to provide outpatient, inpatient and consultative clinical services.  In addition, the candidate will have a strong commitment to the education and mentorship of students, residents and faculty and a distinguished research record.

The selected candidate will:

  • Have an MD or MD/PhD degree from an accredited institution;
  • Have or be able to obtain an unrestricted District of Columbia (DC) medical license;
  • Must be certified in Neurology by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) and have seven (7) or more years of experience working in academic settings;
  • Have a successful record of mentoring faculty, residents and students;
  • Have a track record of extramural grant funding and the ability to fully utilize the robust health services research environment of Howard University and the surrounding DC metro area; and
  • Must be eligible for promotion to a faculty appointment in the Department at the rank of Full Professor or have already obtained the rank of Professor in a Department of Neurology.

The Organization: Established in 1867, Howard University is a federally chartered, private, doctoral research extensive university located in Washington, DC. With an enrollment of approximately 11,000 students in its undergraduate, graduate, professional, and joint degree programs, which span more than 120 areas of study within 13 schools and colleges, the University is dedicated to educating students from diverse backgrounds. Since its founding, Howard has awarded more than 120,000 degrees and certificates in the arts, the sciences, and the humanities. Additional information is available at:

Howard University is an equal opportunity employer.  Minorities, women and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Please send a letter of intent and CV in Word format:  Amy Rose, Tyler & Company,

or 610-558-6100, ext. 222

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