The University of Vermont: Chair of Neurological Sciences

Burlington, VT - The Robert Larner, M.D. College of Medicine at the University of Vermont (UVM), the seventh oldest medical school in the nation, is seeking a nationally recognized physician leader and scholar in neurology to serve as the next Chair of Neurological Sciences. This is a unique opportunity to lead the Department's academic education and research, as well as the clinical operations of the Department for the UVM Health Network.

The Larner College of Medicine (LCOM) works closely with the only tertiary academic medical center in Vermont, the University of Vermont Medical Center. Together, they offer leading-edge clinical, research, and educational programs. The UVM Health Network, a health system with six hospitals, a large multispecialty physician group, outpatient clinics, home health, and hospice, serves the population of Vermont and northern New York.

The Department of Neurological Sciences at LCOM and UVM Health Network reflects the merger of two longstanding departments - Neurology and Anatomy & Neurobiology, and has an enduring commitment to providing excellent, state-of-the-art patient care, education, and research opportunities. This includes an ACGME-accredited neurology residency program and fellowships in clinical neurophysiology, multiple sclerosis, and neuromuscular medicine. The Department maintains a robust program of clinical, translational, and basic science investigations relevant to neurological disorders. Current funding for the Department, including NIH grants, is more than $6.1M.

The next chair will bring a strong track record of leadership in clinical operations and successful mentorship of diverse faculty, development of sponsored research programs, commitment to education of the next generation, and be a proven leader and advocate for excellence in diversity, inclusion, and equity initiatives. They will have substantial leadership experience, as well as being a collaborative and inclusive leader. Experience in health equity and advanced value-based care markets is highly preferred. Qualified candidates must hold an M.D. or M.D./Ph.D., a board certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, be eligible for medical licensure in Vermont, and have credentials appropriate for an appointment at the rank of associate professor or professor (clinical scholar or tenure pathway) at the University of Vermont.

All nominations, expressions of interest, and applications including a cover letter, DEI statement, and CV, and names/contact information for three references should be directed to Kimberly Smith and Linda Komnick through the office of Tricia Porter preferably via e-mail to

The University of Vermont is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and inclusive excellence of the academic community through their teaching, service, and research, scholarship, or creative arts. Applicants are required to submit a separate statement of advancing diversity and inclusive excellence.

We are an educationally purposeful community seeking to prepare students to be accountable leaders in a diverse and changing world. Members of the University of Vermont community embrace and advance the values of Our Common Ground: Openness, Respect, Responsibility, Integrity, Innovation, and Justice. The successful candidate will demonstrate a strong commitment to the ideals of accessibility, inclusiveness, and academic excellence as reflected in the tenets of Our Common Ground.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

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