Faculty Leader for the Alzheimer’s Disease Institute Based Program

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Work type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Education/Training/Instructional Design, Grant or Research Administration
Department:29180000 - MD-NEUROLOGY

Classification Title:

Ast/Aso/Full Professor

Job Description:

The University of Florida and the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases seeks a talented clinician-researcher or basic researcher to lead the comprehensive Alzheimer’s, memory and dementia program. The position will include a large endowed chair, space and a generous start-up package as well as leadership of a large existing group. This position has the potential to assume the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC) directorship. The Norman Fixel Institute features a new building and campus dedicated to Alzheimer’s and related conditions. The Institute has in place a fully functioning clinic that is an “all under one roof” interdisciplinary clinical-research center. The Institute campus boasts thousands of square feet available for research. The University of Florida is also home to the McKnight Brain Institute and a free standing Neuromedicine Hospital. There is a NIH funded Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and a fellowship training program for Alzheimer’s and behavioral neurology. Neuroscience and Neurology research are consistently ranked in the top 10 in NIH Blueridge ratings. UF is also funded by a State of Florida memory disorders center grant. The leadership position will have immediate and easy collaborative access to all of the clinicians and researchers at a top 5 ranked public university. The Institute is partners with the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases and the McKnight Brain Institute and the candidate will be granted joint appointments for access to all resources. We seek a next generation leader and the appointment rank and track will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Subspecialty may be assigned based on experience.

The University of Florida (UF) is a top-tier research university with $900 million of annual research funding. UF is among the nation's top five ranked public universities, according to the latest U.S. News and World Report. University of Florida Health (UF Health) is the Southeast’s most comprehensive academic health center, unique for our diverse constellation of health colleges, centers and institutes, and our hospitals, faculty practices and patient care programs.

Gainesville is a vibrant city in Alachua County and serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the north central Florida region. The city is known for its nature parks, sport events, museums, mild winters and warm summers, and central location for day trips to beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico, theme parks including Disney World, and other cities including Orlando and Tampa. 

Please send all inquires and nominations to: Dr. Michael Okun, Neurology Chair and Fixel Director, at okun@neurology.ufl.edu and Adrienne Smith at addyd@ufl.edu

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

Candidates must have a M.D., D.O., Ph.D., or M.D.-Ph.D.

Preferred Qualifications:

Success in obtaining extramural funding is highly desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

If you are interested in learning more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Amber Gornik with Korn Ferry at (717) 903-9744 or at Amber.Gornik@kornferry.com

Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire.  A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible.  Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.

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