Psychiatrists for an Interdisciplinary Ambulatory Neuromedicine Based Program

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Work type: Multi-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Medicine/Physicians
Department:29180000 - MD-NEUROLOGY

Classification Title:

Ast/Aso/Full Professor

Job Description:

The Departments of Neurology and Psychiatry at the University of Florida, along with the Norman Fixel Institute for Neurological Diseases seek psychiatrists and/or neurologist-psychiatrists who have significant expertise and experience in geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, and/or neuromodulation. The positions, which are aimed at clinician scientists and clinician educators with expertise in either geriatric psychiatry, neuropsychiatry, or neuromodulation, will potentially include endowed chairs, space and generous start-up packages. The positions will be housed within the Norman Fixel Institute, which features a new building and campus dedicated to interdisciplinary care and to include neuropsychology and neuromodulation. The Institute has in place a fully functioning clinic that is an “all under one roof” interdisciplinary clinical-research center which focuses on Parkinson’s, movement disorders, Alzheimer’s, ALS, TBI and related diseases. The Institute is also home to one of the largest DBS and neuromodulation centers in the world (DBS, TMS, tDCS, TI and other innovative technologies), a state-funded memory center, a sport neurology fellowship, and a certified ALS clinic. The vision, which the incumbents in these positions will support and lead, will be to provide world class mental health services to older adults with neurological disorders, with access to clinical research. The Institute campus boasts thousands of square feet which are available for research. The appointment, rank, and academic home will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience. Subspecialty may be assigned based on experience.

The University of Florida is home to the McKnight Brain Institute and to a free standing Neuromedicine Hospital. Neuroscience research is consistently ranked in the top 10 in NIH Blueridge ratings. The positions will have immediate and easy collaborative access to all of the clinicians and researchers at a top five ranked public university. The Institute partners with the Center for Translational Research in Neurodegenerative Diseases, the Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders, the UF BRAIN Center (Brain injury, Rehabilitation, and Neuroresilience), and the McKnight Brain Institute. We seek next generation leaders and appointment rank will be commensurate with academic accomplishments and experience.  

The University of Florida is a top-tier research university with $900 million of annual research funding. The latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report recognizes UF among the nation's top five public universities. 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.

Founded in 1853, the main campus is located in Gainesville, which is a vibrant city in Alachua County and serves as the cultural, educational and commercial center for the North Central Florida region. The campus is centrally located within 90 minutes of either coast and near other major cities including Jacksonville, Orlando and Tampa. With mild winters and sunny summers, the region is known for its nature parks and prairies, sparse pine forest, and pristine beaches along the Atlantic Ocean and Gulf of Mexico. 

Please send all inquires and nominations to: Dr. Michael Okun, Neurology Chair and Fixel Director, at and Adrienne Smith at  

Expected Salary:

Commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

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

Board certified in the appropriate specialty. Subspecialty certification preferred.

Preferred Qualifications:

Success in obtaining extramural funding is highly desired.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Candidates must apply online at and should include a letter of interest, current curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation may be attached to the application or sent directly to Adrienne Smith, Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until positions are filled.

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

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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