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Associate or Full Professor Faculty Position in Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

2024-01-25 3:34 PM | NNS Office (Administrator)

The Department of Neurosurgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is recruiting for a clinician-investigator, physician-scientist, or Ph.D. scientist to provide leadership in innovative research and education related to neurosurgery, particularly related to skull base brain tumors and/or traumatic brain injury.  The successful candidate will be expected to lead the department to new levels of excellence in brain tumors and/or brain injury, and thereby make a lasting impact within UCLA Health and the UCLA campus.  As a pre-eminent clinician or scientist, scholar, and leader, the candidate will be considered for the inaugural Donald P. Becker, M.D. Endowed Term Chair in Neurosurgery. 

Successful candidates should have national recognition and distinguished scholarship in neurosurgery or neuroscience at the Associate or Full Professor rank in the In-Residence Series or Health Science series.

The initial term of the Donald P. Becker, M.D. Endowed Term Chair in Neurosurgery is for five years with the option of reappointment per regularly established University procedures for endowed chair appointments.  The endowment will provide special financial recognition to the individual selected to support resident and graduate student education, research, supplies, educational activities, and other areas related to further the mission of the Department of Neurosurgery, the DGSOM, and the campus. It is expected that the holder of the endowed chair will advance appropriately through the faculty ranks based on their scholarly activities, teaching, professional competence, and service to the University and community.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop a nationally prominent clinical and/or research program in the areas of brain tumors or brain injury.
  • Serve as a mentor to graduate students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty.
  • Develop training and education initiatives for medical students, residents and faculty interested in brain tumors or brain injury.
  • Foster collaborative relationships and interdisciplinary research teams and encourage scholarship in the areas of research and treatment related to brain tumors or brain injury.

Qualification Requirements:  PhD, MD, or MD/PhD or equivalent degree(s); Candidates must have active extramural research funding in brain tumors and/or traumatic brain injury at UCLA or that is transferable to UCLA, a strong record of publication and career development in biomedical animal- and/or human-based research and demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring. In addition, the candidate must have the ability to anticipate change and implement initiatives to meet the challenges of academic medicine and science, a demonstrated commitment to diversity, and excellent interpersonal skills to build and maintain relationships with administration, trainees, researchers, clinicians, faculty in other disciplines, and staff. The ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment is required.


Preferred  qualifications (required at time of application)

  • PhD, MD, or MD/PhD or equivalent degree(s)
  • Candidates must have active extramural research funding in brain tumors and/or brain injury at UCLA or that is transferable to UCLA.
  • Strong record of publication and career development in biomedical animal- and/or human-based research.
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching and mentoring.


Document requirements

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Research Experience and Interests
  • Statement of Teaching
  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Reference requirements

  • 3-5 required (contact information only)

Apply link:

Search Committee:

Linda M. Liau, MD, PhD (chair)

Aria Fallah, MD

Langston Holly, MDNanthia Suthana, PhD

Paul Vespa, MD

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See The salary range for this position is $173,000 to $313,800. This position [includes/may include] membership in the Health Sciences Compensation Plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation.

The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at

The David Geffen School of Medicine Anti-racism roadmap is our co-created path to ensuring racial justice, equity, diversity and inclusion. We are committed to actively dismantling structural racism in our organization as described in more detail at:

All aspects of searches are confidential and all candidates are expected to review and abide by UC Regents Policy 1111 on Statement on Ethical Values and Standards of Conduct

The University of California is committed to creating and maintaining a community dedicated to the advancement, application, and transmission of knowledge and creative endeavors through academic excellence, where all individuals who participate in University programs and activities can work and learn together in a safe and secure environment, free of violence, harassment, bullying and other demeaning behavior, discrimination, exploitation, or intimidation. With this commitment as well as a commitment to addressing all forms of academic misconduct, UCLA conducts targeted employment reference checks for finalists to whom departments or other hiring units would like to extend formal offers of appointment into Academic Senate faculty positions. The targeted employment reference checks involve contacting the finalists’ current and prior places of employment to ask whether there have been substantiated findings of misconduct that would violate the University’s Faculty Code of Conduct. To implement this process, UCLA requires all applicants for Academic Senate faculty positions to complete, sign, and upload the form entitled “Authorization to Release Information” into RECRUIT as part of their application. If the applicant does not include the signed authorization to release information with the application materials, the application will be considered incomplete. As with any incomplete application, the application will not receive further consideration. Although all applicants for faculty recruitments must complete the entire application, only finalists (i.e., those to whom the department or other hiring unit would like to extend a formal offer considered for Academic Senate faculty positions will be subject to targeted employment reference checks.

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

The University of California 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, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

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