UT Health San Antonio
Department of Neurology and the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's and Neurodegenerative Research
The Department of Neurology, along with the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases (Biggs Institute), at the Long School of Medicine, UT Health San Antonio (UTHSA) is seeking a full-time Division Chief of clinical neuropsychology at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor with a strong track record in clinical care and research and preferably leadership experience. The selected candidate will receive salary support from and report to both the Chair of Neurology and the Director of the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer's & Neurodegenerative Diseases.
This position involves leading an excellent team of neuropsychologists with broad clinical and research interests in a setting that includes a Clinical Neuropsychology fellowship, an NIA Funded Alzheimer Disease Research Center, robust surgical programs in epilepsy and deep brain stimulation and multidisciplinary clinics in ALS, FTD and movement disorders. A suitable candidate could be offered an endowed chair position and will receive a competitive package of salary, benefits and resources, consistent with University of Texas guidelines. They would be expected to ensure exceptional clinical care, undertake innovative collaborative research, and contribute to the teaching of medical students, residents, and clinical and translational research fellows. Fluency in Spanish and/or an interest in Hispanic health and bilingualism would be an added advantage although they are not required.
This position involves ensuring access and equity in providing exceptional clinical services to adult outpatients, who present with a wide variety of neurological and/or medical conditions including: epilepsy, movement disorders, Alzheimer's disease, frontotemporal dementia, Dementia with Lewy bodies and related neurodegenerative diseases, neuromuscular diseases, multiple sclerosis, lupus, traumatic brain injury, CTE, post-acute sequelae of COVID stroke and vascular cognitive impairment. Neuropsychology faculty participate in a number of subspecialty multidisciplinary clinics (e.g., dementia, Parkinson's disease, ALS, pre-surgical conferences, and multiple sclerosis) and lead or co-lead clinical trials. Emphasis is placed on time-efficient, integrated patient care, as well as novel digital assessment platforms.
The candidate will supervise, mentor or co-mentor, grow and support a vibrant team of clinical and research scientists, who are conducting cutting-edge research within a collegial atmosphere and will have strong and committed support and mentorship. Together, the Biggs Institute and Department of Neurology obtained over $20M in NIH funding last year. Opportunities exist to participate in or co-lead local, national, and international research consortiums. Big-data and team-based approaches are integral with opportunities to collaborate with epidemiologists, biostatisicians, geneticists, and neuroradiologists with clinical and research interests. Resources include a growing Brain Bank, Biobank, high performance computing cluster, a Research Imaging Institute with a several PET scanners, on-site cyclotron, multiple 3T brain MRI. Partnerships with a NIA funded Nathan Shock and Claude Pepper Center (studying aging), a PM&R department with a special interest in TBI and long-COVID, a NCI Designated Cancer Treatment and Research Center that partners with MD Anderson, and the Audie Murphy VA, a leader in PTSD, provide additional opportunities for collaboration.
By 2025, the Biggs Institute and Department of Neurology will be moving to an integrated 5 story
'Center for Brain Health' building that will house clinical and clinical research facilities (including imaging and infusion) and faculty offices. This building will include half a floor dedicated to neuropsychology clinics.
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Candidates must be eligible for licensure in Texas and be board-certified or board-eligible (ABPP-CN). For more information or to apply, please email Page Ettle at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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