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Job Description


Posted: 07-Jun-23

Location: Portland, Oregon

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open



Internal Number: 24037

Department Overview

With over 100 faculty, the OHSU Department of Neurology is one of the nation's leading neurologic research and training programs and provides the most comprehensive care of neurologic illnesses in the Pacific Northwest. The Department houses subspecialty centers that offer specialized care for patients with a range of neurologic diseases including Alzheimer's disease and related dementias, Parkinson?s disease and other movement disorders, multiple sclerosis, stroke, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, neuromuscular diseases, epilepsy and brain tumors. These centers provide expert care, conduct research and hold educational programs for patients and physicians throughout the region. Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) are part of a diverse faculty that support the clinical, research and educational missions of the department. The Department has a robust laboratory research program aimed at understanding the mechanisms and potential therapeutic options for a variety of neurologic diseases. Finally, the Department has a highly regarded neurology residency program and offers post-doctoral training in multiple subspecialty areas. In each of these areas, the Department leverages a longstanding, strong relationship with the OHSU Foundation and has a history of effective philanthropy.

OHSU is seeking an academic neurologist of unique vision, enthusiasm, and experience for the position of Chair. The Chair will ensure the excellence of the Neurology Department's educational, scientific, and clinical programs and have overall responsibility for operations and strategy across the Department. The Chair will also oversee the advancement and development of outstanding clinical and educational programs and focus on growing the research enterprise while sustaining the Department's reputation in all mission areas.

This position requires a dynamic, passionate, and experienced leader with a proven record of success across the spectrum of administration, financial management, clinical leadership, program development, basic or clinical research, education, and community engagement. An understanding of academic healthcare in the United States is essential for this position.

Function/Duties of Position
  • Provide visionary and innovative leadership to lead the Department into its next phase of growth and development with the aim of achieving superior clinical, research, and academic programs.
  • Work closely and collaboratively with OHSU leadership to build, grow, and integrate areas of acknowledged clinical excellence with outstanding outcomes and patient satisfaction; expand clinical programs to provide appropriate access to care and reduce patient backlog.
  • Collaborate with other department, center, and institute leaders to maintain, build, and strengthen joint clinical, research, and academic programs.
  • Assure delivery of excellent clinical education and advanced training to medical students, graduate students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows.
  • Together with the dean, define and lead the Department's research strategy. Recruit and support principal investigators and other faculty within the Department in efforts to secure NIH and other grant funding to support research priorities. Ensure a deliberate investment into research activities and priorities within the Department. Support collaborative research efforts at OHSU and across the state.
  • Supervise, prepare, implement, and monitor the Department budget that encompasses all funding sources and ensures compliance with grant, legislative, and institutional guidelines.
  • Recruit, develop, and retain outstanding faculty and staff in support of Department activities. Ensure an atmosphere of support and development for all contributors and help create succession plans for individual faculty, while ensuring strategic personnel planning for the Department.
  • Provide leadership in enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion and promote cultural competence within all aspects of the Department and university.
  • Require ethical medical and financial practices across the Department. Support compliance activities, as necessary.
  • Partner with the Dean's office and OHSU Foundation to cultivate philanthropic support.

Required Qualifications

Academic Leadership

  • Service as a chair, vice chair, division chief, or in a similar executive role with a record of developing clinical and scholastic programs, advancing the careers and achievement of faculty and staff, and leading the educational activities of students, residents, and fellows.

Clinical Operations Management

  • Success managing complex clinical programs focused on access, quality, patient satisfaction, and support of faculty and staff; financial understanding of clinical operations within a complex academic medical center is desirable.

Personal Scholarship and Work in Support of Others

  • A record of superior academic accomplishments as reflected in publications, research funding, and national and international society service; personal scholarship must meet the requirements for OHSU faculty appointment at the professor level. Demonstrated contributions to research success, including a record of successful scientific mentorship, is expected.

National and International Service

  • Visibility, leadership, and positive reputation in applicable societies and associations (e.g., AAN, ANA).

M.D. Degree and Board Certification in Neurology

  • Additional degrees are considered additive and highly desirable.

Additional Details

The executive search firm Spencer Stuart has been retained to assist in this recruitment. Flip Jaeger and Shannon Yeatman of Spencer Stuart are lead consultants on the search. Inquiries, nominations, and applications are invited and should be submitted to search team member Ashton Lange, at:

All are welcome
Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or

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