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Assistant or Associate Professor (three positions)

Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, Texas
Closing date
Nov 3, 2021
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The Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases (CAND) at Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) is seeking three tenure-track faculty members at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor, including both basic and clinician-scientists. The successful candidates will hold an MD and/or PhD and lead outstanding, independent translational research programs studying the biology of neurodegeneration. Physician-scientists from the fields of neurology and neuropathology are strongly encouraged to apply, but candidates with other specializations will also be considered. CAND was established in 2020 to promote interdisciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations that advance research, clinical care, and education on Alzheimer’s and related neurodegenerative diseases. Generous laboratory space and commitment of startup funding will be matched to the candidate’s interests and needs. Extraordinary opportunities exist for innovative research collaborations throughout the College, including with the Departments of Neurology, Pathology & Immunology, Psychiatry, Radiology, Neuroscience and Molecular & Human Genetics, the Huffington Center on Aging, and the Human Genome Sequencing Center. Unparalleled facilities and access to a wide range of advanced cores will strengthen translational research programs. Space is also available in the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute (NRI). The NRI unites world experts in genetics, neurology, neuroscience, developmental biology, and computational biology, and includes open laboratory space and a unique interdisciplinary environment ideally suited for cutting-edge, collaborative research programs focused on neurodegeneration. Strong resources also exist within the BCM Department of Neurology, including outstanding clinical and clinical trial programs within the Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center, Parkinson’s Disease Center and Movement Disorders Clinic, and the neuromuscular disorders division. The BCM Department of Pathology & Immunology provides clinical pathology services for 43 regional hospitals in the Texas Medical Center and broader region. In particular, opportunities exist to build on longstanding collaborations with the Houston Methodist Hospital on neuropathology clinical service, research, and education, including a vibrant neurodegenerative disease brain bank program.

Candidates must complete an employment application at  to be considered and should upload a curriculum vitae and statement of research plans (up to 3 pages) as a PDF. Search Job Opportunities for postings 8445, 8502, and 8812.

Inquiries may be directed to:

Joshua M. Shulman, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Center for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases


BCM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.

About Baylor College of Medicine and Houston

BCM, one of the nation's top academic health sciences centers, is a health sciences university that creates knowledge and applies science and discoveries to further education, healthcare and community service locally and globally. Located in the heart of the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, it is the only private medical school in the Greater Southwest. BCM was founded in 1900 and is today an internationally respected medical and research institution known for excellence in education, research and patient care. U.S. News & World Report annual list of graduate schools places BCM in the top 15 percent of all U.S. medical schools. BCM also ranks among the top 25 academic biomedical research institutions for total research funding.

Houston is one of the most racially, ethnically, and internationally diverse cities in the United States and supports world class cultural institutions – such as the Alley Theater, the Menil Collection and Museum of Fine Arts, the Houston Ballet, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Symphony – four professional sports teams, and cuisines from around the world. Houston and its suburbs offer a wide range of affordable housing and family-oriented programs and activities.


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