Chair of the Clinical Neurosciences Department

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida (US)
Closing date
Oct 13, 2022

Chair of the Clinical Neurosciences Department


The Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University invites applications for the position of Chair of the Clinical Neurosciences Department.

As Chair of the Clinical Neurosciences Department, this individual will set the standards of intellectual engagement and accomplishment for the department. The Chair will provide strategic leadership and vision to achieve excellence in all aspects of the academic mission. The Chair will work to assure faculty excellence through recruitment, faculty development, and evaluation of merit for promotion and tenure. Additionally, as the primary executive officer of the department, the Chair will work closely with the CFO on budget planning.

We seek candidates who are committed to creating an accessible, supportive environment and educational experience that recognizes diversity and cultural competence as integral components of academic excellence. Candidates who can contribute to that goal are encouraged to apply and to identify their strengths in this area.

The mission of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine as a community-based medical school is to advance the health and well-being of our community by training future generations of humanistic clinicians and scientists and translating discovery to patient-centered care. We are committed to providing educational programs, in partnership with our hospital affiliates, that enable our medical students and residents to become active, self-directed, life-long learners; equip our graduates to effectively treat the patients that they are most likely to encounter in their practices; demonstrate a commitment to inclusiveness and diversity; produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and self-awareness required to practice effective, humanistic, patient-centered, evidence-based medicine in an increasingly diverse healthcare environment; emphasize the centrality of collaborative relationships in the provision of the highest quality comprehensive health care; and foster and value collaboration among medical specialties, and between academic medicine and community health care professionals.

Minimum Qualification:  

M.D. or D.O. from an accredited institution and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of associate professor or higher. Applicants must have significant teaching experience and demonstrated teaching excellence.

A Florida medical license or eligibility for Florida licensure and active or eligible for board certification in an appropriate specialty. 

Candidates with experience and a proven record of broad and progressive administrative leadership, new program development, budget and financial management skills, and an ability to effectively communicate and mentor faculty, students, and staff of all levels are preferred.

Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds. Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and an ability to serve as an advocate for individuals of all ethnicities, genders, and backgrounds.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Chair of the Clinical Neurosciences Department on the Office of Human Resources' career website ( by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) teaching statement, (4) diversity statement.

Information regarding FAU’s faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on

Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.

For more information and to apply, visit and go to Apply Now REQ12990.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.


FAU is committed to the principles of engaged teaching, research and service.  All persons aspiring to achieve excellence in the practice of these principles are encouraged to apply.

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