Neurology - Movement Disorders - Assistant/Associate Professor

Florida Atlantic University
Boca Raton, Florida
Closing date
Dec 16, 2022

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Movement Disorders
Full Time

Position Summary:

The Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment. We are seeking faculty who can contribute to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching and service.

The FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine seeks a dynamic and collaborative clinical faculty member at the rank of Assistant/Associate Professor to serve as an attending physician within FAU Medicine - Movement Disorders.

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. This includes equipping our graduates to effectively treat the patients that they are most likely to encounter in their practices and demonstrate a commitment to inclusiveness and diversity. In addition, produce graduates with the knowledge, skills, mindset, 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.

The Neurology - Movement Disorders Assistant/Associate Professor will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Serve as director of FAU Medicine - Movement Disorders and oversee day to day clinical, administrative, and research operations.
  • Develop treatment plans to provide personalized care addressing patient needs based on professional practice guidelines and scientific evidence while maintaining close communication with the Clinic healthcare team.
  • Organize multi-disciplinary conferences with appropriate care team.
  • Collaborate with community organizations and FAU Medicine - Integrated Health to support holistic patient care.
  • Discuss findings as needed with collaborating physicians, consulting staff, and medical service providers.
  • Collaborate with practice manger to design, innovate, and implement clinical performance improvement projects driving efficiency and effectiveness of patient care.
  • Assess patient care needs and monitor patient satisfaction.
  • Perform staff evaluations as appropriate.
  • Liaise with COM Marketing and COM Development (Philanthropy) to increase visibility and funding.  
  • Collaborate with practice manager in new patient recruitment to ensure successful enrollment numbers are met on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis.
  • Provide a practice environment that encourages a team culture and response to the provision of patient care services.
  • Participate in patient recruitment events that are within scope of practice and skill set.
  • Follow College of Medicine organizational protocols, policies, and procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with all pertinent laws and regulations including the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

Doctoral degree (M.D. or D.O.) from an accredited institution and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher required. Fellowship training in movement disorders or commensurate experience in movement disorders preferred.

A Florida medical license or eligibility for Florida licensure and Board eligibility/certification in Neurology preferred.

The preferred candidate has an interest in providing care of patients with movement disorders including Parkinson’s Disease.

Appreciation of the role of deep brain stimulation (DBS) to treat these patients is preferred.

Opportunities for programming DBS and intra-operative microelectrode recording provided by senior experienced DBS neurosurgeon. Care will be provided in an academic setting.

Collaboration on clinical research protocols and subject recruitment is preferred.

The ability to effectively communicate with different members of the healthcare system as well as a variety of learners from diverse backgrounds is required.

Applicants with teaching experience with students/residents, experience with administrative organization/leadership of outpatient practices, and/or clinical research/scholarship experience is preferred.

Demonstrates and supports a culture of diversity and inclusion.

Demonstrates skill in understanding of cultural differences.

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Neurology - Movement Disorders - Assistant/Associate Professor 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.

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 (REQ14752).

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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