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Director of Sleep Disorders Center

University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Iowa City, Iowa
Closing date
Jan 26, 2024

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The Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is seeking a board-certified/eligible sleep medicine physician, to be appointed as a Clinical (non-Tenure) or Tenure Track faculty member at any rank. This individual will be charged with leadership of our progressive and growing sleep division. 


The UIHC Sleep Disorder Center, a component of a multi-disciplinary program, includes an active outpatient clinic, an eight bed outpatient sleep laboratory, portable sleep monitoring system (for inpatient and research studies), home sleep apnea testing, and ACGME accredited fellowship programs in Sleep Medicine and Clinical Neurophysiology.  The Iowa City VA Hospital is across the street from the UIHC Sleep Lab and has a fully equipped multi-bed sleep lab and sleep disorders clinic.  A joint appointment with the VAMC is available, which would offer eligibility for VA grants and for a J1 visa waiver.


Appointment will be on the non-tenure clinical track, or the tenure track, open rank. A clinical track position is a 1.0 FTE and consists of 80% clinical, and 20% academic/administrative time. A tenure track position is a 1.0 FTE and academic time is negotiable depending on grant support. Clinical work for this position will include teaching and patient care within the Department of Neurology. 


All Neurologists who are members of the faculty group share weekday, weekend and holiday coverage of the inpatient and consult services. We will work closely with the candidate to optimize his/her time to work in any preferred area of interest.  The overall philosophy of this neurology department is the provision of comprehensive patient-centered care in our inpatient and outpatient settings and in a variety of unique subspecialty practice settings within our healthcare system.



  • MD or DO degrees and eligible for an unrestricted Iowa medical license.
  • Board certified or board eligible in Sleep Medicine.
  • Commitment to patient care, teaching, and scholarly professional activities.
  • Demonstrated experience in teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Will consider physicians trained in Neurology, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, or Pediatrics.


Desirable qualifications:


  • A demonstrated interest and success in clinical, translational, or basic research.
  • Demonstrated experience promoting an inclusive culture in the workforce and academic environment.
  • Additional consideration will be given to candidates with significant teaching or leadership experience.


The Department of Neurology is made up of more than 40 full-time faculty members who provide local, national and international leadership across a range of neurology areas, including Cognitive Neurology, Cerebrovascular Disease, Clinical Electrophysiology, Epilepsy, Movement Disorders, Neuroimmunology/MS, Neuromuscular Disease, Neuropsychology, and Sleep Disorders. The Department of Neurology has a long tradition of excellence in research, a well-developed research infrastructure, and ample patient population that support efforts in a variety of areas of investigation.


The University of Iowa, Department of Neurology offers competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a collegial professional environment.   The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics has been recognized as one of the best hospitals in the United States and is Iowa's only comprehensive academic medical center and regional referral center. Each day more than 12,000 employees, students, and volunteers work together to provide safe, quality health care and excellent service for our patients. Simply stated, our mission is: Changing Medicine. Changing Lives.®




The Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine is a highly ranked medical school where students learn to become accomplished clinicians and top-flight researchers and educators. Students come to Iowa to study medicine in a program that uses case-based learning as the basis of their education. Our mission is to inspire and educate world class health care providers and scientists for the people of Iowa and our global community. Researchers in the College's over 280 laboratories are served by state-of-the-art core research facilities and research support facilities. Much of the research conducted is interdisciplinary and collaborations are fostered and coordinated through major research centers, institutes and programs.




The university is located along the picturesque Iowa River in Iowa City, a city of some 77,000 people (170,000+ in the metro area) regularly ranked as one of the nation’s best places to live. Iowa City is less than four hours from Chicago and within five hours of Minneapolis, St. Louis, and Kansas City, readily accessible via interstate highways and a regional airport 20 minutes away. Iowa City is an attractive, family-friendly, college town with abundant local and world-class cultural, theatrical and musical events, top ranked public schools, and outdoor recreational attractions. The Iowa City area is often ranked as one of the most livable communities in the nation ( To learn more about our great community visit, and




For a complete listing of job qualifications, benefits overview and to apply for this position, please visit our website at http//, reference requisition #75045




Contact: Heather Youngquist, Human Resources Manager, Department of Neurology, University of Iowa Healthcare. Email:     




The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, or associational preferences.


Successful candidates will be required to self-disclose any misconduct history or pending research misconduct investigation including but not limited to sexual misconduct in prior employment and provide a related release and will be subject to a criminal background and credential check.

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