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Section Head, Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology, Associate Professor or Professor

University of Colorado | Anschutz Medical Campus
University of Colorado Medical Center, Denver
Associate Professor- $200,000 - $242,000, Professor – $220,000 - $300,000
Closing date
Sep 8, 2024

Job Details

University of Colorado - Anschutz Medical Campus

Department: Neurology

Job Title: Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology Section Head, Associate Professor or Professor

Job Summary:

The Department of Neurology at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is seeking an engaging leader to direct our Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology Section and expand its clinical, research, educational, and patient outreach programs. We are seeking individuals who are visionary, collaborative, communicative, caring, detail-oriented, organized, proactive, able to think critically, focused on quality, dedicated to personal growth, and highly motivated. Faculty rank will be at the level of Associate or Full Professor depending on qualifications. Applications are encouraged from candidates with clinical and/or basic research interests. The Department is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and candidates who will help the Department expand DEI are strongly encouraged to apply.

This faculty position will work in the Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology Section, which currently includes 5 neurologists (one with dual training in Behavioral Neurology and Movement Disorders), 1 dual-trained neurologist/psychiatrist, 1 dual-trained neuro-ophthalmologist/behavioral neurologist, 1 neurodevelopmental disabilities specialist, 1 neuropsychologist, 2 Advanced Practice Providers (1 Physician Assistant, 1 Nurse Practitioner), and 1-2 neurology or psychiatry Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry fellows per year. 

The duties for this faculty position include teaching, research, clinical service, and administrative duties, as well as leadership and other roles. The overall distribution of such activities and allocation of responsibilities is determined by the department Chair based on section needs and faculty member skills, interests, appointments, and funding, amongst other appropriate considerations.

Participation in all administrative/didactic meetings of the Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology Section is expected. Administrative responsibilities will include development of critical clinical and research pathways, committee work, and projects aimed at improving the section and department functions. The most important duty in this realm will be to mentor all the section members, especially junior faculty, and fellows. Opportunities to mentor neurology residents and medical students are also available. The Section Head will meet no less than twice a year with each section member to review their clinical and research finances, their progress toward promotion, and will interact with Vice Chair for Faculty Affairs and Promotion in this context. Attendance at meetings and educational events of the department and sections programs is expected. Other duties may be assigned as need arises. This position will work to develop community outreach and other activities designed to enhance and develop our programs in neurodegenerative diseases.

In addition, there will be involvement in the teaching of students, residents, and fellows, and in section and department-wide quality and performance improvement projects.

Why Join Us:

The Behavioral Neurology Section was established in 1991 by Dr. Christopher Filley to represent the study of brain-behavior relationships, and he serves as Director with Dr. Victoria Pelak as acting Associate Director. Clinical expertise is broad, encompassing neurodegenerative and vascular dementias, focal neurobehavioral syndromes, traumatic brain injury (TBI), neuropsychiatric disorders, neurobehavioral aspects of movement disorders, and higher visual dysfunction.  Our main Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology clinical practice is located in the Central Park Medical Center, co-located with Rehab, Family Medicine, and a new Outpatient Infusion Center.  Subspecialty clinics within our Central Park practice include our Moderate/Severe TBI Clinic (directed by Dr. Delia Bakeman) and our Adult Neurodevelopmental Disability Clinic (directed by Dr. Jessica Sanders).  Our faculty also practice in the UCHealth Boulder Medical Center, providing care to patients living north and west of the Denver Metro area.  The CU Neuropsychiatry Clinic, also directed by Dr. Delia Bakeman, is housed on the main Anschutz Campus, caring for patients from our neurology clinics with primary neurological conditions requiring psychopharmacology expertise.  The University of Colorado has been designated a Lewy Body Dementia Association Research Center of Excellence since 2017.  The University of Colorado is also home to one of the few Neuropalliative and Supportive Care Clinics in the country, with which our faculty collaborate closely for patient care and research initiatives.  Our Behavioral Neurology & Neuropsychiatry fellowship, directed by Dr. Samantha Holden, successfully trains 1-2 fellows per year, accepting neurology or psychiatry applicants.  Our fellows have pursued successful academic and private practice careers across the country. 

The Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology Section works in concert with the University of Colorado Alzheimer’s and Cognition Center (CUACC). The CUACC is engaged in patient care, clinical research, and translational research through collaborations with the Anschutz Medical Campus and the University of Colorado Health System. Section members conduct clinical research within the CUACC, studying the science and treatment of neurodegenerative diseases with laboratory research scientists, and with the generous participation of patients seen at the CU Memory Disorders Clinic and Neurobehavior Clinic.

The Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology Section also maintains a close association with the Marcus Institute for Brain Health at the Anschutz Medical Campus, a unique academic entity dedicated to the assessment and care of patients with mild TBI.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is a world-class medical destination at the forefront of transformative science, medicine, education, and patient care. The campus encompasses the University of Colorado health professional schools, more than 60 centers and institutes, and two nationally ranked independent hospitals – UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital and Children’s Hospital Colorado – that treat more than two million adult and pediatric patients each year. Innovative, interconnected and highly collaborative, the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus delivers life-changing treatments, patient care and professional training and conducts world-renowned research fueled by over $650 million in research grants. For more information, visit

The University of Colorado offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, tuition benefits, ECO pass, paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays and more. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

Diversity and Equity:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty, and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities, persons within the LGBTQ+ community and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.


Minimum Qualifications:

Associate Professor

  • MD or DO Board Certified Neurologist 5 years of clinical and research expertise in Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date Applicants must have a scholarly and academic record consistent with appointment at the Associate Professor level in the School of Medicine


  • MD or DO Board Certified Neurologist 5 years of clinical and research expertise in Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology A State of Colorado medical license and DEA license must be obtained on or before hire date Applicants must have a scholarly and academic record consistent with appointment at the Professor level in the School of Medicine

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in an academic hospital setting is preferred Experience with neurological patients, especially patients with dementia and Alzheimer’s disease, and/or experience in management of neurodegenerative diseases in a subspecialty environment.  Eligible to obtain other states’ unrestricted medical licenses, if necessary A record of previous or current research activity and funding is highly desirable

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • A positive, motivated, engaged, and caring attitude
  • Outstanding clinical and research skills in Neurology
  • Ability to work with colleagues and patients in a professional manner
  • Dedication to professional development, teaching and education, and to mentoring others
  • Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and creative
  • Writing skills as exemplified in scholarly work and grant applications

ADA Statement:

The University will provide reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities throughout the employment application process. To request an accommodation pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, please contact the Human Resources ADA Coordinator at​.

Background Check Statement:

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

Vaccination Statement:

CU Anschutz strongly encourages vaccination against the COVID-19 virus and other vaccine preventable diseases. If you work, visit, or volunteer in healthcare facilities or clinics operated by our affiliated hospital or clinical partners or by CU Anschutz, you will be required to comply with the vaccination and medical surveillance policies of the facilities or clinics where you work, visit, or volunteer, respectively. In addition, if you work in certain research areas or perform certain safety sensitive job duties, you must enroll in the occupational health medical surveillance program.

Additional Information:

For more information, please visit CU Careers:

Questions should be directed to: Neurology Human Resources at



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