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Chair, Department of Neurology

Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut (US)
Commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Closing date
Jul 21, 2024

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Yale School of Medicine (YSM) invites applications and nominations for the position of Chair, Department of Neurology.


The Department of Neurology was established in 1952 and is among the largest in the country. It has undergone significant transformation over the past two decades, evolving from primarily a consultation specialty within Internal Medicine to a major clinical enterprise. The Department is widely recognized for its state-of-the art research and clinical programs with a long history of being a pioneer in the field on Neurology. It is also a time of great investment by Yale in expanding neurosciences. The Wu Tsai Institute facility opened in 2021 focused on understanding human cognition. In addition, a new 505,000 SF inpatient tower to support clinical neuroscience is under construction. The clinical venues are in dynamic expansion providing an opportunity for substantial growth in Neurology services.


The next Chair will be an accomplished, collaborative, and visionary physician-scientist leader. They will have an established reputation for clinical and academic excellence, along with a proven record of the critical leadership, organizational and management skills needed to lead one of the largest neurology departments in the country. The Chair will possess strong clinical experience in an academic setting. They must possess the skills to build and lead a clinical, educational, and research enterprise, inspiring faculty, staff, and trainees toward excellence in all mission domains. The ideal candidate will possess strong leadership and interpersonal skills to build cohesive and synergistic relationships, advancing the Department's mission. They must demonstrate passion for the mentorship and development of faculty and fellows, recognize the importance of physician and staff well-being, and demonstrate commitment to the department’s mission, organizational values, and academic purposes. They will be seen as a champion for diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of the institution. The new Chair will promote interdisciplinary collaborations in research, taking advantage of the fertile environment Yale has to offer. They will advance the clinical mission forward and further develop clinical and translational research, benefiting the large patient population within a world class academic health system.


Qualified candidates will hold an MD, MD/PhD or equivalent. Candidates must be board certified in Neurology and eligible for a faculty appointment at the Professor level in the Yale School of Medicine.


Korn Ferry’s Academic Practice is assisting Yale School of Medicine in the recruitment. To be considered, those interested must apply through the Yale University’s Academic Recruitment job board, which uses Interfolio to accept applications:


Applicants must upload a CV including a letter of interest that highlights the applicant’s relevant leadership experience. Review of complete applications will continue until the position is filled. Applications, Inquiries and nominations should also be submitted electronically in confidence, to c/o:


Equal Employment Opportunity
Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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