Chair, Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics

  • UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • , TX

This position has been filled.

Grant Cooper is seeking a Chair for the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas.UT Southwestern is an academic medical center, world renowned for its research and widely respected for its teaching and training, as well as for the quality of clinical care its faculty provides to patients at UT Southwestern University Hospitals & Clinics and affiliated hospitals. The Medical Center has three degree-granting institutions: UT Southwestern Medical School, UT Southwestern Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and UT Southwestern School of Health Professions. UT Southwestern has a proud history of supporting basic and translational research that has changed the world, counting among its faculty 6 Nobel laureates, 23 members of the National Academy of Sciences, 19 members of the National Academy of Medicine, and 14 Howard Hughes Medical Institute investigators. The UT Southwestern Medical Center is ranked in the top 35 nationally in NIH funding.

UTSW’s Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics boasts a large faculty of more than 70 members organized into clinical divisions spanning all sub-specialties, a long-standing residency program with 42 residents, and a strong leadership team supporting the management of the clinical enterprise

Position Overview

UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking a distinguished neurologist to serve as the next Chair of the Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics. The candidate must possess outstanding academic experience and the ability to use substantial resources to recruit and build a department of international prominence. The growth and development of the department will be supported by the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute,  a multi-disciplinary, campus-wide program dedicated to the translation of basic research to effectively diagnose, treat and prevent brain diseases. The institute is backed by a $1 billion fundraising campaign. The Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics will play a critical role in this effort to link basic and clinical neuroscience. This creative and dynamic leader will be empowered to build substantive clinical and translational research programs.


  • MD or MD/PhD or equivalent with ABPN certification is required.
  • Eligibility for medical licensure in Texas.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience including administrative experience and skills.
  • Qualifications to fulfill the UT Southwestern criteria for a senior level faculty appointment.
  • History of successful NIH and/or other extramural grant funding for scientific research.
  • A nationally distinguished record as an academician, clinician, leader, and educator.
  • Proven background in faculty recruitment, mentoring, and development.


UT Southwestern is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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