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Professor of Neurology and Neurogenetics - Tenure Track

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Salary commensurate with experience.
Closing date
Apr 5, 2023

Job Details

The Department of Neurology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for a Full Professor position in the tenure track. Applicants must have an M.D or M.D./Ph.D. degree. Board Certification in Neurology.

Teaching responsibilities may include teaching medical students, neurology residents, neurology fellows, and graduate students.

Clinical responsibilities may include outpatient and inpatient consultations, workup, diagnosis, and treatment of genetically caused neurological disorders.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include developing collaborative research programs related to human genetics; co-supervision of postdoctoral fellows, students, and research staff; coordinating NIH-funded grant efforts with local, national, and international collaborators; and participation in writing grants, reports, and manuscripts.

As the Director of the Penn Neurogenetics Therapy Center, the candidate will work with a large team of neurologists and genetic counselors to achieve a precise, genetically confirmed diagnosis for adult patients seen at Penn, and lead a team that performs early-stage clinical trials of therapies designed to affect gene expression as treatments for neurological disorders. These activities encompass the rich and diverse landscape of research and clinical activities related to human gene therapy at the Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

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We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the
Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).


The Perelman School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and future leaders of academic medicine. With a top five ranking from US News and World Report, the nation's oldest medical school is indeed one of its best. Our students are among the finest in the nation. They are matched in quality by the high level of instruction and research that we offer. Penn ranks among the top AMCs in the country in research and training grants awarded to medical schools by the National Institutes of Health and is a leader in the commercialization of discovery. Our research strengths encompass all basic science, clinical, and population science disciplines, contributing to a rich and vibrant intellectual environment that generates wide-ranging innovation and advancement in patient-centric care.

Building on historic standards of excellence, our faculty are renowned for translating fundamental discoveries into faster and more accurate diagnoses and providing the most innovative therapies for diseases, whether rare or common. In emerging areas of research, such as circadian biology, epigenetics, immunotherapy, precision therapeutics, and many others, we are leading the way by translating breakthrough science into exemplary patient care. Penn Medicine is a place where our diverse faculty, students, and staff work collaboratively to inspire us with creative ideas that we disseminate around the world to improve health.

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