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Faculty in Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 14th, 2020

Next review date: Wednesday, Mar 31, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Monday, Apr 5, 2021 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The University of California, Los Angeles invites applications for a tenured faculty position in the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research (UCLA Easton Center) in the Department of Neurology. The successful candidate will also be considered for appointment to the Augustus S. Rose Chair in Neurology. We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. Candidates must have an established focus in patient-oriented research in neurodegenerative disease. The UCLA Easton Center welcomes applicants with expertise in precision medicine approaches including neuroimaging biomarkers, computational medicine and genetics, patient-derived stem cells, and novel methodologies in neuropathology. An M.D., PH.D. or equivalent is required.

The Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research is a comprehensive center focused on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The Center encompasses outpatient clinics, neuropsychology services, basic and clinical science research projects and an extensive clinical trial program under an integrated organizational structure dedicated to excellent clinical care and developing a cure for Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases ( The Center, based in the Department of Neurology, has 23 faculty spanning several School of Medicine Departments and 18 staff. The Center has clinical and research sites at the Westwood UCLA campus, the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center and the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, capturing a large and diverse patient population.

The Department of Neurology at the DGSOM is internationally recognized in its pursuit of innovation, strategic growth and success. Founded by Augustus S. Rose, M.D. in 1951, the Department has grown to its current size with 106 faculty with primary appointments, 11 with secondary appointments, 4 active emeriti faculty, and 59 voluntary faculty throughout the local region. The department is integrated with seven affiliated hospitals including Harbor/UCLA Medical Center, Olive View/UCLA Medical Center, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, the Greater Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, and Charles Drew University. These affiliations provide the ability to serve a diverse community throughout the region.

The Department is organized into disease-specific programs, including all of the major categories of neurological diseases. The department enjoyed a #1 ranking in NIH funding for nine consecutive years and currently is in the top tier nationally. The faculty lead comprehensive clinical programs at the Ronald Reagan UCLA (RRUCLA), Santa Monica UCLA Medical Centers, West Los Angeles VA Medical Center and Olive View UCLA Medical Center. US News & World Report has recognized RRUCLA as Best in the West and one of the top five Best Hospitals in the nation, and recognized UCLA in the top 10 for best adult neurology/neurosurgery care. The department has a strong tradition in the development of clinician-scientists and is home to 125 trainees. The Neurology residency training program is rated in the top 10 nationally and attracts applicants from the finest institutions in the nation. The faculty are educational leaders who chair many of the courses at national meetings and are the authors of many noted textbooks on subdisciplines in neurology.

To guarantee full consideration, applicants should submit their applications before the first review date. Compensation for the position is highly competitive.

The shared values of the DGSOM are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at

Apply by submitting your application to our online UC RECRUIT system Please submit the following to be considered for candidacy: Curriculum Vitae, Statement of Career Interests, Contributions to diversity, and 6 references.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

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Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement on Contributions to Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion - An EDI Statement describes a faculty candidate’s past, present, and future (planned) contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion. To learn more about how UCLA thinks about contributions to equity, diversity, and inclusion, please review our Sample Guidance for Candidates and related EDI Statement FAQ document.

Reference requirements
  • 6-8 required (contact information only)