Category: Faculty | Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

Posted Date: 08/01/2018
Position Number: PSN 28503
Salary: To be Determined
Location: LSU Health Science Center Shreveport
Closing Date: Open until filled

Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology

The LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, La. seeks a Chair of the Department of Neurology.  The new chair will provide strategic leadership to include a written and measurable vision. The vision should reflect consultation with the Dean and other Department Chairs in the ongoing evolution and success of the LSU Health Shreveport School of Medicine. Under the leadership of Dr. G.E. Ghali, DDS, MD, FACS, FRCS(Ed), the Chair will build on an excellent foundation of 80 full-time faculty and work collaboratively with other departments. Our health sciences center is home to the School of Medicine, School of Graduate Studies and School of Allied Health Professions and a robust research enterprise.  More than 800 students are enrolled in the degree programs at any one time.  Additionally, nearly 600 residents and fellows are trained each year.  

The Department of Neurology has diverse clinical settings including the comprehensive University Health hospital in Shreveport, University Health Monroe, the Shriner’s Hospital for Children and the Overton Brooks Veterans Affairs Medical Center. The university’s primary teaching hospital, University Health Shreveport, serves as a regional referral center for North Louisiana, East Texas and South Arkansas. Overall, the combined facilities provide extensive experience in both outpatient and inpatient care.

Preference is for a candidate with expertise in stroke, with the aim of also expanding the regional stroke center at University Health Shreveport, a recipient of the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s ‘Get With The Guidelines’ Stroke Silver Quality Achievement Award and Advanced Certification for Primary Stroke Centers from The Joint Commission. This individual must possess strong people skills and be prepared to fulfill his/her leadership potential and direct the growth of an academic medical school department.  The primary objectives of the Department of Neurology are high-quality patient care and research, progressive faculty and resident development in clinical and research skills, and an environment which challenges students, residents, and faculty alike, while providing maximum opportunity for development.

 The candidate must have an outstanding record of leadership with experience in administration, education, research, and quality health care delivery. The candidate must have an in-depth knowledge and ability to effectively lead clinical educators and researchers while growing the scholarly and research activities of the department, along with providing high quality clinical services. The candidate once selected will have a significant role in establishing a regional stroke center.   The candidate must have an understanding of quality improvement and patient safety principles, the ability to build new programs, healthcare service delivery experience, and the ability to work collegially and collaboratively with partners. The candidate must have a firm commitment to the education of residents and medical students. The candidate should qualify for the rank of Professor of Medicine and be eligible for a Louisiana Medical License.

Interested candidates may e-mail their curriculum vita to ShvFacultyRecruitment@lsuhsc.edu. Review of applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  

 Job Benefits:
The LSU Systems Office has provided LSUHSC-Shreveport employees with excellent benefit options designed with you and your dependents in mind. Our Benefits Section is available between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, to help answer any questions you might have about these benefits.

LSUHSC – Shreveport is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. LSUHSC-S has a strong commitment to principles of diversity, and in that spirit, actively encourages applications from groups underrepresented in medical education.