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Endowed Chair Professorship for Parkinson Disease Specialist

An endowed Chair position is available for a Physician Scientist who has both clinical and research interests in Parkinson Disease. The candidate will have a primary appointment in Department of Neurology at Wayne State University School of Medicine. A secondary appointment in other clinical or basic science department is possible if needed.

The appropriate candidate will have substantial basic, translational and/or clinical research experience in the field. The ideal candidate will have active federal research funding, preferably for research in gene therapy. Board certification or board eligibility in Neurology with fellowship training in Movement Disorders is required.

The candidate is expected to develop a Movement Disorder program with the emphasis in Parkinson Disease clinical practice and research here at Wayne State University. The candidate will work with the department Chair to recruit additional faculty members to expand the Division of Movement Disorders. The candidate will benefit from a rich academic environment that includes robust research infrastructure, well-trained clinical trial team, state-of-the-art core facilities and many potential collaborators across the campus.

The candidate will be offered generous endowed Chair funds, plus a startup package, tenured position, and laboratory space if needed. Academic appointment is at Wayne State University School of Medicine at Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level. Salary is based on academic level of entry and applicant's qualification.

To apply, submit a Wayne State University application via the Online Hiring System using the following link:, posting number 044069. In addition to the online application, candidates must also submit a cover letter, CV or resume, and contact information for three professional references.

Other Postings
The Department of Neurology is growing and has openings in several areas and is actively recruiting and developing multiple clinical and translational research programs.  The Department remains highly active in both clinical and basic research with nationally recognized programs in Demyelinating Disorders & Neuroimmunology, Inherited Peripheral Nerve Diseases, Neuroimaging, Neurotrauma, Stroke, Epilepsy, and Neurocritical Care.  Abundant opportunities exist for collaboration with basic science departments and renewed efforts by the University to create a Translational Neuroscience Institute and MRI research center. 
We are currently recruiting for the following positions:
  • Parkinson Disease Endowed Chair Professorship (Tenured) #044069   
  • Neuromuscular Diseases (Tenured) – Posting  #044191 
  • Neuromuscular Diseases (non-tenured) –  Posting 044792
  • Movement Disorders - Posting #044079 
  • Multiple Sclerosis – Posting # 044645
  • Multiple Sclerosis – Posting # 044793
  • Vascular/Stroke  - Posting #044080   

All applicants must create an online application at:      

Wayne State University is a premier, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education.  Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities preparing students for success in a diverse, global society.  WSU encourages applications from women, people of color and other underrepresented people.  WSU is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.