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University of Rochester Professor; Associate Professor; Assistant Professor - 228643 in Rochester, New York

Professor; Associate Professor; Assistant Professor Job ID 228643

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 000 General Neurology Unit


The University of Rochester seeks a Program Director for its Adult Neurology Residency Program, which is one of the top programs nationally (ranked #12 on Doximity) with 8 resident slots per year. The program excels at training outstanding clinicians, researchers and educators and is housed in a department that includes over 100 clinical faculty members representing all neurologic subspecialties. The program consistently fills from a national pool of highly competitive applicants, and its graduates pursue top fellowship positions. Many graduates have gone on to become leaders in academic neurology. The program director receives outstanding administrative support from the department and medical center. The ideal candidate would be an educator with interest in continuing the outstanding Rochester tradition of high quality program leadership with a focus on exceptional teaching skills, innovation, commitment to diversity and inclusion, and kindness.


Over the past 25 years, Dr. Ralph F. Jozefowicz has shaped the program into a highly organized, stable program with a high national reputation for quality and innovative neurologic education. The program successfully increased its yearly complement of residents from 6 to 8. Over the last 5 years, the curriculum has created formal programs in professional development, teleneurology, quality and safety, and business in neurology. The program director has support from multiple faculty members to ensure the success of the program. The Associate Program Director shares responsibilities including implementing the new teleneurology curriculum, leading the resident continuity clinic organization, and scheduling clinical coverage. The department’s Associate Chair for Career Development and Leadership has designed and implemented a successful formal mentorship program for the residency that includes recruitment and retention of faculty mentors and a formal curriculum. The department’s Director of Wellness has implemented many successful innovations to measure and improve resident wellness (for example, the residency has a weekly “wellness fuel gauge” that provides important data in addressing any areas contributing to burnout). The Associate Chair of Research serves as the Director of Resident and Fellow Research, and organizes a yearly Resident and Fellow Research Symposium. The Department has an active Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Antiracism, and Social Justice (IDEAS) council dedicated to increasing the diversity of Neurology trainees nationally and at the University. The IDEAS council has worked with the residency program to collect important data on recruitment metrics, and the program has made great progress over the last 3 years in recruiting individuals who identify as underrepresented in medicine. The growth and continued evolution of the program will build on this foundation, and be shaped by the vision of the next Director.

University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry (URSMD) is a high-ranking medical school that is nationally recognized for excellence in neurologic education. The basic neuroscience course, called Mind, Brain, and Behavior (MBB) is a 9-week course in the 2nd year that encompasses neuroscience, neuroanatomy, neuropathology, neuropharmacology, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology. It is consisted rated as the highest quality basic science course at the medical school, and is among the top courses nationally. The neurology clerkship is a required 4-week rotation in the 3rd year, and is the highest rated clerkship at the medical school. It also far exceeds the national average in student ratings on excellence. This stellar medical school neurology program helps provide neurology residents with ample teaching opportunities, including chief residents intimate involvement in the 9-week course, teaching their own PBL group and serving as laboratory assistants in the neuroanatomy labs. The medical school program allows for a robust pipeline of students going into neurology for the residency program with nearly 8-9% of the class choosing neurology, which is more than twice the national average.

Fellowship Opportunities

The Department of Neurology offers all major fellowship programs including ACGME-approved fellowships (e.g clinical neurophysiology, epilepsy, neuromuscular medicine, sleep medicine, vascular neurology), UCNS fellowships (e.g. headache medicine, neuromedicine critical care, neuro-oncology), and departmental fellowships including the unique NIH T32 Experimental Therapeutics fellowship that is a major draw for residents wishing to learn more about clinical trial design and implementation in the context of a specific specialty.

Opportunities and Expectations

Based on this tradition, the next Director should lead the program into the future of graduate medical education with commitment to excellence, innovation, and scholarship. The University of Rochester Neurology Department has numerous faculty who have been dedicated to education research including multiple individuals receiving the ABPN Faculty Fellowship in Education Innovation, the University’s Deans Teaching fellowship, advanced degrees (eg, Masters of Health Professional Education), and other education leadership grants. This presents a great opportunity for collaboration with colleagues in medical education research and scholarship. Areas of opportunities in research scholarship include, but are not limited to, assessment of trainees, support of underrepresented individuals, innovative residency curriculum design and implementation, health equity education, resident research, wellness and mentorship initiatives.

The Program Director will oversee all aspects of the residency, be responsible for providing strategic guidance to residency support faculty, and work with University and GME leadership to participate in transformative initiatives. In short, the Director will be a guiding hand for the residency program’s continued growth.

Unique Strengths:

  • The breadth and depth of faculty, including many internationally renowned teacher-clinicians and clinician-researchers

  • Strong Departmental commitment to the education mission, including providing ample protected time and support

  • The UR Neurology Program is highly regarded, currently ranked #12 by reputation by the Doximity residency navigator

  • Multiple colleagues within the Department with an interest in medical education scholarship

  • UR consistently ranks as one of the top Neurology departments in the U.S. for extramural research funding from the National Institutes of Health and the department serves as the coordination center for many large, multicenter clinical trials in Neurology, providing excellent residency research opportunities

  • The broad spectrum of neurological conditions seen by residents in a diverse patient population, encompassing a tertiary care teaching hospital and an affiliated community care hospital

  • Continual expansion of department-wide initiatives in enhancing diversity and inclusion, quality and patient safety, and resident wellness.

  • A close knit, friendly, “family” atmosphere among faculty, residents, fellows, and staff.

  • A fully integrated PGY-1 year in the Strong Memorial Hospital Internal Medicine Program, which enables residents to begin their Neurology continuity clinic in the first year of training

  • Robust mentoring programs to cultivate resident research interests and scholarly endeavors

  • Unique international opportunities for residents, including a four-week teaching elective at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland for PGY-4 residents, and a Peruvian exchange teaching program.

Rochester, New York:

Rochester is the seat of Monroe County, New York. Situated east of Buffalo, west of Syracuse and northwest of New York City, it is at the center of a large metropolitan area that encompasses and extends beyond Monroe County to include the counties of Genesee, Livingston, Ontario, Orleans, and Wayne. This area, which is part of the Western New York region, has a population of approximately 1,700,000, and is New York’s third most populous city after New York City and Buffalo. Located on the southern shore of Lake Ontario, where the Great Lakes meet the vineyard-dotted Finger Lakes, Rochester provides easy access to a wealth of four-season outdoor recreation.

Rochester is an international center of higher education as well as medical and technological development. The region is known for many acclaimed universities that are nationally renowned for their research programs. The Rochester metropolitan area is the second largest regional economy in New York State, after the New York City metropolitan area. In recent years, the University of Rochester has become the largest employer in the Rochester area and the seventh largest employer in New York State.

Rochester consistently receives high rankings nationally as a “most livable city,” for overall quality of life, and as among the very best places to raise a family. The region has outstanding, highly ranked public and private schools, with a relatively modest cost of living and a stable, affordable housing market. Home to the renowned Eastman School of Music, the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (among the nation’s most popular and respected), Rochester enjoys economic stability and a level of arts, culture, sports, and dining comparable to that of many larger cities.

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Candidate Qualifications

Ideal candidates for the Neurology Program Director position will have the career goal of becoming a national leader in medical education, with a demonstrated record of accomplishment in the field and previous experiences working with medical trainees. The Department is looking for diverse candidates, with the ability to articulate a commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equity. This leader will have a doctoral degree from an accredited institution qualified for a rank of Assistant, Associate or Professor.

Procedure for Candidacy

Interested individuals should apply on-line to Job posting #228643 at and application materials to Search Committee Director Robert Thompson Stone, Associate Professor, and Child Neurology Program Director, through search coordinator

The following materials are required to apply for this position:

  • Updated curriculum vitae

  • Statement of interest (max 500 words)

  • Should include information highlighting your experience and interest in neurology resident education, leadership qualities, and potential to be a national leader in neurologic education

  • Three letters of support (with at least one from a former trainee)

  • Letters should be emailed directly to search coordinator, Lisa Oppelt, at email address listed above

The University of Rochester is committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. The University believes that a diverse workforce and inclusive workplace culture enhances the performance of our organization and our ability to fulfill our important missions. The University is committed to fostering and supporting a workplace culture inclusive of people regardless of their race, ethnicity, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, socio-economic status, marital status, age, physical abilities, political affiliation, religious beliefs or any other non-merit fact, so that all employees feel included, equally valued and supported.

The University of Rochester is responsive to the needs of dual career couples.

How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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