Stony Brook University — Neurology Movement Disorders Clinician-Scientist, Assistant / Associate Professor, Neurology (Tenure-Eligible)

Neurology Movement Disorders Clinician-Scientist, Assistant/Associate Professor, Neurology (Tenure-Eligible)

Location: Stony Brook, New York
Open Date: Aug 19, 2022
Deadline: Nov 19, 2022 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

The Department of Neurology at the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University is seeking physician-scientist with basic and translational research interests to join a multidisciplinary team interested in developing and applying neuroimaging technologies to the study of Parkinson’s disease and other neurodegenerative disorders. The position is tenure-eligible and successful candidates will be appointed at either Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level, commensurate with experience and achievement.

Competitive candidates will lead a robust basic or translational research program and will serve as mentors to research and clinical trainees from affiliate institutional departments. As such, appointees must have experience conducting bench or translational research, have a track record of publishing in peer-reviewed journals, and demonstrate success securing extramural funding. Exceptional opportunities exist to collaborate with faculty from the Departments of Neurobiology & Behavior, Biomedical Engineering, Electrical & Computer Engineering, among other departments across the health science and undergraduate campuses. Stony Brook is host to an array of core services, including small animal MRI, uCT, and PET imaging facilities on the ground floor of the Renaissance School of Medicine campus. Moreover, Neurobiology & Behavior has established the Thomas Hartman Center for PD Research, awarding pilot research funding to over 20 faculty researchers in different basic and clinical departments across SBU. Stony Brook is also on the cutting edge of developing novel PET imaging approaches to uncover the fundamental underpinnings of neuropsychiatric conditions.

Candidates will provide clinical coverage on one of the adult or child hospital-based services and contribute to the educational mission by teaching medical students, residents, and fellows. Opportunities for clinical effort in the outpatient setting are also available. Additional leadership opportunities, including the Director of the Stony Brook Division of Neurohospital Medicine, are available for consideration as appropriate.

Comprised of the Departments of Neurology, Neurosurgery, Psychiatry, and Neurobiology and Behavior, The Stony Brook Neurosciences Institute hosts several cross-disciplinary clinical programs. Coupled with outstanding preclinical and translational research programs, the Department of Neurology is host to adult and child neurology residency programs and fellowships in cerebrovascular, epilepsy, neurophysiology, and neuroimmunology. In 2020, the Neurology & Neurosurgery service line achieved the top 4% standing in the U.S. News and World Report rankings. SBU is a Comprehensive Stroke Center providing 24/7 coverage for neuro-endovascular procedures, neurocritical care ICU support, and neurovascular neurosurgery. The Movement Disorders team collaborates closely with the Departments of Neurosurgery and Psychiatry to support deep brain stimulation, tic disorders, and other multidisciplinary programs.


Qualified candidates will hold an M.D. or M.D., Ph.D. degree and have research experience and accomplishments in either movement disorders or neurodegenerative disease; board certification in neurology by the ABPN and hold or be eligible for medical licensure in New York; the ability to conduct basic or translational research; possess a record of publication in peer-reviewed journals, and successfully competing for extramural funding; evidence of strong communication and leadership skills and the ability to work cooperatively and collegially within a diverse environment.


Fellowship training in vascular neurology, neurocritical care, or behavioral neurology. Evidence of success in obtaining extramural funding and/or administering clinical trials.

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Special Notes

Tenure/Non-Tenure Track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. To qualify for tenure and/or a senior faculty appointment, the candidate must meet the criteria established by the School of Medicine (School of Medicine’s Criteria for Appointment, Promotion and Tenure).

Anticipated Start Date: 9/1/2022

Campus Description

Long Island’s premier academic medical center, Stony Brook Medicine, represents Stony Brook University’s entire medical enterprise and integrates all of Stony Brook’s health-related initiatives: education, research and patient care. It encompasses Stony Brook University Hospital, Stony Brook Children’s Hospital, the five Health Sciences schools — Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare — as well as the major centers and institutes, programs and more than 50 community-based healthcare settings throughout Suffolk County. With 624 beds, Stony Brook University Hospital serves as Suffolk County’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. Stony Brook Children’s, with more than 180 pediatric specialists in 30 specialties, offers the most advanced pediatric specialty care in the region. In the Medical and Research Translation (MART) building, two floors are occupied by Stony Brook University Cancer Center’s outpatient services, and four floors are devoted to cancer research. Diversity, equity and inclusion are essential core values at Stony Brook Medicine. We believe we do our best and most impactful work when we leverage our diverse, equitable and inclusive perspectives. We are proud to recruit and hire talented people from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences.

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