Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery
University of Texas Austin, Department of Neurosurgery
United States


The Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas Dell Medical School, in conjunction with the Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas, seeks an accomplished academic leader for the role of Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery to lead a team of academic pediatric neurosurgeons and programs. We are seeking an individual with excellent leadership skills, an accomplished record of clinical practice, research and education endeavors, and a demonstrated record of service, outreach, mentoring and high impact scholarly contributions. Research support is available for an appropriate individual. The successful candidate will meet academic qualifications for regular faculty appointment as an associate or full professor within the Department of Neurosurgery at Dell Medical School.  Candidates with expertise in all clinical subspecialties will be strongly considered.

The University of Texas Dell Medical School welcomed its first class in 2016 and is the first new medical school established at a tier one US research university in nearly 50 years. We are committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy by educating leaders, developing new models of care, and advancing healthcare innovation from health products to health care delivery. The school is also home to the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, established by a $50 million gift from the Mulva Family Foundation; it is part of the collaborative scientific community of departments, centers, and institutes focused on advancing high impact basic, translational and clinical neurosciences on the University of Texas at Austin campus. With 248 beds, Dell Children’s Medical Center of Central Texas is the only freestanding pediatric hospital in the region, featuring level 1 pediatric trauma, level 4 neonatal intensive care unit, and level 4 epilepsy centers. Advanced neurosurgical technologies such as IMRIS intraoperative MRI-OR suite, laser ablation, ROSA and MEG are available. Neuroscience is one of  the hospital's three focus areas, and an additional 35,000 square feet for outpatient clinical neurosciences is being constructed.

Austin is the 11th most populous city in the US, and has ranked # 1 in the US News & World Report’s “Best US Places to Live” survey in recent years. Austin is a vibrant, socially conscious university city that is known for its live music scene, cultural diversity, and international festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW). Nearby lakes, rivers and the beautiful adjacent Texas Hill Country provide ample opportunities for outdoor activities.



  • Medical degree from an accredited medical school.
  • Board certified by the American Board of Pediatric Neurological Surgery and applicable credentialing and privileging standards for pediatric neurosurgery.
  • Unrestricted license to practice medicine in Texas (or the ability to obtain Texas licensure prior to appointment).
  • Demonstrated leadership and excellence in the clinical, research, education, service and community outreach missions of academic medicine.
  • Demonstrated excellence in mentoring, evaluation, communication and teamwork skills.
  • Must be an innovative self-starter with a commitment to excellence.
  • Must possess tenacity, self-motivation and initiative necessary to drive the establishment, development, maintenance and growth of programs.
  • An exemplary record of leading, directing, and influencing teams.
  • Academically qualified for regular faculty appointment as an associate professor or professor of neurosurgery at Dell Medical School, The University of Texas at Austin.

We are unable to offer visa waiver eligible positions at this time. Hiring is contingent upon obtaining a Texas medical license and the appropriate hospital privileges.


Application Instructions

Interested individuals should apply through Interfolio Faculty Search. Please click "Apply Now" on the right side of the page to start the application process. Application materials must include a cover letter and a current CV. Direct any questions to

David Paydarfar, MD
Chair, Pediatric Neurosurgery Chief Search Committee
Chair and Professor, Department of Neurology
Interim Director, Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences
Dell Medical School
The University of Texas at Austin


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