Head of Neurology
Indiana University Bloomington
United States

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To apply for this leadership opportunity, please include (1) a letter of interest addressing leadership, administrative and education goals and experiences and (2) a curriculum vitae.

Posting Details

Position Details


Title Chair, Department of Neurological Surgery
Specific Title  
Appointment Type Open
Department IUSM - Dean's Office
Campus IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
Position Summary
Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine, a national leader in research, education, and clinical care, is announcing the search for Chair of the Department of Neurological Surgery. This is an extraordinary opportunity for a visionary leader to provide strategic leadership for all aspects of the Department, including education, research, and clinical care.
The Department of Neurological Surgery is located in a state-of-the-art neuroscience hub, where patients have access to multi-disciplinary care that includes teams from neurology, neurosurgery, psychiatry, radiology, physical medicine and rehabilitation, and other specialties. The clinical space is connected to the 138,000-square-foot IU Neurosciences Research Building, housing the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute and facilitating collaboration between physicians and scientists. The faculty educators of the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery are nationally and internationally renowned experts in the medical and surgical treatment of neurological conditions. These physician educators train residents in every aspect of adult and pediatric neurosurgery. Faculty within the IU School of Medicine Department of Neurological Surgery share their expertise and passion for discovery through classroom instruction, hands-on clinical experiences, and opportunities to publish original research. As the premier specialists for neurosurgical disorders in Indiana, these surgeon educators provide the only academic and clinical training program for neurosurgery in the entire state to prepare the next generation of neurosurgeons. The department offers educational opportunities for medical students, a seven-year neurosurgical residency program and several subspecialty fellowships.
IU School of Medicine is the largest medical school in the country with more than 25,000 alumni and 3,000 learners on nine campuses across the state. Its diverse faculty is made up of 3,095 full-time members and 3,783 volunteer faculty responsible for training medical, graduate, and postgraduate students. IU School of Medicine is the only allopathic medical school in Indiana.

IU School of Medicine is closely aligned with our health system partner, IU Health, which has twice earned a place on the US News and World Report Honor Roll. The shared vision of both institutions is to lead the transformation of healthcare through quality innovation and education to make Indiana one of the nation’s healthiest states. IU Health is among the top ten largest single-state nonprofit health systems in the United States operating 16 hospitals statewide (a mix of urban, suburban and rural facilities). This partnership enables the seamless integration of research findings into patient care.

As the nation’s largest medical school, IUSM is committed to being an institution that not only reflects the diversity of the learners we teach and the patient populations we serve, but also pursues the values of diversity, equity and inclusion that inform academic excellence. We desire candidates who enhance our representational diversity, as well as those whose work contributes to equitable and inclusive learning and working environments for our students, staff, and faculty. IUSM strives to take an anti-racist stance, regularly evaluating and updating its policies, procedures, and practices to confer equitable opportunities for contribution and advancement for all members of our community. We invite individuals who will join us in our mission to advance racial equity to transform health and wellbeing for all throughout the state of Indiana.

Indianapolis is the capital and most populous city in the State of Indiana. It is growing economically thanks to a strong corporate base anchored by the life sciences. Indiana is home to one of the largest concentrations of health sciences companies in the nation. Indianapolis has a sophisticated blend of charm and culture with a wonderful balance of business and leisure. The growing residential base is supported by rich amenities and quality of life – the city possesses a variety of professional sports, arts venues and outdoor recreation areas. Residents of this dynamic city, and surrounding suburbs, enjoy leading educational systems and top-ranked universities, paired with a diverse population. Indianapolis International Airport is a top-ranked international airport, being named “Best Airport in North America” by Airports Council International for many years.

IU School of Medicine is committed to providing dual career services to assist new faculty with their personal or family’s relocation needs.
Basic Qualifications
The successful candidate for this position must be board certified in Neurological Surgery with outstanding academic credentials, a track record of successful federally funded research, and a demonstrated ability and clear vision to lead a prominent multi-faceted clinical, research and educational enterprise. Doctorate or Terminal degree is required. Minimum qualifications include an MD, MD/PhD, or equivalent. Academic appointment type is open and will be determined based on academic credentials. This position is ideal for a collaborative and transformational leader who can build on existing strengths in the Department of Neurological Surgery. The chair will also serve as co-director of the Neuroscience Institute, which is designed to facilitate collaboration between the Neuroscience disciplines at IU School of Medicine and IU Health.
Department Contact for Questions
Senem Guler, MS, MSHRM
Associate Director of Faculty Recruiting
Faculty Affairs and Professional Development

HITS 2101 | 410 W. 10th Street, Suite 2100
Indianapolis, IN 46202
(317) 278-3086

Additional Qualifications  
Special Instructions
To apply for this leadership opportunity, please include (1) a letter of interest addressing leadership, administrative and education goals and experiences and (2) a curriculum vitae.
Priority Application Review Deadline 07/28/2023
Expected Start Date  
OAA # IUSM-01724-2023

Supplemental Questions

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  2. *Are you a dual career partner (your partner or spouse is already being recruited)?
    • Yes
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