Opportunity Details

Department of Neurology



Instructor/Assistant Professor

Executive Director of Stroke Research Center


The Department of Neurology at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is seeking a scientist/administrator with an advanced degree (PhD or equivalent) for a research faculty position at the rank of Instructor or Assistant Professor, depending on experience level. This is a newly created position with an administrative title of Executive Director of the Stroke Research Center and will report to the Chair of Neurology with support and direction from the Stroke Section Head. The role of the Executive Director will be to administer and develop a new Stroke Research Center. Included in the Executive Director’s roles will be strategic planning, organization of collaborations across departments; preparations for meetings with stakeholders and leaders across the University; pursuit of equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging; and the organization of scientific symposia. The position will also have responsibilities at the Departmental level for the support of faculty and their award-winning accomplishments.

Washington University School of Medicine, a research powerhouse known for its culture of collaboration and faculty support, is home to the #1 NIH funded Neurology Department in the country. It is located in St. Louis, a vibrant mid-sized city with a favorable cost of living. All PhD-level applicants are encouraged to apply. Salary is guaranteed with excellent university benefits.  Primary responsibilities include:


The Executive Director will administer and develop a new Stroke Research Center, implementing the strategic vision and academic mission of research, teaching and outreach for the Center.  A critical role will be to solidify strategic partnerships needed to advance the programmatic agenda and evaluate the success of these programs.


The Executive Director will oversee staff to manage the day-to-day operations of the Center, including working with the leadership team to determine content, execution of that content, promotions and other ways to enhance the visibility and success of that programming.


Working in partnership with the University’s Development team, the Executive Director may be responsible for raising external support for Center programs from government organizations, foundations and individual donors. Activities may include prospective research, proposal development and making presentations.


Working in partnership with our Neurology Committee of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging, the Executive Director will value, support and advance diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging in our research pursuits and topics as well as in our collaborations with faculty, staff and learners. In addition, the Executive Director will explore ways to engage the community.


For the Center, organize seminar series, develop website content, organize relevant meetings, and promote research symposia.


At the Departmental level, the Executive Director will stay abreast of relevant award possibilities for faculty; nominate appropriate faculty for regional and national awards; help write letters of recommendation; create library of awards and nomination letters.

The Department of Neurology employs over 160 faculty and offers neurological care in all subspecialties.  Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The School of Medicine at Washington University is committed to finding solutions to global health problems, including ones that affect minority and disadvantaged populations.

Andria Ford



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An Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action Employer

Washington University in St. Louis is committed to the principles and practices of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action. It is the university’s policy to recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job titles without regard to race, color, age, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability, or genetic information. Washington University seeks an exceptionally qualified and diverse faculty; women, minorities, protected veterans and candidates with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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