Chairperson and Professor of Neurology University of Basel Switzerland

Chairperson and Professor of Neurology


The University Hospital Basel (USB) and the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Basel invite applications for the position of Chairperson and Professor, Department of Neurology, with the position to begin on April 30th, 2020, or upon agreement.


The Department of Neurology covers all subspecialties of neurology and provides specialized neurological care for the entire area of northwestern Switzerland. In addition to its clinical excellence, the department has an international reputation in research.


Goals of the University for the Department Chair include leadership in maintaining and expanding the highest level of health care in neurology for both in- and outpatients, further the development of our internationally recognized innovative basic and clinical research programs, and support of our high-quality academic teaching activities. Research priorities are not pre-set, but should be developed in collaboration with established research groups within the Medical Faculty of the University of Basel.





-       Lead and further develop the Department of Neurology and the neurological clinical services of the USB

-       Continue to strengthen the research and academic teaching in the Faculty of Medicine

-       Promote and mentor the development of young clinicians, scientists as well as physician-scientists



Desired profile


-       Clinical excellence in neurology

-       Outstanding and internationally recognized research achievements in one or more of the core domains of neurology

-       Integrative personality with organizational talent and economic thinking

-       Enthusiasm for a responsible, innovative and science-driven leadership role

-       Willingness to actively cooperate in the faculty’s main areas of immunology, oncology, neuroscience, cell plasticity and tissue repair, biomedical engineering as well as with other academic and industrial partners in the Basel area

-       Habilitation or equivalent qualification



The University of Basel is an equal opportunity and family friendly employer committed

to excellence through diversity. We explicitly welcome female applicants.

Application / Contact

Prof. Hendrik Scholl, President of the Search Committee (Phone: +41 61 265 86 51, E-Mail:


Application deadline is June 20th, 2019.


Information about how to submit your application is available at: under Dekanat/Bewerbungen. Applications should be submitted as pdf-files according to listed guidelines to

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