Professor and Director of the Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research


UCLA Department of Neurology


Los Angeles, California


Jackie Shinn,


The director will provide vision, leadership, and strategic direction in meeting the research, clinical, and educational areas of the Alzheimer’s Program. The position comes with endowed chair, University of California FTE, and considerable resources. Responsibilities include overall management, academic planning, budget, personnel, resource allocation and program development within the Mary S Easton Alzheimer’s Program. 

The Mary S. Easton Center for Alzheimer’s Disease Research is a comprehensive center focused on Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. The center encompasses outpatient clinics, neuropsychology services, basic and clinical science research projects, and an extensive clinical trial program under an integrated organizational structure dedicated to excellent clinical care and developing a cure for Alzheimer’s and neurodegenerative diseases. The center, based in the Department of Neurology, has 23 faculty spanning several School of Medicine departments and 18 staff. The center has clinical and research sites at the Westwood UCLA campus, the West Los Angeles Veterans Administration Medical Center, and the Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, capturing a large and diverse patient population.

Confidential review of applications, nominations and expressions of interest will begin immediately and continue until an appointment is made. Compensation for the position is highly competitive. Apply by submitting your application to our online UC RECRUIT system Please submit the following to be considered for candidacy: curriculum vitae, statement of career interests, objectives, and six references letters.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy, see: UC Nondiscrimination & Affirmative Action Policy.


Candidates must have an outstanding record of research excellence and leadership. Additional requirements include a proven track record of management in academics, national leadership in professional organizations, national recognition for scholarship, M.D. degree or equivalent, and documented experience and expertise in mentoring junior faculty.