Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics (Practitioner) CHLA – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Division of Neurology, Children’s Hospital Los Angeles and the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California (USC) are actively seeking an epileptologist as a full-time faculty member for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor/Associate Professor of Neurology and Pediatrics (Practitioner) to join its current team of 28 faculty members. The ideal candidate will have experience in epilepsy surgery, LTM, CURRY software, Stereoelectroencephalography and transcranial magnetic stimulation as well as dietary therapies.

There will be flexibility in the profile offered for this position. We encourage both academic epileptologists interested in research and training, and more clinically oriented epileptologists to apply.

Division of Neurology:

The Division of Neurology is part of the Neurosciences Service Line (the Neurological Institute) which has been highlighted as a key service line by the hospital. The Division of Neurology is currently undergoing rapid expansion with the development of comprehensive clinical general and sub-specialty child neurology programs as well as enhancement of its research portfolio. A brand-new integrated clinic space for the Divisions of Neurology and Neurosurgery opened in the Spring of 2021. The goal of the Neurologic Institute is to offer comprehensive and integrated neurologic services in a patient-centered environment. Neurology & Neurosurgery has been consistently ranked nationally among one of the programs in US News & World Report rankings.

CHLA is a busy urban teaching hospital with a diverse patient population. There is a very active outpatient neurology clinic with subspecialty programs in neuromuscular disorders (MDA), epilepsy (including a Level 4 epilepsy center providing surgical resection, Neuromodulation, and ketogenic diet), movement disorders (including deep brain stimulation and baclofen pump), neuro-intensive care, pediatric stroke, neurocutaneous disorders and demyelinating disorders. Our faculty currently provide outpatient clinical services to CHLA and five satellite clinic locations within the greater Los Angeles area.

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center:

Our group has considerable clinical and neurophysiologic resources. We have pediatric board-certified epileptologists with a busy epilepsy surgery program offering ECoG-guided resections, phase II studies with implanted grids/strips and depths, stereo-EEG, EEG source localization and minimally invasive laser ablation. We have a large VNS program and have initiated pediatric RNS. We have a robust pediatric epilepsy clinical trial program. CHLA has an active outpatient EEG lab, a dedicated 6-bed pediatric EMU, wired video EEG playroom and neuro-critical care EEG monitoring service. Our Comprehensive Epilepsy Program includes a spectrum of multi-disciplinary Epilepsy Surgery, Ketogenic Diet Therapy, Epilepsy Genetics and New Onset Seizure Clinics. Our epilepsy program is supported by seven advanced practice providers. The CHLA Center for Personalized Medicine has a strong relationship with our epilepsy team and all testing for epilepsy genetic syndromes can be performed in-house with support from affiliated genetic counselors. Inition, the Division of Neurology has an ACGME-approved pediatric epilepsy fellowship program(up to 2 spots per year), and an ACGME approved Epilepsy-Genetics fellowship (1 spot per year) in addition to the ACGME-approved child neurology residency program which operates in collaboration with the KSOM LAC + USC/University Hospital.


   The annual base salary range for this position is $95,904-$417,709.  When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.                                                                                                                                                               


Academic appointments through the Keck School of Medicine of USC is available at a level appropriate to training and experience. CHLA and USC strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment. Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employers. The division greatly values diversity and is committed to building a vibrant and culturally diverse community of faculty that best reflects the patients and families that we serve. Individuals from underrepresented groups in medicine are especially encouraged to apply.

For inquiries, please contact:

Diana Babayan, MPH, MBA

Associate Director, Neurological Institute

Children’s Hospital Los Angeles


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