The department has a strong track record of supporting highly successful careers at every stage. What’s our secret? A powerful combination of our supportive culture, abundant resources and comprehensive biomedical expertise.

The department is excited to welcome new faculty at any phase of their careers — from those just starting out to those at the mid-stage or senior levels. And although we’re well known for our research, we gain strength from a faculty with diverse professional interests and expertise. So whether you’re interested in research, clinical medicine, teaching, entrepreneurship or a mix, there’s a place for you here. 

You probably know that WashU is a research powerhouse. But what truly sets us apart is our unique culture of collegiality and collaboration. It’s what lured me here from the East Coast 25 years ago, and it’s what makes my work fun and exciting every day. I invite you to consider making our truly exceptional department your new professional home.

Jin-Moo Lee, MD, PhD, Head, Department of Neurology

Clinical environment

A large, diverse patient population and comprehensive strengths make WashU an enriching place to practice medicine.

Research environment

WashU offers a staggering breadth and depth of expertise across biomedicine and excels in multidisciplinary collaboration.

Our culture is what sets us apart.

At WashU, collaboration is the norm, colleagues are your friends and guidance is abundant.  


  • Numerous funding resources support your career development, including intramural and extramural grants. 
  • K Awards: We support our junior faculty in achieving among the nation’s highest rates of success in receiving NIH K Awards.
  • Outstanding doctoral trainees enrich your lab environment. WashU is home to one of the nation’s largest MD/PhD programs and a top-10 PhD program in neuroscience (U.S. News & World Report).

Mentorship & growth

Junior faculty are better supported here than at any other neurology department in the country.

Eric Landsness, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • At WashU, it’s not sink or swim. Mentorship is baked into our culture. We purposefully help faculty find the resources and guidance they need to find their path and succeed.   
  • Protected time for research allows you to explore your interests and develop a focus.
  • Faculty are promoted from within. Once you join our team, you’ll have a rewarding path forward.

Interested in joining our team?

For current job listings, please visit our faculty opportunities website.

We invite you to contact us at to inquire about current openings or to learn more about our department.

Living in St. Louis

There’s a reason why we draw people from both coasts. St. Louis is a fun, affordable, livable city that’s perfect for singles, families, sports fans, foodies, outdoor adventurers and music lovers.