Geriatric Medicine | Faculty Positions
Open Faculty Recruitment - January 2020
Assistant Professor of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of Geriatric Medicine &
Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center
The Division of Geriatric Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center are jointly recruiting an outstanding early career geriatrician candidate for an Assistant Professor faculty opportunity. The position is structured for a geriatrician with clinical expertise in mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer’s disease, and related dementias. The candidate would join a growing Division of Geriatric Medicine that is comprised of physicians, advanced practice nurses, gerontologists, and a clinical pharmacist.
The Division resides in the Department of Medicine, which offers a strong and collegial environment for interdisciplinary clinical teams, prolific research collaborations, and innovative educational initiatives at all training levels. One such prolific research collaboration is with the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center, a robust interdisciplinary research Center focused on identifying molecular factors that increase risk or promote resilience to Alzheimer’s disease and concomitant pathology.
In addition to providing multidisciplinary outpatient clinical care through the Division of Geriatric Medicine, the candidate will integrate into the robust interdisciplinary program at the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center as an essential co-investigator. The opportunity for clinical trials and participation with NIH studies will be facilitated by the collaborative cognitive aging investigative group that includes neuropsychology, geriatric psychiatry, neurology, neuroscience, radiology, cardiovascular medicine, engineering, chemistry, pharmacology, genetics, and biostatistics.
Vanderbilt University Medical Center is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action. Women, minorities, people with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply
Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in geriatrics and must be able to obtain medical licensure in the State of Tennessee.
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vita and a letter of interest to:
Harvey J. Murff, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Lead Administrative Assistant, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Please visit us online to learn information about the Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center (www.vanderbiltalzheimers.com), the Vanderbilt University Medical Center Department of Medicine (https://medicine.vumc.org/), and the Division of Geriatric Medicine (https://medicine.vumc.org/geriatric-medicine).
Vanderbilt University -- Junior to Mid-level Physician-Scientists Faculty position in Aging Research
The Vanderbilt University Medical Center is seeking junior to mid-level physician-scientists for the Division of Geriatrics or for a joint appointment with another Division in the Department of Medicine. Expected research activities in aging would be basic or translational in nature and could involve the development and use of animal models for hypothesis testing and translational studies. Applicants should be board-certified and have substantial post-graduate training highlighted by peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate research productivity. Successful candidates would be expected to establish and maintain an independently-funded research program as well as participate in the teaching of graduate and medical students. Applications from physician-scientists with Board Certification in either Geriatric Medicine or another complementary Medicine subspecialty (which would be recruited and appointed jointly with another Division in the Department of Medicine) are encouraged. While a Geriatric Medicine certification would help support the clinical mission of the Division of Geriatrics and allow the faculty to retain a clinical perspective to ground their research, our main goal is to recruit candidates who will work on areas of aging research that complement existing research strengths in the Department of Medicine (ranked second nationally in NIH funding). Examples are Alzheimer’s and diabetes, autophagy-proteostasis contributions to aging, immune senescence and inflammaging, Klotho biology and regulation of aging phenotypes, stem cell senescence and the secretory pathway in aging, epigenetics of aging, vascular aging, and mitochondria; these areas are not all-inclusive, but representative. A competitive start-up package and laboratory space are available.
Interested applicants should send a current CV to Terri L. Ray at Terri.Ray@VUMC.org.
The Division of Geriatric Medicine is recruiting outstanding candidates for the following positions:
Clinician-Educators, Physician-Scientists (MD, MD/PhD), and
Clinical Geriatricians to join our new and rapidly expanding Program.
These Assistant and Associate Professor level faculty appointments will be in the Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine.
The Department resides in the highly collaborative environment at Vanderbilt University, which provides a strong and collegial environment for interdisciplinary clinical teams, fruitful research collaborations, and the development of innovative educational initiatives at all levels.
The Nashville campus of the Tennessee Valley Veterans Healthcare System is located next to Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and many of our Division faculty enjoy joint appointments.
Vanderbilt is located in the growing, dynamic, and affordable city of Nashville, TN.
We offer highly competitive start-up packages and the successful applicant will enjoy the substantial benefits of the collaborative Vanderbilt atmosphere.
Clinician-Educators should have evidence for teaching experience and exhibit a strong desire to be involved in the education of medical students, residents, and fellows. An academic Clinician-Educator (CE) track position is 80% clinical, with additional responsibilities in teaching, scholarship, quality improvement, and administration.
Physician-Scientist applicants should have substantial post-graduate training highlighted by peer-reviewed publications that demonstrate research productivity, and successful candidates will be expected to establish and maintain an independent research program as well as participate in the teaching of graduate and medical students. A Physician-Scientist (PS) track position provides 80% time for research in collaboration across diverse disciplines.
Clinically focused Geriatricians can be involved in in-patient care in venues ranging from an in-patient Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit and a Geriatrics Consult Service, to several skilled nursing facilities, ambulatory care clinics, with an emphasis on transitions-of-care.
VUMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.