Open Faculty Recruitment - December 2021

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Geriatric Medicine)
Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Division of Geriatric Medicine &
Vanderbilt Memory and Alzheimer’s Center

Description
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

Position Requirements
Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in geriatrics and must be able to obtain medical licensure in the State of Tennessee.

Application Details
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vita and a letter of interest to: 
Harvey J. Murff, MD, MPH
Director, Division of Geriatric Medicine
c/o
Terri Ray
Lead Administrative Assistant, Division of Geriatric Medicine
Email: terri.ray@vumc.org 

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). 



Physician-Scientists Geriatrician Faculty Position

The Vanderbilt University Medical Centers’ Department of Medicine within the Division of Geriatric Medicine is searching for a full-time geriatrician physician-scientist tenure/tenure-track candidate for a faculty position at any rank. 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.  Expected research activities in aging would be in translational studies or health services research. Candidates must possess an MD or MD/PhD or equivalent in a relevant field of Geriatrics.  Applicants must be board certified or board eligible in geriatrics and must be able to obtain medical licensure in the State of Tennessee.  Appointed will maintain a productive independently funded research program and provide direct patient care as well as a participant in the teaching of graduate and medical students. The physician-scientist track provides approximately 80% time for research in collaboration with established investigators in health services research, clinical epidemiology, quality improvement, patient safety, behavioral sciences, and biomedical informatics. The candidate would join a growing Division of Geriatric Medicine that is comprised of physicians, research scientists, advanced practice nurses, gerontologists, and a clinical pharmacist.

Vanderbilt is 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. We seek a diverse pool of applicants.  VUMC is an equal opportunity employer with a strong commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.  

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.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a concise (2 page) statement of their areas of interest and expertise to Terri L. Ray at Terri.Ray@VUMC.org.

VUMC is an equal opportunity employer.
Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.
  



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