Faculty Position – Director, Memory Counseling Program
The Section on Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine of Wake Forest School of Medicine/Wake Forest Baptist Health is recruiting for a Director of the Memory Counseling Program (MCP). Established in 2011, the MCP provides mental health services and psychosocial support for individuals and families affected by a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia (see https://www.wakehealth.edu/Locations/Clinics/m/Memory-Counseling-Program-Sticht-Center). The MCP is staffed by four mental health professionals (social workers, licensed professional counselors), an administrative coordinator, and 1-2 graduate students. The Director position is endowed by the Rebecca E. Shaw professorship that will provide approximately 50% salary support. The responsibilities of the position will include research, administration/fundraising, and potential clinical practice. The effort associated with each area is negotiable based on the candidate’s experience and interests. This is a tenure-track faculty position.
The following are qualifications for the position:
Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a summary of research interests to John Pantoja at Jpantoja@wakehealth.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center (WakeHealth.edu) is a nationally recognized academic medical center in Winston-Salem, N.C., with an integrated enterprise including educational and research facilities, hospitals, clinics, diagnostic centers, and other primary and specialty care facilities serving 24 counties in northwest North Carolina and southwest Virginia.
Wake Forest School of Medicine is recognized as one of America’s best graduate schools for its innovative, experiential learning curriculum and research programs and directs the education of nearly 2,500 students, residents and fellows including physicians, basic scientists and allied clinical professionals.
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