Director of the Memory Counseling Program - Winston-Salem, NC

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic : Program Director, Geriatric Medicine, Internal Medicine
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeNot Specified
Bonuses OfferedNone

Opportunity Details

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 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:

  • Doctoral degree in an area related to aging/dementia, including but not limited to Mental Health (Psychology, Counseling, Social Work), Gerontology, Nursing, Public Health, Medicine, and related disciplines.
  • Applicant may be at the level of assistant professor (with at least 5 years following attainment of doctoral degree), associate professor, or professor
  • Clinical experience (individual, couples, and family counseling; support groups) with people living with dementia and their family care partners.
  • Research interest in dementia and caregiving (including program evaluation) with proven ability to generate significant extramural funding. (NIH or equivalent grant funding preferred)
  • Interest and experience in program development for persons living with dementia, dementia care partners, and/or healthcare professionals working in dementia-related disciplines
  • Interest and/or prior experience cultivating relationships with individuals or foundations for generating philanthropic support (in collaboration with the Office of Philanthropy).
  • A collaborative leader with a strong ability to develop and build relationships (including with community organizations)

Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and a summary of research interests to John Pantoja at Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center ( 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.


  • 2016/17 National Research Corporation Consumer Choice Award
  • Becker Hospital Review 100 Great Hospitals in America
  • Joint Commission Accreditation
  • NCI Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center


A city of 230,000 people located in the beautiful Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, Winston-Salem enjoys a moderate climate with all four seasons and residents enjoy a cost of living 31% below the national average. The Blue Ridge Mountains and Parkway are a 1-2 hour drive to the north and west, and North Carolina's beaches are close enough to enjoy during long weekends.

Winston-Salem is a region on an upward trajectory that still maintains its Southern roots and small town feel. Although the city is traditionally Southern in its friendliness, it has an international feel. The metro area celebrates its diversity during an array of festivals and through a variety of cuisines. You'll find a multitude of restaurants serving everything from traditional North Carolina barbecue to Indian curries and Greek pastries, a thriving community of microbreweries and 42 wineries in the area.

As home to the first Arts Council in the United States, Winston-Salem paved the way for public-private support of the Arts, and created the model for Arts Councils nationwide. Our numerous galleries, performing arts groups, theaters, collectives and collections continue to attract and appeal to arts lovers worldwide.

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Facility & Address

  • Wake Forest Baptist Health
  • Medical Center Blvd Winston Salem NC 27157


Contact Information

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