30+ days ago


Winston Salem, NC


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.