Open Rank Positions (Tenured/Tenure Track) at Wake Forest University School of Medicine


We seek applicants with an MD, PhD or equivalent degree and an established record of publications and extramural funding in Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders (AD/ADRD) for tenure-track faculty positions at all ranks (Assistant,  Associate or Full Professor).


Investigators with research programs in AD/ADRD focused on any of the following areas are especially sought: 1) genomics/multi-omics; 2) early detection, risk reduction and prevention using population or health system-based approaches, or clinical/pragmatic trials; 3) data science/bioinformatics; 4) health disparities; and 5) biomarker discovery.


Wake Forest University School of Medicine has designated Alzheimer’s disease as one of six prioritized research focus areas, which also include Aging, Neurosciences, Diabetes/Obesity, and Cardiovascular Disease.


Wake Forest University School of Medicine is home to several highly collaborative NIH-funded Centers including an Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, Pepper Older Adult Independence Center, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and a Diabetes Research Center.


About Us

The Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) is a U.S. News and World Report top 50 ranked medical school, integrated with a world class health system, Atrium Health. Our Enterprise serves over 7 million patients in seven states across the Southeastern United States. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, Atrium Health brings together four regional health systems that operate 40 hospitals and more than 1400 care locations. Our academic core, WFUSM, has over $300M in annual, extramural funding that drives a cutting edge Academic Learning Health System by integrating innovative research with excellent patient care across our enterprise.  Our highly integrated academic and clinical environment is deeply committed to improve health, elevate hope, and advance healing – for all.   WFUSM is home to nationally and internationally recognized research in Alzheimer’s Disease, Aging and Mobility, Cardiovascular Disease, Diabetes and Obesity, Cancer, Neurosciences, and Regenerative Medicine. Research excellence, coupled with a robust Informatics data infrastructure, clinically integrated implementation and discovery science efforts, and a firm commitment to the promotion of health equity renders the WFUSM a rich environment for population-based/health systems research and clinical/pragmatic trials that translate innovative findings to breakthroughs in prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and improvements in quality of life. We are in a phase of unprecedented growth and evolution and will recruit over 40 new research-intensive faculty at all stages of the translational pipeline to bolster our commitment to growing our Academic Learning Health System. 


Culture Commitments

We create a space where all Belong

We Work as One to make great things happen

We earn Trust in all we do

We Innovate to better the now and create the future

We drive for Excellence – always


For more information, contact Suzanne Craft, PhD at