Position Assistant Professor in Neurology
Location Nashville, TN
Assistant Professor in Neurology
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Description: The Department of Neurology at Vanderbilt University is seeking two
excellent early career neuropsychologists for Assistant Professor positions.
Clinical Neuropsychologist: One position is structured for a clinical neuropsychologist in a general
medicine setting, with an emphasis in degenerative conditions in a busy outpatient practice. The candidate
would join a growing Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology Division that includes five neurologists, five
neuropsychologists, and two neuroscientists.
Health Psychologist/Neuropsychologist: One position is structured for a candidate with experience in
both neuropsychology and health psychology. In addition to seeing patients in our general
neuropsychology clinic, this neuropsychologist would be expected to take a leadership role in our
developing Brain Health Clinic, conducting brief cognitive evaluations and follow-up with patient suspected
of having non-neurologic, potentially modifiable factors contributing to their cognitive complaints, such as
pain, sleep disorders, and mood factors, working in conjunction with one of our cognitive neurology nurse
In addition to providing outpatient care through the multidisciplinary Cognitive & Behavioral Neurology
Division Memory Clinic, there is the potential for protected time for the appropriate candidate to develop an
independent research program for both positions. Vanderbilt University Medical Center has outstanding
neuroscience resources to support basic, clinical, and translational research activities, including the
Vanderbilt Institute for Clinical & Translational Research, the Vanderbilt University Institute of Imaging
Science, the Vanderbilt Brain Institute, and the Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center. Involvement in
training practicum students and/or postdoctoral fellows in neuropsychology is also a possibility.
Position Requirements: Applicants must be licensed or license-eligible in the State of Tennessee.
Applicants should also hold board certification in clinical neuropsychology or be eligible for board
certification in clinical neuropsychology.
Application Details:
Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vita and a brief 1-2 page statement summarizing
clinical interests and research objectives to:
Holly Westervelt, PhD, ABPP
Director, Neuropsychology Service for Department of Neurology
Department of Neurology, Suite 24100
One Hundred Oaks
719 Thompson Lane
Nashville, TN 37204
Phone: 615-875-1916
Email: holly .westervelt@vumc.org
Vanderbilt University is a non-discriminatory, affinnative action employer and encourages women and
minorities to apply.