Division Chief of Geriatric Psychiatry - WVU Medicine


The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) has prioritized geriatric behavioral health as a key organizational mission area. Thus, the RNI’s Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry is seeking a proven leader in Geriatric Psychiatry to serve as Division Chief, with a potential opportunity for an Endowed Chair.

The Division Chief will be instrumental in guiding the development and managing of clinical services, research, and education related to geriatric behavioral health across the West Virginia University Health System.

Successful candidates will have a notable track record of building quality programs in academic medicine and a well-respected reputation in the field. The ability to work collaboratively with colleagues across services and disciplines will be required.


Qualifications: Candidate must have an MD or DO degree or international equivalent and be eligible to obtain a West Virginia medical license. Successful candidate must have completed a psychiatry residency program and geriatric psychiatry fellowship. Successful candidates must be board certified in psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry and hold a rank of Professor. All qualifications must be met by the time of appointment.


The West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, led by Dr. Ali Rezai, is improving lives by pioneering advances in brain health. With the latest innovative technologies, an ecosystem of partners, and a truly integrated approach we are making tangible progress in transforming lives.  The WVU RNI Memory Health Clinic is the only multi-disciplinary specialty clinic in the state of West Virginia that offers comprehensive, individualized diagnosis and treatment for dementia, while providing support for caregivers. https://rni.wvumedicine.org.


The West Virginia University Health System is West Virginia’s largest health system and the state’s largest employer. With 2,000 licensed beds and 2,000 active medical staff, the Health System includes 16 hospitals, including a 675-bed academic medical center in Morgantown, West Virginia; seven community hospitals; and eight critical access hospitals. The Health System also manages five hospitals and is building a new 150-bed Children’s Hospital on its main medical campus. To learn more, visit WVUMedicine.org.


Morgantown is consistently rated as one of the best small metropolitan areas in the country for both lifestyle and business climate.  The area offers the cultural diversity and amenities of a large city in a safe, family-friendly environment. There is also an excellent school system and an abundance of beautiful homes and recreational activities. Morgantown is located just over an hour south of Pittsburgh, PA and three hours from Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, MD.


Build your legacy as you serve, teach, learn and make a difference from day one.  To learn more, visit http://rni.wvumedicine.org/ and apply online at https://wvumedicine.org/careers/. For additional information, please contact Pam Furbee, Senior Physician Recruiter, at pamela.furbee@wvumedicine.org.


WVU & UHA are AA/EO employer – Minority/Female/Disability/Veteran – and WVU is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity.