Black in Gerontology & Geriatrics (BIGG) is an organization that was born to address the systemic inequities found in aging research/teaching/practice by focusing on three primary pillars – community, advocacy, and accountability. Learn of our advertisement rates and share your opportunities with us, info@blackingeron.org 

HBCU Ambassadors Program (HAAP)

Black in Gerontology & Geriatrics and the Gerontological Society of America’s (GSA) HBCU Collaborative Interest Group are pleased to announce that applications are now open for the 2024 HBCU Ambassadors Program (HAAP). 

Please use the link below to submit your application for the HBCU Ambassadors Program (HAAP) by May 31, 2024.  If you have any questions, send them to hbcuaging@gmail.com.

Application Link: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScGcFs46CaQ2X19v__YmH6EvhsG-2sPYh6NW5k2jrcB220VFg/viewform?usp=sf_link 

BIGG/AFAR Travel Award, GSA Pre-Conference 2023

Please use the link below to submit your application for the travel award for the GSA Pre-Conference workshop “Bringing Focus on Minoritized and HBCU-trained Scholars and Practitioners in the Field of Aging Travel Award” by October 10, 2023. Please complete the fields and upload one PDF that includes the following: Statement of interest (500 words or less) and NIH-style biosketch or resume for students. The statement of interest should address what you hope to gain from the workshop. Please send any questions to the BIGG Team at blackingeron@gmail.com .

Application Link: https://amfedaging.wufoo.com/forms/biggafar-travel-award-gsa-preconference-2023/ 


Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine Faculty Position at the University of Washington

Position Description:

The University of Washington (UW) is recruiting for a full-time Assistant or Associate Professor (without tenure due to funding) in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, Department of Medicine. Salary and academic appointment at the University of Washington will be commensurate with experience, qualifications, and academic rank. Patient care will occur at Harborview Medical Center and may include both inpatient and outpatient clinical assignments. Teaching of trainees (medical students, residents, and fellows) will be expected in clinical settings. The successful candidate will have a scholarly interest in Gerontology or Geriatric Medicine.

Assistant Professors without tenure (WOT) are eligible for multi-year appointments and Associate Professors without tenure (WOT) hold indefinite appointments that both align with a 12-month service period (July 1–June 30). Faculty with 12-month service periods are paid for 11 months of service over a 12-month period (July–June), meaning the equivalent of one month is available for paid time off.

Anticipated start date would be April 2024 or thereafter.

University of Washington faculty engage in teaching, research, and service.


The base salary range for this position at the assistant professor rank will be: $15,417–$17,334 per month ($185,004–208,008 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

The base salary range for this position at the associate professor rank will be: $18,000–$1667 per month ($216,000–$236,004 annually) commensurate with experience and qualifications, or as mandated by a U.S. Department of Labor prevailing wage determination.

These ranges are inclusive of base salary provided through the UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan, in addition to base salary provided by the University. Please note that only compensation provided by the University is included in University benefit determinations and calculations. Compensation provided by UW Physicians (UWP) practice plan may provide eligibility for separate benefits offered by that organization.


For practitioners holding an appointment in UW Physicians (UWP), see the link for additional benefits: https://faculty.uwmedicine.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/UWP-Benefits-S….

A summary of benefits associated with this title/rank can be found at https://hr.uw.edu/benefits/benefits-orientation/benefit-summary-pdfs/. Appointees solely employed and paid directly by a non-UW entity are not UW employees and are not eligible for UW or Washington State employee benefits.


Requirements include an MD or DO degree (or foreign equivalent), Board Certification in Internal Medicine, and Board Eligibility or Certification (or foreign equivalent) in Geriatric Medicine. To be

eligible for University sponsorship for an H-1B visa, graduates of foreign (non-U.S.) medical schools must show successful completion of all three steps of the U.S. Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) or equivalent as determined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services.

Application Instructions:

Interested candidates should submit a CV, cover letter that includes a concise description of their training, scholarly activities, and career goals, and a diversity and equity statement that addresses either 1) experiences with diversity efforts in training, professional/military work, previous teaching, and service or 2) potential to foster more equitable healthcare delivery in the Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine inclusion to the Search Committee, University of Washington.

University of Washington is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, genetic information, gender identity or expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status.

Application Link: http://apply.interfolio.com/122172

UMass Boston Gerontology Faculty Position (CLOSED)

UMass Boston Gerontology department is searching to hire a tenure-track assistant professor who does research in the area of aging and health equity.

  • Research agendas should be in the aging and health arena, with topics that include but are not limited to cognitive aging and dementia, healthcare utilization, long-term services and supports, health behaviors, and behavioral health. For more information, visit here

Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University, OH (CLOSED)

Scripps Gerontology Center is currently looking for an Assistant/Associate Director of Strategic Communications and a Senior Research Assistant/Research Associate/Senior Research Associate. For more details and to apply, visit: 

Brain Health Equity Training Programs (CLOSED)

  • The Atlantic Fellows for Equity in Brain Health program are currently recruiting fellows. Interested folks can learn more and access the portal here. This program will be entering its 8th year when the new class starts in 2023. They have trained over 200 Atlantic Fellows from over 40 countries and continue to accompany the Fellows to obtain funding for their work. Applicants come from diverse discipline that includes doctors, neuroscientists, artists, anthropologists, economists, photographers and many more. They are typically early career but with stable positions to return to. Application deadline is October 5.


  • There is a new UCSF-based post doctorate program in Brain Health Equity (flier attached). This program is geared toward US citizen post-doctorates who would benefit from the rich research environment of our memory and aging programs across multiple departments at UCSF. They will also participate as an Atlantic Fellow. However, unlike the 12-month Atlantic fellowship, they can provide up to 3 years of support for those in the post-doctorate program (T32 funded). They have two post-doctorates starting this year and are recruiting for the summer/fall of 2023. Interested applicants should email Valcour@ucsf.edudirectly.

Travel Awards for Advanced Students/Early Career Researchers  (CLOSED)

“Pathways to Equity-Based Aging Research and Practice”

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 02, 2022 Indianapolis, Indiana

The pre-conference workshop will convene advanced students and early career researchers, practitioners, and advocates interested in addressing epistemic harm that can be perpetuated through research and practice. Participants will broaden their perspectives on new and emerging trends in equity-based research and practice, which will highlight how addressing these trends can assist in recalibrating their research programs and clinical practice. 

The workshop, Pathways to Equity-Based Aging Research and Practice,” will be held on November 02, 2022, from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm, in Indianapolis, Indiana. This interactive workshop will include small group sessions with diverse speakers who will share their experiences with incorporating an equity lens in their research design and clinical practice, working with community stakeholders, non-harmful reporting of research findings, and grant mechanisms that have been successful in furthering their research careers. In addition, the workshop will foster networking and build connections among participants and panelists. 

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