Executive Director for the Garrison Institute on Aging


Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC)


Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A.


Interested individuals should apply online here. A recent copy of your full curriculum vitae containing the names and addresses (including email address) of three individuals who will agree to act as references on your behalf, should be attached to the electronic application.

Screening will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate is selected. Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and actively seeks applications from women, qualified minorities and protected groups.

Questions regarding the position can be directed to:

Douglas M. Stocco
Chair, GIA Executive Director Search Committee Professor and Interim Chair, Cell Biology and Biochemistry Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Lubbock, Texas 79430.
Phone: 806-743-2505.


The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) seeks an outstanding individual for the position of executive director of the Garrison Institute on Aging (GIA).

In 1999, TTUHSC leadership identified aging as a strategic priority for the 21st century. The Board of Regents approved the establishment of the Institute for Healthy Aging, which was renamed the Garrison Institute on Aging in February 2005, in honor of longtime donors Mildred and Shirley L. Garrison. The institute is the keystone of TTUHSC’s initiative to help seniors successfully approach and extend the years of quality life. It is a unique organization whose mission is to promote healthy aging through cutting-edge research in Alzheimer's disease and other diseases of aging, and through innovative educational and community outreach programs that target students, health care professionals, and the public.


The successful candidate is expected to have excellent scientific credentials, must have a track record of past and current National Institutes of Health or other national funding success, a substantial publication record, and qualify for an academic appointment at the level of full professor. While preference will be given to individuals performing research in Alzheimer’s disease and aging, all areas of research impacting neuroscience will be carefully considered and individuals in other areas of neurological investigation are strongly encouraged to apply. He or she will be expected to provide scientific oversight of existing molecular and behavioral research programs and provide a vision for continued scientific growth and fiscal expansion of the research enterprise. The GIA has, since its inception, experienced considerable growth and is a vibrant organization with tremendous potential for further growth. The institute is fiscally sound and the candidate, depending upon qualifications, may be eligible for the $2 million Mildred and Shirley Garrison Endowed Chair in Aging. In addition, the executive director will be responsible for overall management of the institute’s educational and outreach divisions and promote interprofessional collaboration among the TTUHSC schools of medicine, pharmacy, nursing, allied health sciences, and the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

TTUHSC, located in Lubbock, Texas, is dedicated to education, patient care and research, and has made a significant impact on health care in West Texas and beyond for more than 35 years. TTUHSC is dedicated to building a top-ranked research environment with significant studies underway in the areas of aging, cancer, reproductive function, membrane proteins, and rural health. Lubbock is a city of more than 230,000 residents on the South Plains of the Texas Panhandle and has a semi-arid climate with cool nights, warm days, and low humidity. The region has a diverse economy with strong influence from agriculture, health care, and higher education. Lubbock is also home to Texas Tech University, providing entertainment opportunities in collegiate athletics and the performing arts.