Recently, gas-lubricated bearings have drawn enormous attention for clean energy conversion/process systems such as fuel cells, micro-gas-turbines, gas compressors, etc. Among many different types of gas bearings, tilting pad gas bearings have many attractive features such as high rotor-bearing stability and less severe thermal issues (due to multipad configurations) than foil gas bearings. However, extension of the application of the tilting pad gas bearings to flexible rotors and harsh environments with external vibrations/impacts poses significant design challenges. The design problem addressed in this paper is the vibration damper to be integrated with the flexure pivot tilting pad gas bearing (FPTPGB) with and without pad radial compliance. Linear and nonlinear dynamic models of the FPTPGB with vibration damper were developed, and rotordynamic performance was evaluated to prescribe design guidelines for the selection of bearing shell mass and damper properties. Direct numerical integration (time-domain orbit simulations) and linear analyses were employed to predict rotordynamic responses and other interesting behaviors relevant of rotor-bearing systems with the vibration damper. Rotor-bearing systems showed better performance with larger damper stiffness for both with and without radial compliance. However, bearing shell mass showed different tendencies; lower bearing shell mass was shown to be ideal for bearings with radial compliance, while the opposite trend was observed for bearings without radial compliance. Although increasing the degrees of freedom of the system by allowing the bearing shell to move introduces additional natural frequencies, careful design considerations could allow the placement of the natural frequencies outside of the operating range.