Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine of the University of Pennsylvania seeks outstanding candidates for appointment as Associate Professor or Full Professor on the non-tenure clinician-educator or tenure track, to serve as Medical Chief of the Division of Integrated Psychiatry, Psychology and Behavioral Health. In partnership with the Division Chief of Academic Affairs, the next Division Chief will co-lead one of the largest and successful hospital-based child and adolescent psychiatry programs in the nation. Applicants must have outstanding qualifications in clinical care, education, and research. Applicants must have an M.D or equivalent degree and be board certified in Adult and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry; board certification in Pediatrics is desired, but not required.
The Division of Integrated Psychiatry, Psychology and Behavioral Health is a rapidly growing division that includes over 120 psychiatry and psychology faculty, mental health professionals (social work, BCBA, nursing), and administrators. The Division is responsible for a robust and broad range of clinical services across multiple hospital campuses and regional specialty care centers; this includes inpatient services (Consultation/Liaison Service, Medical Behavioral Unit, Cedar Avenue Inpatient Child and Adolescent Units, Integrated Pediatric Psychology, Neuropsychology), emergency services (University City, Cedar Avenue, King of Prussia Hospital), and outpatient services (Integrated Pediatric Psychology, Neuropsychology, Early Childhood, Pediatric Health and Behavior Program).
The Division Chief will lead the division collaboratively with the Division Chief for Academic Affairs, and in partnership with section chiefs, medical and clinical directors. The successful candidate must demonstrate the ability to collaborate and partner effectively with psychiatry and psychology faculty, and multidisciplinary clinicians.
Educational responsibilities may include teaching medical students, residents, and fellows in psychiatry, psychology, social work, and nursing. Training and educating the next generation of child mental health professionals and leaders is a priority for the Division.
Research or scholarship responsibilities may include child, adolescent, and young adult health research. The next Division Chief will co-lead a large group of investigators focused on promoting the development, identification, dissemination, and implementation of best practices and effective health policies to reduce health disparities and improve the health and well-being of children, adolescents, and their families. The department has a strong track record of extramural federal funding in basic science, translational and clinical research, implementation science, and community participator research, as well as quality improvement initiatives, with the common goal of reducing health disparities and addressing health equity.
The Division Chief reports to the Chair of the Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and works closely with the other Division Chiefs, Associate Chairs, and Administrative Leaders. The Division Chief will, in partnership with the Division Chief for Academic Affairs, oversee the clinical, research, and educational activities of the Division, lead recruiting efforts in the Division, ensure career mentoring for all faculty and fellows in the Division, and advance the strategic initiatives of the department.
We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia are EOEs. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.