Associate Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry - Dell Medical School - The University of Texas at Austin
Location: Austin, Texas
Open: Aug 4, 2017
The Dell Medical School of The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an exceptional leader to serve as the inaugural Associate Chair of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in the Department of Psychiatry. The Dell Medical School has an explicit aim to create a vital, inclusive health ecosystem. As part of that vision, each department is developing strong clinical, educational and research programs, including health services research. The Associate Chair therefore will be an integral part of helping to build the psychiatry department into a nationally-recognized model for innovative research, education, and value-based care delivery. This rare opportunity seeks an individual with the skill set and opportunity to realize the vast and versatile resources available within the University of Texas community to affect meaningful change to child/adolescent mental health care access and delivery, treatment of psychiatric disorders and neuroscience advances to make these goals a reality. This position will report to the Founding Chair of the Department of Psychiatry, Stephen M. Strakowski, MD.
The Dell Medical School just matriculated its second class of 50 students in July of 2017. As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation's leading research universities, the Dell Medical School is pursuing innovation in the redesign of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education. It is the fifth medical school in the UT System and the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has been made to enable the development and success of the Dell Medical School. The School is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care.
Specific job responsibilities will include:
- Crafting a strategic plan for the department's child and adolescent psychiatry clinical services, education, and research based on the clinical priorities of the Department and its affiliates, as well as building on the existing areas of strength within the myriad of outstanding programs at The University of Texas;
- Developing a sustainable child/adolescent research infrastructure for the Department, in conjunction with the Department Chair;
- Overseeing the Department's initiatives in child/adolescent psychiatry education, in association with the Department's Associate Chair of Education.
- Leading the design, implementation and iteration of value-based clinical care models in child/adolescent psychiatry, in association with the Associate Chair of Clinical Integration and Services;
- Developing a research program in the candidate's area of interest that fits within Departmental goals and missions;
- Representing the Department in key decision-making bodies within the Dell Medical School and with care partners, as assigned by the Chair;
- Collaborating with Associate Chairs in the Department of Pediatrics, the Department of Neurology, and other Dell Medical School Departments on cross-cutting clinical, education and research initiatives;
- Collaborating with other schools at the University of Texas at Austin and across the University of Texas system to generate multidisciplinary and inter-professional value-based care opportunities;
- Serving on the Department's strategic leadership team.
- MD from an accredited university;
- Current certification by ABPN in child and adolescent psychiatry;
- Eligible for appointment as associate professor or professor at the University of Texas;
- Record of leadership and achievement in academic child/adolescent psychiatry, preferably including work within a children's hospital;
- Participation in funded research.
- Sustained record of academic accomplishment;
- Record of funding for innovative research, especially its integration and translation into clinical practice;
- Strong cross-specialty and across-campus collaboration skills.
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.