Chair - Psychiatry

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University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Chair - Psychiatry

The University of Colorado School of Medicine invites nominations and applications for Chair of the Department of Psychiatry.

The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, one of four campuses in the University of Colorado System, is the major academic medical center in the Rocky Mountain region. The Anschutz Medical Campus is home to the University of Colorado Hospital, Children's Hospital Colorado and a new Veterans Affairs Hospital scheduled to open in 2018, making it one of the largest and most comprehensive biomedical research and clinical care centers in the western United States. With world-class health sciences research, educational and clinical facilities, the CU School of Medicine has established distinctive and highly productive programs, receiving research awards of more than $350 million per year, including more than $200 million from National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies. The School's total annual clinical and research revenue exceeds $1.2 billion per year.

The CU Department of Psychiatry has 198 faculty with primary appointments located on the Anschutz Medical Campus and its affiliates and 373 clinical faculty, a highly respected clinical program with six clinical sites and more than 1 million outpatient visits per year, a vibrant research program with more than $11.2 million in NIH funding and competitive residency and fellowship training programs. The Department of Psychiatry has a full complement of clinical, educational and research programs, including clinical services for student mental health, outpatient psychiatry, residential, consultation/liaison, and inpatient services at Denver Health, a hospital affiliated with the School of Medicine. The department is developing a campus-wide integrated service line for all medical services. In education, the department has major responsibilities for the education of medical students, has 45 psychiatry residents in training, offers master's-level and doctoral-level psychology training and has 17 fellows in five fellowship programs. The Department of Psychiatry has one of the strongest research portfolios in the nation, with mature programs in behavioral immunology and endocrinology, developmental psychobiology, substance use, schizophrenia, and brain imaging. Other research fields are developing.

The Chair of the Department of Psychiatry reports to the Dean of the School of Medicine and serves on the School of Medicine Executive Committee. The Chair will have significant leadership experience in an academic medical environment, with responsibility for strategic development of all aspects of the Department including sustaining and enhancing superior educational programs, overseeing growth in research programs and leading successful clinical programs. The Chair will be responsible for establishing and maintaining collaborative relationships with campus and affiliate partners; will enhance diversity among the faculty, trainees and staff in the Department; enhance excellence in the Department's educational programs; and assure transparency in the Department's administration, management, budgetary planning and implementation.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Define the mission and establish the strategic direction for the Department, in collaboration with the leadership of the University of Colorado School of Medicine and its affiliates.
  • Ensure that the necessary financial and human resources are available to support the clinical, educational and research missions of the University.
  • Assure that excellent education and advanced training is delivered to medical students, graduate students, Psychiatry residents and postdoctoral fellows, as well as other learners as indicated.
  • Define and lead strategy that expands and strengthens the Department's research portfolio, provides for deliberate investment into research activities and priorities, and supports principal investigators, research teams, and other faculty in efforts to secure extramural funding. This includes research in the neurosciences, developmental neurobiology, addictions, infant development, child and adolescent psychiatry, behavioral immunology, brain imaging, schizophrenia, depression, transcultural psychiatry, public psychiatry, and other fields as deemed appropriate.
  • Supervise, prepare, implement and monitor the Department budget, which encompasses all funding sources, managing financial assets and ensuring compliance with grant, legislative and institutional guidelines. Work effectively to manage available resources.
  • Recruit, hire, develop and retain outstanding and diverse faculty. Ensure an atmosphere of support, inclusion and equity.
  • Ensure compliance with highest standards of professional conduct throughout the Department.

Critical Competencies for Success

Leadership: The successful candidate must possess the leadership skills necessary to take a strong department to a higher level of academic accomplishment with operational excellence creating a world-class academic department committed to an environment of diversity, inclusion and equity. The successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • A clear vision for building excellence in all aspects of the academic mission;
  • An understanding of the current trends in Psychiatry and the implications for a successful academic and clinical department; and
  • The ability to manage programs and lead people effectively.

Relationship Building: The successful candidate must be able to build constructive relationships with others at the School of Medicine, other professional schools, hospitals and other affiliated programs. The successful candidate will demonstrate:

  • An ability to collaborate with constituencies in multiple organizations;
  • Success at developing cohesiveness among high-achieving individuals and groups in a diverse department; and
  • Responsibility for establishing and maintaining an environment that ensures mutual achievement.

Mentorship: The successful candidate will possess a track record of success in mentoring trainees and faculty. The successful candidate will demonstrate:
  • Active participation in medical, graduate student and postdoctoral education;
  • A strong track record of faculty and department-wide programmatic development;
  • A history of successful mentorship; and
  • An outstanding ability to identify, recruit and retain superior faculty members.

Other Personal Characteristics:
  • The highest integrity and personal ethics.
  • A commitment to community service.
  • Outstanding writing and speaking skills.
  • Strong organization and process-management abilities.


Minimum Requirements:

Board certification in Psychiatry with a record of professional accomplishments on a national and international scale, with a strong focus on clinical and research success, meeting the requirements for a faculty appointment at the Professor level.

Salary and Benefits:

The hiring salary for this position is negotiable and commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at (FOR BENEFITS ELIGIBLE POSITIONS ONLY)

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students and visitors. To assist in achieving that goal, we conduct background investigations for all prospective employees.

The University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse student body, faculty and administrative staff. The university strives to promote a culture of inclusiveness, respect, communication and understanding. We encourage applications from women, ethnic minorities, persons with disabilities and all veterans. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.

The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work. Alternative formats of this ad are available upon request for persons with disabilities.

Special Instructions to Applicants:First consideration will be given to applications received by February 20, 2017. Questions regarding the search may be directed to [email protected]

Reference checks are a standard step in our hiring process. You may be asked to provide contact information, including e-mail addresses, for up to 3 references if you are referred to the Hiring Authority for an interview. We will notify you prior to contacting both on and off-list references.

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 08307 When applying, applicants must include: A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications. A current Resume/CV. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document. Please be advised that the University does check references as part of the employment process. Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20278 - SOM-PSYCH General Operations

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jan 31, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Carolyn Goble

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00641397





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Posted: 6/21/2018
Application Due: 8/20/2018
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