Assistant/Associate Professor, Dept of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Clinical Track
Requisition Number: 0811628
Position Summary: Assistant or Associate Professor, non-tenure earning clinical track position. Academic responsibilities include teaching family medicine residents and medical students, patient care and scholarly activity, and focusing on general adult psychiatry(forensic and geriatric and inpatient focus possible).
Minimum Preferred Qualifications: The Department of Behavioral Health and Psychiatry in the College of Community Health Sciences at the University of Alabama (UA) is excited to announce the availability an assistant or associate professor faculty position for full time non tenure earning clinical track. Candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in General Psychiatry, meet requirements for an academic appointment at UA, and be eligible for licensure in the state of Alabama. Faculty are responsible for teaching medical students and residents in clinical training, engaging in scholarly activity, providing direct patient care, and administrative tasks typical for a faculty appointment. The College was established at The University of Alabama in 1972 in response to the Alabama Legislature's mandate to solve the critical need for health care in rural Alabama. Since that time, the College has graduated 449 Family Medicine residents and has educated over 800 clinical-years medical students. Today, in addition to undergraduate and graduate medical education (a large Family Medicine residency and several fellowships) , the College also includes the University Medical Center, the Rural Health Leaders Pipeline, graduate level training, and the Institute for Rural Health Research. The College is dedicated to improving and promoting the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; the provision of high quality, accessible health care services; and scholarship. This position will help the College to foster educational programs that prepare learners in population health principles, and scholarship in medical education and in relevant and innovative community;based participatory research that influences population health and supports partnering to address community health problems. The College also serves as a branch campus for the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and trains seventy third and fourth year medical students as part of its mission. Tuscaloosa, with a population of approximately 100,000, is located in west central Alabama. As the home of The University of Alabama, the 35,000 student flagship campus of the UA System, it offers exceptional educational, cultural, sports and recreational opportunities. Located one hour from Birmingham, three hours from Atlanta, and five hours from the gulf coast, UA is a comprehensive research institution, which offers a wide variety of opportunities for faculty and their families. Requirements for Applicants M.D. or D.O. and Board eligible/Board Certified in General Psychiatry required. Candidates must meet Alabama medical licensure requirements and complete licensure within the state prior to start date. Preference to candidates with experience in Adult Psychiatry, forensic, geriatric, inpatient and electroconvulsive therapies. A track record of scholarship, focusing on learning and teaching in a health professions or medical school environment would be desirable. Successful candidates will display a collaborative and entrepreneurial spirit, a desire to work in multidisciplinary and inter-professional teams and have excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English. J-1 visa holders are eligible to apply Academic appointment and salary will be commensurate with experience. For more information, visit our website http://cchs.ua.edu/ and contact Thaddeus Ulzen, MD, Professor, Chair of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs at [email protected] or 205-348-1325. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications must be submitted online at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu. To the application, attach a letter of interest, a CV, and three references with whom you have worked.
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