Vice Chair of Research in Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences

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Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-01-07
Req: R0000393
The University of Virginia, School of Medicine seeks a Vice Chair of Research to oversee research operations in the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences. The main responsibilities of this position include:

1. Maintain a highly productive research operation with a national and international reputation.
2. Assist the Chair of the Psychiatry Department in developing/recruiting/retaining high potential research faculty.
3. Provide guidance and mentorship to junior faculty members in defining and developing their research projects and directions (e.g. K award).
4. Support and expand resident, fellow, graduate student, medical student and undergraduate involvement in research, presentations, and publications. Potential for development of a training grant for resident/fellow research.
5. Compete successfully for external funding in order to maintain a well-rounded research portfolio with the majority of funding attributable to NIH grants.
6. Provide oversite, guidance and annual evaluations to senior level researchers.
7. Have regular meetings with the research administrator for financial updates on all research portfolios within the Department. And to make recommendations to the Chair for corrective actions needed to keep the research operation viable and solvent.

General Faculty Members whose primary responsibilities include teaching, research, professional practice, or clinical service without encompassing the full scope of responsibilities expected from tenure-track faculty positions (e.g., an academic general faculty member could have primary responsibilities for research with minimal or no responsibility for classroom instruction, or have primary responsibilities for teaching and/or clinical practice without research obligations).

Salary, rank, and tenure status are contingent upon candidate qualifications. The rank and tenure status awarded will be based on qualifications in alignment with the School of Medicine's promotion and tenure policy: If hired as tenure ineligible, this position may be eligible to convert to tenure-track at an appropriate time in the future, consistent with SOM Promotion and Tenure guidelines and candidate qualifications.

Please attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to your application.

This position is open until filled. For more information about the position, please contact Anita Clayton, via email [email protected]

  • Teaching - Teaching encompasses all activities that directly facilitate student learning, including the contact hours spent in the classroom, office hours, class preparation, grading, answering student email, student advising, evaluating and making available course materials, facilitating e-learning and related duties.
  • Research - The research component of an assistant professor position normally includes scholarly publication, attending academic conferences and obtaining grants. More senior scholars often take leadership roles in scholarly associations and act as editors, board members and referees for grant-giving organizations, academic presses and scholarly journals.
  • Service - University service involves membership in departmental, college-level and university committees, attending departmental meetings, student recruitment and processing routine paperwork such as filling out reports, answering email, participating in surveys and voting in university elections.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.


Education: M.D. degree or equivalent

Experience: Five years of experience conducting research in serious mental illness is required.

Licensure: Must have and be currently boarded in general psychiatry


This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require walking some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician’s Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 2/26/2019
Application Due: 4/27/2019
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