Associate Professor / Professor in Psychiatry

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Job Title:

Associate Professor / Professor in Psychiatry

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Tenure Track Status:

Non-Tenure Track

Required Education:

M.D. degree or equivalent

Required Related Experience:

Completion of residency in Psychiatry

Knowledge of psychiatric practices in a variety of clinical, teaching, and research environments, as well as a demonstrated ability in teaching students at all levels in an academic environment. Experience in serving as a division director or in a leadership role is essential for this position.

Required License/Registration/Certification:

Board certification in Adult and Child Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Current licensure, or eligibility to obtain licensure, to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky.

Current DEA-x license/buprenorphine waiver or eligibility to obtain the waiver immediately upon employment

Job Summary:

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College Of Medicine is seeking a residency-trained, board certified Associate Professor or Professor to serve as the Director for the Child & Adolescent Division. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in clinical care as well as teaching, administration, and professional development. Required experience includes previous experience in providing psychiatric services to children and adolescents, as well as experience in teaching medical students, residents, and other health professionals.

This position will be instrumental to expand outpatient physician coverage for the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric conditions as well as the diagnosis and treatment of adolescent patients with substance use disorders. In addition, this position will assist in providing on-call coverage of the inpatient Child & Adolescent service. This position will serve as the Director of the Child & Adolescent Division and will be responsible for managing all clinical, educational and research activities of faculty and staff within the Division in collaboration with other leadership in the Department of Psychiatry and other departments across UK Healthcare, the UK College of Medicine and other departments and organizations. Reporting directly to the Chair, this Division Director role will provide leadership in the areas of outpatient access to clinical care, research projects and related deliverables and education to residents and medical students in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine strives to provide the highest level of patient care, innovative educational programs, active research in mental illness and advocacy throughout the state of Kentucky and beyond. These pursuits have helped the department win the American College of Psychiatrists’ Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education not once, but twice.

To apply, please submit a CV and cover letter along with application. Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Demonstrated ability to relate and communicate with internal and external faculty, staff, and other clients of the department.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Previous experience in providing psychiatric services to children and adolescents in an academic medical center setting. Previous experience as a clinician educator and as a clinical leader/supervisor is preferred.

Open Until Filled:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time