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Clinical Assistant, Associate Professor - Child Division (84745)

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

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Clinical Assistant, Associate Professor - Child Division (84745)

Gainesville, FL
Open Date:
Oct 18, 2021

The University of Florida College of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry is currently recruiting for a Child Psychiatrist (MD) to fill a faculty position in the Child and Adolescent Division. This is a full-time, (1.0 FTE), multi-mission, non-tenure track faculty position. This position will provide outpatient and inpatient services for the department of psychiatry and pediatric collaborative care both in person within a pediatric primary care clinic and with outlying rural practices by distance communication. There is also the opportunity to develop specialty services and programs within the child psychiatry ambulatory environment. In addition, this position will play a key role in teaching students, psychiatry, pediatric residents, and scholarship in promoting the missions of the division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the University of Florida. Rank will be commensurate with qualifications.

The department is seeking a dynamic individual with outstanding clinical skills to provide patient care in General Psychiatry as well as an aptitude for clinical education and teaching. The applicant should possess experience and/or training or other background in pediatric psychiatry and behavioral health including skills in the evaluation of lifespan trajectories, psychiatric and medical comorbidities, and/or the application of clinical knowledge and skills/interventions to address the needs of children with complex medical and psychiatric needs. The successful candidate must be able to work effectively across multi-disciplinary teams and diverse populations.


Applicant must have completed a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.  Applicant must be Board Certified and/or Board Eligible MD  and must have or is able to obtain a State of Florida Medical License.


Faculty in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida are engaged in groundbreaking projects covering a variety of interests through our Centers, labs, and collaborations with other departments. The Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry includes a large outpatient center with various specialty clinics within (including one associated with our Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment), a very active inpatient service, and additional programs such as a pediatric psychiatry collaborative program, school consultation program, and community consultation services. The Department of Psychiatry spans services across adult, addiction, and child/adolescent specializations, including a freestanding psychiatric hospital, a large consult liaison service at the main UF Shands Hospital, the Florida Recovery Center operated by our Addiction Division, and multiple research centers including the Center for Addiction Research & Education and the Center for OCD and Related Disorders (COARD).  UF is also an active site for the NIH-landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study.  Shands Children’s Hospital is ranked the number 1 children’s hospital in the state of Florida in US News and World Report (USNWR) the Department of Pediatrics has national rankings in a number of pediatric specialties by USNWR. 


UF is an active campus in the heart of a growing city.  UF is one of the Top 10 public universities in the nation and one of the largest medical centers in Florida. UF is a leader in the Southeast for innovative, evidence-based treatment programs for a variety of mental health disorders with a strong commitment to the conduct of clinical science. UF College of Medicine is ranked 43rd in the nation by US News and World Report. UF is ranked #19 among public medical schools in the U.S. with $349 million in total research and sponsored program funding and researchers exploring topics across nine research centers and institutes. Why Choose Medicine At UF?


The City of Gainesville holds many distinctions. Located in the northern part of Florida, Gainesville is home to the state’s largest and oldest university (UF), and is one of the state's centers of education, innovation, healthcare, arts & culture, sports, and more. You can find the city routinely listed as one of the best college towns, best places to live, and best places to retire. Known for its preservation of historic buildings and the beauty of its natural surroundings, Gainesville's numerous parks, museums, and lakes provide endless entertainment to thousands of visitors and locals every year. Things to do in Gainesville , Visit Gainesville.

Application Instructions:

Interested applicants should submit the following items as part of the online application: 

  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualification relative to the credentials listed above, including a diversity statement indicating how your previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture.
  • Reference Names/Contact Information (3). The cover letter should include the names and contact information of three individuals who can provide an evaluative appraisal of the applicant’s work, potential in the field, and capacity to be an effective colleague in an academic health sciences center.  References will be requested from the Department should be applicant be considered.
  • Curriculum Vitae

Selected candidate will be required to provide an official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES).

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity institution dedicated to building a broadly diverse and inclusive faculty and staff. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida’s Sunshine Law.

The University of Florida is An Equal Employment Opportunity Institution. If an accommodation due to a disability is needed to apply for this position, please call 352/392-2477 or the Florida Relay System at 800/955-8771 (TDD). Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the US. Searches are conducted in accordance with Florida's Sunshine Law.



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