Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Jun 16, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Division Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

College/School/Unit: Dell Medical School
Department: Psychiatry
Posted: Nov 30, 2020
Apply By: Open until filled


The Department of Psychiatry at the Dell Medical School (DMS) at The University of Texas at Austin, along with its clinical partner Dell Children's Medical Center, a part of the Ascension Seton Healthcare Family, is seeking a mid-career child and adolescent psychiatrist with a strong record in translational research to provide executive and strategic leadership as the Chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The Child and Adolescent Division has more than doubled in size over the past two years. In partnership with clinical, educational and research leaders in the Department of Psychiatry and at Dell Children's Medical Center, the Division Chief will develop and foster a vision for the Division for the years to come, with a strong focus on providing leadership and direction to the Division's research endeavors. The Division Chief is charged with building statewide and national relationships for our Department and for our partners at Dell Children's Medical Center.

DMS, the first new medical school to be built at a tier one research university in nearly 50 years, welcomed its inaugural class in 2016. The school is committed to redesigning academic medicine and revolutionizing how people get and stay healthy, by educating leaders, developing new models of care, advancing innovation from health products to health care delivery, and partnering closely with community and regional stakeholders to serve the community's underserved population. It is now home to the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences, established by a $50 million gift from the Mulva Family Foundation, and part of a collaborative network of departments, centers, and institutes on the adjacent University of Texas campus.

Del Children's Medical Center (DCMC) is a 248-bed, Pediatric Level I Trauma Center; one of only five in all of Texas. It is one of an elite group of children's hospitals that offer the highest level of care available to children who have been victims of trauma. The DCMC network encompasses the most pediatric specialists and specialty programs in our region.

Austin, the capital of Texas and 11th most populous city in the United States, is universally recognized as a vibrant, entrepreneurial, and socially conscious city. Its live music scene, international festivals such as South by Southwest (SXSW), and outdoor amenities have made it among the fastest growing large cities in the nation.

Specific job responsibilities will include:
  • In partnership with the chief executive officer of Dell Children's Medical Center, provide executive and strategic leadership to the joint program of the Department and the Medical Center, including active involvement on its steering committee to monitor fiscal and clinical performance
  • Collaborate with the Medical Director for Pediatric Mental Health in the Department's activities with the Medical Center for design, development, implementation and assessment of value-based clinical care models in key disease areas in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Create, pursue financing for, and lead academic and research initiatives in child and adolescent psychiatry, with a focus on translational research
  • Provide executive support to, and organizational advocacy for, the Associate Chair for Education and the child and adolescent psychiatry program director to foster initiatives within our child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program to create a world class training program
  • Foster medical education and research in all clinical programs, assuring engagement of all faculty in these efforts
  • Foster collaborative relationships with other community providers of child and adolescent mental health services that allow a system-of-care in the community that embraces high-quality clinical care, education, and translational research
  • Foster collaborative relationships with other academic divisions of child and adolescent psychiatry across the state of Texas to allow for robust research and clinical programs
  • Represent the Department in key clinical decision-making bodies within the Dell Medical School and its partners, as assigned by the Chair
  • Lead in the recruitment and retention of physicians and staff


  • MD/DO or equivalent Medical Degree from an accredited medical school
  • Current board certification in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Eligible for faculty appointment at UT Austin as an associate or full professor
  • Eligible for appointment to the medical staff at Seton Healthcare
  • Strong record in research, education and service
  • Research experience includes substantial and sustained research funding
  • Demonstrable experience in collaborative relationships with strong healthcare organizations, and especially in engaging those organizations in research
  • Demonstrable experience in collaborative problem-solving with academic colleagues in clinical, educational and research spheres

Application Instructions

Applicants should send curriculum vitae and a statement of professional interests to:

Charles B. Nemeroff, M.D., PhD

Matthew P. Nemeroff Professor and Chair

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Dell Medical School at the University of Texas at Austin

Health Discovery Building, Suite 4.112

1701 Trinity Street

Austin, Texas 78712


Attention: Alicia L. Gacharna

e-mail: Alicia.gacharna@austin.utexas.edu

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To apply, visit https://faculty.utexas.edu/career/67423


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