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Division Chief of Pediatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah
Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Sep 13, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pediatrics
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Division Chief of Pediatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine


The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine has initiated a nationwide search for an innovative academic child and adolescent psychiatrist to lead the Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, a well-established division within the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah School of Medicine. The Chief also serves as the Medical Director of Intermountain Healthcare’s Pediatric Behavioral Health Service Line, overseeing pediatric behavioral health services at several Primary Children’s Hospital locations and McKay Dee Hospital Behavioral Health Unit. This includes crisis stabilization programs, consult liaison and med psych programs, intensive day programs, and outpatient clinics at Intermountain Healthcare.

The Division Chief directs and supports the activities of a growing and thriving group of physicians, psychologists, advanced practice providers, and other members of a broad team whose mission is to advance the mental health knowledge, training, and clinical care of pediatric patients and their families. The Division Chief will ensure a high level of collegiality, cooperation, and communication among their faculty and staff. They will be personally responsible for promoting and maintaining excellence and integrity in patient care and research while continuing to enhance the quality of training in child and adolescent psychiatry and pediatrics, preparing trainees to work effectively as part of an integrated system of care.

The Division Chief will actively participate in the strategic planning process of both the Department of Pediatrics and Intermountain Healthcare, and will be responsible for defining and executing the strategy to fulfill the Division’s clinical activities, research activities, education, advocacy, administration, faculty development and recruitment. This includes, but is not limited to, coordination and leadership of the overall academic agenda and health services, assuring the quality of the intellectual and clinical missions, and monitoring the fiscal health of the Division in coordination with the Chair of the Department of Pediatrics and the Associate Chair for Administration and Finance.

The successful candidate will be Board Certified in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. The candidate will be an accomplished academician recognized in the field of child and adolescent psychiatry who demonstrates the ability to lead a large and complex pediatric division within a large department at a major public university which operates within the children’s services of a large, integrated healthcare delivery system. The selected candidate must meet the requirements for appointment as Associate Professor or Professor on the Clinical or Tenure Track

The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Utah offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-matching retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. Salt Lake City offers an outstanding quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, excellent restaurants, and stimulating nightlife. The Salt Lake International Airport is a hub for a major airline and has direct flights to most North American cities and daily direct flights to multiple European cities. The city is a ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned red rock landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five national parks (with five more within a day’s drive), a variety of golf courses allowing for year-round play, hundreds of miles of hiking and biking trails, and numerous other outdoor activities.

Interested individuals can apply for the position at: Cover letter and curriculum vitae will be required. For additional information about the position, please contact Ashly Buhler, Assistant to the Search Committee Chair, at:


The University of Utah Health (U of U Health) is a patient focused center distinguished by collaboration, excellence, leadership, and respect. The U of U Health values candidates who are committed to fostering and furthering the culture of compassion, collaboration, innovation, accountability, diversity, integrity, quality, and trust that is integral to our mission.

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students, staff, faculty and patients from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education, employment opportunities, and quality healthcare for historically underrepresented groups.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

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