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Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

University of Utah Spencer F. Eccles School of Medicine
Salt Lake City, Utah
Commensurate with experience.
Posted Date
Sep 27, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Social & Behavioral Sciences, Psychology
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time
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Academic Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Division of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health

Department of Pediatrics, University of Utah School of Medicine

The Division of Pediatric Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the University of Utah, Department of Pediatrics and Primary Children’s Hospital are looking for outstanding Child and Adolescent Psychiatrists to join our growing faculty. We are looking for physicians passionate about pediatric mental health to care for youth in inpatient, crisis, intensive outpatient, and outpatient clinic settings. We are a growing group and plan to not only continue to provide services in the Salt Lake City, UT area but also in the new Primary Children’s Hospital in Lehi, Utah and in Ogden, Utah. With our expansion, we will be providing opportunities for leadership as well. We are looking for psychiatrists interested in working in multi-disciplinary teams to provide clinical care, educate future health care providers, conduct research, and engage in advocacy.

Qualified candidates must be Board Eligible/Board Certified in both General Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  The selected candidate will receive a faculty appointment in the Department of Pediatrics on the Clinical or Tenure track at the academic level commensurate with experience and qualifications. 

The Department and University offers a competitive salary and an unmatched benefits program, including non-contributory retirement contributions of 20.2% of annual salary that vest immediately. The Department offers a faculty development and mentoring program designed to help faculty succeed in translational or basic research.

Salt Lake City offers an incredible quality of life with a growing economy, rich cultural scene with ballet, theatre, symphony, opera and museums, outstanding restaurants, and a moderate cost of living. The city is a well-known ski destination and a gateway to the state’s renowned landscapes. In addition to its 14 ski resorts, Utah boasts five scenic 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, a picturesque Lake Powell, and numerous other outdoor activities. 

Interested individuals can apply for the position at: Cover letter and curriculum vitae are required.  For additional information about the position, please contact:  Lisa Giles, M.D., Professor and Interim Division Chief, 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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