Assistant/Associate Professor in Pediatric Inpatient
The Department of
at the University of Florida (UF), College of
Medicine in Gainesville, Florida is seeking an
Assistant/Associate/Full Professor in Pediatric Inpatient
Psychiatry. The position is a 12-month, full-time (1.0 FTE),
non-tenured multi-mission track faculty position, involving 60 %
time in pediatric psychiatry inpatient services and 40 % in either
outpatient services or in pediatric consultation liaison services.
The position is expected to address clinical and teaching needs as
well as opportunity for scholarly activity. The role of medical
director of pediatric inpatient services can also be combined with
this role, commensurate with experience.
The department is seeking a dynamic individual with demonstrated
potential for leadership of a service which includes a busy 15 bed
inpatient unit within a freestanding psychiatric hospital. It also
involves developing strong collaborative ties across pediatric
medical and psychiatric services. The applicant should possess
experience and/or training or other background in pediatric
psychiatry and behavioral health including skills in the evaluation
and treatment of acute psychiatric illness, lifespan trajectories,
psychiatric and medical comorbidities, and/or the application of
clinical knowledge and skills/interventions to address the needs of
children with complex psychiatric needs. The successful candidate
must be able to work effectively with across medical specialties
(general psychiatry and pediatric specialists), work with
multi-disciplinary teams, and diverse populations. This also
includes close coordination and collaboration with our adult
psychiatry inpatient and consult liaison services at UF Shands
Vista and UF Shands Hospital.
Faculty in the Department are engaged in UF and national
collaborations that afford rich opportunities for career
development. The Departments of Psychiatry offers extensive
opportunities for clinical research/ scholarly collaborations.
There is also opportunity for program development involving
impatient and outpatient psychiatric specialty. As a faculty member
in the College of Medicine, the candidate will also contribute to
its educational mission by participating in graduate and
undergraduate medical education, particularly the teaching of child
and adolescent psychiatry fellows and general psychiatry residents
during their pediatric psychiatry inpatient rotations, and seminar
teaching for our fellowship. Finally, the successful candidate must
be willing to engage in service at the level of the department,
college, and larger profession and demonstrate a strong commitment
to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with education and
Eligible applicants require an M.D. or equivalent degree, with
completion of psychiatry and child/adolescent psychiatry fellowship
that has included rotations in pediatric psychiatry inpatient
experience. Board certification or eligibility in child/ adolescent
psychiatry is required. Previous pediatric psychiatry inpatient
experience as an attending is desirable but not necessary.
Documented evidence of scholarly activity or interests are
desirable. Evidence of effective mentoring and collegial
interactions with clinical colleagues will also be important
ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA (UF), COLLEGE OF
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 UF
Shands Vista (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
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.
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
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
- Curriculum Vitae
- 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.
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
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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