ACADEMIC DEPARTMENT CHAIR OF PSYCHIATRY AND MEDICAL DIRECTOR OF CENTER FOR BEHAVIORAL MEDICINE
The Missouri Department of Mental Health (DMH) and the School of Medicine at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (SOM) has initiated a national search for the next Chair of the Department of Psychiatry. The Chair position includes responsibilities as Medical Director for the Center for Behavioral Medicine, a 65 bed DMH inpatient facility and a 68 bed residential program in Kansas City.
The successful applicant will oversee and provide leadership for all academic, clinical and research activities of the department, reporting directly to the Dean. There are currently over 40 full-time faculty members and 24 trainees in a general psychiatry residency program. Minimum qualifications are board certification in psychiatry and a distinguished record of clinical excellence, teaching and scholarly activity. We are seeking a Chair who has strong leadership skills in an academic setting and experience in research administration and program development.
Faculty members are employed by a number of health care organizations in the metro area, but report directly to the Chair regarding their academic appointment and service to the Department and the School of Medicine. The ability to work collaboratively with community partners in fulfilling the clinical, teaching and research missions of the department and expanding opportunities for these activities will be a crucial skill.
The Center for Behavioral Medicine serves a diverse population and maintains partnerships with a wide array of provider systems in the community. The Medical Director provides leadership in fostering these important clinical and academic linkages.
UMKC is an equal access, equal opportunity, affirmative action employer that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Interested parties should combine all application materials (personal letter of interest with accompanying curriculum vitae and a list of references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document; upload as an attachment in the UMKC career opportunities application at: http://www.umkc.edu/hr/career-opportunities/job-posting-search-academic.aspx