Chief and Clinical Associate/Full Professor

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Work type: Non-Tenure-Track Faculty
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Allied Health
Department:29120000 - MD-PSYCHIATRY

Classification Title:

Chief and Clinical Associate/Full Professor

Job Description:

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine is currently recruiting for a Psychiatrist to serve as Chief of UF Shands Psychiatric Services at Shands Hospital. This is a full-time (1.0 FTE), non-tenure track faculty position.

The successful candidate is team-oriented and will lead, coordinate and provide psychiatric services across a continuum of care including the UF Health psychiatric consult-liaison service and the emergency rooms. The Chief of UF Shands Psychiatric Services will lead the adult, pediatric, and addiction consultation-liaison services, as well as helping to coordinate services between the medical/surgical inpatient hospitals and emergency departments and the Shands Psychiatric Hospital. This position also serves an important teaching role in the education of medical students, house staff, fellows, and other medical professionals, and in promoting the clinical and educational mission of the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Florida.

Expected Salary:

Salary commensurate with education and experience.


Eligible applicants must be Board Certified M.D. or equivalent, in Psychiatry, and able to obtain a Florida Medical License.  The successful applicant should possess a demonstrated record of clinical excellence, leadership experience, teaching and scholarly interest in an academic medical center. Experience with provision of consultation-liaison services is required. Experience with trauma-informed care principles as well as specialty certification in Consultation-Liaison or Addiction Psychiatry is desirable, but not required.

About the University of Florida, College of Medicine

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 Department of Psychiatry spans services across adult, addiction, and child/adolescent specializations, including 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 Addiction Research & Education, the Center for OCD and Related Disorders (COARD), and the Center for Autism and Neurodevelopment (CAN).  UF is also an active site for the NIH-landmark Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study. 

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 is listed as the top 50 cities in the nation to live and 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. Things to do in Gainesville , Visit Gainesville.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 Interested applicants should complete an online application with the following items:

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Cover letter that states applicant’s interest in the position and qualifications relative to the credentials listed above, including a diversity statement indicating how your previous experiences have prepared you to contribute to an inclusive institutional culture.
  • 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.

The Search Committee will accept applications until the position is filled. Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Final candidate will be required to provide 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), which can be found at

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.

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 Law.

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