Assistant/Associate Professor in Pediatric Inpatient Psychiatry

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

Classification Title:

Assistant/Associate Professor in Pediatric Inpatient Psychiatry   

Job Description:

The Department of Psychiatry 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.


Expected Salary:

Rank and tenure status will be commensurate with education and experience.

Minimum Requirements:

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 considerations.


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 Addiction Research & 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. Things to do in Gainesville  , Visit Gainesville

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 institutional culture.
  • 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 Law.

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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