Faculty Positions, Department of Psychiatry

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Health Care is currently accepting inquiries from physicians/psychologists interested in exploring affiliated clinical/academic job opportunities. The Department has a faculty of more than 270 physicians/psychologists engaged in a variety of clinical and academic pursuits. It is the largest and most highly regarded provider of psychiatric services in Central Massachusetts. Clinical, teaching and academic opportunities are currently available at a wide variety of affiliated sites and programs.

UMass Memorial Medical Center is situated in Worcester, MA, the second largest city in New England, and an area rich in history and cultural diversity. The area offers a broad range of excellent primary and secondary schools, as well as several highly regarded colleges including Clark University, The College of the Holy Cross, and Worcester Poly Technical Institute. It also offers a variety of affordable housing options from newly renovated condominiums in town to gracious Victorian homes in more suburban locales. The area boasts numerous restaurants, theatre groups and concert venues. It offers easy access to Boston, Cape Cod, The Berkshire’s, and Providence Rhode Island, all of which are less than an hour’s drive away. In short, it provides a myriad of social, cultural and recreational amenities making this area a truly desirable location in which to practice and live.

As the leading employer in the Worcester area, we look to draw talent and ideas from individuals of different backgrounds and viewpoints.

Psychiatric Attending Positions Available at Marlborough Hospital, Member Hospital of UMass Memorial Health Care

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Health Care is actively seeking an Attending Physician for part time to full time at its affiliated program at Marlborough Hospital. The position primarily involves the provision of inpatient psychiatric care, leading an interdisciplinary treatment team and participating in medical student education on the service. The ideal candidate will possess strong clinical abilities and a commitment to providing patient centered care in a collaborative environment. Physicians receive a highly competitive benefits package as part of our UMass Memorial Group Practice and academic appointment at the medical school commensurate with experience.

Marlborough Hospital is a 79-bed acute care community hospital situated in Marlborough, MA, a very desirable, family-friendly, suburban community approximately 15 minutes East of Worcester/UMass and less than 45 minutes from Boston. The Hospital offers a broad array of inpatient and outpatient medical, surgical, and ancillary services, including comprehensive psychiatric services involving inpatient care, short term stabilization and an outpatient partial hospital program. In addition, it provides a very warm and supportive environment for both its employees and the patients they serve.

For consideration and/or additional details, or to learn about other opportunities affiliated with UMass Memorial, please send your CV and letter of introduction to: psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org. Candidates are also encouraged to visit the Psychiatry Department's Website at: www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry.

Clinical/Academic Opportunities

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Health Care, Inc. and the University of Massachusetts Medical School located in Worcester, MA is seeking BC/BE psychiatrists interested in participating in a variety of flexible clinical and academic services in areas of expanding programs. Full and part time adult and child psychiatrist opportunities are available for both outpatient and inpatient services at our Worcester and Central MA locations including focuses on primary and community care, geriatrics, addictions, as well as associate training directorship.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CVs and Letters of Introduction to: psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org, Attention: Kathleen Anderson. Candidates are also encouraged to visit the Psychiatry Department's Website at: www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry.

Part-time/full-time Internist or Family Medicine Physician

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Health Care is currently seeking a part-time up to full-time Internist or Family Medicine Physician to join its team on our adult inpatient psychiatric units at UMass Memorial Medical Center, the academic teaching hospital and clinical partner of The University of Massachusetts Medical School. Primary duties involve ongoing consultative services regarding the management of patients with co-morbid medical conditions and the support of the academic mission of the Department and the Medical Center, including educational responsibilities. The position provides the opportunity for involvement in a full range of clinical and academic pursuits. A faculty appointment, commensurate with experience, is also available.

Come join Dr. Alan Brown, Vice Chairman of Clinical Services, Dr. Douglas Ziedonis, Department Chair, and other prominent members of the Psychiatry Department in their ongoing pursuit of clinical and academic excellence. Interested candidates should submit CVs and Letter of Intent to psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org, Attention: Kathleen Anderson. 

Faculty position in Behavioral Health Integration Research

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School seeks a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD researcher with expertise in integrated behavioral and medical health care, at a rank commensurate with experience to join the Department of Psychiatry and the Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center (SPARC). SPARC has special interest areas including transition-age youth and young adults, psychosocial interventions development, rehabilitation and recovery, health and human service systems research, and wellness and mindfulness (see umassmed.edu/sparc). The applicant must have a demonstrated record of relevant research in behavioral health care integration and a >5 years of experience at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level or equivalent. A demonstrated record of extramural funding is strongly preferred. The successful candidate is expected to establish a record as an independent investigator with federal grant funding. The position could be combined with clinical responsibilities if desired. The Department of Psychiatry is closely linked to several UMass Medical School departments including Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Quantitative Health Services, Family Medicine, and the Center for Health Policy Research, and to a national VA center. SPARC has close ties to the MA Department of Mental health and a variety of mental health and related service providers in the area. Interested applicants should apply at: www.academicjobsonline.org (CMHSR). Additional questions may be directed to Carl Fulwiler, MD, PHD carl.fulwiler@umassmed.edu. The position is open until filled.

Forensic Psychology/Criminal Justice Research Post Doc Position

The Law & Psychiatry Program in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School has funding for a one-year research-oriented postdoctoral training position (with an option for two years) commencing by September 1, 2015. We seek a PhD researcher with training in Psychology, Criminology, Criminal Justice, Sociology or a related discipline. The postdoctoral training will be completed within the Law and Psychiatry Program's Center of Excellence for Specialty Courts, which will provide research and technical assistance to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts for Drug (both juvenile and adult), Mental Health, and Veterans Courts. The postdoctoral training also will include access to regular seminars and didactics related to Law and Psychiatry, mental health law and landmark cases, addiction, and statistical methods. In addition, the trainee will gain experience in working with the courts, conducting applied research in legal and justice settings in general, and gaining experience in grant writing to secure extramural funding. The postdoctoral trainee will receive mentorship from several research faculty within the Center of Excellence to develop their own grant submission to put them on the path towards developing an independent program of research. The faculty members include Gina Vincent, PhD, Ira Packer, PhD, David Smelson, PhD, and Rosa Rodriquez-Monguio, PhD. The Department of Psychiatry is closely linked to several UMass Medical School departments including, Quantitative Health Services, Family Medicine, and Pediatrics.

UMass Medical School is committed to being an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and recognizes the power of a diverse community. We encourage applications from protected veterans, individuals with disabilities and those with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds to consider UMass Medical School as their employer of choice.

Please send a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Amy Thornton at Amy.Thornton@umassmed.edu by June 1st, 2015. Questions can be directed to Gina Vincent, PhD, Co-Director of the Law and Psychiatry Program at gina.vincent@umassmed.edu.

Health Psychologists

We are expanding again! UMass Memorial Medical Center, the academic teaching hospital and clinical partner of The University of Massachusetts Medical School, is inviting applications for two positions. Both positions are full time positions based within the Health Psychology group of the Psychiatry Department at UMass Memorial Medical Center/University of Massachusetts Medical School.

  1. Transplant Psychologist with expertise in substance abuse treatment. The person in this position will be a member of the interdisciplinary team in the pediatric and adult solid organ (liver, kidney) transplant services.
  2. Consultation-Liaison Psychologist The individual will provide health psychology interventions to a broad range of medically compromised individuals at bedside in our large academic medical center hospital system. The individual will also provide consultation to medical treatment teams across all areas of the hospital.

In addition to clinical work, the positions include a focus on teaching psychology and medical trainees. The position also provides an academic appointment to the medical school commensurate with experience. The pursuit of research activity/interests is supported and encouraged.

Requirements:

  • PhD/PsyD in Clinical Psychology (Health Psych focus preferred) from APA accredited program
  • Must have completed an APA approved clinical psychology internship
  • Graduate and Post-doctoral Fellowship Training in Health Psychology and/or Addiction preferred
  • Licensed /License eligible in Massachusetts
  • ABPP Board certified in Clinical Health Psychology or willing to become BC when eligible

Our Department of Psychiatry has a large clinical faculty with clinical, teaching, and academic opportunities at www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry. We offer faculty development programs, commitment to quality care, training and research opportunities, all within a great living and learning environment in Central Massachusetts.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CVs and letters of interest to:
Amy Wachholtz, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director, Health Psychology
c/o psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org

As the leading employer in the Worcester area, we look to draw talent and ideas from individuals of different backgrounds and viewpoints.

Academic Transplant Psychologist, Worcester, MA

The Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center, the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, are currently seeking a half-time licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance abuse treatment to join our liver transplant service. Duties include assessment and treatment services for pre and post liver transplant patients as a member of our interdisciplinary team. A faculty appointment commensurate with training and experience will be awarded and there are opportunities to participate in training, program development and research activities.

For additional information and for other opportunities currently available in the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial please visit the Department’s website: www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CVs and letters of introduction to:
Amy Wachholtz, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director, Health Psychology
c/o psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org 

PhD, MD/PhD, or MD Researcher

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School seeks a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD researcher with expertise in recovery-oriented psychosocial/systems research, at a rank commensurate with experience to join the Department of Psychiatry. The Department of Psychiatry includes a multidisciplinary group including the National Center for Homelessness with a strong research focus on issues related to psychosocial and systems research for adults and children and their families (see www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/research). The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding support and to demonstrate active participation in their research area as well as interest in collaboration with the current research faculty in the department. The Department has special interest areas including implementation science, behavioral therapies development, disparities, emerging adults, wellness and mindfulness, and patient-centered/recovery-oriented services. The Department of Psychiatry is closely linked to several UMMS departments including, Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Quantitative Health Services, Family Medicine, and the Center for Health Policy Research. MD, PhD, or MD/PhD clinician/scientist with expertise in psychosocial and systems research. The applicant must have a record of research interests in the domains of psychosocial and/or systems mental health services. Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level or equivalent. The successful candidate will have an established record of extramural funding and of independent, creative, and research productivity, demonstrated by publications in top-tier general and specialty journals. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge of effective strategies for working with diverse faculty, staff, and students and be able to demonstrate job-related experience with and/or commitment to collaboration. Extramural funding in recovery research and/or research in one or more of the following areas is desirable: implementation science, behavioral therapies development, disparities, emerging adults, wellness and mindfulness, and patient-centered services. Interested applicants should apply at: www.academicjobsonline.org.

Public Sector Psychiatrist

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is seeking a psychiatrist with a career interest in Public Sector Psychiatry for a position at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH). WRCH, a state-of-art inpatient and rehabilitation facility that opened in October, 2012, is a short walk from the Medical School so research and teaching opportunities are easy to accommodate and actively encouraged. This public psychiatric hospital is unique with person-centered, recovery-foci as fundamental, operative principles. The successful candidate must be BE/BC and preferred training/experience in Public Sector Psychiatry. Faculty appointment at appropriate rank, competitive salary and excellent benefits. Interested applicants should apply at: www.academicjobsonline.org. Additional questions may be directed to Jeffrey Geller, MD, Jeffrey.Geller@umassmed.edu.

Public Sector Forensic Psychiatrist

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is seeking a psychiatrist with a career interest in Public Sector Forensic Psychiatry for a position at Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital (WRCH). WRCH, a state-of-art inpatient and rehabilitation facility that opened in October, 2012, is a short walk from the Medical School so research and teaching opportunities are easy to accommodate and actively encouraged. This public psychiatric hospital is unique with person-centered, recovery-foci as fundamental, operative principles in serving civil and forensic patients. The successful candidate must be BE/BC and preferred training/experience in Forensic Psychiatry. Faculty appointment at appropriate rank, competitive salary and excellent benefits. Interested applicants should apply at: www.academicjobsonline.org. Additional questions may be directed to Jeffrey Geller, MD, Jeffrey.Geller@umassmed.edu.

BC/BE Psychiatrist for University Hospital Outpatient Clinic

UMass Memorial Medical Center/University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry in Worcester, MA seeks a BC/BE Psychiatrist for its University Hospital Outpatient Clinic. Candidates should have strong academic credentials and sound clinical skills, and interest in pursuing academic opportunities in either training or research. An academic appointment, commensurate with experience, is available. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit CVs and letters of interest to: psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org

Clinical/Academic Geriatric Psychiatry Position Currently Available at UMass Memorial Medical Center/University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Medical Center, in collaboration with Fallon Community Health Plan, is currently seeking a BC/BE Geriatric Psychiatrist for a a joint venture to improve geriatric mental healthcare in central Massachusetts. The chosen physician would serve as geriatric psychiatrist consultant for Fallon’s Summit Elder Care, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly and NaviCare, Fallon’s senior care organization. This role will involve providing direct patient contact, as well as patient centered and programmatic consultation with primary care providers, mental health clinicians and other professionals involved in providing geriatric care. He or she would also have the opportunity to assist in program enhancement and development. At UMass, the individual would have the ability to get involved in a variety of related academic activities including the possibility of assisting in the development of a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

The ideal candidate will be a Fellowship Trained geriatric psychiatrist with at least some clinical experience, commitment to compassionate, patient-centered care, expertise in multiple treatment modalities, willingness to teach, and ability to promote evidence-based approaches to improving geriatric service delivery.

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass is comprised of more than 270 faculty members engaged in a variety of clinical, research and teaching pursuits. It is the largest and most highly regarded provider of psychiatric services in Central Massachusetts. Clinical, teaching and research opportunities are currently available at a wide variety of affiliated sites and programs.

Fallon Community Health Plan is both an insurer and a provider of care. They are a well recognized provider of Senior Care Services including Summit Elder Care, an innovative medical, insurance and social support program that helps older adults remain living in the community as an alternative to moving to a nursing home.   Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CVs and letters of introduction to: psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org.

BC/BE Child and Adult Psychiatrists Needed In Our Affiliated Community Mental Health Centers

Both full- and part-time physician leadership and staff physician opportunities are currently available in our community mental health center in Central MA.

Community Healthlink (CHL) is a dynamic, multi-service organization committed to establishing, maintaining and restoring the dignity, well being and overall mental health of individuals and families in Central MA. It provides a wide range of services to individuals suffering from mental illness, developmental disabilities and substance abuse issues, including youth and family services, residential services, adult outpatient services, and homeless and inpatient services. CHL is staffed by a mission oriented, multi-disciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses, social workers and other dedicated health care providers all committed to providing comprehensive, high quality care. Come join the dedicated team of professionals at CHL and help make a difference in the lives of some of Central Massachusetts’ most challenged individuals and families.

CHL psychiatrists receive competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits packages. Faculty appointments, commensurate with training and experience, are available as well, as is the opportunity to teach UMass Medical Students, Residents and Fellows.

For additional information about CHL, please visit our website: www.communityhealthlink.org. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit their CVs and letters of interest to psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org.

Weekend and Evening Moonlighting Opportunities Currently Available in the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, MA

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Medical Center is currently seeking BE/BC, MA Licensed Psychiatrists interested in weekend and evening moonlighting opportunities on one of the Department’s affiliated inpatient psychiatric units. Flexible schedules. Excellent compensation. This 26-bed inpatient unit will soon be relocating to newly designed space in close proximity to the University Campus.

UMass Memorial Medical Center is situated in Worcester, MA, the second largest city in New England, and a location rich in history and cultural diversity. The area offers excellent schools, as well as numerous restaurants, museums, theatre groups and concert venues. It also provides easy access to Boston, Cape Cod, The Berkshire’s, and Providence Rhode Island, all of which are less than an hour’s drive away. In short, it offers a myriad of social, cultural and recreational amenities making it a truly desirable location in which to practice and live.

For additional information about this and other opportunities currently available in the Department of Psychiatry at UMass please visit the Department’s website: www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry. Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CVs and letters of introduction to: psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org.

Director of Program Evaluation, University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, is a national leader in public sector psychiatry. Our mission is to provide excellent state-of-the-art and recovery-informed patient care, research, training, and community engagement in an effort to enhance the mental health of all citizens in Massachusetts and beyond. We are the largest provider of psychiatric services in Central Massachusetts, with a team of over 300 faculty and 2000 staff. We take pride in our outstanding clinical services, innovative educational and training programs, research advances, and our position as a workplace of choice. We are working to become the best integrated department of psychiatry in the nation.

This new position will be responsible for directing the evaluations of multiple federally and non-federally funded grant projects, building further evaluation capacity in the Department of Psychiatry and working on innovative Quality Improvement and clinical outcomes measurement projects. This would include working with faculty and community agencies to obtain external grant funding; implementing the evaluation of funded mental health services grants; working in an evaluation team; directing and supervising the staffing and performance appraisal process for personnel. Faculty appointment (non-tenured) at appropriate rank is available. The Director of Program Evaluation will work closely with the Director of the Center for Mental Health Services, Vice Chair of Clinical Services, and will report directly to the Vice Chair for Clinical Research in the Dept. of Psychiatry.

The ideal candidate will have a doctorate in psychology or a related social science field or related extensive experience in program evaluation, psychology or a related social science field with training and experience in the theory and practice of evaluation; previous mental health services research experience; successful history implementing SAMHSA or other or services grants; experience of working with community partners to assess and develop program evaluation opportunities. The candidate will demonstrate collaborative leadership style with excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.

Interested candidates may send their C.V., a cover letter of application, copies of two publications and a list of 3 references to the search committee chair, Dr. David Smelson at psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

David Smelson, Psy.D.
Vice Chair for Clinical Research
Psychiatry Department/Career Development and Research Office
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

As an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer, UMMS recognizes the power of a diverse community and encourages applications from individuals with varied experiences, perspectives and backgrounds.

Senior Research Faculty Positions

The University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry is recruiting for Senior Research Faculty positions (full time and part time) to join our expanding Clinical & Translational Research team. Opportunities exist for senior leadership positions as well as senior researchers.

Candidates must have strong research background and experience and interest in mentoring junior faculty. The Department has many areas of academic strength include mental health services research, public sector clinical services, primary care integration, systems of care and intensive home and community-based services, addiction, psychopharmacology, mental retardation and developmental disabilities, juvenile justice/law and psychiatry, preclinical imaging and molecular research, trauma, and sexual abuse.

Research faculty work in a variety of settings including: the University Campus, the Center for Psychopharmacological Research & Treatment, the Center for Mental Health Services Research, the Brudnick Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, the Shriver Center, and Community Mental Health Centers. Research faculty collaborate with our many varied clinical service sites including the three main UMass campuses and affiliate hospitals, public sector state facilities (child & adult services), and community mental health centers.

The Clinical and Translational Research Division is a rapidly growing division supported by a large network of research activities and clinical services in Central MA. The Department’s Center for Mental Health Services Research has funding to develop a Mental Health Research Network throughout the State.

These positions are supported by a competitive salary and excellent benefits. To apply, please send CV and letter of interest to Douglas Ziedonis, MD, MPH, Chair, Department of Psychiatry, University of Massachusetts Medical School and UMass Memorial Health Care, 55 Lake Avenue North, Worcester MA 01655 or e-mail: ziedonid@ummhc.org. AA/EOE

Addiction Clinical/Research Post-Doctoral Fellow

UMass Department of Psychiatry seeks a full time Addiction Clinical / Research Post-Doctoral Fellow to work with senior faculty members and interdisciplinary project teams for ongoing research studies. Fellows will assist with manuscript and grant preparation, administer clinical assessment and treatment protocols to research participants, engage in organizational change studies, and be expected to apply for independent grant funding in their second year.

The addiction clinical research post doctoral fellowship is for trainees interested in developing academic research careers in the area of addiction with an emphasis on opportunities in studying co-occurring mental illness and addiction, including a focus on tobacco addiction and integrating wellness into treatment. The mission of the program is to facilitate the fellow’s transition to a successful academic research career by assisting the fellow to develop an externally funded independent program of research, and to become a collaborative and productive member of an interdisciplinary research team. Fellows with clinical career goals are able to learn how to best integrate research into clinical practice. Clinical sites available include the wide range of clinical programs in the Department of Psychiatry, as well as the Veterans Affairs setting, and various UMass Memorial Health Care settings. Fellows can provide clinical services in clinical sites depending on prior experience, and may obtain clinical supervision to meet licensing requirements.

This posting is located on the UMass Careers website: https://www.hrapply.com/umm/IntlLanding.jsp req #17067. If you want to know more about job opportunities or the department in general, please email psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org or fax to 508-856-5990. We are an AA/EOE employer. No recruiting agencies please. Thank you.