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.

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 its new hospital in October, 2012, is a short walk from the Medical School where research and teaching opportunities are easy to accommodate and are actively encouraged. This public psychiatric hospital is unique with a person-centered, recovery-focus as a fundamental operative principle. We have worked to make this a family friendly position with a weekday schedule only. There is no required on call, no evenings, no weekends, no nights, and no holidays. Of note, physicians can sign up for voluntary night and weekend shifts at lucrative pay. There are excellent state benefits with a pension plan. There are 13 paid holidays, 4 weeks of paid vacation, three paid conference days, 2 paid personal days, and a $3,000 annual practice allowance.

WRCH is a Dept. of Mental Health Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Psychiatry is contracted to provide the Professional Services. Successful candidates will receive a faculty appointment and can receive all the CME and risk management credits they need without leaving the building.

WRCH is less than an hour from Boston and within a community that can offer reasonably priced urban, suburban and rural living opportunities well below the cost of Metropolitan Boston.

Please check out the UMass Department of Psychiatry and the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital at http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/ and http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dmh/worcester-recovery-center-and-hospital-.html.

If interested in additional information, contact Dr. Jeffrey Geller, Medical Director, at Jeffrey.Geller@umassmed.edu or via Roxanne Wellman at (508) 368-0704 or email at Roxanne.Wellman@MassMail.State.MA.US.

Interested applicants should apply directly at: www.academicjobsonline.org. Additional questions may be directed to Jeffrey Geller, MD, MPH.

Public Sector Forensic Psychiatrist

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is seeking a psychiatrist with a career interest in Forensic Psychiatry for a position on a forensic evaluation unit 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 has an active forensic service with about 800 admissions per year from courts, jails and prisons. The successful candidate must be BE/BC with training/experience in Forensic Psychiatry preferred.

This public psychiatric hospital is unique with a person-centered, recovery-focus as a fundamental operative principle. We have worked to make this a family friendly position with a weekday schedule only. There is no required on call, no evenings, no weekends, no nights, or no holidays. Of note, physicians can sign up for voluntary night and weekend shifts at lucrative pay. There are excellent state benefits with a pension plan. There are 13 paid holidays, 4 weeks of paid vacation, three paid conference days, 2 paid personal days, and a $3,000 annual practice allowance.

WRCH is a Dept. of Mental Health Hospital and the University of Massachusetts Medical School's Department of Psychiatry is contracted to provide the Professional Services. Successful candidates will receive a faculty appointment and can receive all the CME and risk management credits they need without leaving the building.

WRCH is less than an hour from Boston and within a community that can offer reasonably priced urban, suburban and rural living opportunities well below the cost of Metropolitan Boston.

Please check out the UMass Department of Psychiatry and the Worcester Recovery Center and Hospital at http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/ and http://www.mass.gov/eohhs/gov/departments/dmh/worcester-recovery-center-and-hospital-.html.

If interested in additional information, contact Dr. Jeffrey Geller, Medical Director, at Jeffrey.Geller@umassmed.edu or via Roxanne Wellman at (508) 368-0704 or email at Roxanne.Wellman@MassMail.State.MA.US.

Interested applicants should apply directly at: www.academicjobsonline.org. Additional questions may be directed to Jeffrey Geller, MD, MPH.

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 (J-1 and H-1B candidates are welcome to apply) 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.

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.

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 (J-1 and H-1B candidates are welcome to apply) 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 (J-1 and H-1B candidates are welcome to apply) 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.

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