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Assistant Professor in Psychiatry

University of Kentucky

This is a Full-time position in Lexington, KY posted April 29, 2022.

Tenure Track Status

Non-Tenure Track

Required Education

M.D. degree or equivalent

Required Related Experience

Completion of residency in Psychiatry 
 
Knowledge of psychiatric practices in a variety of clinical, teaching, and research environments, as well as a demonstrated ability in teaching students at all levels in an academic environment.

Required License/Registration/Certification

Board eligible/board certified in Child & Adolescent and Adult Psychiatry by the American Psychiatric Association 
 
Current licensure, or eligibility to obtain licensure, to practice medicine in the state of Kentucky.

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine is seeking a residency-trained, board certified/board eligible Assistant Professor. The successful candidate must be committed to excellence in clinical care as well as teaching, administration, and professional development. Preferred experience includes previous experience in providing psychiatric services to children and adolescents, as well as experience in teaching medical students, residents, and other health professionals. 
 
This position will be instrumental to providing ambulatory and inpatient psychiatric services to children and adolescents. This position will primarily provide ambulatory psychiatric care and will participate in on-call coverage of our Behavioral Health Unit and related inpatient services.  

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine strives to provide the highest level of patient care, innovative educational programs, active research in mental illness and advocacy throughout the state of Kentucky and beyond. These pursuits have helped the department win the American College of Psychiatrists’ Award for Creativity in Psychiatric Education not once, but twice. 

Our Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Behavioral Health programs offer an array of specialized pediatric programs, including the Child Diagnostic Clinical Service, Eating Disorders Clinical Service, and Functional Family Therapy. In addition to our inpatient behavioral health program, we offer  outpatient services at our Fountain Court location in Lexington, KY. Our inpatient unit is the only facility in the Bluegrass region that has patient safety companions on the unit at all times.

Additionally, the UK Albert B. Chandler Hospital has consistently been ranked as the No. 1 hospital in the Bluegrass Region by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings. We are honored to receive recognition in numerous clinical and support services as we continue to expand our efforts to meet our community’s needs.

 
To be considered an applicant for the position, please submit a CV and cover letter along with application. Please also include the names and contact information for three references when prompted in the application. This information may be used to solicit reference letters within the employment system. 
 
Applications will be reviewed immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated. 

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Demonstrated ability to relate and communicate with internal and external faculty, staff, and other clients of the department.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

No

Preferred Education/Experience

Deadline to Apply

Open Until Filled

Yes

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 
 
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 
 
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.