Faculty Careers in the Department of Psychiatry

The U-M Department of Psychiatry is part of Michigan Medicine, one of the nation's leading Academic Medical Centers.

The Department of Psychiatry’s vision is to produce impactful research that promotes positive mental health; improve access to care in the right place, at the right time, at the right level for all patients needing clinical services; and deliver top-notch inter-professional training to all trainees so that they are equipped to meet patient needs as part of teams in the healthcare setting.

Open Faculty Positions

We are always eager to engage with Psychiatrists and Psychologists interested in becoming faculty members in the Department of Psychiatry. We work to have our hiring process be dynamic given interests and expertise in our field can be highly variable. Our goal is to work with you to help to meet your career aspirations as well as avail the mental health needs of our health system. If you do not see a specific position posted below, please reach out to us expressing your area(s) of interest and CV. The U-M Department of Psychiatry involves more than 150 faculty (Psychiatrists and Psychologists), robust research programs, busy general and subspecialized clinical programs, and clinical and research training opportunities. 

Faculty Positions - How to Apply:
Please send curriculum vitae (including your contact information) and letter of interest to:

Jen Sullivan
Department of Psychiatry, Faculty Affairs Manager
Email: [email protected]

 

Staff Positions - How to Apply:
Please visit the U-M career postings for our department and apply via the application portal.

Adult - Ambulatory Services

Associate Medical Director (Psychiatrist)

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a psychiatrist applicant with an interest in administration for a clinical track appointment at the Clinical Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank (on the clinical track). 

The ideal candidate for this position will focus on provision of high-quality clinical care and education at a well-developed, highly multidisciplinary Psychiatry Department. This includes general psychiatric care for adults with a variety of mental health needs, based on skills and interests. The candidate will also have experience & interest in managing the adult ambulatory care clinical workforce, with a title of Associate Medical Director of Ambulatory Psychiatry.  In this role, the candidate will facilitate the smooth operation of clinical services including:

  • Liaison with faculty physicians, psychologists, advance practice providers (nurse practitioners and physician assistants), social workers, and pharmacy staff.
  • Share in the teaching responsibilities of medical learners across the healthcare spectrum, typically medical students, house officers and clinical fellows.
  • Oversee and coordinate care between treatment programs in adult ambulatory psychiatry
  • Providing and coordinating staffing of government payer patients seen by house officers.
  • Helping to develop and implement innovative models of care to improve access to psychiatric care
  • Participate in clinic operations meetings

In addition to patient care and administration, our faculty have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in or lead quality improvement and research efforts
  • Provide mentorship, didactic teaching, and engage in patient care activities with learners in related disciplines including social work, psychology, and pharmacy.

Academic interests are encouraged. For those interested in research, the Department of Psychiatry and affiliated institutes at the University of Michigan provide state-of-the-art research facilities.

Assistant Resident Education Training Program (PGY3/PGY4) (Psychiatrist)

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a psychiatrist applicant with an interest in administration for a clinical track appointment at the Instructor, Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank (on the clinical track).

The ideal candidate for this position will focus on provision of high-quality clinical care and education at a well-developed, highly multidisciplinary Psychiatry Department. This includes general psychiatric care for adults with a variety of mental health needs, based on skills and interests. The candidate will also have interest in managing the Assistant Resident Education Training program. In this role, the candidate will facilitate the smooth operation of the resident education training program:

  • Participating in resident orientation activities
  • Facilitating educational sessions
  • Evaluating and providing formative feedback to residents
  • Addressing house officer concerns arising during the residency
  • Assisting with grading for the residency
  • Overseeing the Psychiatry Electives
  • Mentoring Psychiatry residents about medical student education
  • Attending the monthly Psychiatry Department Education Council meetings
  • Developing innovative approaches for teaching Psychiatry content and participating in continuous quality improvement initiatives

In addition to patient care and administration, our faculty have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in or lead quality improvement and research efforts
  • Provide mentorship, didactic teaching, and engage in patient care activities with learners in related disciplines including social work, psychology, and pharmacy.

Academic interests are encouraged. For those interested in research, the Department of Psychiatry and affiliated institutes at the University of Michigan provide state-of-the-art research facilities.

Depression focus (Psychiatrist)

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time clinical-track faculty member to work in Ambulatory Psychiatry to focus on the treatment of mood disorders in adults, particularly towards building a strong program in treatment resistant depression. 

The ideal candidate for this position will focus on provision of high-quality clinical care and education at a well-developed, highly multidisciplinary Depression Team. This includes general psychiatric care for adults with mood disorders and can include other diagnostic domains, e.g., anxiety disorders, based on skill and interest. The candidate will also have experience & interest in applying neuromodulation modalities, including electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation and/or ketamine.  The candidate will share in teaching responsibilities of medical learners including medical students, house officers, and clinical fellows.

In addition to direct patient care, our faculty have the opportunity to:

  • Participate in or lead quality improvement and research efforts
  • Provide mentorship, didactic teaching, and engage in patient care activities with learners in related disciplines including social work, psychology, and pharmacy.

Academic interests are encouraged. For those interested in research, the Department of Psychiatry and affiliated institutes at the University of Michigan provide state-of-the-art research facilities.

Bipolar and Psychosis focus (Psychiatrist)

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time clinical-track faculty member to work in Ambulatory Psychiatry and focus on the treatment of serious mental illness in adults, specifically bipolar and psychotic disorders. The U-M Department of Psychiatry involves more than 150 faculty, robust research programs, busy general and subspecialized clinical programs, and clinical and research training opportunities. 

The ideal candidate for this position will focus on provision of high-quality clinical care and education at a well-developed, highly multidisciplinary psychiatry department. This focus of care will be in two programs providing care for patients with bipolar and psychotic disorders. The PREP Early psychosis program provides multidisciplinary Coordinated Specialty Care to young teens and adults in the first years of psychosis. The Heinz C. Prechter  Bipolar Research Program provides evaluation and treatment for persons with bipolar disorder. The candidate may also have the opportunity to join a new Metabolic Psychiatry Program. Both programs are integrated with active, federally-funded research programs, and there are numerous opportunities to join ongoing research projects. The candidate will also share in teaching responsibilities of medical learners including medical students, house officers, and clinical fellows.

In addition to direct patient care and teaching, our faculty are encouraged to pursue academic interests, such as:

  • Participate in or lead research and quality improvement efforts.
  • Provide mentorship, didactic teaching, and engage in patient care activities with learners in related disciplines including social work, psychology, and pharmacy.

Child - Ambulatory Services

Child Anxiety, Child Eating Disorders Program (Psychologist)

The University of Michigan Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is seeking a talented clinical psychologist for a full-time clinical track faculty position. The faculty member will participate in the clinical, administrative, and teaching aspects of the Child Psychiatry Program with specific focus on psychotherapy for children and families. The applicant will be an active participant in our child psychiatry ambulatory specialty clinics and services, especially in relation to both child and adolescent eating disorders care, as part of our Comprehensive Eating Disorders Program (CEDP), as well as care of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. In addition, this faculty member will be involved with multidisciplinary training of health professionals.

The candidate will join a vibrant group of faculty, partnering with a leadership team that values clinical and educational excellence and innovation. This position will report through the Associate Medical Director in the Child Psychiatry Program and work closely with faculty and staff across the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program. Additionally, they will provide teaching to interdisciplinary trainees at the University of Michigan. Abundant opportunities for clinical research, collaboration, and quality improvement are available.

This faculty member will join the thriving CEDP and Child OCD and Anxiety Disorders Programs, which are home to a multidisciplinary team of psychiatrists, psychologists, social-workers, and trainees across many stages of training. The ideal candidate will be involved in clinical care, clinical programming, educational activities, and collaborative research within the Child Anxiety and OCD Program, the CEDP, and other relevant programs over time.

As an academic institution, faculty are encouraged to pursue other scholarly and administrative interests, as opportunities arise. Clinical research and quality improvement projects are also available to participate in for interested faculty.

Educational Activities

Teaching and training opportunities abound within the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program. Psychologists regularly act as outpatient supervisors and preceptors for child psychiatry, psychology, and social work interns and fellows; psychiatric house staff; mid-level providers; pediatric house staff and/or practicum and medical students. Additional educational opportunities include providing didactic lectures for multidisciplinary trainees including pediatricians, medical students, general psychiatry/pediatric residents, psychology practicum students and fellows; social work interns and fellows; child psychiatry fellows; and offering clinical skills verification as indicated. There will be opportunities to teach in core curriculum, mentorships in psychotherapy, medical student teaching, and journal clubs. The successful candidate will also be involved in interdisciplinary trainee recruitment and interviewing.

Administration

The successful candidate will be expected to attend Faculty Meetings within the Department of Psychiatry; at minimum this will include regular meetings of the CEDP and Child Anxiety and OCD Programs, Academic Staff, All-Staff, Child Psychology Faculty Meetings, and other administrative meetings deemed necessary by their reporting supervisor. In addition to timely attention to pertinent administrative work (e.g., electronic medical record and in-basket monitoring, phone calls, letters, records, e-mails, etc.), the new faculty member will participate in all relevant quality improvement initiatives and activities.

Desired Qualifications

  • Specialized training and expertise in Exposure and Response prevention for youth OCD and Related Disorders, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for youth Anxiety, and eating disorder treatment expertise, including family-based treatment (FBT) for eating disorders and youth is desired.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Clinical Instructor/Clinical Assistant Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon candidate's qualifications.

Psychiatrists

Psychiatrists must hold MD or DO degree and have completed a psychiatric residency. Applicants must be certified or eligible and working towards certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Applicant must hold or be eligible for Michigan medical and pharmacy licenses. Evidence of clinical competence and competence in clinical and didactic teaching is expected. Child positions: Board-certification/eligibility in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Psychologists

  • PhD/PsyD in Clinical or Counseling Psychology from an from an APA- or CPA-accredited clinical psychology program with an APA- or CPA-accredited internship
  • Completion of a postdoctoral fellowship in Psychology
  • Candidates must be currently licensed and/or eligible for a Michigan full license to practice clinical psychology
  • Board certified or eligible for certification in Clinical Psychology

HR related details that are helpful to know:

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

 

Benefits

Michigan Medicine offers competitive benefits - Visit the Michigan Medicine Human Resources page and learn more. Key highlights:

  • Generous Allowable Time Off
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance Options
  • Professional Expense Allowance
  • Generous Retirement
  • Relocation Allowance for moves of greater than 50 miles
  • Maternity/Paternity leave
  • Application to a Tuition Forgiveness Program

Living in Ann Arbor

Downtown Ann Arbor

As one of the most consistently ranked college towns for its active arts and culture and outdoor recreation, Ann Arbor is a great place to call home. Our faculty and staff enjoy the theatre and performing arts and music offerings in town, as well as the ease of access to public transportation and the nearby Detroit Metropolitan Airport (DTW), a Delta Airlines hub.

Detroit is also just a short drive away with access to a vibrant metropolitan center. Detroit offers professional sports and more arts and entertainment options, including visiting Broadway performances at beautiful locations like the Fox Theatre, and art exhibitions at the Detroit Institute of Arts. The city is also home to the world-renowned Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the largest collection of African American art and artifacts at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History.

Many of our employees choose to live right in Ann Arbor, though other neighboring communities are also popular with just a short commute. The Ann Arbor Observer's City Guide and the Destination Ann Arbor website are great additional resources to continue learning about life in Ann Arbor. 

Welcome to Ann Arbor sign
Ann Arbor Main St
People walk past the Museum of Art on the University of Michigan campus