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.

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

Gregory W. Dalack, M.D.
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
UH-South F6246
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5295
or email it to: sullivje@med.umich.edu

Ambulatory Services Opportunities

Adult

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 Assistant, Associate, or Professor rank (on the clinical track) to join 75 physician and psychology faculty in a complex and integrated clinical care environment including 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 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.

Anxiety Director (Psychiatrist)

This program is currently clinical home for 2 faculty psychiatrists, 6 faculty clinical psychologists, 5 staff social workers and nurse practitioners, and up to 8 trainees (psychiatry residents, social work fellows, and post-docs and practicum students in clinical psychology).  We also provide a clinical science home for 4 tenure track faculty (MD and PhD) with multiple R and K level grants.  We have been intensely inter-disciplinary since inception and seek a leader who can actively promote our egalitarian approach to collaborative work, both clinically and scientifically. 

We seek someone with leadership capacity, and interest and skills in both research and clinical care, but the balance can be adapted to individual strengths.  Specific interests can focus on any or all of the anxiety disorders (and, yes, we still consider OCD and PTSD to be anxiety disorders), and research foci can involve neuroimaging, psychoneuroendocrinology, genetics and genomics, sleep, clinical trials (using meds and/or psychotherapy), health services research, and substance abuse (all areas in which the department has existing expertise and willing collaborators and mentors). 

This position will initially report through the outgoing Anxiety Clinic Program Director (Jim Abelson, MD, PhD, who has run the Program for 25 years, following 18 years of leadership by George Curtis, MD), but will ultimately report clinically through our Ambulatory Service Directors and scientifically through our Research Associate Chairs.   

The preferred candidate, in addition to a central clinical and administrative leadership role, will also have some level of involvement in direct clinical care delivery, supervision of psychiatry residents in Anxiety, support for trainees in all disciplines, didactic teaching, and scientific work.  The precise distribution of effort between clinical, research and educational activities is open to negotiation and impacted by research funding. 

All of our physician faculty members also provide a small amount of hospital-based clinical services, including scheduled weekend rounding on our inpatient unit (averages 2-3 times per year) and telephone back-up to our residents doing night call in our Psychiatry Emergency Services (6-7 nights per year, from home). 

Perinatal and Bipolar focus (Psychiatrist)

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time, clinical track faculty member with expertise adult Bipolar Disorder and Perinatal Mental Health. We seek a motivated and academically focused psychiatrist to join two well-established programs: The Prechter Bipolar Research Program (and Bipolar Clinic), and the Women and Infant Mental Health/Zero To Thrive Program (and Perinatal Clinic). Interest and skills in both research and clinical care are desired.  The balance can be adapted to individual strengths.  We are also seeking to link the work of the Perinatal Clinic and the Prechter Bipolar Program for patients with bipolar disorder in the perinatal period. The ideal candidate will already be building a scientific portfolio in some anxiety-related domain, with evidence of an ability to garner independent research funding. 

We encourage all members of our Bipolar Program to become active participants on our highly vibrant, inter-disciplinary clinical and research team (with psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers, nurse practitioners, and trainees from all disciplines).  We expect some level of involvement in this clinical operation, potentially including supervision of psychology and perhaps social work trainees, and some teaching of residents.  The precise distribution of effort between clinical, research and educational activities is open to negotiation and impacted by research funding.   We are interest in innovative treatment approaches and development / utilization of group delivery formats.  All faculty participate in routine administrative activities (e.g., attending Academic Staff, All-Staff, team meetings, etc).

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 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 Depression Center. 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.

Child

Leadership (Psychiatrist)

The Department of Psychiatry is seeking a full-time tenure (instructional) track or clinical track faculty member.  The Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry oversees all program missions, including clinical care delivery, education, and research.  They work to optimize cost-efficient clinical delivery in the program, maximize patient access and facilitate research and clinical synergies where possible.  They will also serve as an advocate for faculty, staff and trainee interests, well-being and success.  Additionally, the Director will advise the Chair on matters relating to the faculty with primary assignment within the Child & Adolescent program, including their annual performance reviews, career development and conflict resolution.

The Director of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry serves an important and impactful role in the Department, the clinic, with trainees and the faculty and staff in their program.

Responsibilities include

  • Serve as a leader and general resource to faculty members as well as a liaison to the Department and Medical School
  • Provide administrative direction of laboratory and/or clinical research; facilitate connections for faculty mentoring relationships, as well as for graduate students, residents and others in research projects; speak to the scholarly/research productivity of each faculty member
  • Partner with the Chair, Associate Chairs and other clinical and administrative leaders to steward resources and improve the financial and performance metrics of the program and Department
  • Interface with Associate Chairs and other Program Directors regarding faculty matters
  • General Program Faculty Oversight
  • Formulate and communicate to the Department Chair recommendations for hiring, evaluation, retention, promotion, tenure, merit pay, or discipline of Program faculty
  • Participate in the recruitment of faculty, students and trainees
  • Work with Department Administration and ensure new faculty members are onboarded and receive orientation as they begin working as a new faculty member at Michigan Medicine
  • Assist in, as requested and when appropriate, faculty clinical credentialing, re-appointments and privileges, and re-certification processes
  • Perform or delegate annual, formal merit / performance evaluations:
    • Meet with each faculty member in the program and provide written feedback to each faculty member as part of the evaluation process
    • Assist in conflict resolution relating to faculty members; provide representation when necessary
      • Provide, as an adjunct to other primary mentorship relationships, ongoing career mentorship for their faculty supporting and encouraging their academic productivity
      • Understand and hold faculty accountable for program faculty’s clinical responsibilities, as applicable
      • Help to determine the faculty members’ clinical target based on Department productivity standards and cFTE
      • Ensure each faculty member in the program understands his/her clinical expectations
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      • Learn and assess the barriers to clinical productivity for each faculty member and provide coaching
      • when necessary
      • Actively participate in all related fellowship and training programs

Psychologist - Anxiety focus

The University of Michigan Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is seeking a talented full-time clinical track faculty member to 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 specialty clinic and services, especially in relation to child and adolescent anxiety and obsessive-compulsive disorders. In addition, this faculty member will be involved with multidisciplinary training of health professionals.

This position will report through the Associate Medical Director in the Child Psychiatry Section and work closely with a dynamic team of faculty and staff across the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section.

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 Child OCD and Anxiety Disorders Program, which is 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, and other relevant programs over time.

Educational Activities

Outpatient supervisor and preceptor 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. 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 teaching core curriculum, mentorships in psychotherapy, medical student teaching, and journal club. The successful candidate will be involved in 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 early childhood team, Academic Staff, All-Staff, Physicians Meetings or 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.

-          Generic

-          Eating disorders and anxiety combination (ask Jessica VanHuysse and Natalie Prohaska)

Hospital Services Opportunities

Adult - Inpatient Unit

Psychiatrist

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time clinical-track faculty member to work in the Hospital Services Section. Primary clinical responsibilities will be as a hospitalist which includes coverage of the Psychiatry Emergency Services and the Adult Inpatient Psychiatry unit. The successful candidate will participate in the clinical, administrative, and teaching aspects of the adult inpatient, and emergency psychiatry programs, with a primary focus on inpatient work. The candidate will join a dynamic group of hospital-based psychiatrists under a leadership team that values clinical ability and educational effort.

Primary clinical responsibilities for this position will be on the Psychiatry Inpatient Unit. This unit treats the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Most patients are admitted via UM Psychiatric Emergency Services or the medical-surgical units at UM Hospital. The inpatient psychiatric unit serves as a primary community hospital for the Ann Arbor region as well as a tertiary care referral center for treatment-resistant mood disorders and other refractory conditions.

Maintaining excellent continuity of care has been a key focus of our program. The Psychiatry Inpatient Unit provides a consistently high level of care 7 days per week. This position may involve weekend work.

Adult - Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES)

Psychiatrist

The University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry, is seeking talented clinical-track faculty members to join our growing Psychiatry Emergency Services Program. Candidates will join a dynamic group of hospital-based psychiatrists under a leadership team that values clinical ability and educational effort.

The Psychiatry Emergency Service Program sees approximately 7,000 visits a year. Crisis evaluation, treatment initiation, stabilization, and referral are available 24 hours a day/seven days a week every day of the year.  Patients of all ages and with all diagnoses are seen. This position provides many opportunities for teaching medical students, residents, and fellows.

In addition to Psychiatry Emergency Services, our psychiatrists also treat a full spectrum of psychiatric disorders through our Adult Inpatient Service, Adult Partial Hospitalization Program, and Consultation-Liaison Services. If interested, these positions can be tailored to the interests of the applicant while serving the needs of the patients and families within each program.

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.

The applicant must desire to have hospital-based psychiatry as the primary focus of his or her career.

Applicants must have demonstrated promise for an academic career that emphasizes clinical care, teaching and administration. Superior clinical competencies and master teacher skills are necessary to be an active member in good standing of the University of Michigan Medical staff.

Child - Inpatient Unit

Psychiatrist

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time clinical-track faculty member, trained in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, to work within Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital Services. Primary clinical responsibilities will be after hours (evenings and weekends) providing consultation to the pediatric medical units and emergency room. There may be opportunity to also rotate on to the day consultation-liaison service, after hours Psychiatric Emergency Service as well as provide coverage on the inpatient psychiatry service for candidates that are interested in being involved in these services.

BASIC FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITY

Psychiatric Emergency

The Psychiatry Emergency Service sees approximately 7,000 visits a year. Crisis evaluation, treatment initiation, stabilization, and referral are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year. Patients of all ages and with all diagnoses are seen. The Psychiatry Emergency Service has a general unit and a secure core area for patients with behavioral dysregulation. Care is provided in an interprofessional fashion with close engagement with social work, nursing, security and trainees. There is a close collaborative relationship between Psychiatric Emergency Services and the consultation and inpatient services.

Pediatric Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service

The Consultation-Liaison Service serves the 232 bed C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. The service receives approximately 60 initial consult requests and sees approximately 150-180 follow-up consultations per month. The Consultation-Liaison Service has dedicated social work, behavioral nursing, and nurse practitioner support, as well as regular involvement of a Child Psychiatry fellow and several trainees in Pediatrics and Psychiatry. The Consultation-Liaison Service has a strong collaborative relationship with the Pediatrics Service and the Children’s Hospital. For hospitalized youth and young adults, the service provides 24-hour access to psychiatric consultations in partnership with the Psychiatric Emergency Service. The service also prides itself on rich opportunities for teaching, quality improvement and liaison activity with general and subspecialty pediatric services and multiple disciples throughout the hospital.

Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry Unit

Embedded within C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital is a 16-bed Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Hospital, the Nyman Unit for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellness. This unit has a 13-bed general milieu and a 3-bed subunit for youth with behavioral dysregulation or significant needs related to activities of daily living. The unit is unique in that it can see youth with medical comorbidities, can provide electroconvulsive therapy and can see youth with significant agitation or aggression in a safe and secure environment. The unit has a strong multidisciplinary approach to care with involvement of Psychology and a behavioral specialist, Social work, Activity therapy, Nursing, Learning Specialists. The unit has two faculty teams, a Nurse Practitioner, and two Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellows, as well as serving as a rotation site for Child Psychiatry fellows from surrounding programs and senior medical students.

Psychologist

The University of Michigan Section of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry is seeking a talented full-time clinical track child psychology faculty member to participate in clinical, research, administrative, and teaching responsibilities on the Nyman Family Unit for Child and Adolescent Mental Health and Wellness. Built in 2016, the Nyman Inpatient Psychiatry Unit is a nationally regarded, state-of-the-art, 16 bed psychiatry unit with 13 general beds and 3 subunit beds for youth with significant behavioral or developmental needs. The faculty member will be an active participant in our clinical programming on the Nyman Inpatient Psychiatry Unit with significant clinical experience in evidence-based therapies (behavioral interventions, CBT, IPT, DBT) for a broad range of child and adolescent psychopathology. In particular, the applicant should have clinical experience in psychotherapeutic and behavioral interventions for youth with autism spectrum disorders, neurodevelopmental disorders, intellectual disability, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, attachment disorders, psychotic disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, eating disorders, suicidal ideation and behavior, aggression, and psychological trauma. Comfort with youth with concurrent medical needs and/or development needs is an important aspect of the role of the faculty member in both conceptualizing and care for youth served on the Nyman Unit.

The applicant should have experience providing evaluation and intervention for youth, parents/caregivers, and families/dyads. They will also inform family treatments and assist families in developing behavioral management programs appropriate to the home setting to reduce re-hospitalization. Having experience in administering neurodevelopmental and psychometric assessments is an important aspect of this role. The Nyman Unit also has a full-time BCBA position to serve our subunit population, many of whom have autism or developmental disability. The faculty member will partner with the Clinical Nursing Director in supervising the BCBA on the unit.

The candidate will join a dynamic group of faculty, partnering with a leadership team that values clinical, academic, and educational excellence and innovation. Additionally, the faculty member will provide teaching to physician, psychology, nurse practitioner, and social work trainees at the University of Michigan. Opportunities for clinical research and quality improvement are available for interested faculty. The faculty member would be working closely with an interprofessional team of child psychiatrists, nurses, social workers, patient care workers, learning specialists, activity therapists on a highly collaborative, interprofessional team.

This position will report to the Medical Director of the Nyman Inpatient Psychiatry Unit, as well as the Service Chief for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. and work closely with a dynamic team of faculty and staff across the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Section.

Educational Activities

The faculty member will be involved in the training and education for physician, psychology, nurse practitioner and social work trainees rotating on the Nyman Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. This may also involve the direct supervision and mentorship of psychology trainees and practicum students, as well as physician trainees. There are also ample opportunities for formal didactics, case conferences, debriefs, and other opportunities to teach trainees in this role. There will be opportunities to teach in core curriculum, mentorships in psychotherapy, medical student teaching, and case conferences. The successful candidate will be involved in trainee recruitment and interviewing.

Administration

The successful candidate will be expected to attend faculty meetings within the Department of Psychiatry. This will include regular meetings of the Nyman Unit Steering Committee, Nyman Unit Programming Committees, Hospital Services Leadership, Academic Staff, All-Staff, Physicians Meetings, and Child Psychology Faculty Meetings. Other administrative meetings deemed necessary by the Nyman Unit Medical Director or Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service Chief may also be included as part of administrative responsibilities, including meetings interfacing with units, services, and leadership outside the Nyman Inpatient Psychiatry Unit. 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. The faculty member will also help to structure and guide the therapeutic and research mission on the inpatient unit with emphasis on efficient and effective delivery of psychosocial interventions and fostering a therapeutic milieu.

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

Psychologists must have a doctoral degree from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited graduate program, have completed an APA-accredited internship and postdoctoral experience in psychology, have obtained or be eligible for licensure in Michigan, and will either have or be eligible to apply for specialty board certification from the American Board of Professional Psychology. Superior clinical competencies and master teacher skills are necessary and be an active member in good standing of the University of Michigan Medical Staff.

HR related details that are helpful to know:

Background Screening

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U-M COVID-19 Vaccination Policy

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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. 

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