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.

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

Open Positions

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.

Addiction 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 adult patients with substance use disorders, including those with co-occurring psychiatric disorders. Addiction Treatment Services provides ambulatory detoxification, buprenorphine maintenance, day intensive outpatient program, and a variety of targeted therapy groups such as for health professionals. 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. Addiction Treatment Services is 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.

Applicants must hold an M.D./D.O. or equivalent degree, be certified or eligible and working towards certification by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, with added qualifications or eligibility in addiction psychiatry or addiction medicine. Applicants must hold or be eligible for Michigan medical and pharmacy licenses. Evidence of clinical competence and competence in clinical and didactic teaching is expected.

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/Adolescent 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 psychiatric conditions in child and adolescent patients. 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 Outpatient Psychiatry setting. This includes general psychiatric care for children and adolescents with mood disorders and can include other diagnostic domains, anxiety disorders, etc., based on skill and interest. The candidate will share in teaching responsibilities of medical learners including medical students, house officers, clinical fellows, etc.

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.

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 teach in 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 inbasket monitoring, phone calls, letters, records, e-mails, etc.), the new faculty member will participate in all relevant quality improvement initiatives and activities.

Michigan Medicine seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan and to maintain the excellence of the University. We welcome applications from anyone who would bring additional dimensions to the University’s research, teaching, and clinical mission, including women, members of minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities. The University of Michigan as a whole, is committed to a policy of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all persons and will not discriminate against any individual because of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, height, weight, or veteran status. The University of Michigan is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Required Qualifications

Applicants must hold an M.D. or equivalent degree, be board certified or board eligible in Psychiatry and Neurology and must hold or be eligible for a Michigan medical license. Evidence of clinical competence and competence in clinical and didactic teaching is expected.  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 and be an active member in good standing of the University of Michigan Medical Staff. Comfort with providing mental health care to patients with significant physical health or developmental needs is necessary.

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Clinical Instructor/Clinical Assistant Prof/Clinical Associate Prof/Clinical Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend on qualifications. 

 

Child/Adolescent focus (Neuropsychologist)

The University of Michigan Section of Neuropsychology is seeking a talented full-time clinical track faculty member to participate in the clinical, research, and teaching missions of the Neuropsychology Program.

The applicant for this position should have a solid background following APA accredited postdoctoral training in child neuropsychological assessment and a strong interest and demonstrated track record in teaching and research. The position includes teaching and supervision responsibilities in the Department of Psychiatry’s APA approved Postdoctoral training program. Candidates will be expected to carry a clinical load and also participate actively in clinical evaluations and training with postdoctoral fellows. It is anticipated this faculty member will be involved in collaborative research and development activities with Neuropsychology, and other relevant programs over time. A focus on supporting and enhancing research in the functional outcomes of pediatric epilepsy is desired, but interest in other research areas is welcome.

The candidate will join a dynamic group of faculty, partnering with a leadership team that values clinical, research and educational excellence and innovation. This position will report through the Associate Medical Director in the Neuropsychology Clinic and work closely with a dynamic team of faculty and staff across the Neuropsychology Program.

Required Qualifications

Applicants for the position will have obtained a Psy.D. /Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology with a specialization in Neuropsychology and will have completed a minimum of two years of post-doctoral training in Neuropsychology that complies with the training guidelines of Division 40 of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the Association of Postdoctoral Programs in Clinical Neuropsychology (APPCN). Eligibility for Clinical Neuropsychology board certification is required. Experience and expertise in the clinical neuropsychological assessment of children and adolescents with neurological, medical and psychiatric disorders is required. Applicants must have demonstrated promise for an academic career that emphasizes clinical care, teaching, and research. Superior clinical competencies and master teacher skills are necessary and be an active member in good standing of the University of Michigan Medical Staff. 

Underfill Statement

This position is posted as Clinical Instructor/Clinical Assistant Prof/Clinical Associate Prof/Clinical Professor. The rank of the selected candidate will depend on qualifications.

 

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.

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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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