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.

Clinical/Academic Addiction Psychiatrist

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Medical center, the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, seeks a BE/ BC addiction psychiatrist.
Responsibilities include the provision of clinical and consultative services on substance abuse disorders and related complications at the medical center and direct services in the outpatient department. Additional responsibilities include the teaching of medical students, residents and fellows, assistance with program and policy development related to safe prescription of controlled substances and management of substance withdrawals, participation in the QI program of the adult services division and in community –based contracts. Based on support and interest, may participate in the research activities of the Division of Addiction Psychiatry.

The Department of Psychiatry is comprised of more than 270 faculty members engaged in a variety of clinical, research and teaching pursuits. It is the largest provider of psychiatrist services in Central Massachusetts. The Department is committed to supporting faculty in their pursuits and accomplishes this via their faculty development program.

Worcester is the second largest city in Massachusetts and in New England, has excellent schools and offers easy access to Boston, Cape Cod and Providence, Rhode Island.

Fellowship training is preferred and candidates must be eligible for a Massachusetts license. Academic position and rank are commensurate with training and experience.

For consideration please send a CV and letter of interest to:
Jennifer Pappas, Physician Recruiter
Jennifer.Pappas@umassmemorial.org
Telephone 774-443-2980

Academic Transplant Psychologist, Worcester, MA

The Departments of Psychiatry and Surgery at UMass Memorial Medical Center, the clinical partner of the University of Massachusetts Medical School, are currently seeking a half-time licensed clinical psychologist with expertise in substance abuse treatment to join our liver transplant service. Duties include assessment and treatment services for pre and post liver transplant patients as a member of our interdisciplinary team. A faculty appointment commensurate with training and experience will be awarded and there are opportunities to participate in training, program development and research activities.

For additional information and for other opportunities currently available in the Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial please visit the Department’s website: www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry.

Interested candidates are encouraged to submit CVs and letters of introduction to:
Amy Wachholtz, PhD
Assistant Professor and Director, Health Psychology
c/o Jennifer Pappas, Physician Recruiter
Telephone 774-443-2980
Jennifer.Pappas@umassmemorial.org

PhD, MD/PhD, or MD Researcher

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School seeks a PhD, MD/PhD, or MD researcher with expertise in recovery-oriented psychosocial/systems research, at a rank commensurate with experience to join the Department of Psychiatry. The Department of Psychiatry includes a multidisciplinary group including the National Center for Homelessness with a strong research focus on issues related to psychosocial and systems research for adults and children and their families (see www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/research). The successful candidate will be expected to secure extramural funding support and to demonstrate active participation in their research area as well as interest in collaboration with the current research faculty in the department. The Department has special interest areas including implementation science, behavioral therapies development, disparities, emerging adults, wellness and mindfulness, and patient-centered/recovery-oriented services. The Department of Psychiatry is closely linked to several UMMS departments including, Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, Quantitative Health Services, Family Medicine, and the Center for Health Policy Research. MD, PhD, or MD/PhD clinician/scientist with expertise in psychosocial and systems research. The applicant must have a record of research interests in the domains of psychosocial and/or systems mental health services. Must have a minimum of 5 years of experience at the Assistant Professor or Associate Professor level or equivalent. The successful candidate will have an established record of extramural funding and of independent, creative, and research productivity, demonstrated by publications in top-tier general and specialty journals. The successful candidate must demonstrate knowledge of effective strategies for working with diverse faculty, staff, and students and be able to demonstrate job-related experience with and/or commitment to collaboration. Extramural funding in recovery research and/or research in one or more of the following areas is desirable: implementation science, behavioral therapies development, disparities, emerging adults, wellness and mindfulness, and patient-centered services. Interested applicants should apply at: www.academicjobsonline.org.

Director, UMASS National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) seeks to fill a 1.0 FTE (40 hours/week) position in its National Center for Homelessness Among Veterans. This person will be responsible for overseeing the Center project at UMASS Medical School, coordinating with the Department of Veterans Affairs, and generating new projects that include extramural funding. The successful candidate will have a Ph.D or Psy.D. and a well-established track record of obtaining funding in the areas of addiction, mental health, and underserved populations. In addition, the applicant will be licensed or eligible for licensure as a Psychologist in Massachusetts. Interested applicants should apply at: www.academicjobsonline.org

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 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 is unique with person-centered, recovery-foci as fundamental, operative principles. The successful candidate must be BE/BC and preferred training/experience in Public Sector Psychiatry. Faculty appointment at appropriate rank, competitive salary and excellent benefits. Interested applicants should apply at: www.academicjobsonline.org.

Public Sector Forensic Psychiatrist

The University of Massachusetts Medical School is seeking a psychiatrist with a career interest in Public Sector Forensic Psychiatry for a position 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 is unique with person-centered, recovery-foci as fundamental, operative principles in serving civil and forensic patients. The successful candidate must be BE/BC and preferred training/experience in Forensic Psychiatry. Faculty appointment at appropriate rank, competitive salary and excellent benefits. Interested applicants should apply at: www.academicjobsonline.org.

Senior Psychiatrist: Massachusetts DMH Central-West MA

The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS) seeks a board certified psychiatrist to serve as a Senior Psychiatrist for the Central-West Area of the MA Department of Mental Health (DMH). The Senior Psychiatrist's primary responsibility is to provide clinical community-based consultations and supervision to support DMH community-based and inpatient facility sites. As a clinical leader within DMH, we are looking for inspired leadership in the recovery model of care for the people we serve. More specific responsibilities include utilization management, risk management, support for DMH initiatives, and oversight of clinical and psychopharmacology practices. A full-time Senior Psychiatrist may spend about 20% time working on special projects as directed by the DMH State Medical Director. A UMMS academic faculty appointment will be based on prior experience. There are opportunities for research, including protected time depending on experience and goals. Successful candidates must be a licensed Massachusetts physician with board certification in psychiatry. Preferred qualifications would include facility in teaching professionals, lay public, consumers, as well as trainees such as medical students and residents.

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. Excellent salary; superb benefits package. Interested applicants should apply at: www.academicjobsonline.org AA / EOE

BC/BE Psychiatrist for University Hospital Outpatient Clinic

UMass Memorial Medical Center/University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Psychiatry in Worcester, MA seeks a BC/BE Psychiatrist for its University Hospital Outpatient Clinic. Candidates should have strong academic credentials and sound clinical skills, and interest in pursuing academic opportunities in either training or research. An academic appointment, commensurate with experience, is available. Interested applicants are encouraged to submit CVs and letters of interest to: psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org

Clinical/Academic Geriatric Psychiatry Position Currently Available at Umass Memorial Medical Center/University of Massachusetts Medical School

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass Memorial Medical Center, in collaboration with Fallon Community Health Plan, is currently seeking a BC/BE Geriatric Psychiatrist for a a joint venture to improve geriatric mental healthcare in central Massachusetts. The chosen physician would serve as geriatric psychiatrist consultant for Fallon’s Summit Elder Care, a program of all-inclusive care for the elderly and NaviCare, Fallon’s senior care organization. This role will involve providing direct patient contact, as well as patient centered and programmatic consultation with primary care providers, mental health clinicians and other professionals involved in providing geriatric care. He or she would also have the opportunity to assist in program enhancement and development. At UMass, the individual would have the ability to get involved in a variety of related academic activities including the possibility of assisting in the development of a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program.

The ideal candidate will be a Fellowship Trained geriatric psychiatrist with at least some clinical experience, commitment to compassionate, patient-centered care, expertise in multiple treatment modalities, willingness to teach, and ability to promote evidence-based approaches to improving geriatric service delivery.

The Department of Psychiatry at UMass is comprised of more than 270 faculty members engaged in a variety of clinical, research and teaching pursuits. It is the largest and most highly regarded provider of psychiatric services in Central Massachusetts. Clinical, teaching and research opportunities are currently available at a wide variety of affiliated sites and programs.

Fallon Community Health Plan is both an insurer and a provider of care. They are a well recognized provider of Senior Care Services including Summit Elder Care, an innovative medical, insurance and social support program that helps older adults remain living in the community as an alternative to moving to a nursing home.

For consideration and additional details, please contact:
Jennifer Pappas
Physician Recruitment
UMass Memorial Medical Group
Worcester, MA 01606
Phone: 774-443-2980
Email: Jennifer.Pappas@umassmemorial.org

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 are encouraged to submit their CVs and letters of interest to: Jennifer Pappas at: Jennifer.Pappas@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 are encouraged to submit CVs and letters of introduction to: psychiatryrecruitment@umassmemorial.org or to: David DeLuca, Physician Recruitment, UMass Memorial Medical Group, Phone: 508-793-6481; Email: david.deluca@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.