Sep 24, 2019

Faculty –Open Rank Assistant/Associate/Full Professor

  • UIC-Department of Psychiatry
  • 1601 W Taylor St, Chicago, IL, USA
Full time Health

Job Description

Department of Psychiatry The Department of Psychiatry is seeking an established clinician scientist. Faculty will be expected to transfer, sustain and grow an active competitively funded research program in Mental Health and to be board certified or clinically licensed in their respective discipline. The successful candidate will have an MD and/or PhD in a relevant area of psychiatry, psychology, or biomedical sciences, and be an established investigator with a track record of active funding. The department has a very strong basic and clinical research program in brain disorders and clinical translational research, with particular strength and focus in neuroscience of addiction, lifespan mood and anxiety disorders, and post-traumatic stress disorder as sources of collaboration and synergy. Resources include a P50 NIH funded Center focused on the epigenetics of alcohol abuse, a federally-funded health services center and several interlocking investigator initiated grants (R01) in neuroimaging, cognitive neuroscience and clinical trials. The Department has a leadership role in the UIC Center for Clinical and Translational Science (CCTS; The UI Center on Depression and Resilience (UICDR; is part of a national network that facilitates interdisciplinary research. The Child and Adolescent Division has active research in mood disorders, post-traumatic and anxiety disorders, autism spectrum disorders, and school and community prevention. Clinical programs include multiple subspecialty clinics, embedded care in the pediatric clinic, an integrated women’s mental health-child psychiatry program, and two established community based systems of care model programs, one providing consultation to primary care physicians state-wide and the other providing comprehensive mental health care support for children and adolescents in collaboration with Department of Children and Family Services.

Research expectations: The candidate will pursue clinical and/or translational research broadly within psychiatry and mental health, with preference to candidates engaged in child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health research.

The clinician scientist will have an MD, MD/PhD, or PhD, and be eligible or Board Certified in Psychiatry/Psychology, and eligible or licensed in Illinois. He/she/they will hold the endowed Joseph Flaherty Professorship in the department of psychiatry and play a major role in further developing translational research in the department. There will be an attractive start-up package for the optimal candidate. The hire will be expected to include some teaching and/or clinical care, ideally including clinical care within their research program area of expertise. Inquiries and requests for more information may be directed to Edwin Cook, MD at For full consideration, applicants must apply online at and reference Job ID# 121859 and submit a CV and cover letter by November 30, 2019.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


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