Feb 07, 2019
Director, Dissemination and Training Division,
National Center for PTSD, Menlo Park, CA
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
The National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, (NCPTSD) seeks a dynamic, academically-oriented leader for the position of Director, Dissemination and Training Division (D&T), Menlo Park, CA. We are seeking a senior doctoral-level individual with a strong background in clinical psychology, psychiatry, public health, and/or related field with a solid research and publication record in the area of mental health disparities within a multicultural context. A focus on PTSD or trauma is preferred, but applicants working on other mental health disorders are encouraged to apply. A demonstrated record of publication, national leadership, and research grant funding are essential. Experience with program or policy development is preferred and recognition within the scientific and academic community is required. The Director advances innovative programs and national collaborations in research, education, implementation science and technology, as well as promotes staff development and scientific productivity. Mentorship/teaching/training experience in the academic and/or clinical applied fields are desirable. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are essential, including sensitivity to issues related to the stigma of mental illness and minority mental health. Full salary and benefits package are competitive and commensurate with experience (GS-15). Credentials should be commensurate with faculty appointment at the associate or full professor level at the University of Stanford.
NCPTSD is a congressionally mandated center of excellence within the Department of Veterans Affairs responsible for providing research, education, and training in the science, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and stress-related disorders. NCPTSD is a collaborative consortium of seven divisions located in VA Medical Centers throughout the country that advances scientific understanding of PTSD and provides scientific input to policy-makers and program managers throughout the Veterans Health Administration. NCPTSD is on the Office of Mental Health and Suicide Prevention’s.
The Division is located at the Veteran’s Affairs Health Care System (VAPAHCS), Menlo Park Division, CA, which is a teaching hospital, providing a full range of patient care services with state-of-the-art technology as well as education and research. Comprehensive health care is provided in areas of medicine, surgery, psychiatry, rehabilitation, neurology, oncology, dentistry, geriatrics, and extended care. VAPAHCS is home to a variety of regional treatment centers, including a Polytrauma Rehabilitation Center , Spinal Cord Injury Center , a Comprehensive Rehabilitation Center, a Traumatic Brain Injury Center, the Western Blind Rehabilitation Center , a Geriatric Research, Education and Clinical Center , a Homeless Veterans Rehabilitation Program , and the National Center for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder . VAPAHCS maintains one of the top three research programs in the VA. An affiliation with the Stanford University School of Medicine provides a rich academic environment including medical training for physicians in virtually all specialties and subspecialties.
Please send curriculum vitae and a cover letter to Jessica Hamblen, PhD at Jessica.Hamblen@va.gov . Three references may be requested later. For questions, please contact Dr. Hamblen at the above email address. Applications will be reviewed as received and will be accepted until the position is filled. The Department of Veteran Affairs is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Department of Veterans Affairs
Menlo Park, CA, USA