Clinical Instructor/Clinical Professor in Psychiatry

Michigan, United States
01 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
22 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

Please send curriculum vitae and letter of interest to:

Gregory W. Dalack, M.D.

Associate Professor, Chair

Department of Psychiatry

1500 E. Medical Center Drive

F6319 UH-South

Ann Arbor, MI 48109-5295

Job Summary

The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Michigan is seeking a full-time clinical-track faculty member to work as a hospitalist in the Hospital Services Section which includes Adult Inpatient, Adult Consultation-Liaison, and Psychiatry Emergency Services. The successful candidate will participate in the clinical, administrative, and teaching aspects of the adult inpatient, consultation-liaison 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.

Adult Inpatient Unit

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. Accordingly, the hospitalist will be expected to provide patient care services on some weekends, but psychiatric hospitalist weekend work is limited to about 12 weekends per year.

Superior clinical competencies and master teacher skills are necessary to be successful in this position. Because of the increasing medical complexity of patients on this unit and throughout the hospital, a familiarity and comfort with medical issues in necessary; though consultation with top-notch generalists and specialists at UM Hospital is readily available. Academic interests are encouraged. Programmatic research is not expected and specific protected time to do research is not allocated. For those interested in research, the Department of Psychiatry and affiliated institutes at the University of Michigan provide state-of-the-art research facilities.

Psychiatric Emergency Services

This position may include work in Psychiatric Emergency Services (PES) during times when the hospitalist is not assigned to the inpatient unit. PES sees approximately 5000 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.

Consultation-Liaison Service

This position may also include limited work on the Consultation-Liaison Service during times when the hospitalist is not assigned to either the inpatient unit or PES; while these patients remain in the medical-surgical hospital, ongoing follow-up care is provided to most of them. In addition, psychiatric liaisons with medical-surgical specialty units provide ongoing access to mental health specialists. Superior clinical competencies and master teacher skills are necessary to be successful in this position. Completion of a Psychosomatic Medicine fellowship is desirable but not required.

Scholarly Activity

Academic interests are encouraged. Accomplishments such as book chapters, development of educational programs, and inquiry about the clinical aspects of the provision of care are examples. Programmatic research is not expected and specific protected time to do research is not allocated.

Supervision Received

Medical Director, Adult Inpatient Unit

Medical Director, Psychiatric Emergency Services

Director, Adult Consultation-Liaison Service


A doctor of Medicine/Osteopathy is required. Possession of or eligibility for a license to practice medicine in the State of Michigan is necessary. Board-certification in Psychiatry is required, with necessary accommodation given to new/recent graduates who are in the process of certification. 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. Under Michigan Law, a criminal history check including fingerprinting is required as a condition of employment or transfer for this position.

The University of Michigan offers a generous comprehensive benefits, flexible vacation/conference coverage and salary commensurate with rank and experience.

The University of Michigan Medical School is committed to increasing representation of women and members of minority groups among its faculty, and encourages applications.

Underfill Statement

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

Background Screening

Michigan Medicine conducts background screening including fingerprinting 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.

Mission Statement

Michigan Medicine improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally. Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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