Assistant Professor - Suicide Prevention

Location
Pennsylvania (US)
Posted
08 Sep 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2021
Ref
69049
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Description
The Department of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania seeks candidates for an Assistant Professor position in the non-tenure clinician educator track. Expertise is required in the specific area of suicide prevention research, with a track record demonstrating exceptional promise as an independent researcher. The ideal candidate will also be a licensed psychologist in Pennsylvania with experience providing training and consultation/supervision in evidence-based practice for suicide prevention, including Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Cognitive Therapy for Suicide Prevention and the Safety Planning Intervention. Previous experience collaborating with large healthcare systems is also desired. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or equivalent degree. License or license eligibility in Pennsylvania is required.

Teaching responsibilities may include providing suicide prevention training for staff members and trainees in the Penn healthcare system.

Clinical responsibilities may include leading training initiatives in evidence based practices, including but not limited to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for depression and suicidal thoughts and behaviors. Clinical responsibilities may also include facilitating individual and group interventions for suicidal individuals.

Research or scholarship responsibilities may include developing an independent research agenda on the development and implementation of evidence-based practices for suicide prevention, with a focus on special populations, including children and adolescents, as well as individuals with autism.

Applicants must have demonstrated excellent qualifications in education and research.

The Penn Center for the Prevention of Suicide has a 15-year history of using research to develop and evaluate evidence-based practices for suicide prevention and to improve the care of individuals at-risk for suicide in healthcare settings.

We seek candidates who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. The University of Pennsylvania is an EOE. Minorities/women/individuals with disabilities/protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Application Process
This institution is using Interfolio's Faculty Search to conduct this search. Applicants to this position receive a free Dossier account and can send all application materials, including confidential letters of recommendation, free of charge.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
The University of Pennsylvania values diversity and seeks talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds. The University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  Candidates are considered for employment without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected class. Questions or concerns about this should be directed to the Executive Director of the Office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Programs, University of Pennsylvania, 421 Franklin Building, 3451 Walnut Street,  Philadelphia, PA 19104-6205; or (215) 898-6993 (Voice) or (215) 898-7803 (TDD).

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