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Assistant/Associate Professor (Non-Tenure/Non-Tenure Track) AD-0602-00 (PSY)

Position Deleted on 7/12/2014. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Bethesda, MD
Faculty - Medicine - Other Medicine
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
$70,842 to $254,566 USD Per Year
This position is subject to furlough action if necessary. USUHS employees will receive official notice of any future furloughs to include selected candidates.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS) is the Nation's federal health sciences university and is committed to excellence in military medicine and public health during peace and war. USUHS serves the uniformed services and the Nation as an outstanding academic health sciences center with a worldwide perspective for education, research, service, and consultation, and uniquely relates these activities to military medicine, disaster medicine, and military medical readiness.

The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), F. Edward H├ębert School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry (PSY) invites applications for an Assistant/Associate Professor (non-tenure/non-tenure track) position. This position is aligned to the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine (USUHS), Department of Psychiatry (PSY), but is physically located at the San Antonio Military Medical Center (SAMMC) in San Antonio, Texas.

The Department of Psychiatry develops and implements both the general and military unique human behavior, psychiatry and neuroscience curriculum and training for USUHS medical students through didactics and supervised clinical rotations in military, Veterans Affairs, and civilian inpatient and outpatient treatment facilities and develops and collaborates in clinical and neuroscience patient care and research with its clinical and academic partners at the University's main campus and throughout the world.

Duties: The incumbent will serve as an Assistant or Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry (PSY), and as such will be responsible for patient clinical care, teaching, academic activities, research and administrative assignments within the department. Approximately forty percent of time will be spent on direct clinical patient care activities in Outpatient and/or Inpatient Psychiatric setting, contributing to the patient care mission of San Antonio Military Health System (SAMHS).

Approximately forty percent of time will be spent in teaching/academic activities. He/she must participate in teaching core USUHS School of Medicine curriculum, through teaching third and fourth year "clinical clerkship" medical students. Teach and supervise third year students on the inpatient and outpatient services. Regularly serve as a "preceptor" or teaching attending (i.e. approximately 4, 5 week teaching blocks per year). Teach and supervise curricular "threads" and small group work in clinical and basic science Evaluate, give feedback to, and recommend grades for all students with whom they work.

The successful candidate will serve as the liaison with on-site clerkship director, local command and faculty of the Department of Psychiatry including, but not limited to: routinely meeting with chief/element leader Department of Psychiatry and chief/element leaders, Department of Psychiatry subspecialty clinics on the curriculum for and evaluation of medical students, including the faculty effort required.

The incumbent must work closely with the Department of Psychiatry leadership in their hospital to recruit and advise faculty on their progress to associate and full professor; this includes support for other clinical departments in the hospital which host USUHS medical students. Contribute to missions of Department of Psychiatry and USUHS of teaching and research, sufficient to be considered for academic promotion to associate or full professor within six-seven years, through contributions in teaching and scholarship. Serves as primary backup to on site Clerkship Director, performing those duties when the Clerkship Director is absent. Support the Graduate Medical Education program (General Psychiatry Residency program) at SAMHS through supervision of resident trainees in the ambulatory and inpatient care settings.

Approximately twenty percent of time will be spent in research and administrative activities. In coordination with other faculty members of the department, assists in planning and implementation of clinical clerkship curriculum. Prepares materials for presentation, provides daily supervision, and reviews student performance. Participates in investigational, research and developmental projects, directs experimental activities, evaluates data, draws conclusions, and publishes results. Writes and edits for publication, texts, articles, monographs and other materials for use in the source of study and for research purposes. Maintains professional contacts with other medical schools and professional organizations throughout the country to locate and exchange information of mutual interest.

Qualification Requirements: The incumbent must bring to this position a minimum of an M.D. or D.O. degree, be board certified in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, maintain an active license to practice medicine in a state, and be credentialed for the full range of Psychiatric practice in a hospital setting. Incumbent must have experience in teaching medical students and/or residents, experience with the medical application of electronic data processing and experience with the Department of Defense and/or federal health care systems. Additional training in evidence-based medicine is highly desirable. Additional qualifications include publishing scientific publications in critically reviewed scientific journals or peer-reviewed workshops at educational meetings and active membership in scholarly societies appropriate to Psychiatric specialty. The successful candidate must be academically qualified for a faculty appointment at the Assistant or Associate Professor level in accordance with USUHS academic guidelines.

U. S. citizenship is required.

The position sensitivity level is designated as non-critical sensitive. It does not require a secret clearance. Nominees for this position shall be required to successfully complete an Access National Agency Check (ANACI). Appointment to this position is subject the incumbent's ability to obtain and maintain a non-critical-sensitive security level. Failure to meet the requirement will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

A pre-employment drug test and random drug testing is a requirement of this position. Failure to meet the requirement will result in the withdrawal of the position offer or removal from the position.

Instructions to Candidates: To receive consideration, applicants must specify in their cover letter the academic rank for which they are applying. Review of applications will begin upon receipt and will continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a letter of interest along with a curriculum vitae and the names of three individuals who can be contacted to provide references to:
USUHS is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to racial, cultural, and ethnic diversity.
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